The newly-released Marvel’s Midnight Suns launched this past week to mixed Steam reviews.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the latest turn-based RPG published by 2K, featuring deck-building mechanics to customize your team’s moves and many Marvel characters to choose from.
The game is described by user reviews as fun but full of microtransactions, accompanied by a $50 Season Pass and what PC players dread the most, poor performance, bugs, and a third party launcher.
Users have specifically aired their grievances with the paid cosmetics on a $60 game, saying that Marvel’s Midnight Suns feels like a mobile game that just happened to get a console release.
Despite the greedier aspects of the game there are still many reviews praising the gameplay, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since it was developed by Firaxis Games, known for the XCOM and Civilization series, two well-established franchises known for their engaging turn-based gameplay.
If you aren’t caught up on Ghost Rider Comics, the Midnight Sons are a somewhat forgotten antihero team from the 90’s, whose members come from the darker corners of the Marvel Universe, such as Ghost Rider, Blade, Wolverine and even the (in)famous Morbius.
The name change from Sons to Suns is an attempt to use an already established group of characters without being chained by their previous adventures and team composition, which really means that they just changed the name because they wanted to put Spider-Man and The Avengers in it.
DC Comics fans may also recognize the Midnight Suns name as an already established organization in DC Entertainment’s canon that features John Constantine and Hellboy, making the name change even more confusing.
The game is described as a crossover event between Marvel characters as they explore the dark corners of the Marvel Universe, which is somewhat refreshing, since characters like Blade and Ghost Rider haven’t had a chance to shine since the Playstation 2 era of consoles with their own games. The seventh generation of consoles only had a handful of passable Spider-Man games and heaps of shovelware when it came to Marvel properties.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns may still have time to recover from its launch if the bugs are fixed and the Season Pass happens to deliver more than a handful of costumes. Post-launch DLC includes Deadpool, Venom, Morbius and Storm, with fans hoping for Moon Knight to be added next.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is now available across Windows PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. The Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch versions are coming sometime later.