Kate Bishop is the first additional character to arrive on the Marvel’s Avengers roster. It does so accompanied by an unpublished story arc. Impressions
Marvel’s Avengers needs new content in order to survive this difficult first year on the market. The arrival of Kate Bishop wants to be the starting point of the positive trend. The hreoin joins the avengers roster as the seventh in discord. You can expect the same playable level of depth from it as the initial characters, only it is also accompanied by an unpublished story arc.
And it is that the events that we see with the young woman are the beginning of the Crystal Dynamics plan for 2021. With Hawkeye, Spider-Man and the improvements in the new generation on the horizon, the archer is a wink, a point return for those who had already finished with the offer available since last September. We must emphasize that the campaign and the character are accessible at no additional cost for all Marvel’s Avengers players. The only previous payment is the challenge card, which acts as a battle pass, where we unlock cosmetics related to it. Its price is 1000 credits (about 10 euros to change).
A for IMA
As soon as you enter Marvel’s Avengers you will find a progress screen that accompanies the Gather Together campaign and the entire Avengers Initiative. As Operation A by IMA begins, the early arrival of Kate Bishop on campus will begin. These initial missions will be commissioned by Maria Hill in the flesh, in a social area far from the Chimera.
Most of our time will be spent in the Nevada Tundra, both outside and in the secret IMA facilities. Despite the introduction of plot scenes, the development of Kate Bishop’s campaign is far from having the narrative packaging seen in Reuníos. We spend most of our time completing goals that are about average of what we had done in the base content. Between controlling zones by time, breaking certain elements, zones with bosses (by the way, reused) … There is very little room for surprise.
His campaign lasts just 3 hours, depending on how long it takes to complete his chain of iconic missions, a series of challenges that allow the unlock of an extra skin. This appears in parallel when reaching the middle of its operation, without counting on the training module. To the duration we must add the necessary preparations to complete its final mission. In our case, we had to level through other secondary content to make the archer stronger.
Without getting into sensitive script revelations, Kate Bishop sets the stage for Clint’s future arrival, Hawkeye. As we said, the structure of the adventure is far from being similar to the original campaign. There is a field of cultivation to develop its true potential in future DLC, but the study must move away from precisely that, to make the player convey that we are facing additional content, instead of something relevant and necessary for the future of the game.
Kate Bishop, real heroine
The best sensations during this stage go through Kate herself. At the controls he is an agile, different character who combines a multitude of attacks at different ranks without being weak in any of them. As a heroine, it is designed for those veteran players who have already gone through similar archetypes, such as Black Widow, who most closely resembles what you want to achieve with her.
His agility is transmitted by the tools at his fingertips. Given the technology he has taken advantage of from IMA, he can teleport to the platforms around him. As if Ms Marvel stretched out her arm, Bishop travels between spaces in a matter of thousandths. His movement abilities are extended through the use of the intrinsic energy bar. By holding down the right trigger of the controller, you can combine blink jumps with evasions of the same nature.
In the case, for example, of having an enemy that releases energy from other elements, it is great to be able to disappear instantly. In fact, the intrinsic bar’s capabilities directly affect combat. When an enemy is about to connect a melee attack, you can press the trigger to place us on his back and land a sword attack. It also serves to start a chain of attacks from a critical, simply with the trigger and the light attack button.
We must bear in mind that Kate Bishop offers a very high level of flexibility in combat. The archer topic ends from the moment you test your skills. You will spend more time using the sword than the arrows. In fact, the arc takes center stage when you’re in a team made up of Hulk and Thor. The absence of support characters relegates him to that position, especially when we raise his branch of skill to distance. Explosive, disruptive and scattering arrows are the start of a variety of options worthy of the expected.
A first step
The arrival of Kate Bishop is the first step forward. As it is. Necessary, without a doubt, in order to improve a community that has not gone through its best moment. The conclusions of this content are mixed. On the one hand, hope. There are reasons to believe that a character with greater weight (such as Hawkeye) may be accompanied by a campaign that resembles the weight of Reunios. That goal is not reached by Bishop, but there are glimpses of what may come. On the other, too much recycling of environments and objectives is abused. We want new real threats, new troops for IMA. We want to leave behind the feeling that we have already seen this.
The challenge card acts as a battle pass. It is unlocked by exchanging 1000 credits (about 10 euros to change).
We can’t deny that Kate Bishop is a lot of fun to drive. It is a character that is squeezed wonderfully in the hands of a user who has already gone through the initial rooster. He works at all distances, and he ranks as one of the funniest heroes on campus. In this regard, it is the way to go. We want this playable diversity to reach the structure of these campaigns. Only time will tell if the goal has been achieved.