The Good, the Bad, and the Undead is the first downloadable content for the turn-based tactical RPG from Marvel’s Midnight Suns. This DLC has a relatively short duration and not as much content as the initial expectations of the writer. To experience this DLC, you must play the base game in order for Spider-Man to join the party and reveal his secret to the world. You then head to the Mirror Table in The Abbey to activate the DLC and take on the main quest “A Man of Culture” in the New York area to unlock a new character: Deadpool.
Besides Deadpool becoming an official member of the Midnight Sun, this DLC also features a new vampire enemy called the Vampyre. Like other superheroes in the original game, this “comedian and clown” character also has his own set of interesting skills, such as a card that can attack both enemies at the same time if the opponent gets a KO for the first time. When enough Heorism is collected, that character can launch a combo attack with another character or use the environment feature of the level. The interactive elements remain the same as the other characters in the monastery.
The problem is, Deadpool’s combat ability revolves around stacking En Fuego by making enemies “fly away” and dodge their attacks. En Fuego’s stat is proportional to the damage dealt by the character and attack sequence, but this stat brings very little if not very weak strategic elements into battle and heavy in randomness. If you let your character get hit by an enemy’s attack, you must stack En Fuego from the start.
On the other hand, you have to use the “cà khà” Taunt card to increase the character’s ability to dodge, which is like forcing the player to let Deadpool stand to “taunt” more than attack. The only way to keep this stat to an extreme is if you have to celebrate the Great Thinkers Meet characters with taunt cards. Therefore, it is difficult for this character to shine on the battlefield without the right teammates, especially when you have to sacrifice so many things.
Notably, the new narrative of Marvel’s Midnight Suns: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead falls short of the writer’s expectations, but the script is well-written and suggests continuing the plot in the upcoming DLC. . You can even gather information in this DLC and guess the new villain in the remaining three. Notably, this DLC also comes with a number of updates that improve game stability and reduce crashes, at least on the PlayStation 5 platform that I encountered.
The new enemy Vampyre is also a powerful opponent in battle. They can add the effect of margins on the cards that appear on your screen when attacking, forcing the player to think more carefully before using those cards. This is especially true in mission situations where you have to deal with a lot of vampire enemies. For example, there is a mission that requires you to destroy them before people become a target for vampires. But it’s easier said than done since Deadpool’s weapons are only suitable for 1v1 attacks.
The comic element was also built on by the development team on Marvel’s Midnight Suns: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead. In fact, Deadpool is an interesting character when it comes to the variety of the anime, and not as many iterations as the other characters. Actor Nolan North also voiced this character with a lot of jokes during his short playing time, but “sound” and not vulgar as in the movies about this character. The writer laughed a lot when the character broke the fourth wall.
After all, Marvel’s Midnight Suns: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead is a pretty good DLC with too short a duration to create a bit of a “disruption” for a game that is gradually losing heat in the market. However, the new character does not change the familiar gameplay, and Deadpool’s cynical humor, perhaps, will not please everyone, especially serious gamers. Well, entrust the noble mission to the next DLC!
Marvel’s Midnight Suns: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead is now available for PC (Windows), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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