After years of hype and excitement, Marvel's Avengers debuted a full-length trailer Monday at E3. Gamers around the world stayed up late (or else got up early) to watch the reveal of Square Enix's hotly anticipated video game. The gameplay footage showcased Earth's Mightiest Heroes -- Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk -- defending San Francisco and revealed the first details of the story's main plot. However, despite that surprisingly meaty first look (minus Hawkeye), the reaction on social media was largely negative, or else thoroughly unimpressed.
The criticism ranged from the character models not looking enough like their Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts to the voice acting and overall presentation of the game leaving a lot to be desired. Inevitably, many comments discussed how poor this title looked in comparison to groundbreaking games like Marvel's Spider-Man and the Batman: Arkham series.
When it comes to video games (or any other media, for that matter), scorching Twitter reviews are nothing out of the ordinary, and people lose their minds over just about everything. Even so, Square Enix and Marvel must be a tad concerned about this particular lashing, especially with the goodwill for the Avengers at an all-time high after Endgame's record-shattering box office run.
It's not often that you see anything Avengers-related receiving such heat on social media. In fact, when the Square Enix and Marvel partnership was announced in 2017, most believed it would be something revolutionary to the superhero video game genre.
Nevertheless, this is only the first trailer, and a playable demo hasn't been released yet. Marvel's Avengers is being released on May 15, 2020, so there's still plenty of time for the developers to address some of the issues raised by fans.
In the meantime, though, here are some of the most brutal -- though hilarious -- comments about the gameplay trailer:
Is it too much to ask for an #Avengers game that's of the quality of PS4's Spider-Man game?— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 11, 2019
Yes, yes, I guess it is.
Marvel's Avengers (Dev. Crystal Dynamics.) pic.twitter.com/VrbnlM4zE1— Matt Kim (@LawofTD) June 11, 2019
I see why Hawkeye didn't show up. pic.twitter.com/8mSOD57RYK— smilesmorales 🌹 (@mode7heaven) June 11, 2019
Featuring Nolan North as Iron Man, Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Jeff Schine as Captain America and Travis Willingham as Thor, Marvel's Avengers will be released May 15, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.