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09 February 2016 @ 10:02 am
I was looking around for new iPad apps to keep me entertained, and the App store was recommending 'Avengers Academy', so I thought, 'hey, I like the Avengers', and gave it a shot. The premise is that all the Avengers (comic book incarnations, as far as I can tell) are teenagers, and Fury has opened a school to train them and take down HYDRA. The gameplay is kind of meh, but the dialogue is so spot on and perfect that I kept playing just to enjoy it. Teen!Tony is great. Highlights so far include: (some might be paraphrased)

Tony: *randomly* Does anyone mind if I build a robot army?

Tony: Why do you keep showing up out of nowhere?
Natasha: I'm a spy.
Tony: I'm single.

Wasp: I'm going to walk around taking pictures of myself.
Tony: I totally get that.

Pepper: *to you* For now we'll build Stark Tower where Tony wants it. We can move it later when he's not looking.

Pepper: *to you* Let's invite another recruit. If it's just me and Tony here I'm going to go mad.

The cinematics are really well done, too. The opening one with Tony late for school and flying casually through the air is awesome. But, like I said, the gameplay is a bit clunky, which is a problem considering that's the main focus of the game. But's entertaining, none the less.
aelfgyfu_mead: Natashaaelfgyfu_mead on February 9th, 2016 10:59 pm (UTC)
I appreciate that you've shared some of the best bits with us so that I can enjoy them without having to deal with the game itself!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 11th, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
It's not a bad premise, it's just one of those games where you do something and then have to wait for so long before the task it done to move on, so there's a lot of waiting for it. And the dialogue and characters are so good that you just want to get on with things. I'm getting enough enjoyment out of it. I now have emo!teen Loki recruited, and bored!teen Natasha, and I'm working on getting teen!Falcon to join me. The only character I'm not enjoying is Wasp, who they've made sort of an airhead social media-obsessed girl, but I don't know enough about her comic counterpart to know if that's appropriate or not.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on February 14th, 2016 09:39 pm (UTC)

A visit from the Valentine's fairy!

Edited at 2016-02-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
aelfgyfu_mead: Kermitaelfgyfu_mead on February 15th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank you—and the same to you!