BearSleuth Opinion Piece: Marvel’s Avenger’s Academy has me addicted!

This week I finished university. I haven’t quite graduated yet, that comes later, but I have no more lectures, homework or assignments. I’m not going on to any further education so this is it. The end. Over the next few months I will go from an academic to a jobsworth and it’s scaring the crap out of me! So this week I have retreated into a duvet bubble and developed an addiction. Don’t worry it’s not too bad, no drinks, drugs or gambling. Just Marvel’s Avenger’s Academy. Over the last week or so I have developed the BearSleuth Academy of Learning:

It’s not much but we do have some pretty amazing students, including Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts, Janet VanDyne and Kamala Khan! In all seriousness this game has got its meaty claws in me and I want to take a minute to defend why, because I’m already starting to feel a little guilty. The game is stylised as a typical American college campus with each hero taking their place as the stereotypical jocks, nerds, cheerleaders and geeks. This immediately filled me with visions of the Avengers re-enacting the Grease, which was enough to hook me for the first hour alone. But after a few days of playing the game did something weird…
Suddenly the Guardians of the Galaxy turned up and Ronin the Accuser crashed into my academy. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, the week before the Leader decided to attack the academy with A-Bomb and Red Hulk. With these events there are special items and characters to be claimed making it rewarding to keep playing the game even after weeks of working along the main story tree. The game stays fresh, even after weeks and weeks of play. However, the game also hooked me with one further feature. Every aspect of the game is unlock able through free play and it’s not insanely unbalanced.
With fairly consistent play you can unlock something new every few days. For the last few weeks I’ve been able to unlock or upgrade something new almost every day making each daily session increasingly rewarding. This, alongside the previous features I’ve discussed, makes for an extremely compelling and addictive free game that is sure to entertain any marvel fan. I can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new app to play! (And before anyone accuses me of doing an add spot here, this was entirely unpaid and unsolicited).
…that was this week’s BearSleuth Opinion Piece! Check back tomorrow for a brand new article from the Covert Coot!

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