If you’ve been playing Marvel’s Midnight Suns and thought that it needed a little more humour, its first piece of major DLC, The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, is for you.
Wade Wilson, better known as Deadpool, is now available for season pass holders to add to their roster. And if you’re like us, he might quickly become one of your favourite team members. We’ve had early access to the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ thanks to The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, embarking on numerous mission in Marvel’s Midnight Suns with him by our side. As you’d expect, he’s full of wise-cracks and his fighting style is… unusual. But thanks to his swords as sharp as his tongue, he makes an ally you can depend on.
Of course, Deadpool doesn’t just join your team for no particular reason. He comes to your attention in Marvel’s Midnight Suns when some Hydra activity seems a little peculiar. A statute has been stolen, and Deadpool has been employed to get it back. And so, as your interests align, he decides to join your band of heroes in their endeavours. What else has he got to do, after all? He’s happy to help you, then, but he also has some goals of his own, which you’ll seek to accomplish over the course of additional story missions.
While these missions won’t take you too long to complete, they do offer some fun team-ups and challenging encounters. They also give you a good introduction to Deadpool and the abilities he has at his disposal. As you’d expect, while he primarily attacks with his dual katanas and pistols, he thinks a little outside of the box at times. Needless to say, there’s often a chuckle to be had as he takes down any foe stupid enough to get in his way. His unique feature is En Fuego – a stackable bonus that upgrades certain abilities. Be careful though, because it’s lost when he’s attacked.
You’re able to add Deadpool to your roster quite early on in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, and it’s those who do so that will undoubtedly get the most out of him. Like any other member of the team, you can level him up, customise his abilities, and befriend him. He’ll sometimes take you aside for a good chat, ask you to help him, and generally be an all-round entertaining guy. Also, did we mention that he’s fully aware that he’s in a game? Yeah, Deadpool knows what the score is, and even that he’s being served up as DLC.
Those that have already completed Marvel’s Midnight Suns, then, might not get the most out of this DLC. The new story missions are fun, sure, but they’re very much a side excursion and won’t take much more than a couple of hours or so to complete. The real draw here is being able to add Deadpool to your team in general. Even if you don’t make him an active member of your battle party all that often, it’s just fun having around the Abbey. He just adds a bit more character to the place.
If you’re a fan of Marvel’s fourth-wall breaking anti-hero and still have a considerable amount of progress to make in Midnight Suns, or are keen to do another playthrough, it’s well worth giving the The Good, the Bad, and the Undead a download. Deadpool’s goofy antics often raise a smile, and why wouldn’t you want more options when it comes to taking on the demonic forces of Lilith and the elder god Chthon? If nothing else, he’s good for some light relief in those moments of downtime.
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead is available now, and is included in the season pass for Marvel’s Midnight Suns or can be bought separately.