If you’ve managed to pick up any of collectible items that you find in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy then you might be wondering how to talk to Groot, Drax, Gamora and Rocket about them. To save you a little heart ache, you can find out exactly what you need to do below to tick each of them off your list and get back to taking down the Universal Church of Truth.
When you return to the Milano, you’ll get a New Conversation note about each item that you can find, for example Groot’s Cold Case File can now be discussed. However, if you head on over to him, or any of the other member of the Galaxy saving team, there doesn’t seem to be any way to talk to them about the items.Advertisement For anyone considering giving up on talking to the rest of the Guardians, especially if you’ve already completed the game and need to head back in to one of the chapters, it’s definitely worth the effort. The result is a simple conversation with each member about the collectible, but the stories that you get fill in a lot of detail about their back story within the game, which goes back to their comic book appearances.
How to talk to the Guardians about collectible items
The good news is that the whole process is a lot easier than it seems to begin with. Instead of going up to Drax, Groot, Rocket and Gamora, head to their rooms, which you can find at the back of the Milano’s living quarters with the exception of Groot, which can be found on the cargo hull. Just look for all of the exotic plants and you can’t miss it.Advertisement Once you’re inside their rooms, you should then see each of the collectible items that you’ve found throughout the main missions in the game. Walk up to them and click the on-screen prompt to interact with them and each of the Guardians will magically know what’s going on and come to you to start the conversation.
It’s a bit of a weird mechanic, when you think about it, because it’s like they instantly know that you’re interacting with the items and head on over to talk to you. It’s like inter-species quantum entanglement, which is maybe what the developers, Eidos Montreal, was going for all along, like some inspired nod to or own search for universal truth.Advertisement Although, it’s probably just some minor oversight, where they just did something and didn’t realise hwo strange the system is. A better solution would have been to give you the choice of talking to each of them about the items whenever you walk up to them, which would have avoided all of the confusion and weird dynamic.
There is a minor exception to be aware of. While most of the items are easy to find within each of the Guardians’ rooms, Groot’s Cold Case File isn’t actually inside his. Instead, it sits on top of a chunk of cargo just outside his room, so just interact with it and Groot will appear like Lurch from the Addams Family. He starts of with, “I Am Groot”, and while the dialogue doesn’t say it, we’re pretty sure a part of it should have been translated as, “You rang”.
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What do Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax talk about
Each of the four have different stories to tell about their life before becoming a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They’re all really good too and while it’s literally just them talking, it doesn’t take too much imagination to put together a mental comic book strip for each of them as you listen.
In fact, they’re so good, it makes you want to play their origin stories as spin-off games in themselves. Drax’s loss and rage that results in a Galactic streak of destruction and a final confrontation with Thanos that lasts for days sounds incredible. Even the part about his life in the Kylne could fit into it as a prologue setup to it all. It’s defintialy got the potential for some epic DLC content, but there’s no word as of yet from Eidos Montreal.
Gamora talks about her eventual salvation from her life of servitude to her adopted father Thanos. It includes how she became known as the most dangerous woman in the Galaxy with her time with the Resistance, fighting alongside Ko-rel against the might of the Chitauri.
Rocket and Groot talk about how they met with the coolest bit being how Rocket sprung the tiny sapling that was Groot at the time from the clutches of the Collector. It’s funny, sad and endearing all at the same time and you get a whole new appreciation for all of the characters involved as a result. The bit about Groot being thankful to the Collector for saving him after his home world and entire race was wiped out is a work of genius in itself.
If you combined all of this into an incredible origin story DLC, we’d definitely play it. There’s a lot of storytelling that could go into it all and it would be interest to see how a more stripped back fight system would work for each of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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