Should you throw Rocket or stop Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Deciding whether should you throw Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy or stop Drax from doing it is an odd choice to make. As you approach a vast chasm with the bridge controls way across on the other side, Drax offers to throw Rocket across and even grabs him, while Rocket furiously tells him to stop. This leads to your choice - do you stop Drax or encourage Drax to throw Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy, sacrificing camaraderie for efficiency? We'll take you through both options and their consequences below.

Throw Rocket choice in Guardians of the Galaxy explained

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Here's the thing - there's actually two moments on Seknarf Nine where you'll come across a chasm and have Drax volunteer to send Rocket hurtling over to operate the damaged bridge. You can have Drax send Rocket flying on either occasion, but not both - if you do it the first time, Rocket is so angry that he won't let it happen on the following time. If you leave it on the first occasion, Drax is able to get Rocket over the next. However, it's kind of tricky to know whether it's even worth doing, as the game is effectively asking you to make a choice on very little info. Don't worry, we'll explain it either way below. 

Stop Drax from throwing Rocket

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If you stop Drax from throwing Rocket, you have to find an alternative route to the other side. The first time you have the choice, it's a little ledge down below in the chasm you're trying to get across (walk up to the edge and peer down). Follow that around to a pillar that Drax can collapse to form a makeshift bridge, and you'll be on the other side soon. 

The second time it happens, it's a thin path on the right between two rocks you can squeeze through, that leads to a wall of horrible goo. Drax will break it on your command and you can reach the other side of the chasm. 

Encourage Drax to throw Rocket

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If you encourage Drax to throw Rocket either time, it effectively acts as a shortcut, cutting out a small section of Seknarf Nine and getting you further along the path to Lady Hellbender's fortress. There's very little else to say about it - it doesn't help your efficiency, but on the other hand, there's no long-term consequences for hurling Rocket either. If you want to know which one we consider to be the best option of the two, check out our Guardians of the Galaxy choices guide.

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Joel Franey
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Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.