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The little spider that could..
on 24 March 2013
The game picks up after the events of the feature film, acting as an epilogue of sorts. There are spoilers for the film so if you plan on seeing that you should do so before playing the game. The Wii U version includes all the previous DLC released for other formats.
Spiderman plays just like any other sandbox game, only instead of traversing the city in vehicles you are able to swing around town .This is the best part of the game and is very fun, the web rush move makes for a great experience. This allows you to throw yourself through the city by selecting points to travel to and spiderman will acrobat his way to it. The combat system will be familiar to anyone who has played the Batman Arkham games, it's good but not as tight and well constructed as it is when handling Bruce Wayne. There is a wealth of collectibles to hunt down and several 'side missions' if they can be called that.
Similar to other 'ports' the game suffers from screen tearing. However, when swinging through the city there is a blurring effect which helps to hide the issue.
The gamepad acts as the spidey phone, presenting a map and other information for you to access quickly. It works but you won't lose anything by using the pro controller. Off-screen play is greatly implemented with the image crisp and clear.
If you have not played this game before you are in for a decent 20+ hours of fun content. If you have played it theres nothing here that will show the Wii U off and Batman Arkham City is a much stronger title.