I loved being able to take control of everyone's favourite web head and explore Manhattan.
When you insert the disk, you can expect a 50GB update so be prepared to wait a little time to play.
The menu screen is simple and easy to use, nothing too exiting on it.
The web swinging mechanics are the best I've seen in a Spider-Man game to date. It is accurate not letting you attach to thin air and requiring you to have a surface to attach to.
The fighting in the game is decent, but can be very much button mashing exercise. be prepared to press the square button a lot should you get into a fight with many enemies. everything is down to timing tho, as you will press the circle button to evade incoming attacks. some enemies in the game might require a more tactical approach as based on their stature or weapon they can block, or are immune to, certain attacks. the only other variety of enemies are bosses, which you may recognise from films, other games and comics.
The main story for the game is enjoyable, but just as it feels as its coming together it comes to an end. I feel the build up to some of the enemy's was disappointing. Such as Vulture, I fought with him no more than 3 times in the whole game. feels like a missed opportunity.
During the story there are opportunities to play as Miles Morales (as a regular person, although hints at him becoming Spider-Man in either a Sequel or a piece of Downloadable Content) and Mary Jane Watson.
The side missions in the game are very repetitive, with crime prevention and base shut down against 4 different factions. Research stations have some variety, but there is definitely an underlying feeling of copy paste mission types.
There are 27 different suits to unlock in the game (1 of which is for 100% completion) There are 8 different Gadgets, mostly revolving around web abilities. These can all be upgraded to improved versions. There are 3 major skill areas; Innovator (12 skills), Defender (11 skills) & Webslinger (11 skills)
I would estimate around 15 - 20 hours of playtime in this game, although the story could probably be done in under 10 hours.
Id recommend the game, but not sure if its worth the asking price. just feels like its lacking some content.
The story itself is great, graphics of course are lovely as well. The game throws you into the action as soon as you start it. It’s based on gaining experience and spending points on skills. You have a bunch of suits to unlock all of which require different tokens.
Challenge: you get from bomb cases dotted around the city. Science: are from oscorp station on rooftops. Crime: like other Spider-Man games crimes take place randomly, complete them and you get a token. Backpack: well that explains it really, find backpacks... Landmarks: you find landmark locations and take a picture of them. In total you have 27 suits 2 of which you get by completing certain things on the map.
There is a lot to do and I did find myself roaming around just finding different things from the marvel movies. At the end credits there is a cut scene that you sorta knew was coming but if you skip the rest of the credits you are left with a bit of a story hanger! Which may suggest another game? Not sure but if it is anything like this one I’ll definitely pick it up. Recommend this to anyone that is a marvel fan or enjoys the batman games as it is slightly similar to them.
It's a hefty 50GB game so be prepared to wait to play it but once loaded, it's easy to use. A big map area and a lot of collectables to get whilst playing. The controls can be a little hard to learn, usually ending up with bashing the buttons to fight as there are a lot of different moves to decipher. Some of the story line becomes a bit repetitive, with sides missions, crimes and FISK layers being similar in everyone you do.
The best part if the web mechanics though. A lot better that previous games, letting you effortlessly swing through the city, free-running along buildings and doing perched take-downs without much effort.
Amazing game. I will keep this review as spoiler free as I can. Firstly, the length of story is decent- there were times when I thought I was nearly finished but then they threw us a curveball, which made for a gripping story. There is a few glitches, namely enemies spawning but not coming out of the areas they spawn in, which was annoying but the game has only been out a week so i accepted that. Graphics are 9/10, my only problem being some of the windows had very pixelated rooms inside (but that’s just because I was checking them all). There’s a wide variety of side missions, crimes and locations where groups of enemies spawn, which were all different, so it was always fun. I went for platinum so i completed everything and I’m glad I did, as I love Spiderman. All in all the game took 6 days to get platinum, but I was playing at the weekend and the evenings of the week after work. I recommend you buy this is if you’ve ever enjoyed a spidey book, film or game, as it’s great for all new and old fans.
Every Spider-man game since Spider-man 2 has been compare to and failed against Activision and Treyarch's amazing title. This PS4 exclusive Spider-man, this time handled by the excellent team at Insomniac Games is possibly the first time a game in the series not only matches up but exceeds the benchmark.
Instead of following any particular Spider-man movie or media version, Insomniac Games have gone with a generic version which works in their favour, not being bogged down by having to fit in with previous storylines and able to feature a huge swath of characters from villains to old friends and some who have yet to become either.
The game sees Peter Parker working for Doctor Octavius after having quit the Bugle but is finding it tough paying rent and saving the city at the same time. His ex-flame Mary Jane Watson is on hand for advice and support, as is Aunt May, now working in a homeless shelter while Norman Osborne runs the city as mayor.
After an early run in with Kingpin, serving as a subtle tutorial, leads to his arrest and the breakdown of his gangs, another mysterious group take to the streets, causing problems for Spidey and his friends. Unravelling the mystery of this group will lead to a few big surprises and some even bigger troubles. It's a well written story which will have you intrigued until the end, even setting things up for the possibility of DLC based add-ons without you feeling short changed.
The biggest feature this new Spider-man has in its favour is the web swinging. Making your way through the city is a wondrous thing, far more than any Spider-man game before it (yes, that includes Spider-man 2). The developers have managed to create simple but nuanced system for allowing you to swing around, leap and climb with ease. It flows nicely into combat, too, as you come across street gangs and go straight from swinging to webbing up an enemy and hitting them at full force in one seamless action.
Combat feels like a more refined version of the Batman Arkham games, a compliment indeed, with web based moves and close quarters combat seamlessly mixed with stealth attacks. The camera does a good job of keeping up for the most part, though occasional hiccups are expected in a game where you're just as likely to spend half your time upside down or clinging to a wall.
The wealth of side-quests is so good that it's often distracting from completing the main story as you come across another rucksack, drugs deal or bomb chase while swinging towards your goal. Yes, there are also towers, this time in the form of police radios, but the city is pretty much unlocked from the start and they just provide more detail on the side quests available in each region when you find and fix them.
With some great visuals, many of which have already found their way online thanks to the photo mode and Playstation sharing, excellent web-swinging and a great story, there's only one word to describe Spider-man: Amazing.
Before I review this game, I should pont out that amazon's courier messed the order up and dropped the game through the letterbox of another house (which isnt even attached to my house). fortunately said resident was kind enough to give me the game at a later date but amazon did nothing to follow up the query I left with them.
So to the game, this is quite possibly the best spider-man game I have every played (and I have played them all since the ps2 game of the original sam raimi film). the combat system felt like a dynamic mix of the arkham games crossed with assassins creed with a hint of ratchet and clank thrown in (not surprising considering Insomniac developed the R&C) franchise). The main storyline felt more fun to go through than all the live action films and most of the cartoon adaptions of spider-man. Like previous insomniac games, the main and supporting cast felt relatable and soundtrack/voicecasting suited the game
So, why hasnt this game gotten 5/5? well there are a few reasosn for this: 1) too many side-missions which felt repetitive 2)for an insomniac game, it is a surprise that a challenge mode wasnt part of the core game and in fact is part of the dlc 3) the story felt too short. - I played the game on spectacular (hardest) difficulty and despite completing all the side quests before the story, it took ~32 hours to complete with platinum trophy (or 8 hours a day over 4 days). There was far more side missions than there was story and if you are a completionist who prefers to finish the extra stuff 1st, then this feels a bit disjointed. without the side-missions, the game can easily be completed within 20 hours on spectacular dificulty with cutscenes. 4) You cannot skip / fast forward cutscenes - something of a hassle for speedrunners but not something I am fussed about 5)whilst satisfactory, the story felt a bit safe (without spoiling too much) and the potential sequel will have to be on top form to surpass this game.
Overall, it is a great game to play but isnt one with a lot of playback value. After you finish playing it once, you have literally nothing to do. My advice is to wait for all the dlcs to be released and then purchase a physical copy that has the dlcs as a part of the game. that way, you have more to do and if your not satisfied, you can always return the game (unlike download copies which void return policies as soon as you play it)
Great game, really fun and intuitive. Only issue is dodging isn't as tight as as the Batman games which nailed it, and it glitches a few times. E.g. Enemies and the player gone through walls into a different room you can't get out of without restarting the PS4. The game arrived at about 2pm which is after the post, annoyingly.
So far this game is excellent . The main and most important thing is it feels brilliant to play as Spider-Man and swing through the awe inspiring city . There are some simple logic tests at first to throw you a curve ball which are a bit runic cube esque . Combat is awesome and in fact quite a test . The overwhelming thing here is that it is amazing to feel like Spider-Man and web slinging and swinging is simply enormous fun . A real blast this ! Well worth the money .
I have no doubts in calling this the best superhero game I've ever played. Leagues ahead of anything Spider-Man has had before where video games are concerned and taking from and improving upon the best aspects of titles like the Batman Arkham games.
The game looks absolutely stunning and maintains a steady frame-rate throughout no matter how hectic things get, and they get very hectic, very fast on multiple occasions throughout the games lengthy, yet gripping main story, which incorporates an all-star cast of iconic Spider-Man characters both friend and foe and does them all justice, nobody feels like they don't get a moment in the spotlight in this game's story and this is in large part thanks to the superb voice acting across the entire cast.
The game's highly detailed rendition of Manhattan is a blast to explore with the games fast, responsive web-swinging and the collectibles, whilst plentiful, never feel like they slow things down due to how well they compliment the fast-paced nature of Spider-Man's movement.
Combat is where the influence from the Arkham series is at its most abundant, but here it's been made a lot faster and significantly more challenging in places with a variety of web shooters and other gadgets to give players the upper hand in fights against increasingly well-armed enemies who will punish players who are blindly mashing buttons and not paying attention to timing every move so as to avoid being blindsided by a far off enemy training their weapon on Spidey.
As far as I'm concerned this is as close to a perfect Spider-Man game as we have ever gotten and I can't wait to see what Insomniac do with the franchise next.
This game is brilliant. Firstly, web swinging.. utter fun and totally therapeutic! The fights are super fun as well as you can do loads of moves the dodge system is proper Spider-Man! The story line is really engaging and fun with enough side quests to keep you busy but not so repetitive that you become bored. Finally the graphics are amazing which just adds icing to the cake. Great game well worth getting.