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.
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.
This game is absolutely amazing!! By far the best spider-man game ever created. I’m sad that I’ve completed the story but hopefully there is a lot more for me to do when I get back into it, the web swinging is amazing and fun too as well as the combat which has a fair challenge even if I am fully upgraded.... definitely worth the money
Loving this game! Reminds me of the older games on PS1 and 2. Feels like an assasins creed game with the exploration. Fluid gameplay, great storylike with the usual cheeky spiderman dialogue. Finally a game this year that allows for fun, rather than a strung out boring game. Well worth the money.
I bought a PS4 for this game when it was announced 2 years ago. I am so happy I did. As a life long Spider-man fan seeing th old web head brought to life in such rich detail is fantastic!! I’ve just finished the story and still have loads left to do. Looking forward to the new game plus update coming soon.
I can't say much about the story without spoiling it. But it was incredible every step of the way, they put time and effort into both the gameplay and storyline of spiderman and Peter Parker and didn't neglect that side of him like I thought they might. Gameplay is incredible aswell, looks amazing on my normal base ps4 without the need for a ps4 Pro, runs very smooth aswell with only a couple minor frame rate drops at certain points in the game. For me there was only one minor issue with the whole game which was that at points the multiple 'boss battles' were slightly repetitive, but other than that the game was perfect for me. And dont forget as with everything marvel these days, wait until the end of the credits....