Top positive review
13 September 2018
Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4) is a great game!
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.