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.
Great game, swinging through Manhattan is fun in itself. Levels are nice and long and not too difficult. Graphics are great and script is well thought out and funny in parts. The use of the gamepad for off-TV play and as Spiderman's web phone/map is a nice touch, going backwards in the menu selection is a little cumbersome, but it works well enough. The final boss levels (towards the end of the game) are a bit lame, badly designed. However sneaking around in stealth mode makes up for it. Plenty of add-on's and side quests. A fantastic game. I just do not understand why the Wii U gets a bad reputation, its great, I play it every night (and i'm a father of two). In my eyes it is the best console out there. The gamepad is an innovation! Needs more 3rd party games, not just Nintendo's and Sega's catalogue, Far Cry 3, Battlefield etc. Given the chance this would be a great console! Role on Watch Dogs and Bayonetta 2, oh and the new Zelda (hopefully).
I just got this game and it's a great game. The web rush mode is for full-tilt or stealth attacks because you must evade enemy attacks.and dodge them or use web rush to attack them. The combat system Is fluid the game is fast paced and the web slinging and graphics are.amazing. The game is a fast-paced full throttle experience which has good.bonus content too.
Absolutely fantastic game. Yet another gold star for the Wii U.
Campaign is fun and fast paced, if you don't feel like playing the campaign there are plenty of side missions. However, there is also something thoroughly entertaining about just swinging around New York City!