gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Okay so after playing Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions and really enjoying it, I had high hopes developer Beenox's second Spidey title. I expected them to learn from their mistakes and improve on what they did well. Sadly that is not the case. The first act of the game sure had me fooled as it started off strong with a great opening and a level of presentation that wowed me. The great voice work, graphics, the pace of the story and the fast and fluid combat had me convinced that this game was going to be a truly great title.
Unfortunately, after ACT 1 ended it all went downhill from there. The game turns into a straight up button masher. The mission objectives got repetitive and while there were some changes to what you had to do. Most of the time you had to obtain a key from a baddie to open a door. Beenox seems obsessed with the number 3. Fight through waves of enemies to acquire 3 keys to open the door, hit 3 switches to access something. Not a very fun set of missions. When playing as Spider-man 2099, you get to play free-fall segments like in SD but there are too many of these segments and they get annoying fast.
There is even less web swinging this time around as the entire game takes place in one Giant Building. While the back and forth banter between Amazing Spider-man and Spider-man 2099 are fun to listen to, the game isn't as funny as Shattered Dimensions.
Even though the story doesn't falter and the combat still manages to be fun at times, the amount of repetitiveness and lack of laughs keep this from being great game or even a good one. The extra costumes (which are pretty cool) you can unlock and the challenges you can do to gain more experience to power up your Spider-men aren't reason enough to replay this game.
It recieved spiderman the edge of time yesterday, and spent about 6hours to beat the story on normal difficulty without going through all the web challenges. Like its previous game shattered dimensions, edge of time feautres regular spidey and 2099. Both are going back and forth between present and future to help each other to prevent a full on cluster f of emense proportions. I really enjoyed the opening sequence of the game and how they presented the credits and it truly had a move-esc feel to it as you enter the evil alcemax corperation. The game had a great beginning a decent end, but like alot of games, faltered in the middle. What i liked about the previous game was that it had different side story arcs and villians that the different spideys would eventually have to fight. as for this game their are truly only about 4 main villians that you fight. not that im down playing the villains that were in the game, 3 out of 4 of them were very original and fun to play againest, but going through out the building doing the same tasks and fighting the same mindless drones and guards became kind of boring after a while. it just took to long bewteen boss fights. As far as extra features go i felt the newspapers were the best add on, and the most hiliarous featuring villian news storys in alternate dimensions. I felt they took a step back with the web challenges this time around. In shattered dimmensions they had unique challenges that were quite fun and challenging to achive and played consequence to the upgrade system. Edge of time merely had time challenges and orb collecting among thier few achievements. all in all i thought the game had a good story line and could be a nice animated movie, but the middle just dragged on and lost me half way through. not that the game was that long either. Id list it as a decent rent but definatly not worth the 60$ at the store. Oh and cross promoting it with xmen destiny wont help out thier sales either...horrible
posted by jango62301 (NORTH APOLLO, PA) Oct 18, 2011
Member since Oct 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I have to admit that this was the worst Spider-man video game that I have ever played! The whole game consisted of battling about 14 versions of a generic template foot soldier. And Atrocity?! Don't even get me started...the game had such promise with it's story and it just didn't flow. The ending of the game (if you can call it that) left many more questions than answers. And I don't see this game ever getting a sequel to answer them...