posted by Faerie_Knight (DUBUQUE, IA) Sep 19, 2014
Member since Mar 2013
Spiderman games have notoriously been hit or miss over the years. Some, like the movie tie in games have been great. Others have been mediocre to horrible. Shattered Dimensions hits the full range at various points during it.
By that I mean some stages are brilliantly done. Others are tedious and frustrating. Sometimes it feels like you truly are the wall crawler. Others, it feels more like a generic brawler. Even so it's overall a good game.
The mix of game play styles keeps things from becoming too stale. Just when you're getting bored being a nigh unstoppable powerhouse as Spidy 2099, it switches to Noir Spidy and a stealth style level. Or Modern Spidy with more acrobatic combat and heavier focus on using your web shooters. Or even Ultimate Spidy with a level where you have to actually think more due to enemies exploiting your weaknesses.
Give it a rent, at the very least you'll spend a few hours going through a classic Spiderman yarn. At the worst, you'll be mildly entertained by most stages.
Taking the role of 4 Spidermen is very cool and engrossing. Each Spiderman has a different style of fighting, web swinging, and defeating bad guys. If the game was open world, the game would be 10x better. If you are a fan of Spider man and his other video games, give this one a try, you will not be disappointed.
posted by CaptMagnifico (THORNTON, CO) May 4, 2014
Member since Aug 2011
You think a Spider-man game that has four Spider-men would be cool and interesting. Yet this game seems to be lacking in character, gameplay and a overall story.
This game focuses on Amazing Spider-man,Ultimate Spider-man, Spider-man 2099, and Noir Spider-man. All have their own abilities, yet only Noir Spider-man does anything new and that is a dumbed down version of what Batman Arkham Asylum does best. So as the Spider-men you are on the hunt for these shards of a tablet that broke. Guess who has the pieces? If you said B rate Spidey villains you were correct. My personal favorite fight was with Deadpool just because his level is actually interesting. For godsake the main villain is Mysterio, who in my opinion was one of the more lame villains. The story and dialog are bland and sometimes treat you as a kid with mental issues.
The gameplay is fun for a little while, but it misses something I never knew I would want from a Spider-man game, and that is free roaming New York. The combat and web slinging is fine but you don't ever truly feel like the wall crawler without a city to protect. The game isn't that long maybe four to six hours long with no replay value which is a big problem in my book.
Overall to keep things short I have to say with a poor story and no replay value with okay to frustrating gameplay I have to say 5-10. Thank God you have Gamefly if you want to check it out I say it would be a great rental to check out but not for keeps.