posted by aleksi (HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, CA) Oct 19, 2014
Member since Apr 2010
first off let me just say that i was pleasantly surprised by this game. it is not a typical one villian one goal type of game. u fight multiple enemy bosses with their own special abilities and down falls.
i also like the different types of graphics that are very specific to each spider-man character. the clever uses of bright colors and muted dark ones were appropriate to each character and made sense to the time period that they were in.
the voice acting was appropretely corny. nothing too over the top for the characters.
i especially like the fact that u had to fight the boses in three different types of stages of their physic so as to keep it suspenseful and not make it so easy that u were done in five minutes.
the controls were generally very fluid. the powerup tree was very simple and easy to understand.
activision took its time on this game and made it very detailed in both mechanics and story. well done my friends!
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.