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5.0

658 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

A Swing and a Miss

posted by CaptMagnifico (THORNTON, CO) May 25, 2014

Member since Aug 2011

Are you all jittery, and need your Spidey fix? If you can say yes to that then this game is going to scratch that itch. But it will do this scratching at a cost. Your SOUL!
Okay maybe not that but lets talk about this game already.

This game takes place after the first Amazing Spider-man game not the movie. So it won't spoil anything in the movies for you except maybe Peter Parker is Spider-man. The story is central around the crime outbreak in New York and it is up to you to put an end to it. What it really turns into is you taking on this rouges gallery of Spidey villains in a very loose plot. If that pleases you than by all means, as for me I prefer an antagonist that is more focused on. You can make the argument that the "mysterious" Kingpin is the main villain but unlike some of the earlier Spider-man games he doesn't constantly appear to mess with you. Honestly the story feels like oh there is Kraven, fight. Oh there is Electro,fight. Every mission groups just lead to you fighting a new villain and knocking them out kind of thing.

The gameplay is fun and I did get a feel as if I was the Wall Crawler himself. Yet it can be buggy at times while swinging through the city and unlike say the Arkham games the fighting seems less choreographed and more button mashy and frenetic. The biggest annoyance is the side stuff that they basically make you do. If you don't fight crime you become a menace and if you are a menace then you are being hunted but this shady organization.

In the end because I have only 2000 characters let me run down some things. The voice acting is terrible. The graphics look last gen not PS4 quality. The gameplay is fun but can be refined. The story is complete trash and should probably take from the source material next time. So boys and girls if you just need to be Spidey you won't hate yourself for renting just don't press keep. Until next time Excelsior.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Didn't like it

posted by Bubbles_QF (BEAVERTON, OR) May 21, 2014

Member since Jan 2013

Why I didn't like this game and why it didn't work for me, a simple list:

gameplay was very simple and quite repetitive, it got old and boring fast

The map was hard for me to get used to and really wasn't helpful

Controls were awful, it never did what I wanted it to do. Like if I walked to a ledge and stopped it would keep going and would walk right off the edge

It glitched a lot

Long and frequent load times

Graphics weren't anything special

Storyline wasn't engaging for me and it was really short

I despised the side tasks of saving people to keep up your hero status. It would fall to menace way too fast so it was like you had to do these stupid repetitive tasks over and over again nonstop. I stopped doing them but being a menace was annoying because of the task force setting up traps everywhere. It completely ruined the already dull gameplay. Even after I beat the game I couldn't turn this off to make them optional.

Overall this is just my least favorite Spider-Man game yet and wasn't worth the time I spent on it

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Pass

posted by Krombie (FORT WORTH, TX) May 15, 2014

Member since May 2014

I played it for all of 30 minutes. There was one cool element I saw early on (the spidey sense quick web slinging), but the rest of the game play was just a pure nightmare. I felt the fighting was just button mashing and it was very difficult to see the warning above Spider-Man's head indicating his spidey sense. The graphics fell very short of my expectations for what a PS4 game should look like. While I only played for 30 minutes, my opinion won't carry as much weight as someone who was courageous enough to play the whole way through. I felt like I saw all I needed to see in that first half an hour.

I love Spider-Man, but I didn't love this game.

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