This game is a step back from the previous entries in Beenox's series of Spider-Man games. It's kind of bad when the only thing you can say is that Andrew Garfield didn't provide the voice for this seemingly movie follow-up title.
The graphics are passable, the story and action do not coincide with the more realistic style the movie was going for, with at least one of the concept images showing this was actually meant to be a different game altogether before being turned into a sloppy movie tie-in. Sound effects are pretty good, but the music will get on your nerves after a while.
Control issues abound due to a wonky camera and combat can only be called a sad rip-off of Rocksteady's Batman series.
If you play the game through on the highest difficulty setting, you can get every unlockable and trophy in a single playthrough, with a barely noticeable change in the difficulty of the game, which highly limits replayability. The extra suits you can obtain are purely cosmetic and add nothing to the game save for an extra uniform hanging in your closet. All uniforms but two or three can be gotten in the game proper, the others having to be bought with DLC.
As an added mention, you can collect comic book pages floating around the city. After collecting a set amount, you unlock a full digital comic in the extras menu. Of note, the 500 page comic says it is the first appearance of Alistair Smythe, but in actuality is of Alphonso Smythe. Like I said, this game was rushed to be out with the movie and it shows all around, even in the extras.
posted by zaya8588 (SAFETY HARBOR, FL) Dec 19, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
This game fits its title by being amazing. There are a few minor kinks her and there, but not enought to ruin the overall gameplay and story. Once you have a handle on the controls this game becomes fluid both in normal movement and combat. You got to get used to seing things from all angles as Spiderman would. Sometimes you may confuse up from down when you just start playing. Spiderman banters like he does in the movie, although I really wish they would add more cause it is to quick on the repeats. The game looks good. Good do a bit better on it, but it's definetly nice. I really don't know about the bad reviews, but everyone can experience something differently and they may very well have been having glitches that made them dislike this game that I would say is almost as good as arkham city in terms of combat. Spiderman actually plays a lot like catwoman when on the ground. Since, I liked her fighting style the best in Arkham city, it is safe to say I enjoy playing spiderman whos combat is similar. Plus you can easily move from one end to the other with spiderman. Character wise, I prefer darker characters like batman, but I also like the comedic banter of Spiderman which is done pretty well in this despite the lack of random dialogue outside the story. The story itself is serious, and will make you want to complete the goals right away if thats your thing. I, however, am someone who likes to take my time exploring the games I play and this game allows me to do that and quickly to cause of spidermans fast paced webslinging. Getting from one end to the other is pretty quick. I do wish it had more random events, but I am still only in the beginning of the game at 20 something completion. So, I won't comment on the future possibilities as new things keep popping up in the game that make it even better than when you started it.