gamers (64%) found this review helpful
Much like the movie that its story serves an epilogue to, "The Amazing Spider-man" does plenty right, and yet falls just short of being the amazing game it could have been. The story picks up not long after the movie ends, so if you want to avoid spoilers (and there are some major ones at the beginning of the game) see the movie first. The story is decently written, and while the movie cast doesn't appear (save for a cameo from everyone's fave Stan Lee) the voice cast for the game is very good. The dialogue is nicely done, varying between some more serious moments to Spidey's trademark quips. The lines do repeat during the game's many side missions, but as long as you space those out they're not too annoying. There are occasional camera/control issues, but they don't detract from the overall fun. Combat is Arkham City inspired, and while not quite as good it still works decently. Web slinging through the city is easily accomplished by holding the R2 button, and you can pinpoint specific locations by using the web rush feature. Once you get a hang of the mechanics, moving around Manhattan is both a breeze and a lot of fun, making you truly feel like Spider-man. Boss fights are okay, and usually consist of stages until you finally defeat the boss. They are a bit repetitive and mostly not too much of a challenge, but some fights through the city offer a sense of motion which makes them more exciting than they really are. Your side missions are varied, but even they begin to repeat. Space them out between the story's 12 chapters and they're not too bad. There is a scene after the credits and a 13th chapter in which you can tie up any side missions and continue collecting. The most notable collectibles are the 700 comic book pages found scattered across the city, enabling you to read full comics connected to the game's story. It can take anywhere from 8-10 hours to complete the story mode, but there's plenty to do after. A buy if you're a fan, a good rental for others.
This game was pretty fun, only real complaint was that sometimes it took a long time to load and would keep you from hitting start or getting to some game menu's. Like after a side mission, you take out some bad guys mugging a random person and after you take them out it would take like 30 seconds before you could pull up the map to see where you should be heading. Overall it was a great game.
posted by RdSWaZH3r3 (FRONT ROYAL, VA) Sep 24, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
First, let me just say I've always avoided Spiderman titles because they have always been awful. I read somewhere that this one was going to resemble Arkham City and I just had to see for myself. I can understand why someone would say it's like Arkham but it's not. The only similarity is the combat system. Open world but yet very linear. Graphics were great. Voice acting was good. Story gets a little stale though. Not much in the way of difficulty in this one. Spiderman fans definitely have something to look forward to now that they're re-energized the Game Franchise.
Pros- Graphics, Combat System, Multiple Suits
Cons- Web slinging animation, Amount of collectibles, Repetitive tasks