Mini Review: Spider-Man

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#1

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I think this is the game that has most accurately represented the feeling of actually being a super hero from a move. The movement is superb and looks just like the movement from the Spider-Man films. Combat is fluid and responsive. Manhattan is the perfect environment for swinging around super-heroing and there’s a ton of optional stuff to do if you want to extend the gameplay. The story is great but predictable. For someone who’s never been in to Spider-Man, and not even really interested in super heroes, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. Easily one of the best games of the year.

Additional
Although I do give this top marks, there are a few things worth mentioning which I thought were weird or annoying.

  • Playing as MJ and Miles isn’t vital to the story and often makes no sense
  • There are random mandatory pipe-dream and line-based puzzles that don’t really fit with the game either
  • I thought the story fell apart a bit towards the end. There were 3 plot holes in the space of 10 minutes
  • There are a TON of extra collectibles and optional activities on the map. That’s cool, I enjoyed those, but if you’re going for 100% be prepared to just swing randomly around the map for hours looking for crimes, because 3 of the categories aren’t all active at the same time, and only show up when you get near them. I would probably go for 100% if it weren’t for this.

Status: Complete (another game that won’t tell you how long you played)
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#2

This is really helpful. My son is super intro Spider-Man right now. Considering trying to play it with him.


#3

Definitely. I don’t know how old he is, but I’d say it’s kid-friendly, just like real spiderman is meant to be. The super-heroes are straight out of the comics, the language is clean (as far as I can remember), and Spider-Man doesn’t use guns (although he does kick people off buildings and bash their heads in with car doors, which is apparently fine).