This is the most addicting game I've ever played, in that when I'm swinging around New York deciding what to do next, I literally. Can't. Stop. Swinging. I'll make it to my marker and my brain wants to stop but my fingers just won't allow it, I need to be swinging around this city, web-zipping to the top of water towers, dive bombing off the tallest skyscraper I can find in the vicinity, and running along the sides of buildings and quickly jumping between one and another in a slim alleyway. If Insomniac put out this game with nothing to do in the world except swinging around endlessly, I would have been very very satisfied. Lucky for us they populated the world with heaps of crimes to stop, pigeons to round up, and landmarks to take selfies in front of AND a fully-realized fantastic new Spider-Man story with a great Doc Ock origin story. Insomniacs' Peter Parker is the definitive one (I still love you Tobey Maguire, I love you so much...) and every moment he was talking I was into it. The voice acting is so good and the facial animations are incredible, mixing to make a mesmerizing, addicting, brand new Spider-Man story. And the late-game world switch up when you suddenly get all new crimes everywhere and new bases to take down and a beautiful terrifying broken New York to swing around?? God Insomniac, the world doesn't deserve this. My only complaints with the game are it's length, I platinumed the whole thing in less than 40 hours (my first platinum ever mind you, thank you Insomniac for making this pretty damn achievable), and how easy it is on normal difficulty. I never had issues with any boss fights and hardly any issues with bases, apart from the Sable ones which were actually a good challenge. I know I could have just upped the difficulty, and I will on my next playthrough, but I feel like "normal" difficulty should challenge the player a bit more. Apart from that Insomniac knocked this one out of the park.
This game is dedicated to those who still like pixel art and 2d games, but it's not innovating genre in any way, it's straightforward and simple. It's a good example of how to redesign old ideas without adding much innovation, but still ending up being a fun experience. It has all the necessary old-school components: good chiptune soundtrack, pixel art graphics, and retro game feel. Though it's not without faults either, my 3 biggest gripes with it are: 1. No bosses at all in the game which is strange considering it's a huge part of any 2d retro game 2. Your water jetpack takes some time to get used to. 3. And the main one, the ability to jump to a background or a foreground, you can do that only in couple places in the level where the game lets you, but this mechanic is implemented badly. Most of the times when you are in the background, enemies from the foreground blocks your way and it's hard to navigate. It's not necessary to see them at all, as when you jump to a different plain, usually, you can't go back. It's not a good game, it's not bad either, it runs somewhere in the middle, so know that before starting it.
If you haven't played this game in the past it would be a bit harder to recommend this game to you. Don't get me wrong, it's very funny in its character design, writing, it has very imaginative levels and level design sprinkled with a good story, but at the same time, it has by today's standards bad controls, finicky camera, and bad design choices. One which immediately comes to mind is when progressing through the story you come to a point where an optional item from the store is mandatory to pass through the story. So I had to exit the level and farm arrowheads through the camp so I could buy it, then get back to the level and resume the plot. There are plenty of obtuse design choices like that and there were plenty of moments there I died because of bad controls or camera angles, but this game has a heart and I can't deny that. Try it, but know what you get yourself into!
When i played this game it blewd my mind... FIRST i thinked it will be like far cry 2 which i liked but start was boring but this game was perfect so yeah recomend buying it :D. sorry i no english good xD