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swinging around the city feels truly amazing, its the best part of the game and it goes a long, long way. story is heavier than expected, but the main villain isnt convincing. base hand to hand combat is decent enough, but the gadgets you implement during hand to hand combat are what make it special. precision movement is nigh impossible and the process of collecting crime tokens, which pave the way for some of the best upgrades in the game, is unfun.
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8/10 LIKE: - Traversal feels amazing (fluid/tactile swinging) - Characterization of Peter/Doc Ock/others - Cinematic feel (music, camera, cutscenes) - Vibrant visuals and life-like character models - Actually felt compelled to find collectibles - Act 3 was suitably epic; loved collection of villians DON'T LIKE: - Predictable story notes - Combat is very derivative of Arkham - Half-baked MJ/Miles stealth sections - Precise movement very awkward - Crime tokens are a repetitive slog - Story dragged in act 2
In my opinion, this offers one of the best Spider-Man stories ever told outside comics. The acting and sound design are also incredible, as well as the addictive web swinging mechanic. Although it didn't quite stand up to the rest of 2018's offering (God of War, RDR2), this game still stands out as one of the best of the year, and definitely the best Spider-Man game we've had the pleasure of playing.
Loved it, so much fun, didn't feel overcrowded with characters thankfully. I actually liked the side stuff like hacking and playing as others. It added variety, there are only so many things you can do as Spider-Man. Can't wait for the next one.
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.
«Can’t stop playing»
Wouldn't be surprised if it turns out a little repetitive but the world building and level design is amazing, up there with the GTA games. The complicated moves and movement controls of spider-man are also made easy to use.
«Sit Back and Relax»
Haiku Review: Swinging is awesome / There's not much to dislike / A real tour de force Favorite Thing: Web slinging is definitely the most enjoyable method of travel I've come across in any game. Least Favorite Thing: The MJ/Miles sneaking sequences were a bore. Date Completed: 2018-09-25 Playtime: 25h Enjoyment: 9/10 Recommendation: Play it!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
«Liked before it became a hit»