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Marvel's Spider-Man review
Exceptional
by riz64

What a brilliant game, you can see the love insomniac has for the IP when you play this gem.
Spiderman PS4 is the first superhero game I had played in a while and suffice to say it was quite a treat.
I actually think the story in this game blows away any spiderman films, it's honestly that good.
New York is brilliantly designed and fun to mess around in. THE WEB SWINGING is a joy, I'm so glad they nailed that. 
Gameplay is good, I wasn't expecting anything super deep but it was surprisingly fun to play, the dodge slow down kinda reminded me of bayonetta sometimes. Once you have all your gadgets equipped and are familiar with the game, the combat becomes surprisingly deep, you can use the environment as a source of attack and defence, the gadgets can be used together to pull of some cool combos and you truly feel like spiderman. Upgrades are well implemented and useful, and are unlocked steadily throughout the game. There are a variety of suits available and more you unlock during the game, no microtransaction bs here. The art design suits the game so well and the graphics are stellar. Voice acting is brilliant and witty. I absolutely adored J Jonah Jamesons bits in this game, the VA is so good and his dialogue is so hilarious in its absurdity. The atmosphere is brilliant throughout and keeps you on your toes.

In terms of criticism
Boss fights are more style than substance, which tbh I feel suits the game, but if you were hoping for some challenge here there isn't one really, unless you ramp up the difficulty to the highest setting and even then...
I enjoyed all of the boss fights, even though they weren't the greatest in terms of game play, the story and atmosphere around the bosses was very well done. Fighting electro and vulture together was really fun, the scorpion boss fight was really interesting and the final fight with Doc Ock was a spectacle. Normally I do prefer challenging games but this game has a certain charm that really takes me back to ps2 days.
Stealth sections with MJ can get quite tiresome, same with miles but i guess they're a nice break from the action. 
Some of the side quests can get quite repetitive and there's not much variety, however there's plenty to keep you busy, and because i enjoyed the combat so much and swinging through NY i really didn't care
DLC is nothing special but if you enjoyed the base game it's more of the good stuff with some extra challenge, so why not eh?

8/10
«Can’t stop playing»

Other reviews50

Loved this game! The swinging and play was so great that the fast travel system was almost not needed as it was too much fun traversing New York! The bosses were perfect yet surprised to see so many. It is a joy to come back to!
«Can’t stop playing»
«Beaten more than once»
"This game makes you feel like Spider-Man" 

But really, this game is awesome. The combat is fast and fluid, the story and characters are well realized, and this game just emphasis FUN. Some of the side content could be a little tedious to complete but other than that it's a must play for any lovers of great single player games. 9/10. 
«Can’t stop playing»
Its great, Marvel showed that they too can make a good superhero game up there with DC's Arkham franchise, now whilst they have taken strong influence by them, I'm glad they did as it works well with the web slinging and the way Spider-Man fights is shown brilliantly here.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
The swinging tho, so weighty...

Insomniac has never made a bad game
The music loops so much with the same leitmotif that it'll remind you of Mercenaries, MJ is a total female dog but you're supposed to like her and her terrible mission parts, ALL the good guys seem like they either judgmentally quip or cry like the game is set in Portland, the vast majority of the game feels like you're repeating the same mission which doesn't help when the writing is boring and I learned very quickly to associate Yuri Lowenthal's voice with a sharp pain in my temporal lobe... but it's still fun in short bursts, looks nice and has an easy platinum trophy so, yeah, it's cheap now, why not? If you liked Prototype and think Spider-Man is neat, you'll probably love it. If bad voice acting makes you want to kill yourself and then kill yourself again in the afterlife, mute the TV whenever Screwball shows up. Imagine a mom Karen trying to be funny by dropping air mics and saying "boom" but much, much, much louder.
Platform: PlayStation 4

Playtime: 45h 37m (includes DLCs, 100% complete)

Completion Date: Jul 2, 2020 (mastered on Oct 26, 2020)

Popular Review: "Spider-Man is a splendidly tuned action game with a stunning story, great action and gameplay mechanisms that won’t bore you for a moment. You should not miss out on this trip among comic heroes. It's a bomb!" - LEVEL (Czech Republic)

My Review: Insomniac's first take on a well-known Marvel character was truly magnificent. From the details to the gameplay and even its original storyline. Despite some minor bugs here and there, repetitive side missions, I sincerely commend Insomniac Games for there take of Spider-Man. The story was excellent although there were slight pacing issues which may be personal preference, but the gameplay. Woah! I love the way Peter Parker was implemented into the story and even Spidey's gadgets! Overall, an amazing game and is a must buy for the Spider-Man fans.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
The game is well paced and has some epic moments, but I didn't enjoy it for a significant chunk of my playthrough because of how slowly the story progressed. Still, everything gameplay vise is made really good and the overall experience is pretty nice.
Probably the best superhero game I've played. Webswinging is on point and the story is actually engaging
«Sit back and relax»
Of course it’s dope. I’ll be playing until I get MM.
An excellent PlayStation exclusive.  Spider-Man takes the Arkham formula, and makes just enough tweaks to really be its own game.  What really makes the game shine is it’s commitment to the characters of both Peter Parker AND Spider-Man, and the fluidity of movement during web-slinging and action.  It just...feels...right.  
«Blew my mind»
Great voice acting, bosses and mechanics are amazing, and it has a compelling story with and an emotional ending.