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Marvel's Spider-Man review
by Amun Akta


Serious now.

It's a really good game. One of the few I 100%ed. 

The combat, really damn good.
Some said that they ripped of the Arkham series.
They did xD. But if something works, use it. Spider-man and Batman have a really similar fighting style so this didn't came out as a surprise.
The impacts are heavy, and you fell the force of every hit.

Trully, the 2 big critics I have in relation to the combat is how braindead the boss fights were. Is the same logic for all of them. Get out of the way 3 times, hit them 3 times, animation repeat... 3 times.... And the stealth. Is too simple, like... Way to simple. 

The graphics surprised me.
It's incredible how well and quick the game rendered the city as you are zipping though it.

The BIG THING, the swinging.
Its fells amazing. It was a really dumb decision to make fast travel with movement mechanics this good. I never used the metro during my 2 complete playthoughs. 
The animation really helps the felling of speed and grace with Peter moves with.

Relative to story, it's a pretty standed super hero story. But the characters really sell it. From Mary Jane to Doc Oc. Really well rounded people. BTW they are pretty damn funny.

Overall, it make's you fell like spider-man.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
«Sit back and relax»
«That ending!»
«Beaten more than once»

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.