It was undeniably one of the best surprises of the year when Marvel Studios announced the new Spiderman game earlier this year. And now with copies of the PlayStation 4 exclusive game selling like wildfire, here’s my review of the web slinging title.
Wether you’re swinging across New York City, taking down a villain or beating up a group of baddies, the gameplay mechanics in the game are simply brilliant. The web slinging by far out matches that of any Spiderman game before it and it’s amazing how the game actually makes you feel like Spiderman. Every swing across the city makes you believe you can jump out of you’re apartment window and do it in real life. You could literally get lost in just swinging across the beautiful city for hours. Another excellent hit is the combat mechanics. Imsoniac games (the actual developers of the game) threw in really cool Spidey gadgets and special skills which players can use in a different variety of ways for unique battle experiences. You can creatively take down enemies using skills, abilities, gadgets and combat styles of your own preference as well as switch between several variants of the Spiderman suit.
The game has a great story which features Spiderman as an already ‘established’ hero so there’s no hassle of taking us through Peter Parker’s well known origin story all over again. The story plays out in good detail on both the one but unique lives of Peter Parker and Spiderman. Players live through the story of Peter working as a lab scientist in a company owned by his role model and mentor who (Spoiler Alert) turns out to be the main villain Mr Negative. But this shouldn’t come as a spoiler given it was already revealed in the pre release trailers. The story also features several villians from previous Spiderman comics, games and movie’s such as Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture, Electro, Shocker and others. And what might come off as odd, this timeline features Miles Morales present in the game as a character born and raised in New York and Peter acts as his mentor in some ways. Also, in this story Mary Jane is a news reporter who actually has some detective side missions of her own as she works hard to get her stories no matter what.
Marvel’s Spiderman is definitely a stunning a game and one that could be voted by many as this year’s best video game. The game masterfully brings both the lives of Peter Parker and Spiderman to the hands of players. Along with brilliant action packed gameplay and stunning visuals, there’s really not any draw back to this game apart from the fact that Xbox and PC users must purchase a PS4 in order to get in on the action.