The hardest part about this review is considering what I can and can’t say as this game is very story driven, I don’t want to spoil too much. I will try to avoid it as much as possible.
The game starts off with the camera moving around Peter Parkers messy, unorganised apartment. We see photos of Uncle Ben and Aunt May, a spider, some sketches, ideas for gadgets, web-slingers, empty takeout noodles, circuit boards and there are some empty jars with labels on them saying things such as “vacation $$$” and “New Laptop $.” We also see his spider mask and a cracked laptop.
Then we see Peter in bed when his phone begins to buzz. He gets suited up, has some toast and you get thrown right into a quick tutorial on swinging.
After making it to your destination you get to start fighting some enemies and pulling off sick moves. You make your way through Fisk Tower where you learn how to dodge, save citizens and take down some more basic enemies.
When you reach Fisk, he has a surprise for you… two giant turrets which you jam up, then throw at the bullet-proof glass Fisk is hiding behind him.
Fisk then faces you himself, it’s your first boss fight but it’s not exactly easy when you are only just starting to figuring out the controls – it does take a couple of attempts.
That’s all I’m going to spoil, although I thought I should take just a quick moment to talk about the controls.
They wanted Spider – Man’s swinging to be as realistic as possible by always having him swing from a building, unlike in earlier games where it just connected to the sky. In saying that they have got it to work and somehow also be really smooth – they get bonus credit for that.
May I also say that there is one death scene in the game, it is not gruesome, there is no blood but it is emotional and also may not be suitable for younger gamers.
I give it an 8/10
Age Rating: M – Due to violence and a death scene.
– Gaming Editor
I have loved games since I was a kid and at multiple points in my life I have considered becoming a game developer but decided against it in the end. However, it didn’t stop me from wanting to enjoy them and I can admit that I do spend a bit too much money on games – I pay for them with my own money so I see it as fair. I enjoy every genre, ranging from simple platformers to intense horrors. I put as much time into each game as possible to get the most out of each game.