Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Edge Of Time
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Spider-Man: Edge of Time
2 September 2013
Summary: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was better than many licensed games on the market, but it certainly wasn't anything special. At the very least, it included a wide range of recognizable Spider-Man villains and a flowing combat system that, while fairly mundane, got the job done. A year later, Beenox is back with Spider-Man: Edge of Time , and a unique design perspective.
Excerpt: For years there have been good to great Spider-Man games that were based on sources diverse as movies, TV shows, and alternate universe comics. Still, over the last few years it seems like Spidey has been spinning his wheels more than his webs. 2010’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions was a clever idea, as you jumped across universes playing as four different Spider-Men, but four Spideys didn’t add up to more than the sum of its parts.
Pros: Interresting premise, Best looking in-game Spider-Man costume to date, Fun dialogue between Spideys
Cons: Boring level design, Lame enemies, Fails to live up to potential
Summary: Spider-Man: Edge of Time doesn’t really reach the heights of great Spider-Man games Activision has released in the past. While it has a good story and some solid base ideas, the execution specifically with the setting and controls could’ve been so much more. Limiting Spider-Man in the same place for a whole game does not really work very well and the smooth and perfect science that web –slinging attained for Spider-Man in Spider-Man 2 is gone.
Conclusion: As a game that’s meant to be played, Spider-Man Edge of Time fails on some surprisingly basic levels. The simple combat and respawning enemies do little for the pacing and become a nuisance very quickly, the twitch-based falling of 2099 are high-speed but suffer from control issues, while the story itself is best described as a tangled web of confusion.
Excerpt: Poor Spider-Man. You kind of have to feel bad for the guy; even as Batman: Arkham City is blowing away fans and critics alike, the world's most famous wall-crawler is still trapped in ho-hum game after ho-hum game. Last year's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but at least it introduced some interesting gameplay mechanics and the ability to play as several Spider-Men.
Excerpt: Spider-Man is one of the most prolific media superheroes of all time. Since his first appearance in 1962, he has starred in seven animated television series, a live-action television series, four live-action movies, more video games than you can shake a stick at, and even a show on Broadway (problem, Batman?). Add in the new movie and animated series that are set for a 2012 debut and you’ve got yourself a busy superhero!
Pros: Absolutely beautiful cutscenes, Excellent voice acting from Spider-Man veterans, Sets excellent framework for future Spider-Man games
Cons: Boring environments during gameplay, Less than engaging combat
Excerpt: With great power comes great responsibility. But along with the burden of protecting the innocent from those who prey upon them, the power that comes with being Spider-Man would surely bring a great deal of fun. To swing through the air as you hunted evildoers would be liberating and exhilarating, and using your webs to restrain and subdue criminals would be immensely satisfying.
Pros: Snappy writing and solid voice acting liven up the story, Picture-in-picture storytelling generates some urgency, Some powers are fun to use
Cons: Combat is overly simple, Environments are often confining, Only about six hours long
Summary: Edge of Time não se compara ao seu predecessor. Shattered Dimensions inovou, enquanto essa edição apenas reproduziu, e com qualidade inferior. O título apresenta um potencial interessante, mas é mal explorado.
O conteúdo extra não é suficientemente instigante para compensar a curta campanha (de apenas seis horas) ou a jogabilidade repetitiva.
Summary: Marvel und DC - zwei Giganten, wenn es um Comics und Superhelden geht. So schwirrt DCs Batman in seinem zweiten Abenteuer in Arkham City umher und überzeugt die Presse sowie Fans aufs Neue. Marvels Lieblingsspinne möchte es dem Flattermann gleichmachen. Spider-Man: Edge of Time soll dort ansetzen, wo das gelungene „Shattered Dimensions“ aufhörte.
Pros: Zwei Handlungsstränge, Tolle Soundkulisse, Script von Peter David
Summary: Spiderman: Edge of Time prometía, en un principio, ser una versión reducida de Shattered Dimensions que recogería y reutilizaría bastantes elementos de esta producción para narrar otra historia propia. Pero, aunque se pueden encontrar infinidad de detalles sacados directamente de la entrega del año pasado, Edge of Time no consigue llegar a compararse a su predecesor.
Pros: Enfrentarse a Antiveneno., La historia en general., Tiene momentos brillantes y divertidos.
Cons: Conceptos que podrían haber dado mucho más de sí., Duración demasiado escasa (6-7 horas), Sistema de combate limitado y repetitivo., Un potencial demasiado desaprovechado.