Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
24 December 2010
Conclusion: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions pushes the envelope with a few tried and true techniques used in several great games from this year and last, and does a fairly decent job at it. The plot is bland and often corny, but the gameplay is mostly solid and enjoyable. It's certainly the most authentic game I've played, and stands out from the crowd not just for being openly awkward and just plain weird, but for giving players a very diverse playing field to enjoy.
Excerpt: It could’ve been Doom, Dormammu, Green Goblin, or even Venom, given the right circumstances. But of all the villains who could place the delicate balance of time and space in great peril in today’s episode…it was Mysterio. Our friendly neighborhood you-know-who had caught his fishbowl headed foe red handed at Empire State University trying to steal the recently discovered Tablet of Order and Chaos.
Conclusion: "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" is an ambitious game that looks good, combines four games into one and is sure to delight Spidey fans. As Spider-Man games go, this one might be the best. As a game in general, this game does many things well enough but doesn’t manage to anything great.
Pros: Four games with four great art styles in one box, Full of great characters, a deftly woven storyline and even a few funny one-liners, Just as you start to get tired of one game, it changes to another to keep you interested, Neil Patrick Harris voices the Amazing Spider-Man, who doesn’t like Neil Patrick Harris?, Four games with four great art styles in one box, Full of great characters, a deftly woven storyline and even a few funny one-liners, Just as you start to get...
Cons: The canned, repetitive dialogue starts to wear at your sanity, Does four Spider-Mans in one game! Doesn’t do any of them, exceptionally well, So many cut-scenes that you end up watching as much of this game as you play, Some of the game mechanics seem to have little impact on the progression of the game, The canned, repetitive dialogue starts to wear at your sanity, Does four Spider-Mans in one game! Doesn’t do any of them, exceptionally well, So many cut-scenes that ...
Excerpt: I'll admit I have never been the biggest Spider-Man fan. Sure I enjoyed the first two movies (especially the second, as I still can't believe that Sam Raimi did a good job in making Doctor Octopus a likable villain that we show sympathy for) but then there was the disaster that was Spider-Man 3. As if the storyline wasn't bad enough, there was also the severe underdevelopment of Venom. But the movie can be summed up in three words: Emo Peter Parker.
Excerpt: The Amazing, Ultimate, and 2099 incarnations deliver a blend of web-slinging, wall-crawling, and brawling that players have come to expect from Spidey games, while the Noir universe offers a far different, more unique, and rewarding experience with a grainy black and white look and emphasis on stealth - the other three feel largely the same with the exception of the areas that are exclusive to those universes.
Excerpt: Out of all the major comic book characters, Spider-Man has probably has the best track record in video games. There's something satisfying about playing as the webbed wall crawler, and developers have used his abilities to good effect. However, that doesn't mean that every single Spider-Man title is going to be a home run. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, is neither the worst of the worst nor the best of the best. But for a next gen Spidey game, it's not too bad.
Summary: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions will allow players to travel through four different worlds as distinctly different versions of Spider-Man from four universes across Marvel lore, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man Noir.
Excerpt: With the introduction of the Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: The Movie (the videogame) made a big multiplatform splash in 2002. While there had been Spider-Man video games practically since there had been video game consoles, Spider-Man 2 made an even bigger splash introducing a new sandbox format that finally made for a good web-slinging title. Unfortunately, no solo Spider-Man title had captured gamers that way since.