Excerpt: Sometimes, when reviewing a new game, I have to think long and hard about why a particular title doesn’t work. Other times the answer is quite obvious. The latter case applies to The Amazing Spider-man for the Nintendo 3DS.
Excerpt: It’s hard to put a license to good use, and The Amazing Spider-Man is no exception. There’s nothing done here that isn’t done better somewhere else for a lower price. If you’re a die-hard Spider-Man fan, then this is certainly the game for you.
Pros: Combat looks good, chasing getaway cars is fun
Cons: Combat is too shallow, stealth is poorly thought out, collectibles are annoying to collect
Summary: " The Amazing Spider-Man " is more like the ‘just above-average Spiderman’. It has some interesting ideas, but this is mostly a lick of 2012 paint on the old PS2 games, coupled with a combat system nicked straight from Batman’s Arkham games, and some bullet time for jumps.
Excerpt: No, I'm not a huge Spider-Man fan. Call me casual. However, when I start a Spider-Man game, I go instantly into comic nerd mode. That's when I keep my phone handy so I can Google various character names and pretend to be an expert, like I've been with Spider-Man since the beginning--never mind that...
Excerpt: Much like the Spider-Man films needed a transfusion of fresh blood to revitalize the franchise, Activision's Spider-Man games were ready for a renewal. After a couple of stiflingly linear (and thoroughly average) adventures, The Amazing Spider-Man (based off the movie of the same name) should have...
Pros: Manhattan is back for the first time in years, Web Rush mode is a feature Spidey has needed for years, The simple fun of web swinging
Cons: Tries very little new, Boss fights incredibly bland, Will spoil the plot of the film
Conclusion: The Amazing Spider-Man takes Marvel's most famous hero and ticks all the boxes required to make him the centre of an enjoyable few days of undemanding play. If Beenox had been allowed the time to build on that foundation - to add more life and colour to Spidey's world, to construct more compelling...
Conclusion: With the tight deadline that comes with video games scheduled for same week cinema releases, a lot can go wrong. And it'd be very easy to use Batman's Arkham adventures as template for a solid superhero adventure.
Excerpt: Al nuevo juego de The Amazing Spider-Man le ocurre lo mismo que a la película a la que va ligado: es un buen juego, pero no consigue que dejemos de pensar si preferimos los antiguos o si merecía la pena una nueva versión del arácnido.