Summary: The Spider-Man game franchise has long been a series that gamers have always thought should work, but it rarely has. The third attempt from Beenox, but first attempt at an open world version, shows some promise, but it has a lot of cracks along the way.
Pros: Sound sound sound, Swinging, while restricted can still be fun, Batman style combat
Cons: Restrictions on swinging in the city, All stealth action, The sheer amount of collectables
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.
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: 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.
Pros: + swinging round NYC diverting in its own right. + new story means no movie retread. + good fusion of Spidey's abilities.
Cons: - NYC is still rather empty. - camera can be dodgy, especially in confined spaces. - Not all upgrades seem beneficial. - visually in need of a tune up.
Summary: Etter å ha sett spillet under E3 var jeg optimistisk på at Beenox kunne slå til med et noenlunde OK spill, men etter bare et par timer var mine edderkoppdrømmer knust. The Amazing Spider-Man er ikke direkte dårlig; det er bare så platt, uinspirert og tomt at det hele føles ut som nok et forsøk på å...
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.