Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
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One of the better Spider-Man video games in recent memory.
Common Sense Media
17 November 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a "Teen"-rated superhero game that serves as an interactive comic book. The web-slinger engages is a lot of combat -- between the four different worlds and four falvors of Spider-Man characters -- including a stealthy level that requires you to sneak up on unsuspecting enemies.
Conclusion: It may seem like I’m ragging on certain aspects of Shattered Dimensions a lot, and while the design does feel uneven, the point is the game ends up feeling like a mixed bag. There are certain levels, strewn about throughout all four universes that Spidey fans will get a kick out of. But for every cool moment as one of the Spider-Men, there are just as many ones that are forgettable.
Excerpt: I’ve never been a huge fan of the Spider-Man franchise, either the comics or video games. I somewhat enjoyed the movies though I also acknowledge that they’ve been losing their lustre, much like the series was in terms of videogames.
Summary: I think we are all in for a pretty intense fall with the huge amount of great video games coming out. We’ve already seen Halo Reach blow away the charts, but I hope some of you out there will still give Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions a try. While the two games are not related by any means or not even in the same genre, I know it’s tough to decide which games to buy when you can only afford one. If you can’t afford this bad boy right now, it’s AT LEAST worth a rent!
Excerpt: Spider-Man has been kicking around in the videogame world since time immemorial, but arguably he hasn't been done justice yet. Shattered Dimensions is hoping that sheer quantity is the missing piece of the puzzle. Are four Spideys better than one, or yet another crossover best forgotten? One day, Mysterio decides to rob a museum. His target: the Tablet of Order and Chaos, an artifact capable of bestowing unimaginable powers to its holder.
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.
Summary: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions’s four takes on the web-head offer enough of a change of pace from past Spider-Man releases to feel refreshing and different. A few technical missteps and eventual sense of the game retreading itself keep it from standing as a must-have, but anyone with a passing interest in these spin-off universes, or just Spidey himself, would do well to check it out. After all, those neighbourhoods won’t friendly themselves.
Excerpt: Superhero-oriented comic book publishers such as DC or Marvel don’t seem to get enough of cloning, resurrecting, era-swapping or mummifying their heroes for the sole purpose of launching new series in alternative dimensions featuring the same protagonists. All of these prehistoric Wolverines, anti-gravitational Aquamen, Victorian Cyclopses daze me to no end and therefore I couldn’t honestly tell you that I grasp all the narratives and their intersections in all the...
Pros: Abilities and gameplay elements specific to each dimension, Beautiful graphics, Four universes with alternating storylines, graphic styles and voicework, Fresh level design for a Spider-Man game
Cons: Short and visibly recycled at times, Too easy for anyone who has played action/adventure games in the past six years