Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Edge Of Time
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8 November 2011
Excerpt: If you’re looking for a decent Spider-Man game, just go back and check out Web of Shadows or, for something more linear but a bit more tolerable, Shattered Dimensions has some good moments as well. Edge of Time simply does nothing to expand on a franchise that is in desperate need for a good game, especially with mechanics that have been proven to work so well outside of the typical trappings of a linear action title. There’s nothing amazing about this Spider-Man .
Excerpt: There’s nothing essential about Spider-Man: Edge of Time . Coming off last year’s moderate success experimenting with four different Spider-Men in Shattered Dimensions , developer Beenox have scaled back on just about every aspect. The end product feels less like a result of streamlining and closer to the outcome of annualizing something for no good reason beyond the fact that the publisher holds a licensing contract and should probably be doing something with it.
Excerpt: Save for some occasionally witty banter, this generally generic brawler is too concerned with the window-dressing of time-travel to capitalize on Spider-Man’s character, abilities, or mythology.
Conclusion: I think 'Full Metal Jacket' is far from perfect, and not one of Stanley Kubrick's best films. I also wasn't as sold on the film's second half as the first, but even if you are only a casual Kubrick fan, the first half of 'Full Metal Jacket' still makes it a must see. As for this new Blu-ray release, it doesn't offer much of an upgrade over the standard DVD, let alone the HD DVD -- in fact, they look and sound exactly the same.
Conclusion: With so few characters, smaller areas to roam in, environments that all look the same, and minor changes to the combat system, this seems like half a game compared to their last release. Rather than build upon Shattered Dimensions and further refine the Spider-Man experience, Spider-Man: Edge of Time takes a step back and feels like something that was quickly rushed out the door while still trying to trap consumers in a badly tangled web.