Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Edge Of Time
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16 November 2011
Summary: Superhero games often carry a stigma of simply being a way to cash-in on fans of a particular franchise. There have been few games in past years that have challenged this preconception, such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Transformers: War for Cybertron, but it seems that some studios are keen on...
Summary: Close to a year ago, Quebec-based developer Beenox, teamed up with Activision to hit a home run in video game form. They released Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions – a game which did a great job of creating a linear yet creative inter-dimensional experience for the well-know web-crawler and three...
Excerpt: Playing the roles of the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man: Edge of Time propels gamers on a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled adventure in which the heroic web-slingers must urgently work together across time to save each other and...
Excerpt: Last year’s Shattered Dimensions was a Spider-Man fan boy’s dream game in a way because it had four different incarnations of the character to play as - and more skins for them. However, it suffered from being very derivative, having a terrible camera, and not really mixing things up a lot since...
Excerpt: I've been reading about how the new Batman game, Arkham City is being widely considered a nice step forward from its predecessor, Arkham Asylum . In theory, that's how things should be in gaming. A company puts out a game and then refines and improves their formula for future releases.
Conclusion: Last seen swinging into a time portal towards the bargain bin, we’d recommend you save your cash until it gets there. Spider-Man: Edge of Time is not especially terrible but is far more mundane than a hero of Spider-Man’s ilk deserves.
Excerpt: Like last year’s Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (reviewed here ), which cast you as four different Spideys, Edge of Time lets you play as two: the present's Amazing Spider-Man and the future’s Spider-Man 2099.
Pros: +Terrific voice-acting from a franchise-appropriate celebrity cast., + Slick production values.
Cons: ? Will the year ever turn 2100 in the Marvel Universe?
Summary: Spider-Man: Edge of Time isn’t a bad game, but it is a boring one. The single location is more confining than not, and the adventure contained therein is made longer by a reliance on backtracking and repetitive tasks that often feel like chores.
Excerpt: Edge of Time starts off absolutely perfectly - right in the middle of modern-day Spidey versus a giant roided-up Anti-Venom who kills Peter Parker, but the 2099 incarnation sees this and does whatever he can to prevent Parker’s death while also preventing the head of an evil corporation from taking...
Conclusion: Finally, it’s not fair to compare this game to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions due to the fact that the games have different stories and different looks, but since the publisher and developer behind each game are the same, it’s bound to happen.