Reviews and Problems with Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
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Spider-man: Friend or Foe
20 March 2008
Conclusion: This is a very demanding time for gamers. Interesting releases seem to becoming out every week, and this trend will continue the rest of the year. Is Spider-Man Friend Or Foe worth your gaming dollar? No, I don’t believe it is. Keep in mind this is coming from a fan of Spider-Man and Marvel in general, as well as a bona fide brawler fan. And while there are certainly some positive things about this title, it is too simplified—i.e.
Excerpt: Game Informer magazine recently ran an op-ed piece entitled, “In Defense Of Short Games” in which one of the magazine’s contributors made the argument that games don’t have to last more than 50-100 hours to be good. While I usually don’t care for Game Informer’s opinions, this short editorial really stuck with me. Games are constantly blasted for being “too short,” but more often than not, it is the overly long games that become the object of my scorn.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is A gaming publisher having the name rights to a super hero such as Spiderman is considered as a blessing for many. Such big names already have a huge fan base and followers so advertising and exposure issues are set aside. The story line and characters involved are also given within the comics or movies regarding the superhero in discussion, so lack of creativity isn’t fatal here. So when a developer wants to create a game based around...
Summary: Friend or Foe may be different from the Xbox 360 version, but in some ways it's no better or worse. While I still like the strong voice acting and the large cast of characters, part of me wishes that Activision could have done more to take this from an average 3D brawler into something truly exciting. But they didn't, and that's why Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is just another average action game that doesn't even to break new ground.
Excerpt: There’s a famous old saying by a man called Sun-tzu that goes something like, “keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”. While it’s a very thought provoking statement, and in many cases, a statement that rings true in life. I’m not sure if Mr. Sun-tzu said those words with the world’s most renowned super hero, Spider-Man, in mind.
Summary: If you're a kid then Spider-Man: Friend or Foe may be right up your alley, but the game is plagued with a high price point, easy difficulty, and gameplay that is far too repetitive. If all you're doing is looking for a good clean game for a younger gamer than you can't go wrong with Friend or Foe, but everybody else may want to give this one a rental before plunking down $50 on this relatively short experience. This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: Spider-Man: Friend or Foe’s premise is quite unique - it forces Spider-Man to team up with some of his greatest foes in an effort to find out just who has been brainwashing some of Spidey’s greatest foes with shards of the asteroid that collided with Earth in the Spider-Man 3 movie. While the enemies normally wouldn’t team with Spidey, here, they want to get revenge on the person who brainwashed them.
Excerpt: Taking advantage of the rampant popularity of the Marvel series, Spider-man: Friend or Foe is a multi-platform action button masher published by Activision. The slick presentation kicks off the story with an alien invasion in New York City, home of the illustrious Peter Parker. Zipped up to S.H.E.I.L.D.�s flying ship, Nick Fury informs Spider-man of the devastation caused by the aliens and their relationship to the same type of symbiotic sludge that brought Venom to...
Conclusion: Older gamers such as myself and my friend will dig this game for its nostalgic feel and pick up and playability, as will casual gamers, noobs, and the younger gamers out there. The game mechanics in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe are fairly solid, the controls are friendly, and it reminds me of being a young whipper-snapper playing a coin-op arcade. It's neither innovative nor creative, just simple, satisfying fun.
Summary: Le graphisme reste simple pour un jeu sur Xbox 360. Le style BD des graphiques est intéressant mais aurait gagné à être plus raffiné, malgré des décors plutôt variés et originaux pour ce type de jeu. Les personnages sont bien détaillés, mais on est encore loin de satisfaire toutes nos attentes. Également, les chemins possibles que peuvent prendre les personnages sont très linéaires; ce qui nous amène à découvrir quelques secrets cachés sans en avoir eu l’intention.
Pros: -Variété des personnages, plus de 12. -Les combos. -Amélioration de nos personnages.
Cons: -Les graphiques ne sont pas à la hauteur de la Xbox 360. -Jeu très linéaire