Excerpt: As you boot up The Amazing Spider-Man, and begin to explore its world and take on the bad guys, you can’t quite shake that feeling that you’ve played it all before. That’s down to the game’s developer, Beenox, and their love of a certain successful, acclaimed DC Comic video game franchise.
Conclusion: And that kind of sums up how I feel about the Amazing Spider-Man in general. Unless you’re some kind of rabid Spider-Man fan that absolutely must experience the super hero in every form of media possible, I’d urge you to not waste your time with the Amazing Spider-Man. While it’s not an offensively bad experience, and certainly works well enough for the most part, the character definitely deserves better than it’s getting here, or has for the past couple games.
The Amazing Spider-Man Game – Spidey Fans Will Enjoy It
The Game Reviews
31 July 2012
Summary: As a Spider-Man fan from way back, I was pleasantly surprised by this game. OK it's not "Game of the Year" but it sure is fun to play and shouldn't disappoint spidey fans! There is a certain expectation with SPIDER-MAN™ games… you know they are not going to be over exciting like the comics and films, it's just that uniqueness and humour that Spider-Man brings to the superhero table that sets him apart from all the others
Conclusion: A mediocre game from start to finish, The Amazing Spider-Man has failed to deliver the game we all hoped for. In short, it’s just not that amazing. Hit; It’s great to see Spider-Man back in an open world environment. Miss; There’s nothing that makes you sit up and pay attention. Need; To remember who the hero is. Spider-Man is not Batman, he never will be, and that’s a good thing.
Excerpt: Speaking as a player of Spider-Man games since the 16-bit days, I can say that The Amazing Spider-Man is not the game I wanted. The open world is not the way I want it. The swinging is not the way I want it, nor are the atmosphere or the aesthetics or the story, and the mechanics take far too many cues from a series of games I don't enjoy playing . The Amazing Spider-Man is not the game I wanted at all. It is, however, somewhat decent in spite of this.
Summary: The Amazing Spider-Man is surprisingly technically sound for an open-world title, and it holds the germs of some interesting additions to the series, but that’s about the highest praise it elicits. Beenox’s previous Spider-Man titles, Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time , certainly had their problems, but they at least offered an interesting take on the franchise, rather than this, a series of boring, repetitive battles connected by a series of boring, repetitive side...
Conclusion: Activision All in all, The Amazing Spider-Man is a solid game that is right up there with the best Spider-Man games ever. The controls are a little simplified over past games, but the result is a flashy and cinematic game that makes you actually feel more like Spider-Man than any game before.
Excerpt: Spider-Man is back and can once again web sling to his heart’s content, with an entire open city at his fingertips. The plot is an epilogue to the movie of the same name, which finds Spider-Man up against a host of powerful enemies. With a menagerie of genetically enhanced creatures on the loose, his girlfriend infected and in quarantine, and massive robotic creations on his trailer, Spider-Man finds himself in serious trouble. His only option is to break Dr.
Excerpt: Full disclosure: I am an absolutely massive fan of the Spider-Man 2 game on sixth generation consoles. While it was a flawed experience, marred by repetitive missions and slow combat, there has yet to be a Spider-Man game that immersed the player more fully. Every action, from swinging on a web to throwing a punch, carried weight. Nothing was done for you—no over-simplified web swinging and no button mashing to win fights.
Pros: Fluid animations, beautiful cityscapes, excellent boss battles
Cons: Irritating combat, lack of interesting side-activities, uninvolving gameplay