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.
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...
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.
Conclusion: The story’s fairly competent and ties into the film well, but the lack of Andrew Garfield or even a remote sound-alike ruins its chances of feeling like the movie it’s supposed to tie in to. It’s more like a cartoon, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but the No.
Excerpt: I’ve never played a Spider-Man game before so it was with much excitement and anticipation that I embarked on his latest interactive adventure. The game is set a few months after the blockbuster film that is currently doing the rounds in cinemas worldwide and it sees Spider-Man working alongside the...
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.
Pros: Fluid animations, beautiful cityscapes, excellent boss battles
Cons: Irritating combat, lack of interesting side-activities, uninvolving gameplay
Summary: Despite the fact that he’s the ideal focus for a video game, Spider-Man has yet to receive a title to genuinely catapult him into the gaming stratosphere. Shattered Dimensions (2010) and Edge of Time (2011) were most definitely steps in the right direction, but they were based on the comic book...
Excerpt: Al nuevo juego de The Amazing Spider-Man le ocurre lo mismo que a la película a la que va ligado: es un buen juego, pero no consigue que dejemos de pensar si preferimos los antiguos o si merecía la pena una nueva versión del arácnido.