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the re­lease of Spi­der- Man: Home­com­ing to the big screens, we’ve been lucky to see much more de­tails on the up­com­ing PS4 game, Marvel’s Spi­der- Man.

We’ve been treated to a dozen Spi­der- Man games over the years, but not all were hits. Let’s face it, games based on movies are rarely good. Of­ten they are con­stricted within the con­fines of a sub- par film and dumbed down, it’s enough to make you vomit in ter­ror. This game thank­fully doesn’t fol­low the vein of a movie tie- in. It will fea­ture a more ex­pe­ri­enced and bet­ter equipped Peter Parker in an orig­i­nal story that’s chock full of comic fan­dom.

As Peter you will tra­verse a highly de­tailed New York City that you can ex­plore freely to your hearts con­tent. Its mix of fight­ing, stealth and city ex­plor­ing are rem­i­nis­cent of the Bat­man Arkham se­ries, a win­ning game­play for­mula that put su­per­hero games back on the map! We can only hope that like Bat­man, play­ers will be treated to the large ros­ter of vil­lains to boost playa­bil­ity and en­joy­ment.

Al­though that’s pretty much where the Bat­man/ Spi­der- Man com­par­isons end. Much of the con­tent shown so far is set in the day­time. The vi­su­als are sharp and colour­ful, par­tic­u­larly with Spi­der- Man’s new suit, unique to the game. And def­i­nitely no Bat­man­like brood­ing. Ex­pect con­stant witty one- lin­ers and dad jokes as you web­sling around New York City bust­ing up bad guys. All fash­ion sense aside, wear­ing the colours red and blue to­gether has never looked so good.

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