GAMING SPIDER- MAN HAS GAME
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.