THE AMAZ­ING SPI­DER-MAN 2 ★★ 16 cert, Ac­tivi­sion PS4 (also Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U)

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FUN & GAMES - CIARA O’BRIEN

With the block­buster movie comes the in­evitable game, but sadly The Amaz­ing Spi­der­man 2 doesn’t live up to the prom­ise of its ti­tle. There is lit­tle that’s amaz­ing about this other than the fact that a Spi­der­man game could be so lack­lus­tre. The com­bat feels stilted and bor­ing, and even web sling­ing through the city doesn’t pro­vide the thrill that it should. And as a next-gen game, I ex­pected it to look far bet­ter than it does. But it’s not all bad. You get a chance to play dress-up with ev­ery­one’s friendly neigh­bour­hood vig­i­lante, and if you are a fan of the cur­rent film, there are some fa­mil­iar en­e­mies to tackle. Plus Spike Lee gets his cus­tom­ary cameo. Over­all, though, I’d rec­om­mend you use your spi­der-sense and skip this.

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