PlayStation 4 - Marvel’s Spider-Man
Words Lewis Corner
Hands up if, like us, you spent many hours as little boy wishing you had super powers like Spider-Man. Well, the web-slinger’s new outing on the PlayStation 4 is the closest we’ve ever felt to harnessing the full might of Marvel’s most famous hero.
In Marvel’s Spider-Man – a new console-based universe created by Insomniac for this highly-anticipated title – you are propelled straight into the action. It’s been eight years since Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, giving him superhuman abilities and a new life as a friendly neighbourhood vigilante – and here you have the whole of New York City to explore, with an added Avengers Tower of course.
The expansive environment makes Marvel’s Spider-Man the character’s most ambitious and exciting adventure on the PlayStation. There are plenty of famous villains to battle throughout the super slick gameplay, with your first foe being the iconic Kingpin himself, Wilson Fisk.
When you are racing through the city, web-slinging from skyscraper to skyscraper, or scaling Fisk Tower, Spider-Man feels nimble, light and free. When faced with machine gun-armed goons, the combat system gives Spidey more force, with control combinations laying heavy blows with striking impact. You feel like you are truly kicking ass.
What’s more, the playable action moves seamlessly into cutscenes, giving the whole experience a cinematic quality. This helps drive the heart of the story: Peter Parker’s coming-of-age into manhood, and how his two worlds start to collide more and more.
Insomniac’s reimagining of Marvel’s most beloved superhero is smart, energetic, and incredibly fun. If this is the closest we’ll ever get to slipping into a Spidey suit to take on the world’s most dangerous bad guys when it’s released on 7 September, it’ll do just nicely.