I'd like to begin with a little song.
♫ Crash again, Crash again,
It crashes to desktop whenever it can.
Loads a cutscene, or just a level part.
Doesn't like it, it's too hard
Here comes a crash again. ♫
At its best, Amazing 1 is a game that reminds me a lot of the Arkham games. Spider-man controls smoothly and combat can feel very satisfying with striking from behind, retreating to the ceiling, and then quickly moving to a new spot to strike again.
The open world (Manhattan) is nicely detailed and is filled with collectables so you always have something to do while web-slinging from mission to next mission or random crime event.
Unfortunately there are a lot of points where Amazing 1 stops being fun. Despite Spider-Man's strengths lying in jumping away and being able to use high ceilings to his advantage a lot of the missions put you in a tiny, enclosed space where this is not possible so you have to rely on the combat. The combat tries to be Arkham with combos and smooth flowing from one enemy to the next, but this doesn't always work.
The web-slinging isn't as nice as it could be either, which I think is mainly due to the game's locked FOV. You simply lose track of where you are headed. When I first started playing this and got to Manhattan, I actually got a bit nauseous at first until I got more used to it. Fortunately there is an alternative by web-rushing using the R2 bumper everywhere, which basically automatically picks a good spot to get to.
And then there's the absolute biggest issue... the game is horribly optimised. It crashes at least once each half hour for no good reason, and while the game does autosave, you can get unlucky enough to have this occur during a boss fight so you have to redo a part of the level and the fight again.
Voice acting is okay, not good but not cringe-worthy either, and graphics are passable.
If you can pick this up for less than €/$ 10, I'd recommend it. Skip the DLC though, that's all based on more combat and therefore not really fun.
It does NOT get a recommendation at its current full price of %/$ 30 or even the 50% discount which is still up as I write this.