Don't get me wrong. I'm huge Spider-Man fan, I think he's greatest hero there is. And it sucks so much that this game isn't so good I hoped it would be. It's bad. Don't believe people saying it's 10/10. It's not. Seriously.
PC version has a lot of glitches, graphic bugs, frame rates and whatnot. Sometimes I cannot finish side mission, since the building where I have to save humans is gone. Game looks pretty bad to be next-gen title. And this new Hero or Menace thing is hard, if you skip one of those 10 missions in map, you suddenly became Menace. And I don't want to save citizens in peril during story missions, or when I'm going to somewhere. And every time you finish one, you get annoying Daily Bugle news.
The worst aspect of this game is that it tries so hard to be like Arkham games. And we have Spider-Man games that aren't and are still good (USM, SMSD, SM2). We have Spider-Sense that's basically detective vision except you don't scan anything. But it's blurry and I didn't want to use it. But I had to. We also have predator missions returning and that's not good neither. Enemy spot you through walls and on ceiling even though they don't watch in there.
Combat sucks. You smash attack button until you have to counter. And it's hard. Even though I press counter button, it doesn't work and enemies hit me. And I'm very good in ASM 1 and Arkham games. And there's no variations. Signature moves are the same. And enemies have super speed and strength and everything. It's very frustating, since it doesn't have any variation.
Web-slinging is fun, when it's works. But too often Spidey goes inside building or suddenly changes to rotation where I'm going. And the buggy came doesn't make it better. I didn't want to wall-crawl, because camera ruins it. And since web-slinging doesn't work, I just want to walk, which is very slow.
Story is just filled with different villains. And there are too much of them. You start with Uncle Ben's killer and 15 minutes later, he's dead, you face Shocker, 15 minutes later he's beaten and it goes on.
Also, Spidey's new voice actor sucks. He tries to be funny, but isn't. And he doesn't sound like Spider-Man, at all. We had great voice actors in the past
Overall, game sucks and is huge letdown. And I didn't want it to be. ASM wasn't great, but it was okay and I thought Beenox learned it's mistakes. But it didn't.
Last good Spider-Man game was Shattered Dimensions. It had good combat, voice-acting and humor. What it didn't have was free-roaming and interesting story. I bought this game with 16 € and I'm still regretting it. If you want Spidey game with bad voice-acting for Spidey, bad humor, repeditive combat, mediocre web-slinging, bad story and overall Arkham-clone this is it.
What we need is next-gen only Spider-Man game, with SMSD's combat and voice-actors. Maybe with 4 different New Yorks to explore?
Julkaistu 1 toukokuu(ta) 2014.