The Amazing Spider-Man Game, The New One, Not The One You Played Already
I am only barely playing video games anymore but I am still curious: does the new Spider-Man game's open-world city webswinging come anywhere close to Spider-Man 2's legendary swoopery, which I still remember in my very bones? Because as we All Know, only Web of Shadows came close since then. Also, open-world Spider-Man games are the only kind that should be made.
Anyway, PLEASE COMMENT so I can maybe add it to my frontlog.
I, too, am desperate to know if I will be web-slangin' sometime soon or if I should not bother!
I still don't get how they got it so right with only the second game, and yet haven't been able to do it since. That's baffling!
Anyway, which Spider-Man game is considered to be the best overall? I know 2 is supposed to have the best webswinging, but is it still the best overall game too?
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I've about reached my Spider-man saturation point. Don't they release like 2 of these a year?
Waiting for Avengers or Justice League, myself.
Spider-Man 2 is an awful, awful game with good webswinging. The webswinging has never been repeated in a similar form because only hardcore comic/gaming nerds liked it, and most of the target audience for the Spider-Man games (children and casual players who liked the films) found it too complex. Aside from the webswinging, Spider-Man 2 features horrendous indoor camerawork, numbingly repetitive missions and levels, horrible boss battles that barely hold together, and some of the worst voice work ever on the part of Tobey Maguire, who sounds like he would rather be literally anywhere but in the audio booth recording his lines.
Originally Posted by Robert Sharp
The best Spider-Man game of the last ten years or so is unquestionably Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, which has a simplified but still skill-oriented webswinging system, very satisfying combat, an interesting black/red suit switch mechanic, and isn't afraid to mess with the open world it takes place in as the story progresses, even if the framerate does crash pretty hard in the third act. Sadly, it also has pretty awful Spidey voice work, but it's still better than Maguire. I really wish Shaba Games had been given a shot at a followup, but they shut down before it could happen. They really seemed to "get" what made a Spidey game feel good.
Another vote for Web Of Shadows here - really enjoyed that. Shattered Dimensions (that was the one with 5 different spideys wasn't it?) was decent but not up to Web Of Shadows quality.
I need to go back to Web of Shadows. I bought it on the cheap and played only a small amount of it.
Giant Bomb did a Quick Look of the new Amazing Spider-Man game. It looks pretty fun. With Spec Ops and Dawnguard both hitting yesterday, I decided to wait for a sale to pick up Spider-Man.
This is coming out August 10th on the PC, for anyone who was wondering (like me).
I actually have Web of Shadows but never actually played it. Great! If the new one sucks, I have that to look forward to :-)
So you won't be playing The New One, nor The One You Played Already, but instead you can play The One You Bought But Never Got Around To. Nice!
Spot-on assessment of SM2. The actual city in that game was filled with minimal variants on repeated fetching(pizza delivery, balloon saving) rooftop races, and the occasional combat cluster. Not much use for the web slinging.
Originally Posted by MattKeil
I still would like to play Web of Shadows, but Shattered Dimensions I greatly enjoyed. I found the levels to be intricate and varied enough to keep me engaged through the entire game. It lacks the open-world, but is no less a solid Spider-man experience.
Hopeful that Amazing turns out well, but I wasn't too impressed by what was shown in GB Quick Look.