This Spider-Man is not the comics or the cinema: it’s something different but it’s still familiar. That’s the best about this version of the character.
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The new Spider Man video game for PlayStation 4 (exclusive for the console) had too many factors against it to be a great video game: if the adaptations of the cinema or the comic always disappoint, that if the open worlds are a genre too much exploited, that if there is not a single good game about superheroes (this is not true, but it is often cited) and surely something else will leave me.
And yet, the video game of Spider-Man for PS4 is fabulous, it touches all the sticks that you would expect in a product about spiderman and, as a gift, it turns out that it can compete without problem with the Arkham saga as far as the videogame of sticks and open world with superhero in between. So that’s where it is: if you have a PS4, you must play this video game before Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives.
The reasons are obvious when you play five hours and it is still past the 15 that take to squeeze all its contents. Enough if you are an adult with responsibilities, although some zelotes gamers have criticized that it is short and, incidentally, others have tried to prove before even proving that it had lost scenic quality in recent months (what is called a ‘downgrade’ in the world); but I do not think that the first thing is like that or that the second is even true.
Going back to the reasons why this game is recommended for anyone. The first, the inertia and movement of both the character and the city. Spider-Man moves of all the life using his cobwebs between buildings, and Insomniac Games has managed to emulate this in the videogame to the perfection, to the point that it is pleasant to simply play to move around Manhattan, the only open area of New York available.
The city is another character in the game, because of the topic that sounds. It is full of life, there are goals everywhere and also little winks and secrets to the past adventures of Spider-Man that is fun to discover. Although we are all a bit saturated with the format of these open games (with towers to find missions, random events that arise differently each time and traditional missions), how well taken in this game makes that fatigue does not appear unless you play very jerk.
So better take this game calmly, because there is so much to do that it overwhelms if you stop to think about it. Only with that attitude can you stop to learn well all the mechanisms of the combat system, another aspect that is fun to play. In the same way that Spider-Man moves of fear by the city, fight of death and with an amazing agility.
Although the combat is similar in many aspects to the Batman of the saga Arkham, where the blows of the Dark Knight are heavy and convincing, Spider-Man is more agile, less violent and has many tricks to annoy the opponent. And it never kills anyone, something that any fan already knows, but it’s nice to see it solved in such an ingenious way: even if you push someone’s vacuum, Spider-Man will throw a spider web so that it is hanging and relatively safe. Injuries and medical bills for kicks and punches, and such.
Without being the deepest or original combat system once seen how it is fought in other contemporary games, starting with the aforementioned Arkham, it is possible to play with many different styles and, depending on your experience points, you will learn to develop new ones or that complement those that you already use. A tip: try to vary as much as possible so you do not get tired. It can also be that those four hits as effective as you use are not so much compared to new ones.
The combat shines especially in the confrontations against the final heads, which are not few. Not only because of the complications of each one, because it is not the same to fight with the Buitre than with the Negative Lord; but also because of the relationship that you know exists between Spider-Man and all these villains.
We are facing a version of the character that does not resemble any of the views in the cinema, which has been treated with much same and that takes into account Peter Parker. Both parts of the person have a fundamental weight in the story and get you involved with them in every movement they give.
It is a pleasure that Insomniac has taken care of this section, the truth: not only will it satisfy comic fans, but also those who want something better than what was seen in the old movies, which have left a little to be desired; or in the last, where the character is very young and novice compared to the Spider-Man and talludito of this game. Meeting a man who has gone through so much is very interesting and encourages you to finish the adventure to know what will happen to him.
Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is the full name of the game for some reason, hooks from start to finish and is a more than satisfying game. Something simplistic in combat? It depends on whom. Short? Not for me. Similar to other open world games? Few have portrayed New York with so much detail and places of interest to visit and explore.
I can not find any reason not to recommend this videogame if you have a PS4, if you are a fan of the character or if you like action and adventure games. After God of War, surely the most important game of the console of Sony for this year and a reason to continue believing in the games for a player. And yes, you can unlock a jug of costumes from all eras and incarnations of Spider-Man. It’s not easy to get all of them, I’m telling you.