Insomniac’s Spiderman is a game that I didn’t think I would care for, but was pleasantly surprised by tight controls, a compelling story, and for the most part interesting missions. This is defiantly worth your time to play. Will it live up to the hype or fall down like many games these days lets find out.
The game tells a brand new Spiderman tale with an already seasoned Spiderman. This to me was a fresh take on the I have to go through the Uncle ben storyline again and again. With interesting boss battles and excellent voice acting this is one for the comic and the non-comic fans alike.
This game looks good. I mean really good. From the city of New York which has many landmarks that a native New Yorker could notice to the amazing water effects this game especially on PS4 Pro looks jaw dropping. New York is not a pure replica, but it is close enough. The only thing that I didn’t care for is that there is no shadow on Spiderman when he is on buildings. A small detail, but not game breaking.
A game means nothing if the controls are not good and the game itself is not fun. Spiderman has excellent controls making you truly feel like a superhero. Gadgets, webs, and hand to hand combat play a big part in this game. For anyone that has played the Batman Arkham series the hand to hand combat will fell very familiar. It is not quite identical, but close enough that you could say Spidey defiantly hung out with the bat. The missions themselves feel similar, but different enough to give you new things to do.
The list itself is a standard do all crimes, side missions, and story experience. While the list is not that hard to Platinum assuming you want to do a grind of random crimes the fact that Insomniac has put into the time to give the player the freedom to complete all of them post story is always a helpful setup.
I would rate this game a solid 9/10. It’s few annoying missions and to many random crime stopping is the only thing holding it back from perfection.
The reviewer spent roughly 20 hours beating the story and cleaning up the districts Receiving 49/51 trophies since he thinks doing 60 more random missions is a waste of his real life time for this platinum. (Hats off though to anyone that does 100% this though)