Web-slinging into our hearts
Last week I finally got the chance to watch Spider-Man Homecoming and I found myself longing for a good Spider-Man game. Beenox’s ‘Shattered Dimensions’ and ‘Edge of Time’ were incredibly fun games, followed by disappointing outings based on the two ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ movie adaptations. With the post-movie hype still in effect, it’s safe to say I can’t wait to play the new Spidey game exclusive on PS4.
Developed by Insomniac Games, the people behind Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Spider-Man PS4 aims to bring the franchise out of its slump. The developers are well known for crafting incredibly fun experiences and I have full confidence that they will deliver an open world web slinger to rival the epicness and novelty Spider-Man 2 had in 2004.
From what we’ve seen until now, it looks like Insomniac is going for a Batman ‘Arkham’ style of combat with scripted events peppered throughout the experience to make everything have a cinematic feel to it. While these ‘on-rails’ moments may be off-putting to some, I believe they’re there to showcase all the important work that went into making this rendition of New York so stunning.
Graphically it looks as good as you expect it to. Beautiful animations, character models and environments set the scene for the game. I especially like how it manages to achieve a realistic look without looking generic. As for Spidey’s suit, it looks….interesting. I can’t say I’m a fan of the design but I have hopes that it’s just the initial version and will gradually get better as you progress through the game. If it doesn’t, I’m sure it will grow on me when I get to play it.
Spider-Man on PS4 may very well be the new ‘Spider-Man 2’. Will you be checking it out when it releases in 2018?