Spider-Man is finally back in the gaming world and looks better than ever before
When Insomniac first introduced the trailer to its Spider-man version, on the one hand I was really excited because it's a great studio and I've loved Spiderman since the nineties animation series I watched over and over when I was a girl. On the other hand, I got the news with a slight concern that it is so easy to destroy superhero games, or make them mediocre and down just to make easy money on the back of the fans. But to my great delight, no - Insomniac did their homework, and we were given a game that looked and felt completely as if ripped from the pages of the comic.
So thank God, the game does not tell us again the story of Speedy's Origine, which has already been repressed enough in any other media, but begins eight years after Peter Parker wore the mask for the first time. The game successfully transfers the split in his life, which because of his work as a super hero, are a big mess - his love life in crisis, he is broke and chronic for his new work as a scientist assistant, and also volunteer in a homeless support center where he helps his aunt Mae.
Because once he hears a siren sound, no matter what, Peter leaves everything and runs to help the people of New York City. And that's exactly how the new game begins - Wilson Fisk, known as Kingpin, Spiderman's greatest enemy, refuses to step down as the ruler of the underworld, and on one breathtaking mission where you are sent to stop him from destroying evidence and arresting Kingpin himself, In the game and opens the plot.
Now that Kingfine was no longer in the picture, he remarked in total chaos. When there is no king to rule the anarchy celebrates, and every small criminal thinks he will be the next ruler of the city. And here you come into the picture, and as Spider-Man you have to stop everyone - even the little fish, and also much more serious enemies whose actions against the city threaten to destroy it.
And it would be a shame, because New York City has never been so successful in any game Video. Yes, it's not a one-to-one representation, and some sites have disappeared from it for buildings and places from Marble's universe or for other constraints, but really wow, the level of investment in the details is simply crazy. If you sit down on a building, you'll hear Music Coming from one of the floors. If you climb a building, you can look inside and see the offices and more.
And of course, as a Spider-Man game, you have to talk about the traffic experience between the buildings, that it will take you a few minutes to get used to Aliya, but once you get used to it, you will not be able to stop. The physics of the mechanics of rocking is excellent and feels simple and fun in a way that is hard to explain. Although at some point a game is open for fast travel, but this is the first time in my life that I skipped the option just because touring the city as Spider-Man is just much more enjoyable.
But you're not there just to fly between buildings. You are there to protect the city. To do this you will have to fight different criminals. The battle system in the game is not very complex, and there are not too many moves you can make, but it feels very fluid and fits the Spiderman style. As you increase levels, you can also open more moves to help you tremendously. In addition, enemies are not easy at all. There are different types of them, not every move you make will work against them, and when you are surrounded by dozens of them, if you are not concentrated at any given moment, the way to Game Over is very short.
The bosses' battles, on the other hand, were very cinematic and cool, but not really challenging either. Once you understand what you need to do in front of the specific boss, it's really hard to make it difficult.
Part of the game will also require you to stealth, and not jump straight to action. Stealth in the game is also not super sophisticated and casual, but a total enjoyable and satisfying, and unlike serious stealth games, does not require too much patience.
Besides the main plot, and a number of side missions that are not bad at all, the city is full of little things to do, which are there to open up new suits for Spider-Man and develop his gadgets. And there are a lot of them - you can find all the files that Spydy Peyzer has scattered around the city and forget about them, shoot familiar New York City sites, some of which are East Agaz to the world of Marble, stop crimes across the city, clean up enemy bases, save a project of Peter's friend Harry Osborne And more. Although these tasks are quite varied and not too boring, at a certain stage I personally get fed up with them. Overall, I'm not one of the gamers who has to finish everything 100 percent, but even those who do, are not going to suffer at least.
I do not actually have too many complaints about the game. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was that the plot in the middle felt significantly slower than the beginning and the end were just crazy and full of action.
But apart from that, yes, Insomniac did a great job of passing the experience of "what it is like to be Spider-Man." The characters, the plot feel super authentic to the source material, and the gameplay feels so right, that if you are a Spider-Man, comics in general or just looking for a really good game, you just can not miss this game.
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