The Amazing Spider-Man 2
May Live Up to Spider-Man 2 From Back in the Day
Beenox has many Spider-man games produced, and from what they have been saying on their Facebook page, the game should be superb. The game will not be canon but actually based on the movie. The Menace and Hero mechanism sounds a lot like Webs of Shadow or even InFamous. The game has a lot of potential to be fantastic, heck the first game made me feel like the Spider! (except for the web swinging on thin air thing) I hope they can make this a tried and true free roam Spidey game! I also hope for a Superior Spider-man costume, but hey, I can wish.
Will This Surpass the Last Spidey Game?
I am so excited for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 coming out and like its prequel there will be a game along with it. I am excited for this game to come to shelves in April but I'm curious what it will bring to the table. I enjoyed the last Amazing Spider-Man game. It had a familiar and fun combat system and the free roaming through Manhattan were high points in the last game. But cons were that it was very repetitive and had a lack luster story. I enjoyed the game but i thought it had more to offer and i hope that what was missing in the last game is put into this one. Things I as well as many other people who played the last game will probably want in this one are: more variety in enemy types, a more intriguing story, better side quests, and less repetition. If they can tweak these small details i think it could make a huge difference in this game's potential. If you agree with my preview then give me a thumbs up if you disagree then thumbs down. Check out some of my other reviews and previews and add me on my PSN accounts (miguelyorkes222 and/or ZeGamerBoy). Thanks for your time.
Worth Looking Into
The first game was very much based on look rather than gameplay but was impressively polished up to look and feel similar to the movie. That said the combat really needed work as it wasn't very smooth and felt a bit clunky. Story Mode was fun but the free roam was not anything compared to the past Spider-Man 2 or Spider-Man 3 titles as these had plenty of random missions in free roam and felt more open where as finishing The Amazing Spider-Man left you to do almost nothing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is said to have even more openess similar to the older games and a new Hero or Menace system which could make side missions fun and possibly with much variety. Hopefully this can mean a much more fluid combat system and even the ability to dodge bullets like in other games with the hero. This game seems worth taking a look at to see the new features it will and may have and me being a big Spider-Man fan, I will no doubt pick this up.
Beenox Came Up Short
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a game that had the potential to be great but fell much too short and goes into the ever growing category of sub-par spidey games. The story originally is Peter Parker out to discover who his Uncle Ben's killer is then takes many turns to where you get lost and confused to what the story designer wants you to get out of the story. The story itself is bland and has no interesting narrative. Sometimes spidey has a sarcastic comment that will make you smirk but for the most part you are just sitting there waiting for a conversation to end so you can get back to fighting enemies. The added segments where you play a Peter Parker feel more like fillers in the story where they would have been better off if they focused solely on spider-man himself. All of these segments last longer than they should and they all end up leading to another uninteresting conversation. The graphics of the game are below average even if the game was released two years ago and its high points in quality comes when you are swinging through the city with the buildings and skyscrapers are rusting past you in a blur of gray. But up close these building look like they are from an early released PS3 game with smudgy textures that just don't cut it in todays video game society. The combat is again a copy of the Batman Arkham series and ties in some new ways to take down foes but is ultimately button mashing. You will find yourself hitting the attack button, the spider sense pops up above your head, and you dodge the strike. I know that this is the Amazing Spider-Man but it helps that he is facing idiots who can't come close to landing a punch. Beenox tried to change things up in the gameplay by adding brutes (large characters who need to be hit by a seismic blast) and smaller and much more agile characters that all you have to do is dodge and then pull the enemy to you to take them down. They did add more variety to boss fights but they were often very simple as well and I found myself doing the same things over and over to take him or her down. I also found that later in this mess of a story that the boss fights just seemed to be thrown in so you could face a few enemies from the movie before the game came to a shrieking halt. The battles where you face Electro and the Green Goblin I found were almost identical. At the beginning of these boss fights you're chasing them through the city for a good two minutes dodging projectiles that are thrown your way. After that you find yourself on a building where you fight by throwing projectiles back at them or dodging there movements. They also both have scenes where you are taken airborne and you proceed beating up the foe continuously before finally defeating them. So what I'm trying to say in a nut-shell is that this game is just as repetitive as the last, with a lack luster story, and is a huge let down for me as a spider-man fan. But, hey you can collect cool costumes!! I would recommend letting the price drop before you buy this mediocre spidey game.. If you agree with my review then give it a thumbs up and I want to see your comments on what you think or how you felt about the game. Also add me on PSN ZeGamerBoy or miguelyorkes222.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Where the last game gets a 9/10, this game gets at least a 7. While the story has proved itself interesting, I think that Beenox was better off with the method of having 15 hour and a half long levels with a good story. In this game, the levels seemed rushed and the characters, especially the villains aside from Kraven and Carnage, rarely get the screen time that they deserve. The hero-or-menace system also proved to be a hindrance. I mean, at first it's cool swinging around saving people from burning buildings and stopping petty crooks, but there are really only 5 different missions you can perform and they're more-or-less in the same setting every time. Plus, it doesn't help when you've beat the game, and while your searching for collectibles, trying to return home, or even just getting to the Comics Stand, which seems impossible sometimes, you're being attacked and having your web-shooters compromised by the Task Force for not performing these deeds. I'm not saying they should remove this system, I'm merely saying they should make it more interesting. New dialogue between Spider-Man and the villains of the game stopped more abruptly than I thought it would which made the interactions dull and repetitive. One of the only things that shows promise in this game is the web-shooting mechanics for when you're traveling around New York. While they seem a bit complicated at first, you become adjusted rapidly and it barely falls short of the mechanics from Web of Shadows. Therefore, this game most likely deserves a 7/10 and may slightly disappoint players of the first game, but greatly entertain players new to the franchise.
the first game was great but with some flaws now there bringing a second one hopefully this game is better because then it would suck if it was basically the same
I counted how much suits their are and their are 14 suits and if you get the web threads suit pack you get 18. Add me on PSN my username is SpiderMan4584. Thanks.
Fun, but weak plot.
Fun, but weak plot. I mean seriously I was expecting more. It was really fun but too many villains and the story is all over the place. it only makes a little sense. Also, the faces on the characters, come on we are in the 21st century a 15 year old could do better than that. Here are the Good things. First off, Carnage was awesome. Great Electro boss fight.Great voices for the characters.Great web slinging. Also, Stan Lee's roll in it, amazing. Here's one more bad thing, the medium setting was too easy if your new to video games play on medium, who your good at video games play on super hero.
I've been waiting for this game ever since they announced it! Now it's almost here! What I like about this game is they went back to the comic look instead of the movie look, ie the Spider Man 1-3 Trilogy, and TASM first game. Second thing I like is the good/bad meter or Hero/Menace meter as they call it, I love game with this concept. Third thing I like is they've promised more extended free play and a bigger New York-Manhattan to play around in. The last thing I like are the bonus suits u get from PSN and GS that the game has allowed to grant u access to not just a skin for looks, but a actual suit that has abilities and powers as well as looks. I hope this preview help feel free to add me on PSN Dk-Xander83... I will also be getting a PS4 as soon a June too......
I love Spider-man. I bought the first Amazing Spider-man game and walked away feeling satisfied, thinking that whatever mistakes they made in this would be corrected in the sequel...which they weren't. In fact, to be brutally honest, the game lacks so much polish that some would walk away after 5 minutes of gameplay out in New York. Nevertheless, the things I was most pleased with this game was the improved swinging and (when it actually gets it right) the momentum-based web zipping parkour actions. But frequent pre-programmed maneuvers that launch me into the buildings are just inexcusable. Buildings and especially cars lack polish (low-res), and enemies glitch, and characters' walk cycles are horrible. The new "Hero vs Menace" system sucks, it's just a new way to keep players playing so they don't get shot at by cops. The audio gets screwed up. Story is just meh as well. How then, did I rate everything so low, yet put the lasting appeal so high? Cuz swinging around New York is just so incredibly fun, and it never gets old. Finally, we've got some realism to this game (or whatever counts a realistic in the Marvel Universe), and once you get the web boost, and the slingshot web, you just want to jump off of the high buildings in the game and swing all over the place. So somehow, I'll probably be coming back to this game many times just to get that Spidey feel goin...