Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions
This game is ok... just ok
I was so excited to pick this game up after hearing about it for awhile. I played it through on easy then went back and beat it on hard. There were a few things that made this game unenjoyable. 1) When wall crawling, Spider-Man seems to not want to follow which direction you put him in. The camera angles screw it all up and make you even more frustrated. 2) The fight engine needs a tune-up. When i was fighting a group of guys, i would start attacking one and then spidey would randomly turn and attack another. When i tried to attack an object, it would instead launch me towards one of the bad guys. 3) It gets so repetitive. Just about every level is: see bad guy, chase bad guy, fight mini-battle with bad guy, chase bad guy again, final battle with bad guy. CHANGE IT UP! Bearing these things in mind, i would recommend you rent it or borrow it from someone. It should only take you like 10 hours to beat it.
OK but not Great.
This game is ok but don't expect it to be a great game that you play for hours and hours over again. First off, the gameplay is very repetitive in the way of you start the level, fight some henchman for about 5 minutes, fight the boss for the first time, fight some more henchman and rescue civilians, then finish the boss off. And that pretty much repeats for every level throughout the game. Also I played the game on the hardest difficulty and it was fairly easy so if your looking for a challenge you won't get it. But hey, the game isn't supposed to be a challenging game for hardcore gamers. Its a game thats meant to be fun, enjoyable game for spiderman fans. But some of the good things I have yet to mention. I loved how they let you play as Amazing, Ultimate, 2099, and Noir. Playing as two new spidermen never before seen was fun for me and I really enjoyed the Noir universe the best. But ya, if you want to pick up a simple and fun spiderman game this is it. Just don't expect it to be anything great.
Even non-comic fans can have fun with this game
I'm not really a big Spiderman fan, or any other super hero for that matter. however, I was intrigued by playing as four different Spidermen so i gave it a shot and was pleased with my purchase. Going through three chapters with each one divided up by playing as the four unique characters really helped to keep things interesting. Camera wasn't always perfect but overall worked fine, much better than Web of Shadows. Combat was fun, graphics were great as they changed to fit the mood of whatever Spiderman you were playing as and the voicework was also well done. Adding to the fun was trying to reach the specific challlenges each level had. Most of the challenges were easily obtainable but there would always be a few tougher ones that kept me coming back to the level until i'd finally get it. Fun for anyone that enjoys action games.
Game for Teenagers and PreTeens
I thought this game was pretty good. My little brother likes it, I like it, and my friends like it. I wouldn't play it again but my little brother would. So if you're 10-12 years old you would love this game like my brother. 13-16 years old you would probably play it once or twice through then return for something else. I've played it once through but my 11 year old brother has played it 4 times through. Don't buy this if you want to play it for the achievements though.
It's a little too cartoony for my taste. What got me addicted to the Spider-Man genre was Spider-Man 2. I wanted a game like that for the Xbox360. I like the whole roam around New York, Manhattan, Brooklyn, concept. That's what brings out the Spider-Man in any Spider-Man game. This game, for what I have played it (hour and some odd minutes), has no free roam ability/feature. The game is split up on different levels and, granted that is how a game progresses, this is not how a Spider-Man game should be created(In my opinion). I believe allowing Spider-Man to free-roam like he did in Spider-Man 2 allows the player to have more fun. That game allowed the player to free-fall, jump off of any ledge, and dive anywhere he or she wanted to dive.The game also gave the player the occasional save the man with the brief case, rescue a woman or man from a gang of thugs, and rescue a balloon option; while letting the player choose when he or she wanted to progress throughout the story (Kind of like the Grand Theft Auto series). That game was fun and other companies should invest in that kind of concept. Again, this is just my own opinion.
For anyone under 15
When I first heard about this game's release I thought it would be cool to have but I never set out to buy it. So the otherday when I saw the whole buy two get one free I picked out Soul Calibur IV, Enemy territory quake wars and Shattered Dimensions. I was alittle surprised I picked out a Spider-man title since I never really liked them. For the life of me I could not remember why I strongly disliked (h8) the spider-man games. Let me just say this game served as a good reminder. The graphics are pathetically cartoonish (identical to ultimate spiderman) and the spidermen are terrible at joking, which they do every couple seconds. I really looked forward to playing as spiderman 2099, but was horribly dissappointed when his voice sounded like a big rig trucker. The only version I liked was noir, but one out of four is not enough for me to keep a game. Sorry spidey but it looks like I'll catch you on the flip side.
this game is great. i love spider-man and any other comic book game and this does not disappoint. The villans are great but the only villan left out was Venom. I don't understand why he wasn't in the game, but overall it was great.
Smash, Chase, Boss, Repeat
Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions is an overall good game. However, I believe, it suffers from repetitiveness even though the levels are separated by different Spidey suites to give you a variance of game play. Whether you are stealthing or fighting it still boils down to smash, chase down boss, fight boss and repeat for next level. My only other complaint is that the camera controls can be a little annoying but has to be expected with the sheer amount of surfaces you are able to crawl on. Overall it is entertaining and a blast to see all your favorite villains re-imagined.
Good game but it is kinda short aprox,, 3 days to beat, combat was pretty good and there wasnt any confusing road blocks ... soo good game , but not really 4 young kids
Nothing you haven't seen before
well I rented this thinking that it would rock, but it's no different from most of the other spiderman games and I feel like it's getting really old to see the same type of spider man game where you go in fight the bad guy and be done with that level like most of the other spiderman games. However I did like Spider man 2099 though he was pretty awesome. I also liked Noir Spiderman he was pretty cool also. A lot of things Spider man says to the villians are pretty lame. I don't feel like you should go out and buy it first if your not a hardcore Spider man fan. I would like to see it go back to the sand box style Spider man like last few spiderman titles.