Amazing Spider-man Game Mini-review

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Gaming
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The Amazing Spider-Man: The Game, is based on the new movie of the same name. It’s not a typical remake of the movie in game form either, it actually serves as a sequel. The events are tied to the events of the movie, and takes place a few months after the movie.

I will say, right out the door, that this game was better than the movie(Although, to be fair, it kinda would have to be right?) and is currently the best spider-man game I have ever played(taking the title away from Ultimate Spider-man game)

The first thing you are going to notice is that the graphics are eye explodingly beautiful! The attention to detail cannot be praised enough, and it feels more like a movie, than the actual movie!

Everything from the lens flares, to the window reflections, to the level of shine on cars! Even the water reflects so perfectly! I haven’t seen a game achieve this level of awesomeness in their graphics, since the last Uncharted game.

The controls are also top notch, and works well! They kind of have to, since the entire control mechanics is taken right from the much praised Arkham BATMAN games. In fact, much of the entire game plays like an Arkham game, with Spiderman instead of batman. Translation: Kick ass!

The DLC is where the game is lacking. I would love to have seen some campaign DLC. Mini-missions and so forth. Instead, I got Stan Lee swinging around gathering Pages, a few different “Be the bad guy and tear shit up” and of course, a spider-man inspired game of  Snake.

I would much rather have gotten a “Rhino is rampaging through time Square: Save the citizens and stop his carnage!” mission, or a “Vulture has been spotted above the city!” or some more Black Cat!

On the upside, while I am not looking forward to the movie Amazing Spider-Man 2, I am anxiously awaiting its game!


  1. GNM says:

    Spider-Man 2 is still my favorite spider-man game, and I’d forgotten about Ultimate but I enjoyed that too. I’m just not a fan of Beenox and anything that they’ve done in the Spider-Man games. I found this game to be an improvement on their other games, but I found the game more ‘acceptable’ than anything

  2. Admin says:

    you know what? You might be right on the Spider-man 2. I haven’t played it in YEARS! Since it first came out in fact. about the only thing I remember was delivering pizzas. Shortly after this new movie came out(Which was a HUGE disappointment), I decided to pull out Spider-man:The game and Ultimate Spider-man to re-evaluate as well as Spider-man for the PSX and even the classic Spider-man on the Sega CD(My second favorite spidey game, until I re-played it and came to the stunning conclusion, that my younger self had complete crap in video game tastes.

    However, I didn’t dig out Spider-man 2, because all that kept running through my head was “Peter Parker, Pizza Delivery guy!” However, I guess I should dig it out and give it another play through.

    You are right about Beenox though, their past spiderman games have sucked hugely! It’s one reason I wasn’t expecting much from this latest game of theirs. However, I saw it was a free form spidey game and tossed caution to the wind. Hey, maybe it was because I wasn’t expecting much from it, that made me like it as much as I did? That’s certainly possible. Let’s be fair, if you expect something to be shit, it doesn’t take much to impress someone.

    Either way, it’s much better than shattered dimensions and edge of time(Which sucks, because I love Spidey 2099 and wanted BOTH of those games to be great!)

  3. GNM says:

    Ya the movie didn’t do it for me either (I liked act 1 though). Haha in your younger self’s defence there’s only so much that could be done on a Sega (part of the reason they don’t have a platform anymore), but ya I’ve had a few of those ‘why did I like this’ moments. I love Spider-Man 2 though I it’s stood the test of time for me, it’s got the best free roaming spidey experience I’ve ever had and I’ve measured all other Spidey games against it and they’ve all failed.

    I had low expectations for it too, I think it could have been a lot better but I did play it the whole way through, which is more than I can say for shattered dimensions or edge of time, I think it was like 30 minutes and 15 minutes each respectively. Maybe the only thing I can say I liked about them was who they picked for the voice acting, the voice director and the script sucked (that’s putting it nicely) but I liked who they picked. They blew a huge chance with Spidey 2099, that was their chance to do something completely new and different.

    I still don’t trust Beenox, and I don’t get why they keep getting so many chances to make them. I’d have taken Spidey away from them and given them a coloring book, crayons and told them to go nuts.

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