The Amazing Spiderman Review: Swing In The City

The Amazing Spiderman game is definitely one of the great Spiderman games to have been released for quite some time. With an open-world action adventure feel, the game delivers action and adventure along with close-up camera angles for a velocity infused limelight.

The Amazing Spiderman starts off after the events of the film. Peter Parker along with Gwen Stacy are exploring the restricted areas of Oscorp where Gwen reveals that Curt Connors’ cross-species experiments may still be taking place. Alistair Smythe, the new director, catches them off-guard but then takes them on a tour where he explains that some scientists were covertly continuing Connors’ cross-species experiments by injecting animals with human DNA where these cross-species have a virus and will be terminated for disposal. Suddenly, the cross-species all react to Peter’s presence and escape, infecting all of the scientists, including Smythe and Gwen, in the process. Spiderman must now find a cure with the help of some unlikely cast and encounter new foes and friends along the way.

The Amazing Spiderman itself takes gameplay sequences to another level with Web Rush and other features that are reminiscent of Spiderman 2. Web-rush allows slow-down timing web rush to be done on the quick end. There are several spots for movement from one building to another and the camera angles create that movie-like feel. After a while though, this whole web-rushing can become stale as the mission variety itself lacks to some degree. The open-ended town on NYC has recurring crimes which are similar and it feels like Beenox did not infuse as much action into New York City as much as possible. Regardless, combat is one thing they did focus on which feels similar to a Batman: Arkham Asylum play-style that fans will undoubtedly enjoy. Spiderman himself is in on the action and fans will enjoy it just as much. Through defeating bad guys, the upgrade system allows for several upgrades to the moves such as Web Sling and other level-upgradeable moves that enhance the experience during combat. Play as stealthy or be a hard-kicking action hero that busts into the level designs. Anyway you play the game, its Spiderman with great power.

In terms of anything else, there is not much to say about The Amazing Spiderman. In its simplicity the game is incredibly entertaining but at the same time slightly lackluster in its offerings. While the storyline is engaging and the gameplay experience of open-world has been long-missed, the actual adventure could have used a lot more substance.

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