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Spider-Man has has a unique history with video games most of them bad
but their have been a few gems. "Amazing Spider-Man the Game" is not
one of them but is it's not a just stink bomb of a game that has had the
Spider-Man name. This game is not a bad game but not a good game either
it falls in the middle. If looked at as a Spider-Man game it not that
great however if you look at a movie tie in game it's not bad. their are
several pros and cons with this game that keep it in the middle.
story is one of the good points in this game. The story takes place 4
months after the movie and spoils a lot of plot points of the movie. The
story it's self is kinda campy and fits the old comic stories in which a
lot of the characters come from but still has this edgy feel of modern
Spider-Man. One of the cons of the story is how some of the villains are
portrayed most characters. Rhino, Scorpion, and Vermin are animals
exposed to human DNA in the reverse of Curt Connors. So while visiting
OsCorp after hours The above mentioned villains called Cross-species
break out causing a virus to take Manhattan similar to prototype. Now
Spider-man with some help from Curt Connors after breaking him out of an
asylum try to cure everyone. Meanwhile Alistaire Smythe OsCorp's new
wonder boy is trying to gatherer up all the "Cross-species" with robots
that will kill anyone infected even Spider-man. The story is meh but its
not pull my eyes out bad.
The Side Quest.
side quests are as follows their are save people from thugs, high speed
chases, stop a shoot out, take pictures, explore the sewers/secret
OsCorp lab, take asylum escapees/sick people to safety, races, and a
stay in focus game. They get very repetitive and I stopped five chapters
in to the game.
The Voice Cast.
voice acting is very good I do wish that the actors from the movie had
returned. I do think they try to hard to sound like the actors from the
movie and some do I good job others not so much.
graphics in the game are amazing (pardon the pun). The game looks great
the city, characters, and items. One this I also enjoyed was as you
took damage the costume would rip and tear as well(though only with a
few costumes). This game looks good.
game's controls are really smooth with the exception of the web rush
mechanic. The web rush is a nice speedy way of quick moving around an
environments but the quick responses while web swinging are out right
fail. I'll press the button to collect and item and I shoot off in the
wrong direction it got annoying I'd rather hold the button to enter the
web rush mode to pick my web rush location. the combat and the web
swinging work really well. Web rush need some more polishing.
The Bonus stuff.
game has a series of collectables that range to comic book pages that
unlock full classics spider-man comics. magazines and audio logs in the
levels, and photos that unlock art and character trophies. Another
(almost a staple) collectable is alt costumes. Now the costume are a
challenge because one you have to have the camera (give in level 3) and two most are date sensitive I was only able
to get two with the current update the others I had to set my clock
ahead. their is also one given for completing the game 100% meaning all collectables and side
missions finished you get what is being call the Amazing Black Costume.
It's call that because it like the black costume from Spider-Man 3 it's
just the red and blue suit all black with web. the bonus stuff is nice but not really worth it unless you want to change the costume or read one of the comics.
Stan "The Man" Lee
The Stan Lee challenge was a per order bonus from Amazon.com that
lets you play as Stan Lee. This challenge was a bit of a disappointment
but I did play it on easy to get a feel. The story is Stan loses his
script and their is only one mission and then you could do the side
My final thoughts on this game are simple if you are a Spider-Man fan you may want to pick this up. if you are not a huge fan but enjoy Spider-Man games pass it wasn't great pick up Shattered Dimensions and rent this game my score is a 3 out of 5.
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