Spider-Man is a surprise for me, a surprise but a welcomed one. Since my childhood I always have been biased with the super-hero games. The reasoning behind bias is that most super-hero games are nothing but cash-grabs, such as Super-Man games or Marvel’s other titles other than Spider-Man in general. To my surprise, with Sony’s aid, this game has taken its place among my favorites.
Currently I am playing through DLC’s and already finished the game with 100% completion, which means I did all the side-quests, collected every collectible and completed all the city-wide activities.
Now let’s get into the review!
Spider-Man is an exclusive title for PS4 and released at 2018. Three big companies (Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac Games, and Marvel) teamed up for this title and released an authentic Spider-Man adventure for us which takes hours to complete and costs 60 dollar for US and 90 dollars for Turkey.
In this game you play as three characters, such as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Marry Jane Watson (Reporter and Partner of Peter Parker) and Miles Morales from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Throughout the game, you will mostly play as Spider-Man and and do some stealth missions with the other two
Full completion of the game takes up to 20 hours and with the DLC’s it can stretched beyond that. Every minute of the game is filled with content which locks you into the screen and makes you wonder what is it going to happen next.
Story (No Spoilers)
You play as a young-adult version of Peter Parker who is experienced in fighting with crime and also working with Doctor Octavius as well as volunteer working at a homeless shelter with her Aunt May.
While having a pretty busy life as Peter Parker, our hero’s Spider-Man life eventually collides with his other life as the crime-rate escalates up with imprisonment of Wilson Grant Fisk as known as Kingpin. With his imprisonment, our hero finds himself fighting with Kingpin’s remaining thugs to make New York peaceful again but on contrary he finds himself in the middle of a war between Kingpin’s thugs and a Chinese terrorist organization called Demons.
While fighting with the each faction, Peter Parker finds himself in an even harder situation with the revealing secrets around him. With the help of his partner Marry Jane Watson and Miles Morales who joins him later on, he fights for doing the right thing at the end which costs him greatly.
Game-play in this game can be divided into 4 categories which are,
- Main Combat
- Stealth Missions
- City-Wide Activities
Main combat in this game revolves around using the right move-set at the right time and wise-selection of skills as you level up your Spider-Man.
There are various
When you are slinging around you will stumble upon some
There are various collectibles that are spread through the city and each of them will be available as you progress with your main story. When I speak of collectibles here, I do not limit the term with certain items that can be collected but I include the authentic viewpoints from New York and tokens that can be acquired from completing mini-games. We can list these collectibles as;