Spider-Man (PS4)

  • @el-shmiablo
    Yeah I remember rumors floating around a few months before that E3 that there was a Sony exclusive Spider-Man game being made by Sucker Punch, along with one saying a Spider-Man game coming from Activision by Platinum.
    Still I'm glad Insomniac knocked this out of the park and 4 states over.

    Also Sony owns Delsin and Cole, so I'm pretty sure Insomniac could of added them if they asked.

    Also any have a feeling Sony will just buy Insomniac after this, like they've had a good relationship this whole time so why not.

  • I love how the camera tilts when you are swinging around a corner while rotating the camera at the same time, it's like a high-budget camera work that makes the object (Spider-Man) looks more badass. The game just keeps adding up awesome things like that as i play, i can't believe how good this game is.

  • The ending of the second act and the madness that ensues is really top-tier. I feel I'm close to tying up most of the loose ends (79% overall completion) and while I absolutely love the game, I think it's a solid 9 or 9.5 for me. Too many forced stealth sections with other characters and some of the side quests are just... bland.

    There's still time for my mind to change but I think I'm still leaning towards God of War being my personal GOTY so far. Sure, Spider-Man made me fall deeper in love with a character I've loved since I was a kid, but God of War took all the negative feelings I had towards Kratos, acknowledged them, and built a character that is now trying to grow and learn. There's one villain in particular in Spider-Man though that has been gloriously brought to life, my favorite interpretation of them in any media.

  • @a7x458 I believe Fox owning the X Men doesn't matter since they own the film rights. Pretty sure video games are not included in that. That being said Marvel seems to prefer keeping the attention on their movie characters, hence Marvel vs Capcom Infinite having no X Men.
    Not that I want X Men in the game, I would prefer the characters more closely tied to New York City. So the Defenders would be my first pick for other super heroes. Sure they can explain away the Avengers, but I can't believe everyone went West.

    Mostly I just want more Spider Man lore and characters from the DLC.
    I hope it's not just more of characters teased in the game

    Just Black Cat, Taskmaster and Tombstone

  • @sentinel-beach Oh thank you! I'm not the only one who thought it was Delsin at the Halloween party!

  • Can someone tell me how Spider-man gets medical treatment with his costume on? Why no one took it off, how was he operated/injected/etc? And why no one cared to learn his identity? Is this a major plot hole?

  • @ffff0 I was thinking about that too.

    I'm assuming they had to take parts of the suit off but perhaps found a way to keep the mask on to respect his identity? Towards the end, everyone is admitting they knew his identity anyway, so I don't think it's as big of a deal as someone knowing about Batman's true self.

    I liked most of the suits but my absolute favorite in the game was...

    the Animated Spider-Man. It stuck out in a few cutscenes but damn, it looked good.

  • @ffff0 I take it to have been respect for him.

    I assume it was just game development that mean his costume was still on.

  • Just a friendly reminder to check out the Spoiler Mode if you haven't already, I always love some Jones and Kyle talk.

    I'm surprised they didn't care for J. Jonah Jameson though... He was honestly one of my favorite parts of the game, spinning news like a Fox News anchor would. I guess it's polarizing though since I just Googled ol' JJJ and between the first two articles that popped up, he is both the worst and best part of the game.

  • @sabotagethetruth to me JJJ podcast is one of the many highlights of the game, but i can see how people may hate, after finishing the main story he kept "posting" new episodes every 5-10 minutes, even though i %110 the game i am sure if i started it he will still be talking.

  • Shu platinum'ed Spider-Man.

    If a busy man like him can do it, then so can i. I can see myself marathoning this game in one week after my exams, been playing mostly for short one hour collectible hunting sessions and loving it.

  • Banned

    This game's photo mode is insane.




  • Finished Spider-man yesterday and got a Platinum-Trophy. Happenings around the middle part of the game and at the end got me quite emotional. Didn’t like MJ, and I don’t mean her missions but she was a bit annoying to put it nicely. Content wise it was quite the Ubisoft Open World game just with an interesting Story/ Narrative and more likeable characters. The crime mission were certainly the low point and I wonder if they would be more interesting if they weren’t random but more scripted and at fixed locations. On the other hand, you have more the feeling to be on patrol. Having the day and night cycle be connected to the story progression helps to not get the sense that the story doesn’t matter or get side-lined by a lot of things as maybe compared to Witcher 3 or other open world games.

  • Finished Spiderman last week and got the platinum during the week. I'm sure most things have already been said but I'd like to throw some thoughts.

    The game feels incredible. I think it's fair to say that a decent chunk of the side stuff is pretty generic but I found myself picking up the game, swinging around New York and stopping the remaining crimes. It just feels good and I think they really nail the control you have over it. If you've no interest in timing your swings or using the launch point, fine, you can still swing around but getting those things right just makes it all the better, it just makes the player feel good when they really get in the flow.

    The combat in the game is very fun. Initially my only complaint was there was no timing to the combat so it could come across as pretty button mashing if you wanted but you're able to upgrade to get more focus when you time your button presses with the hits. Unlike Arkham where you basically always jump towards the closest enemy, I like here that you have to drag someone over or web to them. My only complaint is that swing kick will grab on to thin air. I don't love that but I imagine it might have been some kind of technical nightmare.

    Overall I think the other character missions you play are not very good. The issue is you as Spiderman have all this freedom so when you're slowed down to a snails pace and it's basically a stealth mission, the action just comes to a massive halt. It also doesn't help that each one kinda feels like a tutorial. However I see what they were going for, showing what the normal person has to deal with and it should help to emphasize how incredible Spidey is (and they 100% nail this in one mission at Grand Central Station, easily one of my favourites in the game) but mostly they're a bit dull.

    I haven't kept up with my Spidey lore since I was a kid but I loved pretty much all the character relationships in the game and where it went. The story was honestly much better than I had expected and the performances all round were fantastic. I've only got only two real critiques.

    Silver Sable just suddenly being fine with Spiderman feels so off. She is (for no reason) extremely hostile towards you for all the game and then in this one mission, sets her difference aside and by the end is taking you to FEAST to recover, just felt so off.
    ! Literally ending the game on Peter and MJ kissing felt really forced which is so strange as their relationship throughout the game is really fantastic (debating to stay over, the cooking scene, the texting scene). It was just unnecessary

    I think the boss fights in the game really improve as it goes on. I didn't love the Fink or Shocker fight, I thought they were fine but without spoiling, they definitely improve and really show why this Spidey is at the top of his game.

    And just on one little detail I loved, slinging up a fire escape was always one of my favourite things to do.

    I'm sure there is plenty more I could say but those are the main points. Insomniac are in a great position now to really just tweak somethings on the core game and location (I'm sure they'll add some extra land in the next one) and just really focus on the quality of the side game.

  • My first platinum!

    Well real one, other than a couple Telltale games (RIP) like Batman and TWD.

    Finally one I wanted to do, that I could. No multiplayer trophies or must play on hardest difficulty ones.

    So far it's my GOTY. Real fun, comforting and engrossing. I don't expect it to beat God of War or RDR2 for most people in the end, but for me it was like a warm sweater. Comfortable and warming.
    Probably my fave portrayal of Spiderman in games or movies. Sorry Tom Holland.


    Cel shaded is best costume.

  • I didn't really have an issue with the story until I finished it and then thought about it. All this shit went down because he took down the Kingpin. He put away the seemingly most criminal person in the city, only to cause:

    Another greater threat, Li
    Li then terrorises the city, kills Miles' father, takes up much of Spider-mans' time
    Leaving little time for Peter, causing him to not be able to help Otto and preventing Doc Ock from happening
    Causing a big break out at the Raft with all the biggest and baddest super villans (Can't remember if Fisk was here, if he was, then where did he go?)
    Which, in turn, causes the Devil's Breath to be unleashed upon the city killing hundreds (thousands?), including Aunt May
    He has to kill the one guy whom he looks up to, Otto. Basically now his third father figure to die
    And the "redemption of Sable" was weak and underwritten. That turn around was way too sudden.
    Moral of the story: Do the good thing and bad things will happen because of it..? He's basically a two time orphan by the end of the story, having killed his mentor, being respoinsible for his aunts (and several others) deaths, putting New York under marshall law due to enabling Li. Spider-man set these things in motion, J. Jonah Jameson wasn't wrong about that.

    But when it's put like that, I just can't look back at the story and feel good about it. Please set me straight, tell me I'm wrong. I want to be wrong in this.

    But other than that, I really enjoyed the game.

  • @fridge-man Please make sure to spoiler that stuff. We're still really early in the release of the game. I just edited in the spoilers there.

  • @tokeeffe9 Sorry! I thought I did put the spoiler tag in there. The preview window didn't show it properly.

  • @fridge-man Well...

    Otto doesn't die. He goes to jail. And yes, putting away Fisk does start everything, but if it makes you feel better know that Li was always planning this and just used Fisk's arrest as a perfect opportunity. Martin Li would have done everything the same sooner or later. Actually Norman Osbourne is the main cause for what happened here. Also Spiderman stories are not usually great for Peter.

  • @Fridge-man Bosman put it well - the best Spider-Man storylines are when everything is going to hell for Peter in all aspects of his life and he's trying to balance what to fix first. I think saying him helping arrest a criminal led to a bunch of chaos therefore he is at fault is being reductive and simplifying things a little bit too much.

    Got the platinum last night. I gotta say... when you've got 50+ crimes left to do around the city and that's all you have left... the game does start to feel like a slog. Yes, swinging around feels good, yes, punching people feels great, but when you've done the exact same thing in another part of town 15 minutes ago and 30 minutes ago, it certainly doesn't feel thrilling. I really didn't go out of my way to ignore the crimes during the story but I guess I should have sought them out more because those last few hours with Spidey weren't great.