The Amazing Spider-Man film released in theaters last summer and alongside that, Activision released a video game with the same name. Since then, the action-packed Spider-Man reboot has seen a DVD and Blu-ray release. To say the Wii U port of the game that originally coincided with the July launch of the movie is a tad late would be an understatement. However, Wii U owners have their own version in the form of The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, one which uses of the system’s unique controller and included downloadable content that other console users had to pay for. Should you swing with Spider-Man or hang out with some other superhero?
What You Need to Know
The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition is an open-world action game that takes place on the island of Manhattan. The game is an epilogue to the events of the 2012 film, so if you haven’t watched the movie yet, you WILL be spoiled on what occurred. The actual story is one with plenty of twists and turns, well executed voice acting, and a competent script that makes for a tale you will want to see to the end.
When Spider-Man isn’t freely moving around Manhattan, initiating side missions and collecting optional comic book pages (of which there are 700), he’s advancing the story through much more linear, corridor driven areas that will put his combat skills to the test. Whether he’s busting Curt Connors out of a mental asylum, stopping a bank heist, or infiltrating Oscorp to help his firends, each mission has its own reason for being there.
Speaking of each mission, each level houses a number of collectibles for Spider-Man to find. I’m referring to magazines, audio recordings that shed some light on the back story of the game, and Oscorp manuals. These add some replay value to the various levels, and for someone who grew up on Mario, Banjo-Kazooie and other “collect-a-thon” games, this part of The Amazing Spider-Man was a blast to do, as some of the objects are really well hidden. Read more…
Spider-Man has a bit of a checkered past when it comes to the world of video games; from what many people claim to be the pinnacle of the franchise, Spider-Man 2, to some of the lesser loved games like Spider-Man: Friend of Foe. Developers have tried many things with the webbed hero. The one thing everyone really wants from a Spider-Man game is lots of open-world web swinging and some solid combat. Will The Amazing Spider-Man be what fans are looking for or will they have to wait a little longer? A demo for the game is available through the Nintendo 3DS eShop and we’re going to take a look at it today.
The first thing I noticed after downloading the demo, it’s the first game that does not allow you to run it 30 times. You’re going to be limited to playing through the demo ten times before it’s no longer available. Not sure why Activision chose to do that, but in the end it doesn’t really matter. Read more…
I‘m a nerd with a top ten list of favorite superheroes. Spider-Man is number three. As much as I love Spidey, I’ve been a bit nervous of Activision’s annualization of our friendly, neighborhood, web head. I really enjoyed the first Spider-Man tie-in game. The second one was pretty good too. After that, I skipped a few years and stopped back in to play Web Of Shadows which I really enjoyed. Since then, two other Spider-Man games have come out, Shattered Dimensions and most recently Edge Of Time. I was always curious of Shattered Dimensions but never got around to playing it. So when Tony mentioned we had a review copy of Edge Of Time, I jumped on the opportunity to sling some web.
What You Need To Know
Edge Of Time is not a sequel to last year’s Shattered Dimensions but more of a follow up. Instead of four different Spider-Men Spider-Mans Spiders-Man web heads, we have only two; Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. The game opens with Spider-Man getting beat up by a supercharged Anti-Venom. But as per the Hollywood standard of annoying me, this is simply a tease as the story is then rewound to an earlier time but in the future. You follow that? Read more…