The new Spider-Man game for Playstation 4 is one of the most hyped-up games of the year, but what’s it really like to play as the red and blue web-slinger from the Marvel universe? Here’s Uncached’s full and honest review of Spider-Man.
The game gets you started by having you swing right into the shoes of the iconic super hero. The opening shot shows a spider dangling for a web, but there’s no origin story to be told here. Instead, the game gets you right into the action as you swing across New York with the R2 button.
Cutting out the background nonsense is a great idea, but that doesn’t stop the game from slowing down. There are parts of the adventure where you’re forced to remove your suit and play as Peter Parker in a laboratory, or side characters like Mary Jane. This aspect sacrifices the enjoyment of the web-slinging hero for story-building. And while story is important, it’s not the highlight of any superhero game, that’s for sure.
The map of New York is huge and fulfilling, but you’ll get tired really quickly of swinging across similar-looking buildings within a few hours. Luckily the combat is exciting, giving you versatile options like allowing you to web-sling enemies into each other. Everything runs smoothly and is gorgeous in its presentation. Albeit, there is a pretty shallow skill point system, the game makes up for it with a slew of suits to switch into and upgrades for your powers so you can unleash some serious superhero havoc onto the villains of New York.
Overall, Spider-Man is the super hero game we needed for the Playstation 4, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its flaws. Every game can’t be perfect, but this one is definitely more than satisfactory.