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I wonder what the best suit power is. It's fun unlocking all the different suits, even if prefer wearing the main suit. The Insomniac suit has really grown on me. 

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Beat it. Dat ending! 

 

Also, Dat post credits tease! 

 

Can't wait to see what Insomniac does with the sequel. I wonder if they'll put it in another part of New York, or add to Manhattan. It'll probably be on PS5. 

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Well I platinum'd it last night. New Game+ goes really quick if you just stick with the main missions, even on Ultimate difficulty.  I collected everything you possibly could on my normal, first playthrough.  Might do the same for my New Game+ save file, but man some of those Challenges were tough.  And getting all of the bonus objectives on a few bases were also tough.  A bit too tough, IMO, as a lot of times I felt like it was just a matter of luck (cough, SCREWBALL challenges).

 

I hope they tweak the combat for the sequel though.  It was almost perfect, but there were a few issues I had with it on the higher difficulty levels. I think my biggest gripe is the camera never focused on what I needed it to if I left it alone, which was a bigger issue if I was next to a wall or large object that obscured my screen.   Now I've played all the Arkham games so I was familiar with how the combat should go, and aside from un-training myself from the couple of differences between the Arkham and Spider-man combat mechanics (dodge/counter and racking up combos), I could never get used to the camera in Spider-man.  This is probably because of the nature of dual analog controls, as I played the Batman games with a mouse and keyboard.  Not only do you have full control of the camera with a mouse and keyboard, you can use every single one of your combat moves while simultaneously controlling the camera, and that simply isn't possible with a dualshock 4 setup.

 

I also felt like I had to dodge way too often (but perhaps this was because of Spectacular/Ultimate difficulty levels as opposed to lower settings).  I didn't have a problem with dodging most of the time - although sometimes the cues did not happen or it was hard to see because of the camera angles.  My biggest complaint is dodging would change my positioning, so if I had worked really hard to set up enemies to a specific location to combo some gadgets or stick them to walls, I would the majority of the time have to dodge some other attack which ruined EVERYTHING!  Now as I started to master the combat I just learned to live with what the game was giving me, but with all of these powers and gadgets at my disposable I felt like I should have had more control in manipulating the enemy.

 

I wish moves that required dual webs (web yank, web throwing objects, air yank) happened just a little bit quicker.  I mean the game played fine and felt really good if I just stuck to air combat moves, but the stuff on the ground felt too slow so I felt annoyed a lot when bonus objects required me to do those kinds of moves.  It was always difficult to do those moves and rack up a high combo, because I would have to dodge in the middle of a web throw.

 

The swinging felt amazing.  The one thing I would tweak is the targeted ledge/point for web zipping was questionable too often, and was frustrating because sometimes it wouldn't target the ledge in the center of my screen even though it was within range and I was manually moving the camera to that ledge.

 

And in the next game I'd like to see more mechanics revolving around crawling on the ceiling or wall.  This was not even used outside of some directed action.  I would have liked to see a stealth area where I can do things from the ceiling and not just a vantage point or cross beam.  I want to do the things Spider-man was doing in the MJ train station sequence, except, you know, have full control. 

 

 

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On 1/14/2019 at 12:08 AM, Brick said:

Beat it. Dat ending! 

 

Also, Dat post credits tease! 

 

Can't wait to see what Insomniac does with the sequel. I wonder if they'll put it in another part of New York, or add to Manhattan. It'll probably be on PS5. 

 

You still have the DLC!  

 

Exciting, except for the Hammerhead one.  It was pretty blah.  Hammerhead as a character is extremely weak, but at least Black Cat and Sable make up for it.

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34 minutes ago, cusideabelincoln said:

 

You still have the DLC!  

 

Exciting, except for the Hammerhead one.  It was pretty blah.  Hammerhead as a character is extremely weak, but at least Black Cat and Sable make up for it.

 

Oh yeah, I definitely want to get the DLC now. 

 

I'll also do a New Game+ at some point so I can earn more Challenge tokens so I can get all the suits. I can't seem to get Gold in a lot of them, so I'll just have to settle with Silver by doing NG+. 

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3 hours ago, Brick said:

 

Oh yeah, I definitely want to get the DLC now. 

 

I'll also do a New Game+ at some point so I can earn more Challenge tokens so I can get all the suits. I can't seem to get Gold in a lot of them, so I'll just have to settle with Silver by doing NG+. 

 

You get more challenges to earn tokens with the DLC.  You also get more bases if you're short on them.  And more crimes pop up for token earning.

 

Gold is very hard in a lot of them.  There were some I replayed for over an hour trying to get gold.  I might have spent two hours on one of them.  The swinging ones were the hardest for me.  Stealth ones were easiest to get gold.  Combat was a bit challenging early on, but was definitely easier once all skills and gadgets were unlocked.  Bomb challenges were tense - and this is where my frustration with trying to aim my web zip + point launch came into play.  Often it would target weird shit.  I definitely spent the most time on the drone challenges, until about halfway through I realized that you didn't have to exactly follow the blue path to get those bonus points.  All that matters with those is not missing one and doing it fast, so you can take shorter routes when you know where the next one is going to be.  But even after that I still struggled getting gold.

 

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Just beat the turf wars DLC... taking a break from this game and coming back to it reminds me of how good it really is. God of War is a great game but this is so much better. LOVE this game and looking forward to the Silver Sable DLC.

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The Silver Lining is the best of the bunch. I finished it off a couple weeks ago. Just need to complete NG+ and Ultimate difficulty to get the last two trophies.

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