SaysWho? Posted August 2, 2018 Share Posted August 2, 2018 https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/2/17641026/spider-man-ps4-insomniac-games-hands-on-demo-gameplay-swinging Quote From my brief time with the game, most of the various pieces of gameplay that make up Spider-Man are solid. Open-world exploration is, thanks to that swinging, a total joy. New York City has been lovingly re-created as a gorgeous, sun-drenched sandbox. The combat is quick, but it takes advantage of open spaces that allow players to make use of Spidey’s mobility to fly around, along with his unique web-slinging abilities. Players can pull off moves like launching an enemy into the air, juggling them for a few punches, then grabbing them with a web and flinging them at the next foe, all before zipping across the room to strike a third goon. It’s exactly the kind of creative and fluid combat you’d want from pretending to be Spider-Man. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/spider-man-ps4-why-you-should-be-excited-about-mar/1100-6460893/ Quote Though you spend most of your time playing as Spider-Man (and plainclothes Peter Parker), some missions star his on-again, off-again girlfriend Mary Jane. She understandably hasn't been the focus of the pre-release hype; when I had a chance to play several hours of Spider-Man recently, I, like a lot of other people, was most interested in trying out web-swinging for myself. But after a few hours, a handful of story missions, and a lot of goofing-off as Spider-Man, I was surprised at how much MJ stood out. https://www.gamesradar.com/spider-man-ps4-is-a-wonderful-mesh-of-fluid-combat-marvel-moments-and-witty-bants/ Quote Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 is a wonderful mesh of fluid combat, Marvel moments and witty bants https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/review-marvels-spider-man-is-definitive-spidey-video-game-1130566 Quote 'Marvel's Spider-Man' Game Nails the Experience of Being the Hero https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-02-marvels-spider-man Quote Spider-Man is the perfect match-up of Insomniac DNA with Marvel's superhero ... "The other big theme is partnership, and that's going to be carried through his on-again off-again relationship with Mary Jane Watson. Another thing I noticed when I graduated college was my relationships and my friendships evolved, they changed. And what Peter is going to realise through MJ is that it's okay to ask for help, it's okay to lean on others even if you are a superhero. So the ideas of mentorship and partnership are really going to drive this coming of age story." ... This isn't a 1-to-1 scale of New York city, of course, and it's Marvel's New York so expect to see Avenger's Tower erected alongside replicas of Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State. Either way, this city is a joy to swing around, and a lot of its DNA comes from Insomniac's past experiences of city building with Sunset Overdrive. "Sunset gave us a big leg-up in getting the open world and the traversal started," Intihar says. "We kind of wanted to take the style of fluidity and flow of the traversal of Sunset and okay, now make it a Spider-Man game. Just from a technical and building perspective, having that experience of creating a city [was helpful], but this city is way larger than the one we created before because [Spider-Man] moves a lot faster. https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/2/17642220/spider-man-ps4-preview-mary-jane-playable Quote Until now, it was unclear what playing as Mary Jane would look like. When we played the first three hours of Spider-Man at an early preview event last month, we got to find out. And it turns out that Insomniac has overhauled Mary Jane from a beautiful, if sometimes brash, romantic object into someone with wits and agency. Insomniac has made Mary Jane a hero. https://www.videogamer.com/amp/previews/marvels-spider-man-will-likely-be-as-good-as-you-think-it-will-be Quote But when you think of Spider-Man, you think of effortless swinging between blocks of overpriced office space like a yuppie Tarzan. Insomniac’s done a marvellous job reminding those of us with enough grey hairs of how that felt in the early 00s – well, how we remember it, at least. It’s all about momentum, and Spidey rarely came to a screeching halt in my few hours of play; once traversal is second nature, I’ve no doubt you’ll have an unnerving grin tattooed on your face like one of Spidey’s caricaturish nemeses explaining their plot to take over the world – maniacal laughter may occur if there’s any funny glitches. Seldom as it is, when you’re not in the vicinity of a skyscraper to dangle from, you can propel yourself forwards while airborne to get to the next high-rise, hop along roofs and lamp posts at breakneck speeds, and sprint up and down walls to your heart’s content. With enough practice, you should be whizzing around this metropolis like the driver of a red and blue sports car unconcerned about penalty points. This is also where you see Spider-Man showing some of the open-world tropes of old, though. http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/08/hands_on_marvels_spider-man_on_ps4_is_shaping_up_to_be_the_best_spider-man_game_ever Quote Hands On: Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 Is Shaping Up to Be the Best Spider-Man Game Ever Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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