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Spider-Man Edge of Time

 

 

SCORE: 73

 

Spider-Man Edge of Time  

 

The Nintendo 3DS version of Spider-Man Edge of Time is closer to the home console versions than the Nintendo DS game is. For hand held fans that is fantastic. For 3DS owners that is even better. In fact I was shocked to see how good Spider-Man Edge of Time looks in terms of graphics and character model. The large characters impressed me, as did the large areas. Things are not scaled down drastically in this version.

A bad guy decides to create a time traveling device. He does this so he can go back in time and change things. He reshapes the world in his image. Yeah it is pretty scary, and definitely dark. Spider-Man 2099 and our Peter Parker are able to communicate thanks to the time rift. They embark on a quest to set things right and save all of time. You know super heroes got tired of just saving the earth.

One of the coolest aspects of Spider-Man Edge of Time is how doing something in the past changes things in the future. Spider-Man 2099 can't get through an area so our Spider-Man destroys the force field generator. Yes, Spider-Man Edge of Time goes a little Star Wars in parts. There are certain timed missions where one of the heroes has to accomplish something or the other one will die. Which means start that level over again.

Spider-Man Edge of Time earns its rating in the  violent portions. In fact most of Spider-Man Edge of Time is smashing and bashing similar looking characters around. There are close ranged attacks, and long distance attacks. Certain attacks work better on certain enemies. I did get tired of smashing thousands of these characters. Getting to web sling, crawl and the ceiling and more is great. There is also some enticement to lust issues in Spider-Man Edge of Time.

Sadly Spider-Man Edge of Time also contains some language issues. Which is a shame because there is a ton of humor in this hand held video game. Peter Parker is a bit of a smart-aleck. He has humorous commentary on many of the various themes of this game. Or more specifically of the storyline. I found the storyline to be very novel. The music fits the theme, and the ambiance of Spider-Man Edge of Time gives it a great atmosphere.

Plenty of level ups are included in Spider-Man Edge of Time, as well as various hidden items. There are numerous collectibles that can be found, and even challenges within levels. Hardcore gamers will eat Spider-Man Edge of Time up. It will also give them the best portable version of the game. I am still in awe of all the collectible items in this 3DS game.

The storyline is why most gamers will be playing Spider-Man Edge of Time though. It has twists and turns like a good comic book. There are aspects of this game that remind me of some of the best Marvel stories. It is cool that Activision can add to the long history of Spider-Man. Putting Spidey, and Spider-Man 2099 together is a neat super hero team up.

I do have some issues with the controls in Spider-Man Edge of Time. I had such a hard time reaching levels above me. I could to the B-button double jump, and then swing, but that did not always work. The same thing went for getting off a wall onto a platform. At times I would miss and fall all the way down. When this happens during a timed event it is deadly. Other times I had trouble crawling around because the camera would not show me what I needed to see.

Spider-Man Edge of Time teaches a couple of lessons. First off you can spout off at the mouth without any consequences. You need to fight through all of your enemies. Use whatever skills you have to complete the task at hand - which is usually pummeling the guards. It would have been great if Spider-Man Edge of Time had included more stealth like missions. I loved the first level where I had to follow the villain and avoid detection. Not having to fight was fantastic.

I do see the Spider-Man video games getting better. I hope to see additional games from Activision in the future. It was a pleasure for me to be able to play and review Spider-Man Edge of Time. The 3D effects in Spider-Man Edge of Time are very memorable. As is a certain death scene.
- Paul 

 

Graphics: 65%
Sound: 72%
Replay/Extras: 80%
Gameplay: 74%
Family Friendly Factor: 73%
System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Activision
R
ating: 'T'
- Teen
{Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence}

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