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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

 

 

SCORE: 69

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of the most impressive movie based video games to be released in some time. It is amazing how good this home console game looks and sounds. The voices are fantastic. The story is woven together in a way that makes you come back for more.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has so much going for it, that on the surface you may take this game and use it as an example that not all movie based video games are bad. You know it is coming don't you. I am getting as predictable as Peter Parker aren't I?

Yes there is a but. There are a couple of things in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that get in the way of enjoyment. The first is those long loading screens. The next is the graphical issues. We have violence, blood, and enticement to lust in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Plus close examination of the characters faces is not so good. They don't even look like the people from the movies. And don't get me started on Aunt May's hair.

There are some wise cracks here and there in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Definitely some crude humor that the ESRB somehow forgot to list on the box. It would not change the final rating. They are the ones claiming they give the public all the information they need to decide on whether games should be purchased or not. Family Friendly Gaming continues to find content the ESRB conveniently forgot to mention.

Web slinging in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 can be fun at times, and feel glitchy others. Pressing 'ZR' on the Wii U allows us to run up a wall. Yet sometimes the game does not recognize this, and wants us to use the 'X' button to crawl. Crawling around some places is cool, and others is just confusing.

The comic book stand in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is pretty neat. Although it is more of a shop run by Stan Lee. Yes he finds his way into this game. He should pay Family Friendly Gaming for the plug. Anyways the comic books, posters, and game are a nice little bonus area. Peter's room at Aunt May's house is another area with some bonus content.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 plays like a story. We go from mission to mission, and location to location. There is little time or need to explore the city. In fact I wanted to get to the next spot as quickly as possible. Spidey has some cool moves while fighting. Albeit a bit complex, and just hacking away at the bad guys is generally the easiest thing to do. Except when the Spidey sense goes off - then you want to dodge and dish it out.

The fighting in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets really boring. I felt like it was tacked on for the violent highly aggressive gamers. I liked going into a burning building and saving someone's life. Or rescuing a hostage from a speeding vehicle. BTW where is all the New York city traffic?

Web Rush mode was difficult to use - so I avoided it whenever possible. The various Marvel characters are a real treat in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We see Shocker, Kingpin, Kraven, Black Cat, and more. Helping out the people in the city is awesome. You have the choice to be a menace instead. Who wants to be a bad guy?
- Luke

 

Graphics: 60%
Sound: 70%
Replay/Extras: 85%
Gameplay: 68%
Family Friendly Factor: 63%

System: PS3/PS4/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PC/Wii U(tested)
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Beenox
Rating: ‘T’ - Teen
{Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence}
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