I made the grave mistake of reviewing the Amazing Spider-man game before finishing it. I played it for 5 hours and was pissed about the swinging mechanic, which prevented me from enjoying it.
After i got used to the swinging (which is still way inferior to spiderman 2) and after getting through the 2nd half of the game (which is grandiose) i found myself enjoying it quite a lot, to a point, actually, where i couldn’t stop playing the game. So i understood my mistake: Never judge something before you finish it completely.
If they fix the swinging system in the sequel (which i’m sure they will) they could have the best superhero game ever made.
I finished the game yesterday, but i can’t review it yet. Hopefully i can post the updated review tomorrow, we’ll see.
All i want to say in this post is that the game’s score i would give ASM is 87/100
PS: We are also changing our review system, so score now are over 100 instead of 10, to try and give a more precise idea of how a game or an episode fares.
Some quick facts:
- If you go through thw main missions only, the game takes about 10 hours to finish
- Once you finish the game, you can complete all the side missions that you missed.
- Many side mission have indoor levels.
- Prepare to be amazed by Sam riegel’s performance as Spider-man
- A real funny quip from Spider-man during the game: As Spidey follows Vermin (who is a mutated rat) into the sewers, the web-head says something like this: “I bet you are going to hang out with your 4 adopted mutated turtles” which i found hilarious.
Look out for an updated review in the next 48 hours.
For reference only, below are scores for similar games in the genre:
Spider-man 2: 85
Spider-man 3: 78
Batman Arkham Asylum: 82
Batman Arkham City: 95
Spider-man shattered dimension: 72