E3 was exciting, right? (Marvel’s Spider-Man being announced!) Between the new game announcements, Fallout 76, and Last of Us Part II, what more could we want? Well, Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a Spider-Can is coming to PlayStation 4. We have to admit, it looks impressive. Better than impressive. We are in such awe, we can’t think of a better word.
Marvel’s Spider-Man by Marvel and Insomniac Games is going to change the way we perceive comic book character based games. We have had Injustice and Avengers in a ton of video game formats, but, honestly… nothing looks as great as this new Marvel’s Spider-Man game. Between this and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, we can’t contain our love for Peter Parker.
Times Are A-Changin’
If you know the story of Peter Parker A.K.A. Spider-Man, you know Spidey flies all over the cities biggest buildings to save NYC. Spider-Man is not new to the scene of video games. If anything, he’s an old friend from work (Thor: Ragnarok anyone?) Coming from the 00s and 90s age, we have had a few fun Spider-Man video games.
They were not as accessible and did not have the greatest locomotion as we do now, but they were fun. Anyway, E3 announced a new Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4. This not only changes the 90s Spider-Man we once knew but gives us ten times more locomotion.
Just by the short demo that some were able to try out — we get a sense of durability, effortlessly gameplay, and a great POV of being Spider-Man throughout the game.
By the videos of gameplay you can catch online and here, here, and here — we noticed that everything seems effortlessly throughout Marvel’s Spider-Man. The graphics are connected in a way that makes it feel like you are encompassed in the game. You are flying around New York City, saving the world, and beating up villains along the way.
Marketing For Marvel’s Spider-Man
Before we mentioned that we are all — at least familiar — with Spider-Man and Peter Parker. We know the story about a teenage smart kid who gets bit by a radioactive spider. He thus starts to feel weird and realizes he has spider-like powers. That begins his stint as a hero after his Uncle Ben is murdered. However, this Spider-Man is going to be slightly different than what we are used to when it comes to the typical Spider-Man story.
The way Insomniac and Marvel Games are marketing this new and improved Spider-Man is stating that this is nothing like what you have seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who is masterful (more so than he is in anything else) at fighting crime in NYC. At the same time, though, he is struggling to balance his personal life with his full-time career as Spider-Man. Fate is in his hands for nine million of NYC’s cohabitants.
Gameplay + Graphics = Major Points
After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting expert. If you can be that. Throughout this game, they will focus on story, similar to that of RPGs. We can assume, The Walking Dead, Persona series, Last Of Us, etc — are going to be the influence here. Stories that allow you to choose the fate of Peter Parker.
Interact with people around him such as the Batman: The Enemy Within. Batman: TEW has sleek gameplay and we can only hope Spider-Man will be the same. Throughout Marvel’s Spider-Man, you will be able to feel the full power of Spider-Man. The combat, acrobatics, and environmental interactions are going to be out-of-this-world insane. These are all supposed to symbolize the age of Spider-Man. Since — in this game — he is a master at his craft.
The old saying rings true — mentioned earlier — the story does not fall too much from the original storyline. The battle of Peter Parker trying to manage his personal life with his Spider-Man life. Both characters old and new should show up in this game, and create a neighborhood friendly environment (in some cases).
Can We Play It Already?
Obviously, there is major hype for Marvel’s Spider-Man. We have Peter Park vibes, we might have seen Gwen Stacy or Mary Watson in the demo play too? There are going to be a ton of Easter Eggs, too. Knowing Marvel, there’s always Easter Eggs.
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