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KratosMD

@Jaz007 That would be a good idea I think. I bought the game for €38 with a gift card and I thought it was definitely worth the money. Not to mention that the game is actually fairly lengthy. Playing through the story as well as doing open world stuff in between missions took me around 30 hours or so, which is a really good amount. I'm still cleaning up what's left to do in order to get the Platinum trophy (which is fairly easy, but time consuming) so I still have a few hours more of playtime.

@Kidfried Yeah well, the final hours were just really good and contributed a huge amount to the overall package. Also, not a lot of mainstream games tend to make me teary-eyed (that only happens in JRPGs for me) so it got a huge plus for that as well.

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder I think we may have too many awards on this forum.

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Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Kidfried

@KratosMD Cheers to whoever makes a Push Square Awards thread come December, with categories like "Best Big Boss look-a-like" and "Winner of way too many quizzes".

Also, my comment was in good spirit. It's great that the game was able to make a 180 in your opinion, makes me more assured I'll get in love with the game as well.

Wind's howling.

KratosMD

@Kidfried I feel like I was unlucky though. Whenever I played this game, I would usually play it for 2-3 hours for each session. So guess what happened when I started a session a couple of days back? I started going through so many slow paced missions all in a row until the end of the session, which is why I became so fed up with the game. Most people probably didn't experience that since one playthrough is never the same, e.g. some may have stopped playing the game a while into the slow paced missions, then the next day continued doing the rest of them all refreshed. I'm fairly certain then that it was simply bad luck that I just so happened to be playing all of those missions back to back in a single session. In other words, you will most likely not experience this issue at all.

It still sucks though, not gonna lie.

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Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Kidfried

@KratosMD I probably won't mind as I'm someone who actually enjoys clearing the full map in games like Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. I feel like I find them less boring, because I play those together with my partner.

Wind's howling.

Jaz007

JohnnyShoulder wrote:

@Kidfried 'The winner of The Best 180 of the Year in the Push Square Forum Members Awards is ..... (drum roll) ..... KratosMD!!

Hahahaha, amen, that’s too good.
@kidfried That would be a hilarious thread.

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JohnnyShoulder

Hmmm I've just watched a spoiler free podcast on this, and I'm sold on it now. Will defo be getting at some point, but probs only when the DLC hits. I always have a chunk of time off work around Christmas, so i think I will pick it up then, hopefully all the DLC would have been released by then.

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder I highly recommend waiting to play this game until all the DLC have been released. The side missions in the game are simply too bland, but I could imagine the DLC ones being very interesting and add a lot to the overall package. You've probably already read this before, but in the base game the Black Cat "missions" are simply you going around the city taking pictures of cat dolls. There are no "real" missions with Black Cat, which I assume will be the case with next month's DLC. So definitely wait for all the DLC missions to be released if you want to have the best experience.

Best games as voted by the PushSquare community:
PS1: Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy IX, Tomb Raider II

Jaz007

@KratosMD I think I'll take you up on that advice. I know it'll get a game of the year edition. Speaking of complete, I can't wait until FFXV gets completed and I play through it again.

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Kidfried

@Jaz007 @KratosMD Me too. Reading the reviews and impressions on here, seems to paint a picture that the game as a whole might profit from some quality side stuff.

Wind's howling.

JohnnyShoulder

Wow this has kept Tomb Raider from the top spot in the UK charts, with only a 42% drop in sales. That is a very low fall as it is usually a 55 - 70% drop.

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Tasuki

I don't know why but I am just having the hardest time with the swinging physicals in this game. Whenever I travel around town people must think I am a drunk Spider-Man. Lol

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WanderingBullet

Just completed Spider-man and these are just some of my thoughts on what I liked and didn't liked about the game:

Liked:

  • Characters
  • Story
  • Both swinging and traversal were a lot of fun. That being said, I suck at those drone chases and could never get gold rating.haha Combat was quite fun as well.
  • QTEs during big fights and action sequences were epic!
  • Photo mode

Disliked:

  • Some of the character and costume designs.
  • Base missions and random crimes can get very repetitive after a while. It's the same issue that Rocksteady's Arkham games suffered as well.
  • Boss fight mechanics weren't that interesting. Another issue that the Arkham games had as well.
  • Not really a negative but some parts of the game; i.e. - Mary Jane's and Miles Morale's sections felt very Uncharted/TLOU like.

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FullbringIchigo

There was nothing wrong with the way FFXIII was, ALL the FF games before it were linear too they hid it better

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Splat

I just rolled credits and really enjoyed it. It's probably 3rd on my GOTY list after Monster Hunter and God of War. That said easily the best superhero game I have ever played. There are somethings the Arkham games did better but as a whole I found Spider-Man way more fun to play.

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DerMeister

I beat the game yesterday. As usual, I spent a bit of time getting my thoughts in place for it.

I'm actually going to start with story- Surprisingly, this was a very well done Spider-Man story. The pacing may have been awkward at times, but I lived with it, especially when it began to pick up in the middle, when Mr. Negative's plans are revealed. And once we get to late Act 2-start of Act 3, it was just bang after bang after bang. All the way to the end roll.

Having Peter Parker as a 23 year old was something I approved of, as I thought we needed adult Spidey to return. Being the same age, I related to him enough, trying to get a job and worrying about a place to stay. The story doesn't linger on that too much, just enough to show his not really charmed life. The highlight though are his interactions with May, Mary Jane, Miles, and Otto, which are very well done in my book. The dynamics he had with them are hearttugging and feel very real. Which makes the final act, where May dies (HOLY CRAP THEY ACTUALLY DID IT), he and MJ make up, being a big bro to Miles, and witnessing Ock jumping into madness very emotional.

I want to praise and question the game's use of villains in the main story. The encounters with Kingpin and Shocker early on were well done, even if they were kinda basic. Martin Li/Mr. Negative was a highlight through the game, and I really liked his status as the big bad while it lasted. I'm not familiar with his comics incarnation, but this version left an impression. It was great to see a lesser known enemy have so much effort put into them. Now, the Sinister Six (well, five since Sandman's trapped in a backpack) I thought when they were shown and when Otto turned to Ock, it felt like the game was doing to much too soon. I was hoping that Ock's predictable heel turn would be held off, but ultimately, I thought everything was executed well. The fights with Vulture/Electro and Scorpion/Rhino were entertaining, and everything with Ock was written so well that even if I wished Li remained the main villain, Ock was a worthy final boss.

And of course, Miles getting his powers and Harry having the symbiote were great sequel teases. I'm interested in what comes of these, since it's pretty obvious this game will get a sequel now. Overall, this is the best Spidey story I've seen in a while.

Now, the gameplay. I love it. I really do. The combat is fun and frantic. It's like Spidey being the Dante to Batman's Kratos. It's flashier and has more flair than Batman's hard hitting style. Maybe a little stiffer than Batman's more flowy combat, but enjoyable and satisfying. I'll definitely praise using Spidey's agility and air combat to set itself apart. Using the web attacks also made a fun time. Nothing was more fun than webbing someone and throwing them to a wall. And much has been made about the web slinging. It's very fun to traverse around the city, I could just do it for an hour without getting bored.

I definitely loved the option to switch between suits over the course of the game. I didn't use it personally, but the amount of suits available and the selection was great. When it came to the suit powers, I only used the Battle Focus, and customized the suit to extend the use of it, but the options that are there and the variety are a plus.

The side missions are kinda a mixed bag. The highlights are the ones featuring villains like Tombstone and Taskmaster[/spoiler], the former acting like a sidemission in the Arkham games while the latter are a bunch of combat and traversal challenges, eventually culminating in a simple but fun boss fight. There's one with a downright obscure villain named [spoiler]Screwball, but it honestly didn't do much for me. It's just a snipe hunt. The rest are kinda simple open world fare- Collect stuff, swing around, fight bad dudes, it's basic, but I also kinda enjoyed it, because it meant partaking in the enjoyable combat and traversal. When you have fighting and movement down like this, it made the banal stuff easier to swallow.

The low point for me are the stealth sections. They're not bad, but they tend to be pacebreakers. I only the second one (for story reasons) and the last one (Where MJ gets a taser). Otherwise, meh.

The graphics here are great too. Easily one of the best looking PS4 games. I don't have a Pro but it looks great regardless. NYC is gorgeous and the detail on the characters is amazing.

Overall, this was a very good game. I was gonna say this was a 8/10, but with how good the story is, maybe a 9 isn't far off. Insomniac nailed it with this one.

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Tasuki

So I notice that there was an update for this game when I turned on my PS4 this morning. Anyone know what it did? Did it add New Game +?

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starhops

I'm just rolling into this game now, even though I had pre-ordered the deluxe version. I have some back-log and jumped into Tomb Raider first.

I'm only 55% campaign as I like to roam around a do the side missions along with the main story to keep things well balanced. I hope to have the game about a 100% at the time the main story is there too.

Anyway, here are my thoughts:

This game has grown on me the more I play it. I am really enjoying Insomniac's Peter Parker aka Spider-man. This game is just plain FUN. I've had a few burst out loud laughing moments with his comments, which is rare for me, as most game writing is subpar. So far, the writing has been good.

The swing and fight mechanics sure have a learning curve, and I am appreciative of the little bonus conditions on the missions, as it helps me figure out new moves and, in the end, makes me a better Spider-man. I've gotten to be pretty good now, so it's made the game more fun.

I still use the white spider suit and I just can't be Spider-man in some other crazy other suit. Am I alone here?!! Allowing you to be able to pick your suit abilities no matter which suit you have on is a great game mechanic, btw.

I can't wait to finish this game.

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