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Thrillho

Finished the main story today and thought act 3 was superb. The big fights were all good fun, especially the last one. Screw the hallucination section though (I think this was something someone bought up in the "gaming pet peeves" thread and they are almost always awful).

The ending was pretty strong too with quite an array of emotions in the different parts from May's death, to Miles and Peter on the ceiling together, and then Harry in the tank.

They did a great job of using so many of the villains and it was a really superb story in its own right rather than being a video game retelling of one of the films.

Now just all the DLC to play (which I didn't realise didn't download with the base game in the deluxe version so I'm sat waiting for it to do so whilst I type this).

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themcnoisy

@Thrillho the spoiler tag didn't work lol.

I loved Spiderman also. Great story and characters.

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Bliquid

So, i bought this game during the last “Days of Play” sale.
I’m honestly having much more fun with it than i thought, but that’s not why i’m here.
I have yet to finish the main campaign, but...

Did anyone else end up thinking that JJJ is actually right about Spiderman?
Impersonating the Amazing Wallcrawler gave me a very different perspective regarding his deeds.
In our hands Spidey did help in the immediate dangers, but the collateral damages of my actions were real and visible.
Spidey does whatever he wants, responding to basically no one and deciding according to his (not always agreeable in my case) morals.
His heart IS in the right place, but he’s often very narrow minded and kinda stubborn in his views.
And his various fights DO cause humongous damages around him, not counting the fact that although he doesn’t kill, he hurts severely hundreds of people.
Is a punch in the face the correct answer to all and every criminal act?

I’m writing all this because i found fascinating that, obnoxiuos as JJJ manners are, he sounds actually right to me regarding the anarchist, out of control Spiderman.

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KALofKRYPTON

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JJJ's view is applicable to pretty much every superhero going to some extent. And speaking to collateral damage, that can also be true of most law enforcement.

As you move through the game you'll see how JJJ's ramblings become more obviously malicious.

Spider-Man isn't an anarchist.

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Bliquid

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Says the alien who came to rule us all...

Anyway, that’s my point: superheroes are not the solution, they are at most a band aid that causes allergy.
And this comes from someone who started reading X-Men at 7 and basically never stopped.

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KALofKRYPTON

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"And a door would open to the sky... Abominations created of cold intelligence would walk the planet, and the rebellion of evil would tear the world apart."

I mean er... Truth, Justice - all that stuff!

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Th3solution

I just started this game finally and I’m having a good time. It feels very familiar. Very safe. I can hardly tell the difference between Batman Arkham City and this, other than more agility and options with movement and daytime vs night time setting in the Batman game That’s alright since I loved Arkham City.
Also feels a little bit like Infamous in the animation and traversal department.
Supposedly the story is good but I’m just getting started and it’s nothing special yet.

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themcnoisy

@Bliquid I love JJJ role in Spiderman. I think he's the perfect foil for Spidey.

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Th3solution

I’m about 30% through the game now and I am enjoying it. I took a long break from it to play a couple other games, so it took a while to get the controls down again. I’m still not very good at it, but it’s coming along.
The traversal does feel almost like a rhythm game in how you need to keep the swinging in a rhythm to maximize speed and height. Probably the most frustrating aspect of the game for me is the frequent target chases you have to do. I just can’t seem to get my speed and my ability to turn corners in sync as I try to keep up with a car swerving at high speed through the streets of New York. If anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears. I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of these types of missions and I need to be better at high speed chases.

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Thrillho

@Th3solution The web zipline move (I forget what it's actually called) is really helpful for more accurate and quick movement, especially if you time it to launch off what you're zipping onto using X.

The latter may be a move you need to unlock though. It's been a while since I played so can't remember.

Thrillho

Th3solution

[I have some random updates on my impressions, now that I’m a little further along. Forgive my tangential thoughts, but here goes] —
Just finished the helicopter sequence that was shown in some of the trailers. That was fantastic. I suppose I’m about 40-50% through the main story. I’m taking my time with slurping up the side content and collectibles and mixing in the main story intermittently. I’m reaching a good cadence with the game and am pretty hooked on it now.
I’m having a similar vibe to this game as I did with Horizon Zero Dawn — and what I mean by that is I similarly had an initial interest, then got easily distracted from the game for a while, and then got back into it and really started enjoying it more after a break. Now it’s really hitting its stride and I am liking the combat, exploration, and story much more than I initially did.

Playing this game has me pondering the recent acquisition of Insomniac by Sony and the similarity of some of the gameplay to the Sucker Punch outings, namely the InFAMOUS series. It just seems ironic that Insomniac created an open world, superhero, climb tall buildings in a big city, shoot baddies and melee them, collect random debris around town - type of game and now Sucker Punch has gone away from that and trying what looks to be possibly some version of a more tactical and realistic/historical samurai game. One observation when contrasting the two studios is that I do see that Insomniac is a little more comfortable with the humor, comedy, and one-liners which are quite well done in Spider-Man (coupled with the excellent delivery of Yuri Lowenthal). It’s part of the Ratchet & Clank DNA left over that I see in this game, which was brilliant in its levity.

That, and the fluid and cartoonish feel to Spidey’s movement does remind me a little of Ratchet when I think about it. That is one thing Insomniac seems to have over other developers is that wonderful smooth traversal and acrobatic animations they weave into their games. I think it adds so much to an action game to have that great feeling of movement. It’s part of why I loved Hellblade, NieR Automata, and Horizon Zero Dawn.
On a side note (as if this post isn’t one huge side-note...), come to think of it, it seems female protagonists are always animated better and look more graceful. Male characters tend to lumber about in a more brutish fashion (looking at you - Arthur Morgan, Kazuma Kiryu, Kratos, Talion, and Nathan Drake) I’m glad they made Spider-Man jump and fight with such beautiful grace. It makes the game more fun to control a character who moves in such cool ways. I feel more superhero-ey that way.

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Nice impressions @Th3solution !

Admittedly I kinda rushed through Spider-Man over a single weekend (enjoyed the heck out of it though) so I don't fully remember what part you're on about :')

This game was my first encounter with the newer villain Mister Negative and I really quite like him... He's pretty darn cool.

Plus the webslinging is pretty fun way to traverse, I pretty much never fast travelled cus of it!

And Spidey is animated very well for sure!

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KALofKRYPTON

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy @Th3solution I only fast-traveled for the trophy.

Even spent the odd hour just swinging and jumping about the city and taking screenshots. Was nice and chilled.

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Tasuki

So I own the base Spider-man game (never bought any of the DLC) and I was wondering does anyone know that if I buy the GOTY edition where my save transfer over or do I need to start all over?

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LN78

@Tasuki I think the GOTY edition is just the base game with a download code voucher.

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WanderingBullet

@Tasuki If you already own the base game, isn't it cheaper just to buy the Season Pass? I recalled it was either $20 or $25.

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FullbringIchigo

@Tasuki you know @LN78 is probably right, it's how it's normally done now a days, you would be better off just buying the season pass

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FullbringIchigo

@Tasuki yeah i learnt that lesson when i brought the Royal Edition of FFXV on XB1, i was hoping that it was all included on the disc but it was literally the vanilla release with a DLC code

it didn't even have any of the updates on it either so as my XB1 wi-fi adapter was broke at that point i couldn't use any of the DLC and it was the day one vanilla version of the game too

it's just plain lazy

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