David: In the current climate, it seems that no matter where you look, there’s another open-world game right around the corner. Most share and build upon gameplay mechanics between each other.
No, but it is still very fun to play. It doesn’t have to bring anything new necessary. Besides the game barely resembles Batman
Yeah, that's true. You don't always have to reinvent the wheel. And yeah, so long as it's fun man, just enjoy for what it is. However let's keep that in perspective next time another game comes up. After all, let's look at the way this board tried to shred Breath Of The Wild apart for not reinventing the wheel. Even though it could be argued that it did indeed bring quite a bit to the equation. We are seeing a bit of that as we speak with Forza (even though they've done more than their fair share to spice it up). It just seems that this kind of sensible thinking & sentiment only seems to be applied to certain games and/or companies around here.
Your full of it. Zelda got mad praise around here and the gaming world. After playing it, I'm still not finished, ud personally say horizon zero dawn was better. I mentioned that and got down voted to all hell. With for a it's just racing. Truth is spiderman didn't have to bring anything new to the table. For me the lighting in it was fantastic, compared to batman, as it was always dark. That's not a knock on batman that's how batman's world is so to say. The batman games were fantastic. With super hero games how much more innovative can you really get. Good games are good games period
"sensible thinking & sentiment only seems to be applied to certain games and/or companies around here" Have you been on an island the last month or so? What did Spider-man have thrown at it before the first review even came out? Let's see. It was "too short" because a 20 hour campaign isn't long enough. It was graphically downgraded because a puddle of water was moved. And then the controversy over the costume not being shiny anymore....that was the epitome of "sensisible thinking" for a game and company that apparently get more than its share "around here", right? Oh.....and let's not pretend that the day Spider-man was announced that there wasn't a eruption of hate about the overuse of QTEs. Yeah....Sony and its games just gets a pass "around here". If a game has the hint of a flaw then people will pounce on it...….and it doesn't matter what game or what company. Your problem is you only see it when you want to. Or more accurately, you only address it when it suits you.
BS. Like Carl said: Spider-Man & puddlegate. The drama about QTEs which it barely had in the end. People who barely finish anything or take months/years if they do, suddenly concerned it’s too short. Ridiculousness. ‘nuff said Days Gone. I can’t get through a talkback without one guy complaining they’ve shown too much and another guy complaining they’ve shown too little. Then another guy who doesn’t even play PS4 chimes in and it’s a straight flush of fud. Death Stranding. Lotsa walking simulator bitching for an environmental stinger post E3. Then when it plays coy and mysterious, people complained about that too. The Last Guardian. I could go on, but I didn’t hop in a Spider-Man article to deviate on Zelda and Forza.
Spiderman does so many things well and saving victims from car crashes, disarming bombs and the high speed chases made the open world fun Also the Taskmaster was awesome
what brings new to the table? how for a chenge a super amazing Spider-Man game? that's enough.
Seriously. After years and years of average to ok games from Activision, we finally get a Spider-man game to be excited about. Insomniac and Sony execute it brilliantly. And personally, I don't give a damn about borrowing mechanics from other games (cuz every game does it) as long as it is makes the game great. Spider-man is a great game.
The Sony touch.
Having a great Spider-man game is new LOL. Playing as Spider-man at this level of quality is something we never experienced.
Another one of these stupid psychoanalyzing articles?
It is a great game. The side content was mediocre, and the boss fights could have been better if they incorporated some more diverse mechanics, but overall it is very fun and the story was amazing.
Not much tbh but it perfects what we already had and thats good enough for me.
Well what metric are we using? Not every game needs to re invent the wheel nor should they it's Insomniacs first attempt at this kind of game. They should be praised for a job well done instead of measuring against established developers like Rockstar if they don't innovate considering how long they have been developing third person open world games I would be disappointed because they tend to set the bar. CD Project red kind of set the bar very high for open world third person games many games will never live up to that kind of ambition.
You fanboys can whine all that you want, but what I said has facts to back it up. All folks like p bomb & others here have is skewed opinion & butt hurt-itis whenever someone says something not glowing of sony & their titles. All the shit that you folks are whining & foaming at the mouth (& out your arse) about can and has been said and levied against other games. Have we forgotten how everyone was trying to shit on Gears of War 4 because of the beta? Or the constant nagging and Schultz of downgrade to Crackdown 3? Even though no one's really seen much of it and it looked better in the last demo that we saw? GTFO here guys. Man, I can only dream of the day that another news aggregate like this one pops up. As unfortunately this one has become waaaay too biased & toxic. Maybe then we'll see some real change done. Worse case scenario we can contain jokers like some of you like a disease that real gamers don't want our hobby to be any longer infected with.
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