"Marvel's Spider-Man is a good game brought down by its disappointing missions and side missions"
Definitely, agree with that sentiment. Got really tired of uninspiring side missions and cookie cutter design.
Yeah I’d give it a solid 8, game was good save the repetitive side quests.
side quests in all games generally are repetitive.
Amazing game and never a dull moment. Proudly platinum'd and added to my 100% completion goals for PS4 exclusives alongside HZD, GOW, and Detroit.
So it's comparable to Horizon 4?
Whuh? What does FH4 have to do with this? lol
The score.... Horizon 4 is no more than a 7.8..."cookie cutter" instantly brings it to mind.
Desperate to downplay a MS game even if it has nothing to do with this reviews aren’t we?
No just stating rational thought with regards to the 7.8...something the writer does not possess.
Bu... bu.... MS!
Bu...buuu.... PSNow! .....Now!
@serria There are tons of games out there that really and truly deserve a 7.8 and yet you picked out FH4, which by the way is one of the best racing games this gen? And if you want my opinion on Spiderman, it deserves way higher than a 7.8.
Define ''cookie cutter design.'' NOt every side activity was the same and even had their own suff. Some side mission were average at best but nothing that breaks or hurts the game. Now if they went crazy with it and bloated the game with them I would agree with you
Here we go again with the biased games media being paid off by MS or Nintendo to give PlayStation exclusives lower than accurate scores, all because they're not available on those other systems.
If anything the media is biased in Sony favor. Everyone's opinion on a game will not be the same. I think spiderman is a good game but all these high 9's is not what the game deserved imo, 8 or 8.5 is wha I think it deserves.
Spiderman is a near perfect game it could've gotten a 90+ metacritic and it would've been justified IMO
"If anything the media is biased in Sony favor", LOL BULLSPIT! what are you smoking?
Look I think it's stupid to insist Nintendo and MS pay for every negative review a PS game gets but to imply the media is biased in Sony's favor? That's insane. Do you have any idea how many of them made it clear PS had more cross play games (with PC and mobile) than any other console? Heck, a lot of them outright lied and claimed they were blocking it with PC too. When Sony finally said yes to cross play on Fortnite, a lot of dudes legit thought they could now "finally" play with their friends on PC. Media did nothing to correct that perception, pushed it, and then once Sony did cave they rubbed it in their faces. Name changes? Rubbed it in their faces how they were "finally catching up with 2007". There are "downgrade controversies" for every game they make that all turn out to be BS. And now, even though PS Now has been around for years and steadily improving, media acts like MS's "xCloud" that they have yet to build or even Beta is "finally bringing game streaming to the mainstream" without so much as a proof of concept. Sony literally cannot implement a single thing without half the press getting all up on their case about it, and are rarely, if ever, credited when they do something big. When they launched PSVR? That was supposedly a guaranteed flop. When it didn't, and they were pushing VR as a game platform and pushing the tech as much or more than any other company? Suddenly the same voices saying "VR is the future but Sony will let theirs die" joined the "VR is a fad and Sony stupidly jumped in while MS was smart to wait and stay out". This, btw, after they were pre-praising the Xbox One X's "TRUE VR" before they'd even seen it and declared that MS would "bring VR to the mainstream". Again. But by all means, let's pretend the media is firmly in their corner.
You Sony ponies are sensitive and immature as hell. Just because someone didn't rate the game a 9 or a 10 doesn't make them "biased", nor are they being paid off to give the game such a score. For the record, Spider-Man is my GOTY so far, but I'm not going to go around making baseless accusations just because someone didn't enjoy the game as much as I did.
@Gold: 100% agree with your statement.
“games media being paid off by MS or Nintendo to give PlayStation exclusives lower than accurate scores” And what does that achieve exactly? One mediocre reviews in a sea of good reviews will make this game fail?
These comments are beyond satire now. Why wouldn't MS or Nintendo pay off more reviews or more popular review sites if your lunatic theory was true?
MS only had money for one bad review, duh! And a really late one at that!
If anyone would know about satirical comments.
People here can say the most outrageous things and make no sense and still get tons of upvote as long as the comment sh*t on MS and Nintendo. Smh N4G.
So Microsoft and Nintendo paid off an unknown site to give Spider-Man a 7.8 out of 10 more than a month after it released because....? And 31 other people on this echo chamber of a website agreed with you! How very surprising! /s
Funny too if the score they demanded for their money was a 7.8 (only 0.2 off an 8). Hardly a bad review for a good game.
No surprise the usual haters. I thought Horizon 4 was so breath taking and evolutionary that it's unable to be put down!? So why are you here?
My GOTY .. super fun addictive and badass .. this review is bull
I should have said *My GOTY so far* cause i still have to play RDR2 and Smash Ultimate. But yeah game is amazing especially if you are a spidey fan !
Solid 8 from me. Great single player, incredible graphics and traversing the city was alot of fun. The stealth sections, repetitive collections and uninspired side missions let it down. Now, to wait for the DLC.
The Stealth missions with the two characters was awful, it was the only low point of the game for me.
A bit of a lower score for me too. Bet it would have looked better on PC also in full 4K.
Not suprised when it's coming from you. Probably one of the biggest Xbox fanboy we have here on this site?
Xbox fanboy? My goodness thank you :3
Guess we'll never know, that's what happens with a real exclusive.
So salty its a PS4 exclusive lol.
Honestly this game delivered on my expectations. The fact that it's the fastest selling PS exclusive of all time is telling of the game's quality as well. I think it's fair to say the reception has been overwhelmingly positive, and deservedly so. I thought Spiderman had a great story. I found the performances of all the characters were convincing, especially Peter Parker. The story had some dark and heavy moments.. And I especially appreciated how they set up the main villain. The sequel is set up nicely as well and I can't wait to see how they expand on this first game. IMO Insomniac nailed it. The swinging and combat is very well done. There were repetitive elements to the open world, I can understand why someone else might have been bothered by it, but I never once thought to myself "this is boring". In fact, all I wanted was more, and I platinumed the game. Can't wait for the DLC and more spiderman!
Guess you played a different game than I did!
I love these kind of reviews since it brings out the Sony Bias on the site, despite the review only being a mere .2 lower then an 8 it's somehow a bogus review. He even brought up good points about how the game just copies other open world titles checklist style content that's stale in general, yet somehow it's justifiable here since every good rated game has it. It makes no sense.
Sony bias huh, lol hilarious. Well I guess if we want to talk about copying other games and stale open worlds we could talk about Forza Horizon 4 but I'm sure your Microsoft bias wouldn't like that too much.
What games does FH4 copy?
I haven't touched an Xbox in half a decade, but go ahead continue flaming the fans of an imaginary war. Microsoft sucks hard and Forza is the same old rehash year in and year out. I don't care about console wars and the platoon of underage kids ready to defend their only affordable option. If you had any sense or actual income you'd own more then one console so you wouldn't be picking sides or accusing others playing for the other team or whatever strawman that avoids sense.
"brings out the Sony Bias on the site" It brings out the Sony haters even more so.
What does having income have to do with owing all consoles? There is such a thing as smart consumer choice you know, just because I can buy something doesn't mean I should. Loved your hypocrisy though, pointing the finger at me for flaming a war yet your comment was the antithesis of flaming a war. If you don't want to start one then don't begin your comments with "I love these kind of reviews since it brings out the Sony Bias on the site", apparently in your own words you love the war.
You replied with console war arguements, like accusing me of having a Microsoft bias, you have no ground to accuse me of starting anything. And yeah I do love the war, because theres nothing to get rid of it. Since everyone would rather have more drama and argue nonstop it's funny to watch as the sidelines as little kids fight for some army that doesn't care about them.
that‘s the problem with open worlds. they are getting bigger and bigger but devs are not able to fill these worlds with meaningful stuff. maybe that‘s why this game is not goty material despite its mostly fun gameplay.
This article was brought down by its disappointing attempt to belittle another fantastic Sony exclusive.
78% is not a bad score at all.
But obviously a lot of people think it deserves a better score. I'm one of them. Crap like: "Almost all of the side missions were terrible and going forward I hope Insomniac improves on that in the next game." LOL.....they were not terrible. Come on. Some were better than others. Almost all? Please. "The main story was quite short" No...it was not. The main story was on part with Batman Arkham City and Arkham Knight. "Mary Jane’s and Miles missions were atrocious" They were short stealth missions and very easy. Does the author know what the word "atrocious" even means? This review is full of hyperbole. It drops bombs on the game like "atrocious" but does nothing to flesh out what the hell it means by that. No analysis whatsoever. Amateur review at best.
To say that Miles and MJ weren't handled too well is plain nuts.
Spiderman wasn't perfect but it was pretty good considering it was Insomniac's first crack at an open world game, there is room for improvement but some people are all too eager for any excuse to bash a rather solid game just because it's not on their console of choice. Meanwhile PS4 gamers have another solid game to play and MS has nothing more than promises and rather mediocre games with the exception of a niche audience and game like Forza.
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