Marvel’s Spider-Man swings into action today

The highly anticipated Marvel's Spider-Man comes out today and it's already making waves with its high reviews for spectacular scenery and dynamic gameplay.
Marvel's Spider-Man swings into action today (Credit: Marvel Studios)

The highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man comes out today, 7 September 2018, and it’s already making waves with its high reviews for spectacular scenery and dynamic gameplay.

The game was first announced at E3 in 2016 by developer Insomniac Games. Two years later, it’s finally available to the masses dreaming of swinging through New York City as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. A playstation exclusive, the game is only available on PS4.

Some of the main features that make it stand out from other Spider-Man games are the open-world map and the way that you navigate it. In previous games, the web swing mechanic was clunky and it was easy to lose your momentum by swinging into a building, but now it’s easier to keep up a smooth, unhindered motion through the city. It’s also more open in general and way more detailed than anything that’s come before it. Already two of the most popular things to do in-game is sightseeing and taking selfies while perched on something cool. Not to mention the web combat. You can stick your opponents to walls or simply duck and dive all of their attacks thanks to Spidey’s speed and agility. 

This Spider-Man is also well written. The narrative helps drive the player forward, creating a better sense of immersion and attachment to the multi-dimensional characters. It’s much easier to become invested in the classic Peter Parker story, only now you get to live that secret life balance with him. 

Both fans and the media have high opinions of the game. It boasts ratings like 8.4 on Metacritic, a 9 on Gamespot, and a stellar 94% by Google users. Forbes even puts it in the same league as visually stunning games like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have the game yet, you can watch the first ten minutes of gameplay from Gamespot below and don’t forget to share your own spidey experiences on Twitter under the hashtag #SpiderManPS4.

By Daniëlle Kruger
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