Sweeping initial fears under the rug, like Peter Parker hides his Spidey costume from Aunt May, we've swung through Insomniac's Marvel's Spider-Man and come out the other side still broke (like Peter), still confused about our love-life (like Peter), but better people for having ever been this version of Spider-Man (like Peter).
And as a result we'd just like to say a massive thank you to Insomniac for giving us this webslinging journey to go on. It's been one of the best rides we've had in a while. Here's some words from our review:
What’s helpful too, is the missions that take place not as Spider-Man (even those as Peter). These gameplay breaks both ground you in terms of the sheer size of the game-world here (they created an almost 1:1 Manhattan, New York), and also make you realise how freaking cool it is being Spider-Man. This juxtaposition is a fantastic way of not just breaking up the flow of gameplay, it helps you see the game from unique and informative angles. It also reminds us that Spidey is never alone, which is a large part of the Spider-Man transmedia universe. And Insomniac has completely embraced all of this. Their story-telling alongside the actual plot is built from pure confidence in their ability to become a premier Spider-Man storyteller -- much in the same way Rocksteady backed themselves to do the same with the Batman: Arkham series.
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What elevates an already amazing story here, is every member of the voice cast is perfect. Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker and Spider-Man is a revelation. His portrayal, comedy timing, tone and ability to shift in an out of demure Parker to annoying Spider-Man is seamless at best, and perfect at worst. Expect Spider-Man to be in heavy award contention at the end of the year, even with the looming Red Dead Redemption 2 next month.