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#1645


#1646

Couldn’t resist, not after Bruce’s post.


#1647

So, the reviews are out for Spider-Man on PS4, and they’re generally very good. (I won’t link them here, you can Google them easily enough.)

There’s a bit of criticism of the plotting and pacing, and of the combat being a bit derivative of the Arkham games, but largely it sounds like all the important stuff is in place - the web-slinging is fun and intuitive, there’s a lot of scope to play the game in the way you choose, and there’s a good mix of stuff to do.

It sounds like it will be to Spider-Man what the Arkham games were to Batman, which is everything I wanted. Looking forward to playing it on Friday.


#1648

I don’t feel “derivative of Arkham” is nearly as big a criticism as others do. I wish there were more Arkham games. I wish that series came out as often as Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty. Give me the same thing with Spidey, Daredevil, Blue Beetle, anyone.


#1649

Also, really, is there was ever a character tailor made to be derivative of Arkham it’s Spiderman. Last time I checked Batman didn’t have spider-sense after all.


#1650

Yeah, I loved Arkham City, especially. So if the criticism of Spider-Man is that it’s too similar to that then I’ll be happy. I should probably just give in and pre-order this already…


#1651

After typing my post I realized there is a brilliant Arkham style Daredevil game making use of his heightened senses just dying to be made.


#1652

I’m sure I saw a demo of a DD game like that once.

Anyway, yes, I’m with you - the Arkham games are great and I’m personally very happy to get a Spidey game in that mould. I just mentioned it as it’s a factor that is bringing the scores down very slightly (Metacritic has it in the high 80s at the moment, which is still very good).


#1653

Here’s some info on the cancelled DD game of the early 2000s.


#1654

I don’t give a flying shite about Fortnight but this made me laugh.


#1655

#1656

I would be tempted to do that as well, except I don’t know if my PC is gonna be able to handle it… it’s starting to struggle with newer stuff… so no point in rushing it… =(


#1657

It’s PlayStation exclusive, sadly.

I think it’s a shame when these exclusives shut out other formats, but given the Sony licence I guess it was inevitable.


#1658

Even so, when you start racking them up, Sony has one hell of a lot of exclusives on Ps4.


#1659

Yeah, and they’re good games, some of the best.

Exclusives work both ways though - one game I was really looking forward to in recent years was Cuphead, and short of buying an Xbox it seems like I’ll never get the chance to play it.


#1660

Xbox exclusives tend to end up the PC too though, as Cuphead did, which does tip the balance in the PS4’s favour.


#1661

It’ll come out on PC as well… even if it takes a year or two… console exclusives usually apply to other consoles, most “exclusives” end up on PC at some point.


#1662

It’s published by Sony. It won’t be on the PC.


#1663

We’ll see… other Spider-man games have made it to PC (even though they’re not sold anymore, but that’s 'cause of expired licensing).

Console exclusives are such a stupid thing… u_u


#1664

They were published by Activision, who lost the licence a few years back.