It’s a really fun game, Spider-man PS4, but I think apart from the thrill of swinging around the city the big draw for me was the attention to detail; the character touches and costumes and checklist items. The story was fine but the gameplay in terms of combat was a bit of a drag by the end. While I loved it, I pretty much stopped playing it once I finished the story.
I’ve given FarCry 4 ($4 pre-owned) a rest for now, and have moved onto FIFA 18 ($12 pre-owned). It didn’t come with an instruction booklet so my initial run through the menu had me thinking that just picking a team and playing a season wasn’t immediately available.
As a result I started the “Story” mode, which is new to me (not sure if it’s been included in prior versions; I haven’t played FIFA in over 10 years) - I skip the cut scenes and can’t really be bothered with the customisation and all that, but it does add a really cool extra element to matches.
While you control the whole team as normal, the story character is highlighted on field and he has specific objectives each match (score a goal, assist a goal, get a rating of X), so you’re forced to be more mindful of specific players. If his rating during the game drops too far below the target, he’ll be subbed off and the rest of the match is fully simulated (you can watch it still if you want - I don’t).
I’m a bit surprised that despite the massive size of games these days, that the commentary is still so repetitive, and the load times between sections are a tad excessive.
My favourite sports game remains International Superstar Soccer on N64; it certainly bent the rules of the sport - i.e. a player would get three yellow cards before a red, and the slide tackles were brutal.
The game would let you - and I would oblige in - slide tackling the goalie when he was taking a goal kick, to the point of injuring him. I’d take out both their goalies and that team would have to sub on a non-goalkeeper to cover the net.
I’d skilled up my custom players to the max, to the point that my own goalkeeper would make a fell-length run of the field and score goals himself. He was a higher goal scorer than other teams’ strikers. There were times where the opposing team had to forfeit because they’d lost too many players to injury.
ETA: It was definitely one of the funniest games I’ve ever played. The player celebration animations were great, and you could have your goalie turn around and punt a goal kick directly into your own nets - he’d then collapse on his knees, sobbing at the own goal.