Spider-Man: Edge of Time for the Xbox 360
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  • Edge of Time looked like it had promise due to its amazing looking set pieces back at E3, but the excitement dies shortly after the first few opening minutes and everything pretty much goes wrong from there
  • If you love opening doors, repetitive combat, and a boring story, this game will be perfect for you
  • The story is almost as interesting as the one in The Ultimate Spiderman, but the witty banter between the Spider-Men quickly dies out and it just becomes annoying
  • The audio is by far the best component of the entire game

    • by Kai Manners
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      Spider-Man: Edge of Time looked like it had promise due to its amazing looking set pieces back at E3, but the excitement dies shortly after the first few opening minutes and everything pretty much goes wrong from there. If you love opening doors, repetitive combat, and a boring story, this game will be perfect for you.

      Plot: Well, Present day Spidey is killed and the future Spidey must go back in time to save his predessor or else the history of the world will go awry. If you’ve seen Back to the Future before, it’s basically that, but with Spider-Men. The story feels a bit flat and it’s boring. The story is almost as interesting as the one in The Ultimate Spiderman, but the witty banter between the Spider-Men quickly dies out and it just becomes annoying. The segments with Black Cat were absolute torture. The plot starts off amazing strong, being


      one the best cinematic openings of any Spidey game ever. But after the first 20 minutes, things become incredibly boring.

      Graphics: The Spideys both look very good. In Shattered Dimensions, the cell shaded look for the Amazing Spider-Man really seperated itself from the other Spidey dimensions. In this game, it’s the same dimension and the same artwork. It’s not very fun to look at and the artistic style is pretty much gone. Also, since most of the game takes place in one building, the environments become very dull to look at. Nothing really looks exceptional. Combat is also very entertaining to look at first, but you realize every hit is greatly exaggerated by the amount of sparks that fly whenever you hit someone. It’s kind of gimmicky. Overall, it’s a very dull game to look at. It’s just decent.

      Gameplay: Nothing in the game is particularly bad. The reason it’s so ...


      • bad is because of the crazy amount of repetition you have to put up with. There’s the collecting keys, which you do for probably 20% of the game. There’s also the skydiving, which quickly loses its appeal. The combat just feels like a bland beat-em-up. There’s no depth to the combat. It never feels progressive. Also, the two Spideys fighting styles don’t feel all that different. Also, you never actually feel like Spiderman. The controls are way too stiff, and you never use his abilities to their fullest potential, such as webswinging and wallcrawlling. Such freeing abilities feel minimized when you’re constantly crawling through vents. The game is not particularly bad. It’s just probably one of the most boring games I’ve ever played.

        Audio: Probably the best part of the game. The two voice actors did a great job in their roles. It’s just not their fault that the dialogue happened

        to be pretty bad and whiny. They did their jobs correctly and the fact that Josh Keaton and Christopher Daniel Barnes did the voices of the Spideys, it was total fan service. The music for the game was pretty good, being written by the same person who did the music for the God of War series. The audio is by far the best component of the entire game .

        Last Comments: Edge of Time isn’t exactly a bad game. It’s just a really, really dull one. The repetitive nature of the game kills all joy to be had in the Spideys. It really is too bad that a game with so much potential ultimately failed to live up to it. I would suggest you rent the game and play the first hour and that’s it, if you’re a crazy Spider-Man fan. There’s no place for mediocre games anymore in such a tight market.




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