The Amazing Spider-Man 2, game (PC 2014)
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  • After The Amazing Spider-Man came The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and with a new movie comes a new video game, but is this game an improvement over the original
  • You can control which arm Spidey uses to swing, I will admit, it's actually pretty nice and definitely a step up from the abysmally simple swinging of the first game
  • It may well be one of, if not, THE best web-swinging systems in a Spider-Man game, but I'll take Ultimate Spider-Man's swinging over this any day
  • Oh boy, I knew I couldn't avoid this forever
  • However, the first game has an actually passable story, while the second manages to look more visually appealing, with brighter colors and is generally prettier to look at

by Caleb Carter

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    After The Amazing Spider-Man came The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and with a new movie comes a new video game, but is this game an improvement over the original? Or is it more of the same? I’ll just be honest. This game is a straight copy of the first one with a few bells and whistles alright? Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s dive in and see what we’ve got.
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  • The biggest new feature is the improved web-swinging mechanics. You can control which arm Spidey uses to swing, I will admit, it’s actually pretty nice and definitely a step up from the abysmally simple swinging of the first game. But, it never really did anything for me. It may well be one of, if not, THE best web-swinging systems in a Spider-Man game, but I’ll take Ultimate Spider-Man’s swinging over this any day. The web rush is still here, but nothing’s changed here from the first game and I already covered it in my review of that one, so there’s nothing new to talk about there.

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  • The combat system is a bit different. Just a bit. The counter icon has been changed from white to red for some reason. You can unlock some auxiliary abilities, mainly for your web shooters. It’s nice to get something from your battles, but the only thing of worth is the ability you get from Shocker early in the game. You charge up your we shooters to launch a shockwave that stuns enemies, but it takes so long and has so little effect that it’s only useful against the big enemies who need to be stunned before you can damage them. It’s basically just this game’s version of Arkham city’s beat-down. Other than that, again, there’s nothing new here. Combat has been smoothed a bit so it looks less jerky, but that’s about it. Moving on.

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  • One of the touted “cool new features” in this game was the parts where you play as Peter Parker. You can play as him when you enter your apartment to restore your health and view unlockables, but then the game decides that we need more Peter Parker. You know, everybody loves playing a superhero game where you get to play as them mild mannered alter ego of said hero right? No! The Peter Parker scenes are just the picture taking missions from the first game, but now you’re stuck in one room as powerless Peter Parker. So there’s no jumping on rooftops or crawling on walls to get a better vantage point. Just walking around playing what’s basically a really really lame hidden object game. There are also “multiple choice conversations”. At certain points in the game you get to choose your response during conversations, but since this isn’t Telltale games, it’s really just which question do you want to ask this guy? Can’t decide which question to ask? don’t worry! Each question is completely pointless. It’s not like asking one question opens up a new conversation tree and locks out the others. You have three questions and you can either as many or as few as you want or just end the conversation there. The only reason you’d ask the questions in the first place is to see what response you get. The entire system is pointless filler added only because other games were doing it. It sucks.

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  • The boss battles are actually a bit more engaging this time. I’ll have to give the game kudos for that. You have different methods of weakening the boss to open them up to your attacks. It’s still usually just mindless punching or quick-time events after you do soften them up. They’re by no means good boss battles, but at least they’re a step up from the last game.

    There are side missions all across the city, you know, standard fare. But, the real draw is the russian gang hideouts. These are stealth based missions, actually good ones this time, and they give you a new costume if you finish them. I really like these and they’re probably the best parts of the game, I just wish there were more of them.

    The graphics are still pretty good for the characters you’ll be looking at for a long enough time, like Spidey and the boss characters. But, the civilian models actually look like they’ve taken a step down. I’m not a huge graphics junkie, but if you’re not cool with alright graphics for some characters and barely passable graphics for the rest, beware.

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  • The story…. Oh boy, I knew I couldn’t avoid this forever. The story is barely worth talking about because there ‘aint no story! All that’s there is a string of random boss fights with a paper thin “narrative” to tie it together. They throw in a few movie plot-points, but most of the game is focused on throwing in more classic villains. You just go from one random new villain to another.

    I mean, Electro isn’t even the main villain of the game. He’s just one more out of the random stream out bosses here. The main villain here is Carnage. With no rhyme or reason. Just Carnage! If they were going to add such a random villain like Carnage, why not Venom? I mean, sure he’s over used, but why Carnage? That said, I am happy to see Carnage in a mainstream Spider-Man game because I don’t think he gets enough time in the spotlight, I just don’t understand the reasoning behind making him the big bad instead of Electro.

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  • Now, I’ve only ever played this on the PC and I had to turn down the graphics considerably because my PC isn’t strong enough to play high end games. If you want to play this game smoothly, here are the minimum PC system requirements: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU Speed: Info RAM: 3 GB OS: Windows XP Video Card: 512 MB 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 support. NVidia GeForce 8800 GT / AMD Radeon HD4770 Sound Card: 3.0 Free Disk Space: 9 GB

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is really The Amazing Spider-Man 1 with a new coat of paint. For every step forward, it takes another step back and as a result, it doesn’t manage to pull itself up any higher than it’s predecessor. It tries to add more content on top of what is already there, but most of it is just copied from other games, but badly executed. This review is a bit shorter than usual, but there’s not much different from the first game.

    I do like the comic shop, where you go to check out all of your unlockables, which is run by Stan Lee himself. That’s a really nice touch.

    Unfortunately, there aren’t nearly enough new features to make this game better than the original. It has a few things going for it, but with the surprisingly good plot of the first game to live up to, this game falls flat on it’s face. It’s a nice fan service train of villains, but if you look past all the flash, there really isn’t a lot there. If you got the first game and didn’t mind it, you won’t mind this one either. If you’re deciding between the two, both games have a lot of flash to cover their true, bare-bones nature. However, the first game has an actually passable story, while the second manages to look more visually appealing, with brighter colors and is generally prettier to look at. So keep that in mind. Other than that, you could basically choose either one and you wouldn’t be missing out on anything.



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jeet pandya says :

re : After The Amazing Spider-Man came The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and with a new movie comes a new video game, but is this game an improvement over the original
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 BURSTS ALL THE GAMING MARKET. Spider-Man games used to rule the roost when it came to licensed comic book properties. BuT since 2004-TO-2005 Spider-Man 2, developers have struggled to recapture the magic of what it means to swing THE WHOLE WORLD in 3D. AFTER THE LAUNCH OF "THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2" I SAW THE GREAT CHANGES IS DONE IN THIS GAME.

EVERYBODY WANTS A FULLY 3D GAMING VIEW.NO ANY 3D GAME IN MARKET DO THIS TYPE OF 3D RENDERING.SPIDEY ANIMATIONS AND WEB THE WHOLE WORLD IS A GREAT GAMES JOB.
IT IS A FULL PACK THAT IT CONTAINS AWESOME MOVES, AWESOME ACTIONS,AWESOME VILLAINS,AWESOME ADVENTURE,AWESOME FIGHTING,AWESOME STORY,AWESOME SCENES AND FINALLY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE AWESOMEST 3D VIEW.I LIKE IT THE MOST.AND EXPLORING THE CITY WITH THIS VIEW IS GREAT EXPERIENCE AS NO OTHER GAME GIVES THIS.

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Mya says :

It’s a pretty fun game and keeps you busy. If you’re under the gae of 13 then this is something that I recommend.

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