I’ve started playing Spider-Man for PS4, and honestly it’s tough. I feel like artists have been trying to send a message about corruption for a long time. I think this is how Marvel continues to send a message. Things need improvement. Corruption in our government, businesses, and even charitable organizations. It’s a constant battle to keep lethal drugs off the street, prevent crimes such as robberies, or hit and runs, or so far keep Fisk Industries from corrupting the city.
So as I go through the story, (Spoilers) the first thing I do in-game is re-sync the cell tower frequencies in New York City, and that’s when it hit me. There’s either fake I’m enjoying the heck out of the freedom to swing above traffic and see a beautiful rendition of a metropolis that I could enjoy for about $65.00 (upon launch) and make a difference. The thought stays with me that I’m not able to do a lot to make a positive impact. Towers are on the legitimate police radio frequency. Well that will make their jobs easier.
There’s also a ton of backpacks that belong to Peter Parker* (*Major Spoiler*AKA Spider-Man if you didn’t know) webbed to walls and ceilings everywhere. It’s a nice touch to get a feel for your character and have more objectives to complete in the game to give it more longevity. Oh a robbery? Man ADHD me loves this game. One of the jewelry stores is being held up by multiple gunmen and men wielding night sticks and electrified batons.
Combat is fluid, with a lot of button mashing and plenty of combos. You can actually use your web slinging abilities to your full advantage while downing Fisk’s forces. I just don’t enjoy fighting the large brute like baddies. They strong-arm you over and over again, and it’s almost frustrating. So I just cover them in spiderweb and dodge around them while laying on some tough right hooks. After the enemies are downed you get a sort of token that’s used as micro currency in the game. Enjoy collecting those to unlock suit powers, new suits, or enhance your web slinger.
Update: I beat it. Really looking forward to web-slinging as Miles Morales.