Back in 2012, when the latest Spider-Man film was released, it had the usual tie-in video game to go with it. It wasn’t a bad video game at all really, and it was good enough to wipe the bitter memories of the Iron Man 2 video game out of my head. Egads, I still have nightmares about that mess SEGA created with its dodgy controls, terrible graphics, uninspired story and I’m drifting again.
Anyway, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was developed by Beenox, who had done a fantastic job on the Webhead games Shattered Dimensions and less so on Edge of Time. Amazing Spider-Man captured the look and feel of being a friendly neighbourhood wall-crawler perfectly, and web-swinging never felt better.
The game was just let down in several other areas, such as derivative levels and an enemy AI that was all brawn and no brains. Still, it sold bucketloads and naturally, Activision wanted to keep their COD-Spidey franchise alive and well.
Fast forward to 2014, and we’ve got a new flick arriving in May, with a game tie-in to go with that one as well. I’m hoping Beenox has learnt from the first game, because as much as I like playing as the amazing Spider-Man, I want a game that gives me a superior gameplay experience, which the sequel could easily do if it wanted to.
The game will be out in time for the film naturally, on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4,Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and Nintendo 3DS. And seeing as how every single other movie game is now a free-to-play endless runner on your smart phone, I’m kinda glad that Spidey will be back on proper consoles.
Last Updated: January 23, 2014