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First look – The gameplay of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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The Amazing Spider-Man was an average film back when it was released in 2012, with an equally average game. It had some bright spots, but it was pure cash-in material for the movie. Fast forward to 2014, and the cycle repeats. The new game however? It looks completely different, revamped and ready to do some web design in a completely original manner.

Of course, I’m lying out of my web-shooter about the game. Here’s your first look at the sequel on Xbox 360, which looks more identical than political party promises come election time.

Missed out on the first Amazing Spidey game? It was pretty much in tune with other Beenox developed titles, such as Edge of Time and Shattered Dimensions. Only this one had a far easier difficulty curve to it, giving you all of the power and none of the responsibility.

Still, as far as games go, this one will most likely clear the very low bar set by other movie tie-in games, which have now all adopted endless runner style elements and shifted onto mobile platforms in order to make some quick freemium cash.

Back in 2004, the second Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man movie also received a tie-in game, that raised the bar for superhero games. GTA had come and left a sandbox mark on gaming, and Activision spun that into one hell of a fun web.

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Ten years later though? Well at least the next Spidey game looks incrementally prettier. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out locally at the end of April here, with the game releasing on May 2.

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

25 Comments

  1. pass

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 13:22

      That’s what Nick Fury said when Spidey wanted to join the Avengers

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  2. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 13:14

    Compared to Infamous the graphics is really starting to show it’s age. The combat also looks awkward and it looks like your hits lacks any impact. Still I will sit in my web of depression and alcohol abuse till the game land. Spider-Man 2 on the PS2 was a great game so here’s hoping

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  3. Sk3tz0

    March 24, 2014 at 13:14

    I disargee.. the Amazing Spider man was not that average it was better than the Dancing Tobey Mcguire Spiderman 3..

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 13:17

      Damn Emo!

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 13:41

      Oh man. Dancing Tobery McNugget. You couldn’t have summed it up better. What a disgrace to Spider-Man. And a Venom that’s about the size of my 4-year old niece.

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  4. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 24, 2014 at 13:25

    Meh… Just looks like a generic game to be honest, combat looks dull and the gameplay does not seem exciting.

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  5. Mossel

    March 24, 2014 at 13:34

    Im seriously suffering from superhero fatigue. I’m not in the slightest interested in any superhero movie or game.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 13:36

      I would love another Watchmen movie. Can’t wait for the new Sin City either. Point being I’m also fatigued but mostly by Marvel and DC. But not Batman, can’t get enough Batman.

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      • Mossel

        March 24, 2014 at 13:41

        Hehe, but Batman is different though. It doesn’t feel so superhero-y. xD

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 13:43

      Marvel ruined their own movies by making sequels for the sake of making sequels. The first two Batman movies were great, and DC ruined Green Lantern also.
      Personally, I’m getting my superhero fix from Arrow at the moment.

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 13:45

        Haven’t seen it yet. Isn’t it low budget like Smallville but less special effects because no Superman but bow and arrow guy who doesn’t nee special effects?

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        • Jedi JJ

          March 24, 2014 at 13:47

          Doesn’t feel low budget (if it is). It’s a more realistic take on the superhero and everytime a known villain or superhero is in an episode I have a small heart attack. Deathstroke being one of them.
          Give it a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 13:56

            Deathstroke? Must watch

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 24, 2014 at 13:57

            Hmmm hope its better than Smallville, which went down the toilet need the end otherwise will end up singing “somebody save me!”

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 24, 2014 at 13:57

            *near (I am sick give me a break)

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 13:57

            Well. To give you proof. I hated Smallville.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 24, 2014 at 13:58

            Smallville was cool for a little while, then went all messed up. Could of been great.

          • Jedi JJ

            March 24, 2014 at 14:07

            I also enjoyed it at the beginning, I’ll admit, but it didn’t keep me long.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            March 25, 2014 at 10:14

            Agreed. Arrow is pretty cool

  6. TiMsTeR1033

    March 24, 2014 at 13:58

    Atleast this Spidey game looks kinda pretty.

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  7. MakeItLegal

    March 24, 2014 at 14:31

    um …is this made by Activision , or published by them ? if so , then NO thank you

    else , maybe on a 2nd hand sale , movie tie in games have hurt me before

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  8. Harry1234007 .

    March 25, 2014 at 04:15

    From what I’ve heard, the controls were seriously updated, with double button web slinging, and more combat maneuvers. Maybe that’s why the combat looks a little sluggish, because it is not just about hitting a button over and over as in the first game, and then making it look pretty. 🙂

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  9. Bobby Rade

    March 25, 2014 at 15:14

    wow, did you even do ANY research, you moron? if you did, you’d know most of the game controls and websling mechanics are being revamped so it’s more like SM2. You’re an idiot.

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  10. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    March 26, 2014 at 15:42

    Raboobee! Raboobee!

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