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Shoot some new PS4 webs in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Earlier this week, we got the chance to see some gameplay for the upcoming tie-in game to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It pretty much looked exactly like the first game. But apparently, there’s more to what we saw. Such as an opportunity to confuse your grey matter hemispheres.

“The new mechanics of web-swinging are more than just a visual tick, and that’s why we often start off pointing them out,” Beenox Creative Director Thomas Wilson wrote on the PS Blog about the new web-swinging mechanics.

Controlling separate sides of Spider-Man with separate sides of your brain has a great psychological effect, and it really immerses you even deeper into your character, particularly when you have to decide to use the right or left trigger based on the physical location of buildings as you swing through the city.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will once again have cellphones play a prominent role, while a new “Hero or Menace” system will aim to give the game more consequences for actions performed in it. “The new “Hero or Menace” system is a way for us to personalize the act of safeguarding everyday citizens’ lives, by adding real consequences for Spider-Man and the city as a whole based on your actions (and inactions),” Wilson wrote.

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We really want you to feel like you’re the hero behind the mask, and that means giving you all the challenges and choices that ol’ Webhead has to deal with moment-to-moment.

Which leads to one other new addition, the fact that gamers can slip out of some sweaty spandex (I’ve been there before), and into regular civvie clothes:

And that also means letting you take off that mask to experience a slice of life from Peter Parker’s perspective by investigating multifaceted characters, as well as letting you go home to visit Aunt May and take care of personal business. The sight of Peter’s wardrobe is a cool one, and we’re excited for players to get their hands on the range of suits we’ve included in the game. As with the shift in web-swinging, these costume choices offer far more than just a cosmetic effect.

One thing that I hated in the 2012 game based on the first film, was that there was buggerall creativity to indoor missions. You were either in a sewer, or exploring 50 shades of drab grey in yet another corridor. I’m not expecting this sequel to be a massive overhaul of the foundation that the first game created, but if it can improve on and actually offer more with the same…Then that actually won’t be so bad after all.

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

18 Comments

  1. Every single Spidey game after 2 was really crap 🙁 Well okay, I enjoyed Ultimate though

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  2. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 28, 2014 at 11:19

    I wonder if SirApprovesALot would approve of this

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 11:22

    This reminds me of an old spiderman game back on ps1, or ps2.. that was similar to this idea with changing suits and stuff. That game was awesome!

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  4. Unavengedavo

    March 28, 2014 at 11:24

    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 28, 2014 at 11:28

      CLEO IS SPIDEY????????????????

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    • Rince

      March 28, 2014 at 11:30

      Oh man! Mind blown!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 28, 2014 at 11:35

        doesn’t take much lol

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        • Rince

          March 28, 2014 at 11:35

          *Doesn’t take alot*

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 28, 2014 at 11:37

            Sometimes I wonder why I bother to type..

          • Rince

            March 28, 2014 at 11:37

            Sometimes? *RUNS

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 28, 2014 at 11:41

            alot? bwhahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.dies.

  5. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 11:38

    This Spiderman game is going to get good reviews, I can see it now!

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  6. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 11:41

  7. TiMsTeR1033

    March 28, 2014 at 11:43

    To all the kids out there, THINK before you act.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2wvb9xeiu1qc3xhuo1_500.jpg

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