THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC, Wii, DS, 3DS)
like big bots and I cannot lie...
So the ample amount here is pleasing. But hey, even if you prefer
more petite things of robotic persuasion you’ll be a happy camper
with this tie-in to the latest Spidey flick, which, like said motion
picture extravaganzacular attraction, is simply titled The
Amazing Spider-Man. But you know that.
It’s an epilogue to the fillum, so we may get spoilerific. We’ve NFI
as we haven’t seen it, but if you’re paranoid about such stuff we
suggest going away.
So, corporational mob Oscorp’s let half-man, half-biscui... erm,
animal experiment thingies loose – accidentally, natch - and they’ve
caused untold havoc. Consequently, in a way that the old lady who
swallowed a fly would likely give a hearty thumbs-up to, they go
crazy with nanotech to create robotic thingies to eleteday the
utantsmay. Need we mention that it goes rather pear-shaped?
So, cue your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man to get shit sorted.
Resplendent in a funktacular new nipply rubber suit that looks like
it’s constructed of chopped up red and blue basketballs, you do more
swinging than a militia of Austin Powerses, in-between outbreaks of
actual mission doing (complete with gradual power-ups, collectibles,
stealth or kamikaze options – the usual stuff).
Yep, if you like classic Spidey swingmation, this here’s your
ticket. We’re sure you won’t mind that webs seem to stick to stuff
like clouds and raindrops, as you just hold down R2 and go for it.
It’s a humongous improvement on
his last outing, where he was so cramped it was akin to smushing
an albatross into an egg carton, sticky-taping it shut and imploring
it to “Fly my pretty!” (sorry, we’ve no idea what flavour.)
Kinda an unpolished, dumbed-down
InFamous, it may drool a bit, cause occasional motion
upchucks and murmur the odd “Duh!”, but TAS is fun. Spidey