let’s play as spider-man in SPIDER-MAN, insomniac’s game about spider-man starring spider-man

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cuz i’ve played like the first 90 seconds and i love it already

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:12 (five months ago) Permalink

[whispering to date while playing spider-man when spider-man first appears on the screen] that's spider-man

devvvine, Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh, I didn't realize this was by Insomniac. I guess that explains why it isn't being deservedly released on the sly like every other non-Lego Marvel game.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:26 (five months ago) Permalink

it really feels like you’re spider-man in this, the video game SPIDER-MAN featuring spider-man!

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:27 (five months ago) Permalink

It's too bad (if the rumors are true) that they couldn't figure out a way to include Spidey in this one. Maybe next time.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:45 (five months ago) Permalink

hoping that spider-man will be in the dlc

devvvine, Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

IIRC the DLC will just be a variety of suits that you can dress Spidey up in when/if he shows up in one of the sequels to this game.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:52 (five months ago) Permalink

gotta hold something back for the sequel

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:02 (five months ago) Permalink

I've heard you play a bystander in this game who is looking for Spidey. You show up at various places where crimes have taken place and bad guys are webbed up and you're like, so where's Spidey? And another person is all, aw man you just missed him sorry. You win the game when you give up looking for Spidey and instead just draw a picture of what you imagine Spidey might look like.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:05 (five months ago) Permalink

You don't know how to drive so you have to walk everywhere you go. And you're recovering from knee surgery so it's not like you can even run or anything.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

(I hope it's not a spoiler to reveal that you injured your knee during a previous attempt to see Spidey in action. You were too busy looking up in the sky and you did a number on yourself when you ran into a fire hydrant.)

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:21 (five months ago) Permalink

That bystander's name? Peter Parker.

Nag Reddit (Leee), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:22 (five months ago) Permalink

You have no idea that you share a name with the fellow who is secretly Spidey. It's ironic.

I'm pretty sure game 2 of this series is where you have to go to court because Spidey has filed a restraining order against you. Your obsession is probably a little unhealthy, if we're being honest.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:27 (five months ago) Permalink

look i know we all enjoy having a little spider-fun here in the spider-man thread but to be serious for a spider-sec having played the first couple of missions, this spider-man game is a real blast and is a worthy successor to spider-man 2 on the ps2, a spider-man videogame where you also (spider-spoiler alert!) played as spider-man

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 September 2018 19:38 (five months ago) Permalink

We had good friends over Monday afternoon. I was talking to one of them when his 13-year old son kind of shuffled up. "Hey," he said. "I see you have the PS4 in the basement." "Yeah," I answered. "So, uh," he mumbled. "You gonna get the Spider-man game?" "If it turns out to be as good as everyone seems to think it is," I said. "But I might wait until the price drops a bit first." "Cool, cool," he muttered. "I'll tell you what, though" I said. "Whenever I do get it, you'll be the first to know." "Really?!" he said. "That would be awesome." And then he shuffled off.

Poor kid, has an Xbox.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Unless - and I stress unless - he actually turns out to *be* Spider-man, which, tbf, if he played the game he could be.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:13 (five months ago) Permalink

i promise you all i will never be spider-man

ciderpress, Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:38 (five months ago) Permalink

dont say that, reach for your draems

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:47 (five months ago) Permalink

uuugh fine, i'll buy this like a chump

Nhex, Thursday, 6 September 2018 23:24 (five months ago) Permalink

hell yeah, let’s all play as spider-man in SPIDER-MAN

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 06:40 (five months ago) Permalink

in case you needed more encouragement

here is little reason to use fast travel in Marvel's Spider-Man. Manhattan, as Insomniac Games draws it, is a sparkling but compact metropolis: no two points are far apart. More importantly, getting from A to B is an authentic delight for this particular Spider-Man. The web-swinging is endlessly enjoyable with its lullaby see-sawing between the city streets and the wild blue sky. Why would you want to skip all that just to get to your destination a few seconds sooner?

If you do use fast travel, however, you'll realise afresh just what a charming outfit Insomniac Games truly seems to be. Fast travel is handled with a loading screen, sure, but what a screen! Here's Spidey on the subway, in full costume, checking his phone, arm hanging from an overhead strap, swaying gently with the shuffle of the carriage. There are several takes on this idea, inevitably. In one of them he nods along with a stereo that's been propped on a seat next to him. In another, a man is asleep and resting his head on Spider-Man's shoulder. There is something brilliant about Spider-Man, in costume, amongst the disinterested crush of fellow travellers. Batman would never ride the tube like this.
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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-09-07-the-fast-travel-in-marvels-spider-man-is-touched-with-genius

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 7 September 2018 14:58 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pHh-ONsuxQ

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 15:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Please tell me that's actual gameplay footage, please.

I Don't Have Any Ears, I Am Positive (Old Lunch), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:07 (five months ago) Permalink

I wish. but to be Batman *and* Spiderman is to fly too close to the sun.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:29 (five months ago) Permalink

This game is a joy.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 September 2018 16:35 (five months ago) Permalink

First time in ages I've gone to a game shop and paid full price on release day. The shop was queued from the counter to the door with people buying Spider-Man.

Played an hour so far and loved every minute. I seem to be shit at Spideying my way out of getting shot.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Friday, 7 September 2018 20:45 (five months ago) Permalink

is there a button to say his famous catch phrase, "i am the spider-man"?

ciderpress, Friday, 7 September 2018 22:40 (five months ago) Permalink

i don't think i'll be playing it, but this is really cool

The architecture in Spider-Man is some M.C. Escher shit.https://t.co/AKhtZUdtvQ pic.twitter.com/yvKSfowiHV

— chris person (@Papapishu) September 8, 2018

Karl Malone, Saturday, 8 September 2018 15:41 (five months ago) Permalink

god this game is so much fun

unlocking some aerial moves and swinging through ny pulling off stunts at the apex of every mighty swing is worth the price of entry on its own

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 8 September 2018 16:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I love this game already pic.twitter.com/EorWtzSeBm

— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) September 8, 2018

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 9 September 2018 07:48 (five months ago) Permalink

Ok should I buy a ps4 for this

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 9 September 2018 15:21 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 September 2018 16:10 (five months ago) Permalink

i mean if you like spidey i dunno what else you’d want from a game, it pretty much nails it

there’s even a mission where you have to chase down the garbage truck where peter’s stuff has been dumped after he gets evicted for non-payment of rent, which is kinda the distilled essence of spider-man imo

bitch that’s the tubby custard machine (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 9 September 2018 16:19 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah this game is real fun.

circa1916, Monday, 10 September 2018 00:16 (five months ago) Permalink

holy shit the combat in this is so so so so fun. far more fun than the arkham games.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1SpVYmcTGM

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Poor kid, has an Xbox.

― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:12 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Me, every year since 2001.

The game looks like a blast.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:06 (five months ago) Permalink

finished. good stuff, Spidey!

Nhex, Friday, 14 September 2018 18:39 (five months ago) Permalink

...and I Platinum'd it. Thankfully you don't need to 3* all the challenges, you just need enough medals to buy the suits (no trophies for buying all the suit powers / upgrading your gadgets all the way). I don't think I'll ever perfect those drone and bomb challenges, but the combat and stealth ones are pretty doable with the right tricks. Also, you don't need to get the hidden suit for getting all the hidden photos, but i did it anyway. Boy that took a while even with a guide.

there are two trophies that are basically the kind you have to stumble upon if you don't know them in advance (the "pay respects" and "high five" ones) but the rest can be gotten fairly organically

burned through this so fast, kinda tempted to buy the DLC though i generally don't like supporting those at full price

Nhex, Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice video about how the little things contribute to the joy of playing this game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqQvR5M4_FQ

Nhex, Monday, 1 October 2018 05:19 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

anybody played the DLC yet?
I'm short of finishing the taskmaster bullshit to get all the costumes (never gonna happen) and curious to see if it's worth jumping back in.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 25 October 2018 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

also curious. frankly most games i'm willing to wait a year for the DLC pass to go on sale but this one juuuuust had me hungry enough to keep going and pay for more.

btw you don't have to 3* ALL the Taskmaster stuff to get all the costumes (thank God), just make sure you buy all the suits and suit powers, you DON'T have to max out the gadget powers

Nhex, Friday, 26 October 2018 00:31 (three months ago) Permalink

spider-man and spider-man pay tribute to the ‘spider-man points at spider-man’ meme in SPIDER-MAN, insomniac’s game about spider-man starring spider-man

https://66.media.tumblr.com/aac0881b40905ae69f560a3296e3986f/tumblr_pgv0w8FfPQ1qfz9cf_500.jpg

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 27 October 2018 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this game is the bomb. i'm all in. so so satisfying crushing fools.

it's funny when you get a new skill and then you forget you have it for a few days and then you're like ahhhh fuck why am i not doing that and then you do it! and it works like a dream!

i just met taskmaster and dudes sorta hard. i guess i need to dust off my throwables. i hardly ever use anything but electric webs and the normal webs. i bought the little spider-bot which i never use. as for the suits i only use the one which stuns everyone with electricity for awhile. i can't see the advantages of the other ones really.

anyway SPIDER-MAN

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Heh, my wife threatened to rewrap this and regift it to me for my birthday if I don't play it soon. Today!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

i did not actually like it for the first day or two. felt too much like an arkham rip-off, i didn't have the knack for webslinging yet, and the story felt lame. but now when i play it's like, i don't even think about it. i just strap in. and suddenly it's 1:30am

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I think the controls are more straightforward than the arkham games, or they at least do hinting in a way that I've caught on to much better.

I didn't hit the top tier on all the challenges but found most of the battles relatively surmountable. The most recently released DLC has at least one warehouse that's just *difficult* if you try to fight in a straighforward way without doing a lot of evasion and separating goons.

battles where every bad guy has either a Sable gun, jetpack, armor, or is one of the heavies really makes you work for it

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:30 (one month ago) Permalink

i am currently addicted to web-swing kicks. takes out the bullys and the shield guys too.

it was a revelation when i realised i don't just have to stay ON THE GROUND - i can zip up, away, anywhere!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

most definitely

I forget it after playing other games and coming back, but it's rigged such that the more you're in the air, the more effective you are!

big fan of doing the launch punch followed by yanking a second dude into the air with webs, it's a hilarious use of implausible spider-physics

there's a challenge in one of the dlc chapters where you're supposed to do gadget-only takedowns and it's all a combo of the gadget that levitates a group of enemies followed by tossing the web tripmines at them

mh, Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Web Blossom is my favourite feels-like-cheating power. You can take out a whole rooftop of bad guys in one move.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

wait.. they stay webbed?? i bought it but (as i detail above) still haven't used it yet

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:13 (one month ago) Permalink

It works well on roofs and near walls as the baddies stick to anything they're close to.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Like this

https://youtu.be/m1jyAQ7nc98

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:27 (one month ago) Permalink

quite ready to deploy that shit. i just started encountering the sable-suited dudes.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:35 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm just now post-prison break

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 17 January 2019 23:35 (one month ago) Permalink

its’s like throwing a bunch of web bombs around you at once

the electrify gloves one is necessary in the “zap ten at once” challenges

mh, Friday, 18 January 2019 05:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I have officially played 1% of this! It's a blast, but I feel like I already need to start over and learn the controls. I'm so bad at remembering these things, and it all goes by so fast.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i felt the same way but eventually things start clicking into place

why are these games always so goddamn long though?? i mean it's good but sheesh

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I thought the main plot was pretty concise! You really should do some side stuff before getting there, though

we’re in a much difference place now compared to the jrpg days when my roommate was playing dragon quest and was like “i’m only 80 hours in!!”

mh, Friday, 25 January 2019 01:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

by modern open world standards Spidey's pretty brisk, I think I completed it in like 25 hrs or so

Nhex, Friday, 25 January 2019 06:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I mean the other answer, I assume, is that games have a pretty hefty lead up time in production, just to get to the point where you can start making content - so if the game was half as long it would still cost 80% as much. And a lot of loud video games fans have opinions on value for money.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 25 January 2019 08:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ya down with dlc?

love this game, not sure I'm willing to pay £6.49 for another "chapter"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10 (one week ago) Permalink

waiting for a discount on the pass myself

Nhex, Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

me too.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 9 February 2019 20:05 (one week ago) Permalink

just beat the game, very much enjoyed it, but deleted it about 20 mins later to make room. too much to play, sorry dlc!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 11 February 2019 15:15 (one week ago) Permalink


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