The Amazing Spider-Man Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

Jul 25, 2012

Comic book lovers are in full swing of what is likely to be the biggest superhero summer movie summer known to man. The recent release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie and video game is pretty exciting.

The Amazing Spider-Man game for Android is pretty action packed. There are short missions to complete as well as being able to web sling all over the city and spot the random bad guy to beat up. When the game begins Spidey’s fighting skills are a little weak, but as more bad guys are beat and missions complete, experience points and other ways of upgrading his skills, life and strength are available. Some of the attacks learned are pretty acrobatic.

The mini map in the top right corner gives indications of the bad guys and the missions. If the size of the screen is kind of small, the different symbols for bad guy vs mission may not be so easy to tell apart. If the mini map is touched, it will expand to show a larger scrollable map.

The part of the game I didn’t like was the controls. In the heat of battle, the buttons and directional controller are a bit small. I found myself trying to run away or attack only to be missing the buttons or siding off of my tablet’s screen.

True to the comics, Spidey is facing all kinds of battles from random thugs to super villains. Throughout the city many of the names and queues to the comic book show up. Oscorp is the most noticeable because of the blip floating over the city.

The Amazing Spider-Man game has a lot of action, options to upgrade, lots of levels. Not needing to jump right into the next mission and roaming all over the city GTA-style is a great way to get the hang of the controls.

The Amazing Spider-Man Review Rundown

Graphics/Sound - The graphics are a good mic of cartoony and digital characters most of us are use to. I think they could even be a bit more cartoony.
Controls - This is the only spot where I think the game could be improved. Larger buttons would make game play easier without needing to look at the controls to see what's going on.
Gameplay - The game is true to the comic book story style.
Replay Value - Because you can just web-sling around the city, you can just do that if you are bored instead of actually playing the missions.
Overall - Overall this game is a lot of fun to play.

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Trevor Dobrygoski
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