The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Mobile Game Is Good Stuff


At least I think it is, and my review of it for another site just went live today.

Gameloft hasn’t shown the most deft touch with all of its super hero movie tie-in games. Thor: The Dark World couldn’t figure out if it was an action RPG or a MOBA and suffered because it wasn’t great at being either one. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was pretty but repetitive and made poor use of Cap’s friends from the Avengers. Neither game made you feel like you could kick the butts of evildoers the way you should.

Happily, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 avoids following in their footsteps by doing a good job capturing the way Spidey should feel. He swings, flips and walks up walls with reckless abandon, his Spider-Sense is incorporated logically into the combat, and he makes wisecracks during the cutscenes. Even though I’m dubious about the movie it’s based on, the game gets my stamp of approval.

Fans of the original source material will also appreciate the fact that all of the unlockable costumes are based on things you’ve seen in the comics and seem to have been chosen mainly for their visual appeal. Hence the Iron Spider costume, which is simply cool. The list of villains goes beyond the movie (at least I think it does, as the film hasn’t hit theaters yet) which is another welcome bonus.

Anyway, you can either trust this short summary or read the full review for more details. And be sure to visit out sister site, Whatever a Spider Can, to get your daily quota of all things spidery.

Tags: Gameloft Marvel Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Games