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Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Gengar, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Confirmed September 7th Release!

    Game Informer is doing a bunch of stuff covering it for this month's issue and I'm getting so excited it's ridiculous!

    Some highlights How web swinging works. I love the emphasis on keeping your momentum and not constantly interrupting it like in past Assassin's Creed games.

    Other stuff I've picked up that I am loving from the coverage:
    • Spiderman is a mechanical engineering genius, so of course there's crafting. He crafts gadgets to use (of which I haven't seen many yet) and he crafts new suits. Each suit has it's own power and apparently there's dozens - one example is a Punk Rock Spidey that has an AoE attack on it.
    • Like a power in a certain suit but don't particularly like how it looks? You can take the 'core' out of that suit, the power it gives, and put it in a suit you find aesthetically pleasing.
    • You play as Peter Parker and Mary Jane in this game - not just Spidey (and maybe not just them - there's a lot of theories as to what you're doing as MJ, but all we know for sure is she's working at the DB as a journalist and she's seen giving Peter instructions - and she knows Peter = Spidey. I'm hoping something like the investigation parts in the Arkham games, but MJ is the one doing it.
    • He's been Spiderman for 8 years. No Origin story here.
    • And the best part? There's an interact button (which I think is also the attack button). Obviously you can't attack civillians, so when you go to do just that, attack changes to 'interract' which does things like finger guns, saluting, joking, taking selfies. That may sound dumb and insignificant (and hilarious), but I think it's a small feature that's SUPER important to the tone of this game and I love it.
    • It's locked at 30 on both consoles (unfortunately). I was hoping for a 60 fps version on pro at the expense of fidelity. Maybe it's still the case.


    I can't wait. It's so hard controlling my hype for this game...

    Oh, and when the creative director was asked if Venom was in the game, he answered - 'Venom is a cool character.' Do with that what you will ;)
     
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    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I'm hyping myself up over this game because I loved PS2/PSP Spiderman games back in the day. What we've seen of the gameplay on this one looks very very good.

    Some reasons that I'm not frothing at the mouth with hype:
    1) The suit. I'm not even going to pretend that this isn't or shouldn't be an issue; I want my protagonist to not look ridiculous. I don't get why they had to create a completely new suit for this. Hopefully we'll be able to craft/equip the traditional one.
    2) Too much investment into 'cutscene action'. A lot of games in the last few years do this, where you end up with a percentage of cutscene bits during fights that actually exceeds interactive gameplay. Hopefully that won't happen here.
    3) The fear that we're being shown literally all the good bits, and all that will be left for us to discover are the bad ones.
     
  3. Gengar

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    Watch the coverage, pretty much all your fears are assuaged.

    And you can craft dozens of suits... I just said that.

    The white spider thing on his chest you've seen in all the game's marketing so far isn't the suit he starts out with (you start out with the classic Spiderman suit). They've said there's story significance to the 'white spider' though that they don't want to spoil.

    The guys who went over to Insomniac to cover the game were concerned about the QTE we saw in the original E3 reveal. They say it's rare, and all the combat I've seen so far has him doing all the acrobatic shit at your command. The combat looks like a stylish Arkham, finishers and all.
     
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    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I wasn't a huge fan of Arkham's combat, or the fact that it spilled over to many other games since then. On the other hand it undeniably works well enough, so eh. We'll see how it's presented.

    Happy to hear about the traditional suit. I'd heard about the crafting, but that tends to be an oversold feature that is modifications more than anything else and even if not, I'd assumed it'd be for even weirded/outlandish suits. Why would the game allow you to craft the original and -presumably- default suit with no modifiers?

    Still, hopeful about this.
     
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    This is long overdue. There’s been a series of disappointing Spider-Man games for years. The apprehension is totally normal, haha.

    The open city does remind me a lot of the PS2/XBOX Spider-Man 2 game. The web swinging looks like a direct successor to the ‘02 game. If I’m remembering right, one could indeed do wall runs even back then.

    The craft your own suit feature was present in the Spider-Man 2 game on the PS1. It was more primitive, but the basic idea was the same. Pick any look you like and choose up to 3 “powers”, like enhanced strength and unlimited webbing. I wonder what kind of stuff Pete will be able to do with the symbiote.

    From what I’ve seen of the gameplay videos, this looks promising. It’s like equal parts Arkham and Uncharted. Or the newer Tomb Raider. The AU looks interesting as well. Watanabe’s in there which is cool. Hope Spock’s girlfriend isn’t there tho. I try to forget that ever happened.

    The Witcher 3 and this game are the only two times in the last few years I’ve considered acquiring a console.
     
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    AceOfSpades Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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    I've been pretty hyped about this game for awhile now. One of my friends does character models for Insomniac and they keep making him miss Pathfinder sessions to work on this. The web slinging looks like it really captures what made me love the older Spiderman games. Lots of momentum and efficient movement.
     
  7. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    The crafting seems very appropriate given who Peter is. He's crafting gadgets and suits from what I gather. I think some are showcased in the gameplay videos released so far. Web bombs, obv his slingers etc.

    The only suit power I think I've heard of is the one from the Punk Rock (?) Spidey outfit that emits an aoe disruption wave thing.
     
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    This game has almost everything I would want from a Spidey game. The only missing thing is team-ups and interactions with other superheroes.
     
  9. Gengar

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    I don't think that'll be in the main game - (though Miles is in the game, so maybe some Spidey team up?), but they mentioned post-release DLC. Bet we get something there.
     
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