When it comes to movie tie-in games, things don’t turn out that well as such games don’t meet much success at the end because they are always compared to the movie.
However, with Spiderman, things have been different as in 2004, when the Spiderman 2 released on Xbox, Game Cube and PlayStation 2, fans were quite amazed at the game and how well it was developed.
After Spiderman 2, we have seen various movie tie-in games including Madagascar 3 and several others.
The Amazing Spiderman recently hit theatres worldwide and with the release of the movie, we also saw the Amazing Spiderman game release by Beenbox.
The trailer of the game looked pretty great but I still thought that the game would disappoint. The story also looked decent before the release of the game and eventually after its release and playing it extensively, I have to admit that my initial expectations about the game were wrong. The game is NOT great but it is not a disappointment either. Granted, it is uneven but quite a lot of fun to play.
The game starts off with an advertisement from Oscorp and is set in the events that are from the upcoming movie, the Amazing Spiderman 2. With the new game, it looks like the company is trying to reinvent itself, taking a break from the orthodox cross species and advertising its latest addition which is seen in the shape of Alistaire Smythe with nano-bot technology. Alistaire Smythe is known by the comic book fans as the creator of Spider Slayers.
The game is set on the Oscorp facility; while on a tour of the facility accompanied with Gwen Stacey, Peter Parker accidentally and unwillingly makes the mutations of cross species riot when they are about to be disposed. The same cross species are also attracted to Parker’s mutated blood.
Killing and infecting everyone around, Spiderman’s duty is to fight the infection and prevent the robotic army of Smythe and Oscorp worsening things up.
The Amazing Spiderman game is set in the same universe as the film. The game has a lot to offer in terms of new characters including Vermin, Rhino and Scorpion. This time, the characters don’t have the usual generic stories. The characters begin their roles as animals, instead of humans, which are affected by the injection of human DNA that transforms them into rivals.
The game doesn’t have an evil game plot neither does it have a financial, money collecting game plot; it has a simple and realistic feel to it, which is animal instinct that needs to be stopped.
The Amazing Spiderman is not set in an open world environment. The developer of the game has separated it into different chapters. One time, you are enjoying different sights while web swinging in Manhattan but overtime, things surely get monotonous. The game also gets quite boring after you are done saving people from getting infecting, visiting the whole city, looking for comic books and preventing crime.
The game offers limited gameplay but Beenox has turned things around with the new title. The developer of the game has actually perfected the streets of Manhattan, where the game is mostly set, making gamers feel like they are moving at full speed in reality and all other drops/moves seem very realistic.
The game’s mechanics are amazing; you can slowdown your action or even pre-plan it. The game has flying robots all over that are ready to kill you but the robots have also been so precisely designed that they also add to the elegance of the mechanics and overall setting of the game.
The Amazing Spiderman has drawbacks of course, such as the fact that the combat is very easy; it also contains a spoiler of the film so my advice to gamers is to not play the game before watching the movie. There are a few other drawbacks such as the scheme isn’t great or very grand as I would have liked but all and all the game is definitely a good movie tie-in and quite an enjoyable title to play.