Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero

If you haven’t noticed, I have a growing fascination with Spider-Man.

After putting in my time, finishing every single fight and objective, unlocking every suit, and playing ever side quest, I’m done. That includes the three DLCs too. For now I can hang up the mask and take a vacation from web slinging and crime fighting.

But before I do that I want to talk about the friendly neighborhood hero. Potential spoilers as always.

The story follows an older Peter Parker. He has been Spider-Man for eight years. In that time he has fought various villains but some of the most notable from his rogues gallery are missing. The Green Goblin, Venom, Carnage, and most importantly Doc Oct have not fought the Web Slinger yet.

We are introduced to people who would become such villains as Venom and Green Goblin but they never put on their costumes.

The main story follows Peter and his relationships. Most importantly his relationship with Otto Octavius. As Peter we watch Ottos descent into madness. It’s painful and terrifying to watch. You can’t help but feel for him after he loses not only his funding for his work but also his body to disease. It’s heartbreaking.

As Spidey uncovers the evil plot Doc Oct has created we also meet other villains like Mr. Negative, Rhino, Shocker, Vulture, Kingpin, Electro, Scorpion, Tombstone, Taskmaster, Screwball, and Hammerhead. All of which have very similar origins to their comic counterparts. It’s amazing how well done each character is.

We get a look at Pete’s private life and his relationships with Mary Jane, Aunt May, and the future Spider-Man Miles Morales.

All in all the story was heart wrenching and intoxicating. The game was hard to put down. Even the extra content was worth the price. I didn’t regret a single second of play. Each science quest, Taskmaster challenge, and boss fight was worth it.

You can tell Insomniac wants and plans to make a sequel. They set the plot up nicely and I fully expect all of us to be on the edge of our seats once they do.

Great job Insomniac.


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