Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The Arkham Asylum of Spider-Man Games? Possibly.
This. Looks. Awesome.
For those who don't know, the Spider-Man series of games have a unique history among licensed games, because they don't always suck. To be sure, Spider-Man The Movie The Game was pretty bad, and some others such as Spider-Man 3 have also been rather terrible (although Bruce Campbell is amazing as the narrator in all the movie games, but that's a minor role, sadly.)
But Spider-Man 2 nailed the web-slinging portions, and exploration was really fun in that game. You had a large city to explore, and the means to get around it. The combat was awful, and the story was also lame, but the exploration showed us what a Spider-Man game could do.
And so, ever since then, I, along with some people much more famous and popular than I (Yahtzee.), have been watching the Spider-Man series carefully. Watching and waiting from a distance, to see if each game would be the one.
Time passed, InFamous proved it could do Spider-Man 2 better than Spider-Man 2 could, Batman: Arkham Asylum came out, and proved mainstream superhero games could be good, no, amazing. I had almost forgotten Spider-Man 2, and the hope it gave me.
And then this trailer came out. This game, in case you couldn't tell from the trailer, is a spider-man game, featuring multiple realities. So far Noir, a reality set great depression era, and Ultimate, the modern day reality, are announced, with 2 more (for those of you bad at math, that's a grand total of 4.) to be announced.
The graphics looks good, if not amazing, and the gameplay... Well I don't know anything about the gameplay yet.
So what do I think the other two realities will be?
I think the final will be:
Marvel Zombies (BRAIIINS RrAGHRrhrg!)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions will be out this September for PS3, 360, and Wii, with a DS version slated for release sometime after. I will continue to watch, interestedly.