It's set after the movie, and made by the people who did Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time. All I want is the Web of Shadows combat system; that was the best thing to happen to the series since Spider-Man 2 opened up the world.
SM2 is recognized as the first game to do sandbox locomotion right. Ultimate SM gets a lot of praise too. I feel the most underrated title is WoS (if you couldn't tell by my constant mentioning of it). It has the most amazing ground-to-air-to-wall combat system in any open world game to date. The city (which was filed with other Marvel heroes) transforms into a viral wasteland throughout the story, and there are plenty of random world events at every stage; it's like GTA meets Prototype meets Peter Parker. Between Kingpin, Rhino, Wolverine, Black Cat, Venom, and SHIELD agents, this game is like five in one.
So, recipe for success: WoS's combat mechanics, sandbox activities, varied environments, and have a good voice cast (because the writing and spidey's choice actor were WoS's biggest faults).
Absolutely! The only complaint I kept hearing was Spidey's vice got on people's nerves, but the content in the game is massive compared to the following Spiderman games. The city changed so drastically during the game that it was essentially two different areas, the cameos were excellent missions, and you had so much available to do.
I'd love to see another open-world, sandbox Spiderman game as ambitious as WoS, and hope that it actually catches on this time.
I played and actually didn't mind Spider-Man: Edge of Time (the most recent one), but it wasn't the greatest game ever or anything. I appreciated it for taking a superhero game and pushing the cinematic side of things pretty far, even if the core story wasn't TOO well done. The concept for the plot was kinda interesting, but in the actual game it mostly boiled down to beating stuff up.
Here's the thing, though. Edge of Time came out in October. This game comes out July. So now they have less than a year to produce something?
I didn't play Shattered Dimensions but Edge of Time was decent, but it just fucked up too many things. The combat was fine, but it made the worst mistake of a Spider-Man game and had the entire thing take place in a building. INSIDE. There was never room to web swing more than one or two times across a room.