Spider-Man fans should be excited to know that their favorite web-slinging hero is back to weave a new adventure on game consoles. Arriving as a second effort from Activition’s Beenox development team, Spider-Man: Edge of Time is available for the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS. The studio’s first Spidey title released in 2010, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, proved to be a gamer’s favorite. Now, one year later, will Edge of Time live up to its older brother’s success?
While Spider-Man: Edge of Time isn’t exactly an official sequel to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, in a sense it may as well be. Gamers will find both the familiar Spider-Man and the recognizable Spider-Man 2099 back in-game and ready for action in this third-person action adventure. The plot: After an experiment gone wrong that includes some time travel, the death of Peter Parker, and an alternate timeline, the web-slinging duo are naturally required to put things back in order.
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If there is one place where the game certainly meets perfection, it is in its storyline. Peter David, who was involved with creating the stories in the Spider-Man 2099 comics in the 1990s contributed to the game’s script. The story successfully engages while it features a few creative twists and flows seamlessly to an expected climax. Further enhancement arrives in the game’s dialogue by returning voice actors Josh Keaton and Christopher Daniel Barnes. Their efforts help to create great character in both Spideys, and also add to the game’s overall quality. Throw in the game’s quality audio soundtrack and stunning visuals and the game easily achieves a great artistic quality.
If there has to be a place in the game where things just aren’t possibly as good as they can be, or perhaps better said, the same as they were, it would be in the gameplay. Notably, the play shouldn’t be labeled as horrible, because it isn’t. In fact, it is very enjoyable. However, gamers familiar with Dimensions will notice a certain simplicity in the controls and combat from the previous title. As would be expected, changes are normally made from one title to the next, yet in this one it appears that simplifying may not always be a good thing. What gamers will experience is routine combat with a variety of available moves – all of which aren’t usually required to defeat an opponent. Additionally, the reduced number of Boss battles compared to Dimensions will leave gamers wanting more.
So where does this leave the title overall? It’s a great game for both gamers and especially for Spidey fans. Gameplay action could be described as a fun yet not overly challenging experience. Furthermore, with a complete play time of roughly one afternoon, Edge of Time is likely better spent as a worthwhile rental title rather than a straight-out one-time purchase.