Spider-Man: Edge of Time Video Game Review

Spider-Man: Edge of Time is the newest Spider Man game to release. It seems like there is always a new Spider Man game in the works and since I am a huge fan of the character, I was excited to check it out for myself. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a letdown from Shattered Dimensions. Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons.

Voice acting- This was one of the best parts of the game. It had great voice acting and it really made the game come to life even more for me. It was realistic and easy to get caught up in while you play.

Graphics- The graphics were equally excellent in this game. The visuals were very well done and when combined with the voice talent, it makes for a beautiful game. It looks great and sounds even better. You’ll think you’re watching a movie when you run it on your system. But I got the impression they put a little too much effort into graphics and less into storyline and other game elements.

Combat system- The combat system was fun and easy to use. It did not have a lot of boss battles though and the enemies were pretty easy to beat. My son picked up on the game instantly and rolled through the enemies and bosses with little effort, yet it’s rated T for Teen so you expect it to be more suited to an adult audience. I’d say overall, it was too easy.

Game environment- The scenery is pretty repetitive and I felt like the environments did not have a lot of variety. However, the missions are varied enough that it keeps you busy with what you’re doing so you don’t notice as much. I would have liked to see more changes in the environments.

Replayability- It has a short campaign and really does not have a lot of replayability. It’s a game you can easily get into and play hardcore until you beat it but then you’re going to beat it and feel like “this is it?”

One element of the game that I was looking forward to was the cause-and-effect gameplay that was advertised in the trailers. The idea is that decisions you make in the game will affect the storyline. For example, choices your character makes in the past will then change certain elements of the future version of the same character. It was a little bit of a letdown that this was all scripted, however, so I really didn’t feel like I had as much control over the story as I was expecting.

It does have interesting missions and commentary and while it won’t say it’s a bad game by any means, it still wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be and I did not see it to be a big jump or improvement on Shattered Dimensions. Instead, I felt like it was a watered-down copy of it, but with better graphics.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a good game, if you’re a Spidey fan, but take it for what it’s worth. It’s not leaps and bounds over previous Spider Man games.

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