hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Spider-Man: Edge of Time

SDCC: Hands-on with Spider-Man Edge of Time

1:06 PM on 07.22.2011 // Dale North
  @DaleNorth

Spider-Man: Edge of Time was shown off for the first time to the public here at San Diego Comic-Con. I gave Spidey the full workout during a preview event on Wednesday, both in his 2099 and Amazing forms. Some new time warping powers were shown off.

It was just a small taste of how Amazing and 2099 Spideys will work together from different times, but it was just enough to show me how much this game is like last year's Shattered Dimensions, also from BeenoxThat's not necessarily a bad thing, mind you.

 

Spider-Man: Edge of Time (X360, PS3)
Developer: Beenox
Publisher: Activision
To be released: October 4, 2011

Both parts of this demo were all about fighting and getting a feel for the combat in Edge of Time. I started out playing as 2099 Spiderman, who had both a standard punch and a bigger, more powerful attack. Of course, both moves could be chained to make others, and coming off jumps or web slings made for more ways to mix it up. Blowing through room after room of baddies as 2099 Spidey to look for a key to access another area was pretty fun. It was like Shattered Dimensions, but a bit more slick and a lot more flashy. Punches and other attacks were satisfying.

To mix it up, the setting jumped to a very long free-fall section down a corridor where Spider-Man had to dodge pillars, barriers and other obstacles to make it through little tiny holes, all at high speed. It was fun at first, but I found myself eating pillar too often in what has to be the longest fall in a videogame ever. When I hit the ground the game transitioned to crawling. Spidey had to crawl past automatic security turrets and around charged plates to progress. I shot the turret cameras with some web to prevent them from seeing me crawl by.

In another section of the game I played as Amazing Spiderman. He moved a bit faster, and it seemed like the stage and challenges were designed to keep him moving. Shielded enemies had me using the stronger of my two attacks to knock them defenseless, and then come in for the fast kill. I had to fling a lot of webs to keep moving from both strong ground enemies and pesky flying ones. By pushing both analog sticks in I was able to drop a temporary copy of myself as an evasion technique, or to distract some enemies while I took care of other business. Also handy was the ability to warp time. By pressing in both the L and R buttons I was able to catch bigger enemies in a small warp area to slow them down and beat them senseless. The big mix of techniques kept the heavy fighting interesting.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions had lots of things going for it, but maybe it needed more time in the oven. It seems like Beenox has put a bit more work into the recipe for Edge of Time. It was only a small taste, but I can safely say it looks to be a fun romp, and that those that liked Shattered Dimensions will be into it.

Photo Gallery: (1 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys



Dale North, Former Dtoid EIC
 Follow Blog + disclosure DaleNorth Tips
I am Destructoid's Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

kolten2 avatarkolten2
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCiF5dBSpweeStTjOqu-uA/videos
TheAngriestCarp avatarTheAngriestCarp
I'm pretty sure you guys know what game I'll be playing tomorrow. One of THE hottest games of the season. That's right, I'm talking about Lunch Truck Tychoon. Kojima ain't got shit on me, mukkas!
Flegma avatarFlegma
Playing Project Zero 2 on Wii. One should hope PZ5 got more sensible controls - twisting the Wiimote left/right to turn the camera does not make sense.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
"When you are not playing the game or choose not to join the defense, your FOB will be defended automatically by your Security Team and security devices." Yeah, I think I'll just avoid the FOB functionality in MGS V
Snaveage avatarSnaveage
PSA: If you're picking up Phantom Pain tomorrow, put the kids down for a nap, turn off your phone and tell your partner to pipe down - the opening hour deserves your undivided attention. Enjoy!
extatix avatarextatix
If you like your hentai VNs [url="https://groupees.com/vn3"]cheap.[/url] Or even [url="https://www.indiegala.com/manga"]cheaper[/url].
VeryImportantQuestion avatarVeryImportantQuestion
Just read that SquareEnix have applied some weird mutation of crowdfunding mechanics to the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided preorder. I know the last blog I wrote mentioned how big publishers try to pervert these systems, but to think it's already this far gone.
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
First in line to grab MGS V tomorrow. Close to my house, so it looks like I can eat and sleep comfortably. No one else seems to be waiting at my mailbox. Neighbors are getting suspicious.
The Travisionist avatarThe Travisionist
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNwHpCTVAAA0jLp.png[/img] Sometimes, life is good as a ghost.
Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
You know what, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I hope MGSV fails. It won't train wreck by any means, but I hope it's a huge financial failure. Nothing against Kojima, but #fuckonami
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
MGS V unlocks for me tomorrow at noon.
LinkSlayer64 avatarLinkSlayer64
Since my blog using this is basically useless, I still wanted to share it. [img]http://i.imgur.com/a33WM5Q.png[/img] CAN YOU DIG IT!?
Manchild avatarManchild
I don't think you should be able to say #Fuckonami if you are deciding to support their product anyways. I don't often agree with boycotting and am not condoning that, but get your story straight and show a little consistency.
CJ Andriessen avatarCJ Andriessen
When the band began to play the stars were shining bright. Now the milkman's on his way and it's too late to say good night. So, Good Morning! Good Morning!
IDrawOnTape avatarIDrawOnTape
I'm guessing all rock bands in the world must have stopped making music videos this year, since I read fall out boy's "Uma Thurman" won for rock video of the year. I can only assume there were no other nominees.that's the only rational explanation.
RatCasket avatarRatCasket
dtoid discussion has been awfully bitchy these past couple of days. knock it off. its just video games.
StripyTrousers avatarStripyTrousers
Just posted my first Dtoid Community blog. Hello all!
ChillyBilly avatarChillyBilly
Good Morning Good Morning We've talked the whole night through Good Morning Good Morning to you Good Morning Good Morning It's great to stay up late Good Morning Good Morning to you
Daniel Lingen avatarDaniel Lingen
#PAX2015
Agent9 avatarAgent9
gonna help my mom move and pack some things. what it means is I'm gonna sit and get yelled at whether I do or do not do something. I can't be the only one with a picky parent that expects nothing less than clairvoyance (-_-)
more quickposts


Contest!


destructoid's previous coverage:
Spider-Man: Edge of Time


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -