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How are you liking Spider-Man, Dtoid?

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I wikipedia'd Spider-Man console games and apparently the last major console release was back in 2015 with Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yes, a licensed game to one of the more unlikable series of Spider-Man games, as even the Rami trilogy had a lovable pulp of campiness to it. But regardless of the movies, Spider-Man games have had about as long a history of video games as any other modern 2000s franchise of games. I've personally played the PS1 one, Spider-Man 2, and Ultimate Spider-Man before feeling a bit of Spider-burnout.

Getting back into the swing of things has been exhilirating. Every person who sees a Spider-Man game only has one question and that's how the swing mechanics work and Insomniac obviously took a lot of time knowing that this would be the measuring stick against every other Spidey game. Shatter Dimensions and other Spidey games surrounding it were small dissappointments in being more level driven affairs with no major swinging across open worlds. They weren't even bad games in reviews but there was no exciting swinging. But Spider-Man for the PS4 delivers the swings in spades with different moves and techniques to satisfy the most diehard Spider-Man enthusiast. High speed, momentum based swinging, web zips, bounding off perches, running up walls, and even the combat is an amazing expression of Spider-Man's mobility.

Saying it lifts mechanics from Arkham is a serious disservice. My favorite part of combat is dodging towards a wall and sticking to it momentarily before Maximum Spider'ing through a gaggle of thugs. It took me until just now to realize that that move is basically Maximum Spider. You can even do Ultimate Web Throw on enemies. There's a lot to recognize for fighting game fans who follow Pete through the Versus fighting games.

So I've been gushing, but what about you? What are your favorite things about Marvel's Spider-Man for the PS4? The swinging? The selfies? The combat? I hard a had time adjusting to the combat but it's really rewarding to come out on top once I got a hang of all of Peter's different options and learning how to leverage them against some frankly more aggressive AI compared to Arkham. There's nothing quite like webbing up someone so you can web throw them around and clear the street of thugs. Web Swing! Web throw! MAXIMUM SPIDER!

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Community manager responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it



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