Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review

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Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review

Spidey doesn't use time effectively.

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i hadn't even heard of this game! ah well, the whole main concept of a spiderman game is the web slinging, maybe they were trying something new but it looks like it didn't pay off
 

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Color me interested. The only thing (and this may sound familiar) is that I really, REALLY want to know how the Nintendo 3DS version of this game differs from the console versions. How is the touch screen used? Is the 3D effect an annoyance or, does it add anything substantial to the experience? I've heard that graphically, the 3DS version is very similar to the console versions but are there frame-rate issues or is it a smooth ride? Why is it so difficult to find info on the 3DS version on this one?! It's been easier finding info on the 3DS Captain America and, Super Hero Squad, neither of which are out but both being Marvel and both having already been released on other consoles.
 

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Goddammit, Marvel. You make such good films and comics, why can't you just make one more good Spider-Man game? I mean COME ON!

[sup]I still remember the time we spent together fondly, Ultimate Spider-Man.[/sup]
 

Sonicron

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Too bad. I'll reserve my final judgement for when I've actually played the game myself, but after the (imo) very entertaining Shattered Dimensions, it looks like Beenox screwed the pooch this time around. I'll probably end up buying it once the price has dropped to 20 bucks.

Sparrow said:
[sup]I still remember the time we spent together fondly, Ultimate Spider-Man.[/sup]
As do I. However, to this day I haven't forgiven them for that one fucking irritating boss fight. Venom vs Beetle, in a cramped room full of laser traps and no way to replenish the health the damn suit keeps leeching away. Grrrrr.
 

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oh wow
released for PS2?
that little piece of technology is still getting games today?
that's fucking awesome
 

EHKOS

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How the hell did they port this to PS2?! I thought we were done.
 

Shirokurou

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Sad, that thus kind of turned out bad.
Really love Spider-man 2099 (the comic), so seeing Miquel in Shattered Dimensions was awesome...

But apparently, the sequel was... rushed?
 
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So, not as good as Spider-Man 2 then?

It can't be that hard to figure out that what gamers want the most in a Spider-Man game, is some bitchin' web-slinging action.

Get that right, then build the game around that, and we've got a winner on our hands.
 

Rad Party God

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Wait, what!?, the PS2 still has some love, in 2011!?. Wow.

Well, Activision already said that they'd release their games in every single conceivable platform that still sells, but I thought they were refering to Call of Duty and not their other games.
 

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xchurchx said:
i hadn't even heard of this game! ah well, the whole main concept of a spiderman game is the web slinging, maybe they were trying something new but it looks like it didn't pay off
Beenox made the last Spider-Man game, as well. They're really not trying something new, they seem to just be taking the same idea of multiple Spider-Mans, cutting the number in half, and switching up the gimmick to a "time travel" deal.

The last game was a platformer and while one of the four Spideys was focused on webslinging, it was still in a closed world.

What amazes me is, while it was pretty lackluster, Beenox got another shot after Shattered Dimensions. And while this has a 64 at Gamerankings, it looks like Beenox is already getting a third game in 2012. Actually, I'm also amazed Shattered Dimensions has a better score at Gamerankings than Web of Shadows. While not what I would call a great Spider-Man experience, I think WoS was the superior of the two. Maybe people just rated it higher because Neil Patrick Harris was in the cast.

I really want a good game with Miguel O'Hara in it. Spider-Man 2099 was the only one of the comics from the line that kept me interested, so it's a nice nostalgia kick to see him in these games. It's just a shame they're so lackluster.
 

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Yathzee will be once again disappointed by the fact that the web slinging is so misused/unused in this game. Seriously who sees Spiderman as a brawling type character? Not me.
 

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Hearing Josh Keaton voicing Spiderman makes me want to watch Spectacular Spiderman again. It is starting to look like I'll never get over that show getting canceled to soon. I do not have faith in ultimate spiderman.
 

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A game coming out for the PS2 in the year 2011? There is only one possible explanation for this.

 

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Tank207 said:
A game coming out for the PS2 in the year 2011? There is only one possible explanation for this.

Either that, or they got their tags wrong (it's not coming out on PC, either).
 

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Personally, I liked the story, but the game wasn't anything better than Shattered Dimensions. It has a few cool ideas, but only for the progression of the story.
 

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Paul is new at this isnt he? cause he sounds scripted, and the over emphasizing emotions or certain points("everyones favorite WEB HEAD", with the pause definitely noticable).

Swifteye said:
Yathzee will be once again disappointed by the fact that the web slinging is so misused/unused in this game. Seriously who sees Spiderman as a brawling type character? Not me.
I do, but more int he sense of how you can use youre web moves during your brawl, like how Spiderman on the PSX let you. Id like the game better if the game let you zip across the room on webs, hitting hte opponent on each pass and creating webbing as a natural obstacle.
 

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A spiderman game without open space swinging in NYC is like a GTA game without cars.

We already see the potential of a spiderman title in spiderman 2(ps2). Please don't insult us with a button masher like this. Even Batman AC is going open world, why did spiderman regress to this?
 

Adam Jensen_v1legacy

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We need Treyarch to make another Web of Shadows game. Only this time, with the ability to continue playing after the main story, and if possible, without the whole city looking like a war zone in the end. The only good Spider-man game is a free roaming Spider-man game.
 

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Hadn't heard of this game before this review so i wasn't planning on getting it.

And if it has that many missed opportunities it'll probably feel really disappointing whilst playing it. I'll save my money for November :D
 
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Another sub-par Spiderman game? Shocking...

I've never even heard of this game until this review. That's some low flying, under the radar development there.
 

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I've been wanting to check the game out for a while now, and I probably still will. But my main complaint is the lack of web slinging! That's Spiderman's thing! It's what he's known for, and the fact that it's practically non-existent in this title just baffles me!
 

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im going to buy the game just to watch the part about jj talking about the musical
again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again
also i love anti venom who have now sadly lost his powers in the comics so at least i get my dose here! (pun intended)
 

idodo35

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ya know what id like to see? a spider man RPG based on free roaming!
hell they even have an in continuity way to justify that now thanks to spider island! you get spider powers and go around the city either taking responcibility that comes with the power or being a bad guy... hell they can easily put most heroes and villians from the marvel universe in that! no problem! it will also increse publisity and possibly sales of spider island when it comes for hard cover and trade paper! (if timed right...)