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  • Summary: Swing your way into action to help restore reality with your friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is easily one of my top 5 games of 2010…so far. The level of energy and excitement and the wonder of what could possible come next kept me playing for hours on end.
  2. The lack of multiplayer will hurt it with some people, but the sheer number of upgrades and collectables should keep gamers coming back for awhile. Besides that, it's a whole lot of fun.
  3. Filled with countless remember-when moments-as in "Remember when you outran that wave of sand?"-Shattered Dimensions is less literary and artful than Batman: Arkham Asylum, but it's far more fun.
  4. Definitely worth at least a rental, Shattered Dimensions has its charms: quality writing and voice-acting, inventive set pieces, and, yup, four different Spider-Men.
  5. While still shy of greatness, it's definitely worth a look for Spidey fans or anyone who enjoys third person action.
  6. Shattered Dimensions is without a doubt the best Spider-Man-game since Spider Man 2. The level design is varied, but the game is very linear and the lack of big differences between the dimensions keep this game from being truly great.
  7. While I think Shattered Dimensions looks great (it really does), the substance found here is lacking. Combat is a little bland and repetitive, and stage design doesn't really allow for so much web slinging as it does web-zipping, by having edges or platforms that you can shoot across instead of literally swinging through a city, town or open area.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Sep 7, 2010
    10
    It's been a long time since I've played any Spidey games personally, ever since the sand box style gameplay came around I pretty much gave upIt's been a long time since I've played any Spidey games personally, ever since the sand box style gameplay came around I pretty much gave up on the series, even though I used to purchase just about all the ones that came out. I gave up on it all though after Ultimate Spider-Man.

    There was a gleaming light of hope however when this gem was announced. Gone is the repetitive free roam style, and Spidey returns to real, level by level gaming (or in this case, split up in Acts). You play as four different Spider-Men after the Amazing Spider-Man shatters the Tablet of Order & Chaos, a mystical relic that apparently grants great powers to evil minded villains (even when only in pieces), in a scuffle with Mysterio. This begins Spidey's journey to recover the tablet shards and restore order before these villains dish out complete havoc. The storyline is basic, and doesn't change from start to finish, which I personally don't mind, I'd prefer an overly-simple story over an overly-complex one (which most comic books and games in general do now-a-days), so I suppose it's a breath of fresh air to not get any dumb plot twists and other stupid things of that nature.

    The graphics are pleasing to the eyes, looking they were torn straight out of the comic book pages and onto our televisions. Every dimension (Amazing, 2099, Noir, Ultimate) has a unique look and feel to it. Amazing looks just like the comic books, 2099 is very bright with lots of lights and flashing, Noir is very dark and mysterious (the sky looks awesome, just thought I'd mention that), and Ultimate looks pretty much just like the Ultimate comic (probably the more lackluster of the three since the Amazing universe does that too). Gameplay is where this game shines. Each universe has a different gameplay style, from the Noir stealth, to the crazy free-falling 2099. Amazing and Ultimate are a bit more on the normal side though, but that doesn't make them any less enjoyable to play through. Each stage has a lot of variety, and plenty of nooks and cranny's to explore for Spider-Emblems, and Hidden Spiders (which give you more Spider Essence to purchase upgrades). There's plenty to do in this game, due to the Web of Destiny, which is a series of challenges or goals that you must do to unlock the entire web. As you unlock more challenges, you gain access to more of Spidey's special moves and new costumes, so you don't want to ignore these. Some of them are inevitably unlocked (such as defeating a boss, etc), but a lot of them are not, and you won't want to ignore them. I also must mention that zipping around the stages couldn't be easier with the easy to learn control scheme, and beating the crap out of enemies is a real pleasure too. There's also the first person view brawl scenes with the bosses, which I thought were weird thing to add at first, but it grew on me very fast. The camera has its problems I suppose, though to be honest I've only had issues with it when I'm wall crawling, which I rarely do anyway.

    The sound is great, notably due to the amazing voice actors of the Spider-Men and their foes. A lot of classic Spidey VA's are here, with funny lines and witty phrases being spout at every corner. It was a trip down memory lane for me, hearing Noir Spidey in particular, since I loved the 90's animated series, though I'm sure others will be partial to other VA's. The music isn't memorable, but that doesn't mean it's bad either. It gets the job done, to say the least. I particularly enjoy the music of 2099 and the Noir universes. I'm guessing by this point it's obvious that my two favorite dimensions are those two, since I continually mention them with praise.

    This game is a must buy for Spidey fans, and fans of the action genre, or just plain anyone that's into a good game. There's a lot of potatoes with the meat with the Web of Destiny, 3 difficulty levels, rankings, and alternate costumes, so there's a lot of reason to go back and continue playing (probably more than the reasons I mentioned here). This is a great direction for Spidey, and I hope Activision keeps Beenox on board for their next Spider-Man release. Crossing my fingers for an exclusive 2099 game.
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  2. Sep 9, 2012
    10
    This is a must for any Spider-man fan. Kids and adults will love this epic Spider-man adventure. With no less then 13 amazing boss fights,This is a must for any Spider-man fan. Kids and adults will love this epic Spider-man adventure. With no less then 13 amazing boss fights, anybody who likes Spider-man will love Shattered Dimensions. Perfect 10. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2013
    9
    When I heard this title announced I grabbed a pre-order and have had no reason to look back. While being linear, the areas are open toWhen I heard this title announced I grabbed a pre-order and have had no reason to look back. While being linear, the areas are open to explore. Hidden spiders and collectibles are hidden throughout, and the combat system is simple and effective. The story is goofy, but it brings together 13 villains across 4 universes and each level is topped by the next. The righting is great and each Spider man acts as you'd expect. The each has his own style of comedy and style of play. Noire is a stealthy Bat-man/Ninja approach while the rest play like your usual spider man game with the exception of either the Symbiotic suit in the Ultimate universe or Free fall sequences in 2099. The unlock-able costumes are great and the Web of Destiny means you'll probably be replaying the levels. While this doesn't match up to Web of Shadows in my opinion it's a great Spider-man title, Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2010
    8
    LO BUENO

    La historia es buena y creible. En un principio, me había preguntado como harían para unir los 4 universos y
    LO BUENO

    La historia es buena y creible. En un principio, me había preguntado como harían para unir los 4 universos y justificar esos 4 Spidermans. Resumiendola, un trozo de piedra de poder antigua se rompe debido a una batalla y los fragmentos se pierden en 4 universos. Los Spidermans de cada universos deben recuperarlos con la ayuda de nuestra aliada, Madame web.

    Gráficamente está muy bien logrado. El Cel Shading tiene un puntazo en estos tipos de juegos basados en comics y dibujos animados. Creo que el motor gráfico, le viene como anillo al dedo y lo hace más inmersivo.

    La jugabilidad es el punto fuerte del juego. Poder usar los distintos Spidermans es una delicia y le da un aire fresco increíble al juego. Es tener 4 juegos en uno. Puñetazo limpio, vértigo, sigilio y estrategia. Esas son las caracteristicas principales de cada dimensión. Además, están presentes en cada nivel, una serie de desafíos que desbloquean nuevos movimientos y mejoras para comprar. Lo que lo hace muy rejugable. Es un juego con una gran jugabilidad.

    Lo mejor de lo mejor, a mi criterio. Son las épicas batallas contra los jefes. Estas traen una novedad que yo, personalmente, no he visto en ningún otro juego, la primera persona. Las batallas se desarrollarán en 3era persona, pasando en determinadas ocaciones a 1era, pudiendo ver al enemigo de cerca y utilizando mini-juegos para esquivar y golpear. Como ejemplo de una buena batalla, puedo poner la de la 4ta fase, cuando debemos enfrentar a Electro, usando el Spiderman amazing. Batalla épica si las hay, luchando desde el comienzo hasta el final de nivel con el mismo jefe. Una fase de 40 minutos luchando con el mismo Boss, uno de los mejores levels que tiene el juego.

    La duración, estimo que es muy buena y correcta. Es un juego de unas 25 horas y si quieres cumplir todos los desafíos, ese tiempo se doblará.

    Una caracteristica fundamental que tiene el juego y que agradecen los fieles, es el respeto que se tiene por el comic, los villanos y la historia de Spiderman. Desde las voces, hasta el artwork. Todo un guiño a las sagas de Spiderman.



    LO PEOR

    Algunas batallas pueden ser exesivamente difíciles si se juegan en la máxima dificultad. Como ejemplo, la batalla contra Sandman, las caras de arena. estuve una hora para vencerlo en modo difícil.

    La cámara[ cuando vas caminando por las paredes se descontrola y es bastante caótica. Lo que traerá problemas cuando queiras pasar por zonas sin ser detectado. Se descontrola y te hace movimientos locos.

    No está doblado al español y muchas frases que Spiderman dice durante los combates (típicas bromas del arácnido al rival) no están subtituladas, por lo que deberías saber inglés para entenderlas, algunas son muy buenas y te hacen reir.



    OPINION PERSONAL

    Es el mejor juego de Spiderman hasta la fecha. Un muy buen juego que te hará las delicias a nivel jugable. Compra obligada para los fanáticos del comic y para los amantes de todo buen hack n' slash variado, equilibrado y con batallas finales épicas.
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  5. Feb 17, 2013
    7
    This game was fun, but it felt like it was taking on too much w/4 different stories. Usually, switching between different types of gameplay isThis game was fun, but it felt like it was taking on too much w/4 different stories. Usually, switching between different types of gameplay is a refreshing twist, but this felt more like a chore at times. The game stays true to Spiderman doing "Amazing" feats, but the fighting can get a little stale. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2010
    7
    It's worth a rent but not a buy. I bought mine new for only 20 bucks. So go rent it, play through it, enjoy the fun story and boss fights, getIt's worth a rent but not a buy. I bought mine new for only 20 bucks. So go rent it, play through it, enjoy the fun story and boss fights, get the unlockables and achievements and take it back. It's worth a play at the least. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2010
    0
    This game is awful! There are a lot of glitches in it that really distract from the game play. One is when web slinging in the noir dimensionThis game is awful! There are a lot of glitches in it that really distract from the game play. One is when web slinging in the noir dimension i got stuck in a wall and had to start over. Unless a new patch comes out to help improve web slinging don't buy it! Expand

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