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.
Sep 7, 2010It'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.… Expand
Mar 26, 2011Thoroughly enjoyed this game, coming from someone who got bored of playing FPS and racing games, I fancied a change, loved the idea of thisThoroughly enjoyed this game, coming from someone who got bored of playing FPS and racing games, I fancied a change, loved the idea of this game and bought it.
Really glad I did, storyline with 4 characters [each in turn voiced by Classic and Modern Spider-Man voice artists]
Also with Noir, had a nod to the brilliance of Arkham Asylum.
Game didnt take long to complete, really enjoyable and lots of unlockables… Expand
Sep 28, 2010LO BUENO
La historia es buena y creible. En un principio, me habÃa preguntado como harÃan para unir los 4 universos yLO BUENO
La historia es buena y creible. En un principio, me habÃa preguntado como harÃan 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.
GrÃ¡ficamente estÃ¡ muy bien logrado. El Cel Shading tiene un puntazo en estos tipos de juegos basados en comics y dibujos animados. Creo que el motor grÃ¡fico, le viene como anillo al dedo y lo hace mÃ¡s inmersivo.
La jugabilidad es el punto fuerte del juego. Poder usar los distintos Spidermans es una delicia y le da un aire fresco increÃble al juego. Es tener 4 juegos en uno. PuÃ±etazo limpio, vÃ©rtigo, sigilio y estrategia. Esas son las caracteristicas principales de cada dimensiÃ³n. AdemÃ¡s, estÃ¡n presentes en cada nivel, una serie de desafÃos 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 Ã©picas batallas contra los jefes. Estas traen una novedad que yo, personalmente, no he visto en ningÃºn otro juego, la primera persona. Las batallas se desarrollarÃ¡n 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 Ã©pica 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 duraciÃ³n, estimo que es muy buena y correcta. Es un juego de unas 25 horas y si quieres cumplir todos los desafÃos, ese tiempo se doblarÃ¡.
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 guiÃ±o a las sagas de Spiderman.
Algunas batallas pueden ser exesivamente difÃciles si se juegan en la mÃ¡xima dificultad. Como ejemplo, la batalla contra Sandman, las caras de arena. estuve una hora para vencerlo en modo difÃcil.
La cÃ¡mara[ cuando vas caminando por las paredes se descontrola y es bastante caÃ³tica. Lo que traerÃ¡ problemas cuando queiras pasar por zonas sin ser detectado. Se descontrola y te hace movimientos locos.
No estÃ¡ doblado al espaÃ±ol y muchas frases que Spiderman dice durante los combates (tÃpicas bromas del arÃ¡cnido al rival) no estÃ¡n subtituladas, por lo que deberÃas saber inglÃ©s para entenderlas, algunas son muy buenas y te hacen reir.
Es el mejor juego de Spiderman hasta la fecha. Un muy buen juego que te harÃ¡ las delicias a nivel jugable. Compra obligada para los fanÃ¡ticos del comic y para los amantes de todo buen hack n' slash variado, equilibrado y con batallas finales Ã©picas.… Expand
Oct 25, 2013I was pleasantly surprised with this game. It isn't the best Spider-Man game out there but I will give it credit for trying to by loyal to theI was pleasantly surprised with this game. It isn't the best Spider-Man game out there but I will give it credit for trying to by loyal to the comics rather than the movies or the animated TV shows. The different styles of the alternate Spider-Men give the game much needed variety, but with that variety I also felt they could have expand on each a bit more.
Graphics are great, gameplay and handling are top notch, and the writing creative and entertaining.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions may look like a quick cash in on the outside, but it is a well rounded and thoroughly entertaining game. I only which that there had been more, particularly with Spider-Man Noir whose sections just were so refreshingly different to the general Spider-Man mythos.… Expand
Jan 29, 2013Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions Present day, Spiderman encounters Mysterio in a museum containing the Tablet of Order and Chaos. In an attemptSpiderman: Shattered Dimensions Present day, Spiderman encounters Mysterio in a museum containing the Tablet of Order and Chaos. In an attempt to keep the tablet out of the wrong hands, Spiderman accidently shatters the tablet in an inevitable showdown that took place between the two. Now having distorted time, the four Spider-men of the past, alternate present, and future must work together to restore the order of reality.
The story of Spiderman is told through a level based format. This might be disappointing to those who are fans of the open world style. That being said, the story doesn… Expand
Sep 11, 2010I honestly believe that the game developers realized there was no challenge to the game, so they purposely BROKE the camera! It's the onlyI honestly believe that the game developers realized there was no challenge to the game, so they purposely BROKE the camera! It's the only challenging thing in there. And it immediatly killed any fun the game had to it about 1/2 way through. Its a six for great cut scenes, lot's of unlockables, and top-notch voice acting. Otherwise gamefly and return in a week!… Expand
Oct 9, 2010This 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!… Collapse
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