It may not offer anything substantially new compared to the 2018 PS4 Spidey game but Miles Morales plays great and looks even better. Miles himself is a likeable hero (albeit it with some annoying co-stars) and the open-world action is just as enjoyable as ever. It's a bit pricey for what you get but the game benefits from the shorter run-time.
Many people complain about the game's short length, however that doesn't reduce its quality in any way. People just don't know how to enjoy a good thing and take it for what it is. I went into it just expecting it to be just a side story about Miles, which it is, but it is done wonderfully. I usually prefer playing games at 60fps if given the option but this time I opted for the quality mode where the game had gorgeous graphics that would have you in awe all the way through. The plot is very, very interesting and it adds a lot to the lore. Gameplay is just as great as the previous entry, and while it isn't the most innovative or novel game (because it is a sequel) it is perfectly executed and has tons of great moments. I can't stress enough how much fun I had playing this.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales may not be quite as packed with content as the original, but it stands out as an essential story in Insomniac’s Spidey Universe. It earns its spot as a fantastic follow-up, telling a wonderful Miles-specific story while improving upon the fundamentals of the first game with distinctive moves and enemies. And it’s an excellent way to break in your new PlayStation 5; it looks spectacular, loads fast, and makes fun use of the DualSense controller, the directional audio, and more. But regardless of which generation you play it on, it’s a worthy followup to one of the best superhero games ever made.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a clear upgrade of the original concept. The feeling of being the Spider-Man is constantly there, especially when we swing through a technically impressive Manhattan that we have never seen before in games. It is simply a demonstration and a new standard for how open, endless worlds can be built with the help of the next generation of consoles.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is effortlessly cool. The overall gameplay structure may prove samey for those who failed to fall in love with Insomniac Games’ previous effort, but everyone else will have a blast with this generous spin-off story. Great characters, tons of activities, and some epic set-piece moments round out a must play superhero romp – and with the developer on this kind of form, we can’t wait to see more of the full-scale sequel that it’s inevitably cooking up.
Perhaps inevitably, on PS5 the game itself almost feels like a secondary concern to the tech demo but developers Insomniac deserve credit for delivering an experience at once both familiar enough to appeal to fans of the first game but also with a strong identity of its own.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is an electrifying addition to the Spider-Man gaming franchise that swings into the gaming world with a perfect blend of thrilling action, emotional storytelling, and a fresh perspective. Developed by Insomniac Games and released as a launch title for the PlayStation 5, this game takes players on a captivating journey as they step into the shoes of Miles Morales, a young superhero learning to embrace his newfound powers and responsibilities.
One of the standout features that make Spider-Man: Miles Morales unique is its focus on representation and diversity. In this game, players take on the role of Miles, a half-Puerto Rican, half-African American teenager living in Harlem, New York. This refreshing change from the traditional Peter Parker portrayal not only adds depth to the narrative but also resonates with a broader audience, making it a significant milestone in the gaming industry's push for inclusivity.
The game's story is crafted with care and attention to detail, making it a compelling experience from start to finish. Miles struggles to balance his personal life with his superhero duties, dealing with themes of identity, family, and loss. The emotional journey of his character development creates a bond between players and the protagonist, leading to a more immersive and memorable gaming experience.
The open-world gameplay is another highlight of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Set in a beautifully recreated version of New York City, players are given the freedom to explore the city's iconic landmarks while performing awe-inspiring acrobatic moves and engaging in adrenaline-pumping combat. Miles' unique powers, such as venom strikes and camouflage, add a fresh layer of gameplay mechanics, differentiating it from the previous Spider-Man game.
Combat in Spider-Man: Miles Morales is fluid and satisfying. The combat animations are dynamic and showcase the agility and strength of the Spider-Man persona. Utilizing Miles' bioelectric venom powers during combat adds an electrifying touch to battles, making every encounter feel exhilarating and empowering.
The game's attention to detail extends beyond the narrative and gameplay mechanics to its stunning graphics and audio design. Playing on the PlayStation 5, the graphics are breathtaking, with vibrant colors, impressive lighting, and smooth animations that immerse players in the bustling metropolis. Additionally, the game's soundtrack complements the gameplay, setting the tone for different situations and enhancing the overall experience.
Moreover, the side quests and activities scattered throughout the city contribute to the game's replayability, ensuring that players have plenty to do even after completing the main story. These optional tasks provide opportunities to explore the rich lore and engaging characters further, making the world of Spider-Man: Miles Morales feel alive and interconnected.
For me Spider-Man: Miles Morales delivers an exceptional gaming experience that stands out as a memorable and unique addition to the Spider-Man franchise. The representation of a diverse protagonist, the emotional storytelling, the empowering gameplay, and the attention to detail in graphics and audio make it a must-play for both Spider-Man fans and gamers alike. Insomniac Games' creation masterfully captures the essence of being a superhero, leaving players with a sense of accomplishment, joy, and a desire to swing back into the streets of New York City as Miles Morales.
Good, but falls into the same pit as Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018). The same generic open world structure and repetitiveness, but with even less bang for your buck. I will say that the combat is much better now that you have more options.
I'm a little late to the party with this review, but here goes.
If you have already played the original Spiderman, there is absolutely no reason to play this game at all. The city looks much improved as a next gen release over the original, and a few cool things happen here and there, but that's unfortunately about it.
The fighting animations are literally identical, the side missions are identical, the game is virtually a paste +copy, except this time you don't really face any meaningful bosses, and nothing exciting or noteworthy really happens. Even when dragging bad guys from the moving cars it was identical to the original Spiderman game!
Such a waste of an exciting opportunity to make something new. I felt it was a much shorter game too. I had almost no upgrades to my character when it told me I was about to enter the last level. As almost no effort went into making a new version of this game, I'm highly dubious about Spiderman 2 now. On a positive note, I did enjoy the storyline, short as it was.
In summary, if you played the original, this is a boring CTRL C+V
Visually rather impressive, but that's about the only positive thing I remember. The dialogues are very annoying, and the dubbing in French is downright bad and cringe. The character of Miles Morales is execrable and sounds daft (Miles of the animated film has much more relief and is more interesting). The story and side quests are stupid like pretty much everything else in the game. The events are misplaced and you don't feel any emotion, not to mention the fact that the game exudes "benevolence" at excess to the point of being ridiculous (Danika's podcast is unbearable). Thé entire game sounds like left propaganda. Even if we feel that the game want to be aimed at Generation Z, you really have to put your brain aside to appreciate it. I haven't played on normal difficulty, but I can say that the game is quite chaotic on hard, although the gameplay is pretty solid. The formula of objects and missions repeated several times and spread all over the map is exhausted. In summary, it's beautiful, but it sounds hollow. It's a beautiful empty shell. A boring technical demonstration, that's all. Is this the fate of all mainstream games that try to address new generations ? I still have a preference for the Batman Arkhams who showed the way many years ago, but in really better.
SummaryThe latest adventure in the Spider-Man universe builds on and expand Marvel’s Spider-Man through an all-new story. Players experience the rise of Miles Morales as he masters new powers to become his own Spider-Man. With PS5’s SSD, players can near-instantaneously fast-travel across Marvel’s New York City, or feel the tension of each one ...