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Serious Spandex: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer

By Alice O'Connor on April 7th, 2014.

Does whatever a spider can

Batman & Robin is, I will insist until my dying days, one of the best-executed superhero movies. “What killed the dinosaurs?” Arnold Schwarzenegger asks as Mr. Freeze. “The ice age!” he cries as he starts blasting away with an ice laser. It wanted to be an absurd take on dim memories of Adam West-era Batman silliness and by Jove, the neon eyefuck certainly succeeded. Modern spandex flicks, no, they’re trying too hard to be mature, edgy, and grown-up. The balance they try to strike between the fantastic and the human rarely works.

Come see what I mean in a new trailer for the tie-in Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, then I’m sure you’ll agree with me that Batman & Robin is brilliant and we should all thank Joel Schumacher.

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Arachnophilia: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

By Adam Smith on March 27th, 2014.

Kraven tried to concentrate on what the interviewer was saying - he really needed the job - but he knew that Spidey was nearby and probably screwing everything up as usual.

I have to admire the latest video for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game tie-in of the sequel to the reboot of the film trilogy adaptation of the long-running comic book series. For one thing, it claims to be the ‘first gameplay’ footage and that’s exactly what it is. It seems to have been edited by the most haphazard of methods, with combat sequences ending seemingly at random, and the combo-chain combat lacking the fluidity of Arkham’s animations. Spidey has a tendency to jog against enemies just before he kicks them, like a giant spider-dog humping their legs. And then there’s a bit when the music just stops while he’s hanging a bad man from a web. The silence made me think I was watching a murder.

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Superiority Complex: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

By Adam Smith on January 30th, 2014.

when you gotta go, you gotta go

Has a Spider-Man villain ever built a giant version of those suction devices that capture arachnid infiltrators so that they can be safely disposed of? I like to think that it’s happened several times over the decades, so that whenever the quip-slinger hears a vacuum cleaner, he soils his spandex. Judging by the reveal trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – the game of the sequel to the reboot of the adaptation of the comic book – Peter is more likely to be slinging gloom and doom than quips. He doesn’t even speak, preferring to let villainous mentor-chum (?) Kraven the Hunter do the talking.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Could Be Amazing

By Jim Rossignol on October 14th, 2013.


Or it could be rubbish. But on the evidence of the gameplay-free trailer (below) and the reveal at NYCC, I am hoping it’ll prove to be an above-average comic/movie license. Details on Polygon suggest improved combat and web-slinging (well they would say that), as well as an expanded and explorable Manhattan backdrop, and “light-RPG elements”.

Nothing heavy, darling.

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Wot I Think: The Amazing Spider-Man

By John Walker on October 1st, 2012.

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can, apart from have sex with another spider. I’ve been playing The Amazing Spider-Man for a few days now. I think I’m about two-thirds of the way through. That is plenty of time wearing the mask, and I am now ready to tell you Wot I Think.

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Spider-Man! Spider-Man. Er, Spider-Release Date

By Jim Rossignol on June 27th, 2012.

Not as amazing as something I've just thought of.
As surely as it’s going to rain all summer long here in Blighty, so there’s surely going to be a new super-hero movie with game tie-ins. This time it’s The Amazing Spider-Man, who will be slinging webs as only a tidy young actor – not a nightmarish twitchy arachnid half-breed – can. It’s a fancy-looking open-world type thing, and it really does look moderately entertaining. The men at Strategy Informer have used their release date-confirming powers to ascertain that the PC version will arrive on August 10th, a healthy month-and-a-bit later than its console cousins. So that’s great news. Just great.

Amiable developer-narrated trailer below, if you’re into that sort of thing. (You so are.)
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Edge Of Time: Spider-Mens 2

By Alec Meer on June 6th, 2011.

That's Anti-Venom, right? Who's like Venom but actually like an even nastier version rather than the opposite of him, yeah? STOOPID

The last Activision Spider-Man game, Shattered Dimensions, in theory arrived on PC some months after the console version, but it appeared no bugger could actually find it. Even now, I can’t seem to spy anywhere online selling it apart from some place in Germany. Hope you’re enjoying it, Germans. Keeping it all to yourself and that. Bah.

Nonetheless, the follow-up to the multi-dimensional action-manthumper is apparently due a Windows release too. Out of E3 come the promotional materials, and with great (or at least adequate) promotional materials means great (or at least adequate) posting. By which I mean “a video trailer may be watched below.”
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Spider-Man: Edge Of Time Trailer

By John Walker on April 4th, 2011.

He can do a very limited number of things that a spider can.

This weekend saw that announcement of a new Spider-Man game, the second from Activision’s Beenox. Called Edge Of Time, it… it… I’m still trying to get my head around exactly what it’s all about. There seem to be two Spider-Mans, one all angry looking, trying to save each other by manipulating different time lines. See if you can make better sense of what looks like a fun Spidey beat-em-up in the trailer below.

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Spider-Man: Edge Of Time Hits This Autumn

By Quintin Smith on March 31st, 2011.

Oh my God there's a TINY MAN INSIDE SPIDER-MAN'S HEAD

The developers of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, a game universally hailed by critics (including myself!) as “fine”, are making a sequel entitled Spider-Man: Edge of Time. It’s hard to know what’s more remarkable- that the press release says it’ll be set in two different timelines at once in a Day of the Tentacle style, or that they’re turning it around in under a year since the previous game. No screenshots just yet, so as a placeholder I’ve embedded a decent episode of Baman Piderman after the jump.
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Does Some of What A Spider Can: PC Spidey

By Alec Meer on September 13th, 2010.

I am a 31 year old man. I have played and written about some of the most stunning, thoughtful and esoteric games ever created. My ears shouldn’t twitch even slightly at news of a new superhero game. God help me, they do. God help me.

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