Marvel’s Spider-Man (Series) Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Marvel's Spider-Man is a series of superhero adventures where you swing through an open-world city fighting crime and advancing a film-like story. There are also many side quests and missions you can take along the way.

When you encounter enemies you fight them with Spider-Man's superhero powers. This focuses on chaining attacks together and using the environment and webs to incapacitate numerous foes while avoiding damage. As you progress you unlock new moves and abilities.

Like Arkham Batman Arkham the combat is exuberant and enjoyable while the wider game offers an almost endless array of different things to do in your crime-fighting character.

The second game in the series is Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. You return to the web-swinging action but as Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker, stepping into his shoes after he has gone.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 07/09/2018

Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Open World.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 22 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

In-game purchases for downloadable content to extend the game with new chapters and add outfits. You can buy content individually as "The Heist", "Turf Wars" and "Silver Lining" or purchase them all via "The City That Never Sleeps" season pass.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of moderate violence. Violence is typical of the Spider-Man series games with realistic close quarter combat combined with exaggerated, slow motion action. Blood and injuries are depicted and the fallen remain on the field of play.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Assistance With Controls: You can get the game to assist aiming, steering, reloading, jumping, running etc.

Assistance With Direction: Indication of where to go next with arrows, cookie trail and the like.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.

Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons not required or can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off.

Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined for visibility.

No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.

Clear Interface: The game navigation, maps and information are clear to read, large or adjustable.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Customise Audio Levels: Control volume levels of specific events and elements in the game.

System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @uncannyvivek


 




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