The latest part in the Spider-Man mobile game franchise. You are the amazing Spider-Man, beat up bad guys and rescue innocents in this open-world single-player game.
Be warned though, as almost expected for Gameloft titles this game also has an almost abusive experience when it comes to in-app purchases.
It can still be fun if you can resist the temptation of much faster progression, and learn to ignore the quite annoying notifications to purchase item X or Y.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 App Review
The movie tie-in of all the Spider-Man games have a lot in common, and the storyline does not change in a great amount from release to release. The game of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is very typical in terms of action games. When you download The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you are knocking on a familiar door. It is basically a copy of the other games in the Spider-Man franchise.
Prepare to Soar
The movement of Spider-Man 2 is a bit of a problem; the screen can get choppy. The problem is greater on the Android version than the iOS release. When the screen stops and moves, it is clear the camera cannot keep up with the action. While the graphics are incredibly life-like, the controls are a bit slow on the move.
The camera issue ends during the combat sequences but will pick up again once Spider-Man is soaring through the air. The combat sequences are nothing special; simple fighting and pressing the punch button takes care of the enemy or horde of enemies. You can beat up the hoodlums and then it’s back on the missions. The missions are short but fun like other missions in other Spider-Man games.
Hero of the City
After fighting the common hoodlums, the Spider-Man soars through the air taking missions throughout the city. One of the best parts of the missions is delivering injured people to the hospital and getting paid for doing such heroic deeds. There are of course in-app purchases that may deter players, but the costs are not too steep and easy to manage. These purchases come into the game when you have lost a fight or cannot save the assigned objectives. You are given a chance to buy the items after dying or losing the people who need to be saved.
The Same Song and Dance
A problem I have with these games is that they never differ from other versions. I can see why this is a fun game to play on your phone, but for a real gamer, the scene never changes from past action games. Is this considered fun? I should think not. It’s repetitive and a lot like other games I have played…nothing new happens…or at least nothing I didn’t expect. This is a common issue with games such as Spider-Man; they are so common in the gaming lexicon that we have grown accustomed to the storylines, the missions, the action. The elements never change. Spider-Man is a hero of all time, but the game in his name is a repetition of other past games.
In all, the game is a good game for the purpose it serves. However, if you want something different and something new, you will have to try a different game; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t cut it for being a new, innovative game with new playability and details. It is a fun game with interesting missions and storylines, yet one cannot expect anything new and different.