Spider man game excites students


Abel Samson, Staff Writer

Marvel’s Spider-Man has only been released for several weeks and it is considered one of PlayStation’s best games in the past decade. With a different storyline and many new different features, here is the inside scoop on this fun and nostalgic video game.

Spider-Man is back and better like never before. The popular comic-book superhero has gone from movie theaters to the world of video games. While Sony did not provide an official number, with a retail price of $59.99 for the game, the 3.3 million copies translate to roughly $198 million, which completely crushed the $117 million opening weekend box office of the latest solo Spider-Man film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Another record Sony achieved was getting their fan base to preorder over one million copies. The number of copies sold set a record for Sony, publishers behind the game, as the fastest selling first-party video game release in the company’s history. “ I preordered Marvel’s Spider-Man because I am a big Spider-Man fan,” said senior Karam Said. “I was able to play the game as soon as it came out and I already finished the game. It was very enjoyable and I am happy that I bought it.”

Marvel’s Spider-Man features the acrobatic abilities, improvisation, and web-slinging that the infamous Spider-Man is famous for, while also introducing elements never-before-seen in a Spider-Man game. From traversing with parkour and unique environmental interactions to new combat and blockbuster action, it’s Spider-Man unlike any you’ve played before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who is more masterful in fighting major crimes in New York City. At the same time, he is struggling to balance his challenging personal life and career while the fate of nine million New Yorkers rests upon his shoulders.

The game includes a lot of side missions and objectives to complete, as it offers around 20 hours of play time. “The game was extremely long and I loved every second of it,” senior Hoang Tran said. “The missions were never repetitive and I also loved how big the map is. It was the actual size of New York City which is very impressive.”

As much as this game is loved, it is also hated by many Xbox and PC users. Spider-Man is a game personalized only for the PlayStation 4 console. The reason for this is because Sony does not approve of making multiplatform games. This means all the Xbox users are being left out of its next-gen graphic design and overall fun in the story mode.

With enhanced graphics and a new story mode, it makes sense for the rival console to be upset. “ I really wish that Sony could partner up with Microsoft so that we could also be able to play Spider-Man,” senior Leonardo Iriarte said. “I played it at my friend’s house and I was instantly addicted. I was hooked after the first scene.”

Compared to other Spider-Man games, such as “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Spider-Man 3,” this one has a lot of major upgrades and features. This game includes different skins, or costumes, that you can acquire through playing the game and earning higher rank and getting past certain levels. It includes new characters such as Fisk, Herman, Miles Morales, and many more that we have not seen in previous games. The visuals have been completely upgraded as well. With spot-on realistic graphics, previous games can no longer compare.

Marvel’s Spider-Man can be bought from various stores and websites such as Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, Amazon, and the PlayStation Store. The price can possibly go down in a few months, so if you are not financially able to purchase the game at a $59.99 price tag, you can in the upcoming months. You can also find deals if you have a PlayStation Plus membership. The deals can vary from 10-15% off of the initial price.

This game is a hit on the gaming market and could possibly the best game released in 2018. With the sales increasing by the day, more records can be broken by the end of the year and it will not be a surprise.