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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions

So I got Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions for the Xbox 360 as part of my Christmas loot. Here are some first impressions. To start with here is a simple equation Spiderman x 4 = win. Basically in Spiderman: SD you run around as 4 different versions of your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman each with slightly different powers. You have Amazing Spiderman, Spiderman Noir, Spiderman 2099, Ultimate Spiderman. The levels are fantastic and make each Spidey feel right at home. Now as we all know Spidey likes to talk some dirt when he is fighting and this game is no exception. I find that with all the different spidermen to play as there is no end of quips. They are not terribly repetitive either, and change each level. This I was very glad for because we don't hear the same 15 phrases over and over.

Gameplay is great though not much different between the different worlds. Amazing and Ultimate are near copies though Ultimate has the black suit and is a bit stronger overall. Noir is much like many parts of Batman: Arkham Asylum where you sneak around and subdue foes without them seeing you. 2099 is a lot different with freefalling fights. The enemies are neat and basically you chase the big boss through the levels while fighting their minions. They are superpowered versions of classic villains but have the twist of whatever world they are from. There is also a first person fighting mode that happens from time to time and it is very satisfying to take the role of spidey and punch the hell out of the likes of Kraven.

This concludes the review of the first 5 levels of Shattered Dimensions.

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