Since the launch of the game, fans of Marvel’s Avengers, especially fans on PlayStation, have been anxiously waiting for Spider-Man to enter the adventure. More than a year later, Marvel’s flagship character finally debuted on November 30th. We saw his costume in the trailer and learned about his personality, which means that the final question revolves around the story and how Spider-Man controls in the game.
Spider-Man’s debut came from the free hero activity “With Great Power”. When it comes to Crystal Power, it is unclear how big this story compares to a more compact operation or large scale expansion. As for the character himself, Crystal Dynamics shared that Spider-Man, voiced by Sean Chiplock, was in his early 20s and has been a superhero “for a while.” This may indicate that he started after A-Day, which means that his entire career has been protecting a New York City without the Avengers. Therefore, this is not an origin story. Spider-Man is an experienced crime fighter at this point, but mainly works alone.
Peter accidentally discovered a sinister conspiracy related to AIM, which may be beyond his ability to handle it. After interacting with Black Widow through her “Little Dancer” online alias, the two exchanged messages on AIM. He eventually met with the entire team and agreed to work with them to deal with this threat, but worked hard under the motivation of the team. In the end, Spider-Man will finally decide whether to continue to be a full-fledged avenger. Other characters involved in the story include Peter’s friend and college classmate Liz Allen, and the player will find her in the anthill. Mark Ruxton also appeared. Comics fans know him best as the villain Mellow, but Crystal Dynamics has not confirmed whether we will see his transformation here.
So let’s get into the game. First of all, can Spiderman’s web swing? Yes, he can. Crystal Dynamics describes his network swing as an extension of the swing form of Ms. Marvel and Black Widow, with fewer restrictions. Unlike them, Spider-Man does not need ledges or poles to connect network cables. His net is attached to almost anything, even if you don’t always see it. This means he can swing in more open space. This may not always make sense, but Crystal Dynamics chose to emphasize fun rather than realism after considering more restrictive alternatives.
When jumping, hold down the right shoulder trigger to start the web swing, which means that Spider-Man’s crossing feel is completely different from the actions of other heroes, and the latter’s actions are mapped to the jump button. This design allows players to better control the activation/deactivation of network swing, and should be familiar to fans of specialized Spider-Man games (such as the Insomniac series).
There is a climbing wall, and the player can freely attach to and move around most surfaces. Spider-Man can also run through walls like Captain America and Panthers. The difference is that Spider-Man can run the wall indefinitely; after all, his feet are sticky. He can run left, right and up, and around the corner walls and banks, jump into the network swing.
Of course, Spider-Man’s web shooter is an important offensive tool. The shooting target will establish a “network state”, which is a meter that can make the enemy immobile when it is full. You can also bump webbed enemies into the wall and make them stick there. Cobwebs can also cause various debuffs unlocked from the skill tree, such as making cobweb targets more vulnerable to the damage and status of other heroes, or making them drop more health packs when they fail. Crystal Dynamics said that in this sense, Spider-Man feels like an auxiliary hero.
Network shooting games have multiple shooting modes, such as charged shooting, network bombs, network tethers that glue enemies together, and traps set on the floor or wall to trap bad guys. Spider-Man even has an extensive cyber attack that can push the mob backwards while fixing them. In addition, Spider-Man can deploy a drone to launch web-shaped projectiles to help tie up the enemy. The drone can also create a bubble shield around Spider-Man, which helps protect the target.
Spider-Man’s ultimate heroic ability is his broken tennis ball. As the name suggests, Spidey woven a huge tennis ball, which he slammed into the target to cause heavy damage. Some abilities are immediately available, while others are unlocked and improved through skill tree upgrades. In general, Spider-Man is very good at crowd control, but Crystal Dynamics stated that despite a series of cyber attacks, he is not a remote character. Spider-Man still relies on a series of punches and kicks to deal with most threats.
Peter’s trusted spider induction serves as a defensive ability. When other heroes block or parry the attack, Spider-Man will appear on the screen when the indicator appears on the screen, the player taps the button to dodge. Perfect dodge can improve your defenses, make you stronger in a limited time, and at the same time cause impact armor debuffs on the attacker. Like his other moves, spider induction also has a series of upgrades that can make avoidance more powerful.
Spiderman has a large number of unlockable costumes. He will start wearing his redesigned classic Spiderman costume, but you can also unlock the original costume designed by Steve Ditko. Crystal Dynamics recently announced their views on Black Spider-Man, Spider Armor MK 1/ MK 3 and Secret War costumes.
Spider-Man looks great in the shots we have seen, and he should add an interesting element to the list. Players can watch an in-depth demo of the Avengers war table gameplay on Monday, November 29, the day before Spider-Man arrives, and witness his actions.We can’t wait to finally get in touch with Spider-Man. If the “Superpower” story proves to be as exciting as the gameplay of its starring hero, PlayStation fans may have a good reason to start Marvel’s Avengers again..