It could be $ 3,317 worth of Marvel’s Avengers Cosmetics they buy, but it’s because you get the likes of Spider-Man’s upcoming expansion for free. Arrived November 30, 2021, IGN was lucky enough to continue with the web slinger for two hours, except the video above is not a result of that. It’s footage provided by Studio Crystal Dynamics, who then shares the site’s thoughts on top. Not ideal, though at least we’re still seeing the wind crawler in action.
It turns out that the PlayStation exclusive character has no story missions associated with it, rather, this is simply a heroic event where you can experience existing and new content as Peter Parker. Footage first focuses on the fight where Spider-Man is described as a “more fluid Black Panther” with standard punches and kicks for side moves more similar to what you’d expect from Spidey. His three heroic skills are web bomb, a spider drone, and the ultimate wrecking ball title.
Next is the very important webswinging that does not seem to be on the same level as the Insomniac Marvel’s Spider-Man. Instead of attaching each web to a nearby building or object, Spider-Man swings “effectively from a glass ceiling,” according to IGN. The mechanic seems to feel pretty good for a second or two until you land on the ground again. You lose all your sense of dynamism at that point – wall running is also said to be quite restrictive.
In addition to an opening track, Spider-Man’s story is largely told through audio logs and emails, lifted after they have completed generic goals. There is no new content or missions specifically tied to the new character, which is disappointing. He does, however, have “about 40 costumes,” which is a healthy number.
Once again, Spider-Man will hit Marvel’s Avengers on PS5 and PS4 on November 30, 2021. Will you review the character or skip it altogether? Make your choice in the comments below.