This is the review of The Amazing Spider-Man Game from 2012.
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Story -Set a few months after the events of the film, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy sneak into the restricted areas of Oscorp after hours, where Gwen reveals her suspicions that they may be continuing the cross-species experiments of Dr. Curt Connors, who had become the monstrous Lizard. They are caught by Alistair Smythe, the new Oscorp director, who confirms Gwen's suspicions, although the cross-species carry a powerful virus and are to be disposed. However, the cross-species all react to the presence of Peter, a cross-species himself, and break out, infecting all of the scientists, including Smythe and Gwen, in the process. Smythe unleashes his security robots, which are programmed to defend them from cross-species. Peter quickly dons his Spider-Man suit and gets the infected to quarantine, fighting off the robots in the process, but is unable to stop the cross-species and the virus from escaping into the city.
Spider-Man goes to the Beloit Psychiatric Hospital, and seeks the help of the incarcerated Connors to develop a cure for the virus. Connors relents, but only if he is returned to the asylum when the crisis is resolved. They set up a laboratory at the apartment of Aunt May's friend Stan, and begin development of an antidote, while keeping in close contact with Gwen and Smythe via webcam. At the same time, Smythe is developing his own "cure" which involves nanobots destroying the host from the inside out. Spider-Man also forms an alliance with Whitney Chang, an investigative reporter who believes Oscorp's facelift operation is a scam, in unveiling the suspicious activities of Oscorp.
Connors manages to create an antidote, which Spider-Man delivers to Gwen, however a skeptical Smythe decides to test it on himself; he unexpectedly loses the use of his legs as well as his sanity, and, in a fit of rage, programs his robots to eliminate Spider-Man. Returning to Connors after narrowly escaping the robots, a heavily injured Spider-Man berates Connors about the antidote's failure before passing out from his injuries. Since Spider-Man retains his humanity despite being a cross-species, Connors uses Spider-Man's blood to create a more accurate antidote. Spider-Man travels to Oscorp and manages to cure Gwen and the other scientists with the antidote. Meanwhile, the CDC quarantines the city with the advancement of the virus. The story is great because is a different timeline via TASM 2.
Presentation - The game just gets better and better! the graphics in the game itself was amazing!! The bosses are amazingly designed. The voice acting is very good. So the presentation is a 10/10 to me.
Gameplay - The game has an open world/free-roaming concept. The combat system is reminiscent of the Rocksteady Studios-developed Batman game series (Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City) using a freeflow design and counterattacks. Beenox took a cue from the Batman games, with Dee Brown, the head of Beenox, stating "I played both Batman games and liked them. For me, the Spider-Man character is very different than Batman. You have to approach both in a different way. I think the Rocksteady guys did a good job at providing what was required to make a great Batman game, and we're doing everything we need to this time to make a great Spider-Man game."
Players can collect full, vintage comic books, such as Amazing Fantasy #15, as they collect comic covers throughout the game.
The game uses a unique damage system—the more damage Spider-Man takes, the more his suit is damaged; returning to the 'hub' area repairs the suit. By finding different spider symbols in certain parts of New York and taking photos of them, alternate costumes can be unlocked, such as "Big Time" Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider (Kaine), a color-inverted version of the Future Foundation costume, the original movie trilogy red and blue suit when you get the Stan Lee pre-order DLC or Rhino pre-order DLC, the Spider-Man 3 black suit, a new version of the black suit and a party hat for Spidey's 50th anniversary, which can be changed when the player goes to Peter Parker's apartment, though, there are some exceptions to the Wii U edition, as you have to COMPLETE the missions.
Many DLC packs have been released for this version. One of these is the "Lizard Rampage pack," where players play as the Lizard and destroying guards. The "Rhino Challenge pack" has players control the Rhino character, destroying cars and thugs. The "Oscorp Search and Destroy pack" has two minigames with similar gameplay to Snake and Space Invaders. The final DLC pack is the "Stan Lee Adventure pack", in which players can play as Stan Lee (with Spider-Man's powers). There are also many in-game references to characters in other franchises (e.g. Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ben 10, and Captain America).
The Wii U version, called The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, features all content and is completely alike the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions instead of the Wii and the 3DS ones. It also has all the DLC packs included in the disc, and gives players the option to use the Osphone on the Wii U Gamepad. The gameplay is very spot on!!
Final level - Smythe, having been fired from Oscorp, somehow discovers both Spider-Man's secret identity and the location of their apartment. He subsequently kidnaps Connors and dares Spider-Man to come save him. Spider-Man breaks into the Oscorp robotics facility and manages to free Connors, only to be subdued by the robots. While Connors escapes and returns to his old lab in the sewers, Smythe restrains Spider-Man and injects him with his completed nanobot serum, which strips him of his powers. With his powers gone and health fading fast, Peter narrowly escapes from the facility as Smythe activates his S-03 robot to enact his plan to spread his nanobot serum all over the city. As a result of the war between the infected and Smythe's robots, the city is in chaos. Spider-Man manages to travel to Connors' sewer lab to reunite with Connors and Gwen, but he passes out with the nanobots slowly killing him. Deciding that there is no other way to stop Smythe's robots, Connors transforms himself as the Lizard. Gwen manages to revive Spider-Man with an AED, and a de-powered Spider-Man manages to make his way to the S-03 with Whitney Chang's help. Recalling his experience with the AED, he enters the robot and electrocutes himself to destroy the nanobots in his body. With the help of the Lizard, he manages to defeat Smythe and destroy the S-03, however Connors succumbs to the Lizard's consciousness and flees to the sewers. Regaining his sanity, a remorseful Smythe is arrested, while Spider-Man searches for the Lizard. As Gwen reprograms a robot to administer the cure, Spider-Man manages to subdue the Lizard and cure him, eventually returning Connors to the asylum.
With the cure discovered, the virus has been eliminated, and Spider-Man is revered by the city as a hero. Peter and Gwen realize through one of Chang's news reports that Smythe has escaped custody, but they decide to deal with it later.
In a post-credits scene, Smythe has regained the use of his legs due to being in the final stages of his infection, and makes his way back to his lab. Unwilling to become a cross-species himself, he activates one of his robots and commits suicide. The ending is very perfect, because it's such a accomplishment when you beat the game.
Completion bonus! - So the bonus is this after you did a 100% completion on everything, you'll unlocked the black suit version of TASM 1 outfit. The bonus is really special because reasons!
Struggle - It is very easy for a newcomer but don't hate it 'cause it's not a bad thing. So EASINESS IS NOT A BAD THING!!