Marvel's Spider-Man is awesome. Get it? Insomniac produced the best webhead ever (neoliberal mentality aside). Exploration, fighting, and narration were true to past iterations of the character while improving things. The game was fun, but somewhat predictable.
Marvel's Spider-Man was characterised by filler content that borrowed from the worst open world design practises. Despite beginning in 2018, most side activities feel early in the decade.
You'd collect backpacks full of collectibles strewn over the city, catch runaway pigeons for a stranger, or accomplish typical traversal difficulties that swiftly recur. It's repetitive.
These activities are good by themselves, but you're constantly assaulted with fresh side tasks in Manhattan. Completing them is worthwhile for the experience points and suit benefits, but it never felt like true gameplay.
I'd set a flag on my map and swing between things like a robot, no longer feeling like a superhero but a good little spider cleaning up the city
With more narratively focused objectives that focused on the position of our title character in the city, Miles Morales improved upon things. It made sense for even fetch quests to incorporate into this personal mythos because he was a young man from Harlem with a stake in the neighbourhood.
Even so, it continued down the same road while failing to use the larger formula in a novel way. Marvel's Spider-critical Man's and financial success demonstrates that the majority of us were ready to ignore these flaws, but it doesn't mean we should accept less.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will be the year's largest PS5 exclusive. With multiple protagonists and antagonists like Venom and Kraven the Hunter, the sequel is ambitious. It will also have a comparable open world, thus it must improve.
Spider-Man 2 will be awesome. I want everything beyond the main campaign to reinvent the superhero genre. Give the open world a meaning beyond useless collectibles. Make side missions important to the story, offer side characters something to do besides stealth, and stop borrowing from old blockbusters.