Spiderman - First Look
Under a billboard advertising Norman Osborn's vision for "A Better New York", E3 attendees were able to check out the upcoming Spiderman game. The demo was open within a set area, allowing you to spend your 10 minutes however you like. Three missions were available, in addition to the boss fight from the trailer. The two objectives I played through gave a good dose of combat, offered in waves of enemies. Your approach was up to you, either channeling batman and attacking from the shadows or getting loud by bringing shelves down on groups of enemies. The combat felt quick, sharp, and most importantly heroic. Combos were simple enough to pull off so the action was faced-paced and constant without becoming overwhelming.
Between objectives, swinging through New York felt smooth, seamless and free. Buildings were clustered together with enough room for you to swing between them, but not so much that I ever felt like I needed to scramble for a spot to attach my web. Lone gone are the frustrating days where you'd be frantically smashing buttons to try and keep your momentum.
This new addition understands what fans of the series were really hoping for in a new Spiderman game, and captured it all in a fun, upbeat and clean game. Spiderman launches September 7, 2018 for PlayStation 4.