Spider-Man Catch-All

Finally picked this up over the holidays season on super sale and wow what a game. I've always given spiderman games more credit than they deserve but this one actually takes the cake. Great drip of content and challenges throughout. At about 75% complete this morning and the whole city is after me now. Still Loving the heck out of it all and not even to dlc yet.

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Oh man if I could get Die Hard DLC with Spider-Man I'd be so down for cleaning up with John McClain.

I mean I've thrown enough folks off roofs as it is to beat the ending of Die Hard.

I bought the DLC for this at some point when it was on sale recently (Black Friday, perhaps) but when I first attempted to play it, I realized I had completely forgotten how to play the game. That casued me to bounce off of it, but this weekend my daughter woke up from her nap early and I wanted to find something I could play in front of her without warping her brain, and so I booted this up. For the first 20-30 minutes I was still struggling with the controls, but eventually it all came back to me and I was back to zipping around with ease.

I'm about 20% through the first DLC now (probably about 60-90 minutes played). It's okay. It does a great job reminding me of how much fun the game is to play overall, even if the specific stuff the DLC is introducing seems a bit uninspired. I had a fairly frustrating early sequence in a museum where there's a few dozen bad guys and periodically one or two try to leave the building with a piece of art, and if they manage to do so it's an instant fail and restart from the beginning. As this was when I was still re-familiarizing myself with the controls, this meant 3 or 4 failures, as I'd see a thief leaving but just couldn't reach him quickly enough, so it was pretty frustrating to repeat this ~5 minute segment multiple times. Anyway, I'm gonna keep poking at this, the opinion I'd seen on the DLC was a mix of "it's great!" and "it's fine", and for the moment I'm falling into the latter category, but I've still got a ways to go...

Had the same problem with the same segment on Black Cat dlc.

Same here. After a couple failed attempts, I parked myself near the front door. It shortened the amount of response time I had for any one enemy, but I no longer had to zip across the room. That seemed to help.

Man, I am ready for a sequel to this like yesterday.

So I beat the game and have a little clean up to do at 92% starting to feel the drag or lack of interest in web slinging. Still fun as hell but debating if I should take a break before going into the DLC or does that just bring everything back up to 11?

I like the DLC, but it is more of the same (with some crappy heavys with mini guns).

Hobear wrote:

So I beat the game and have a little clean up to do at 92% starting to feel the drag or lack of interest in web slinging. Still fun as hell but debating if I should take a break before going into the DLC or does that just bring everything back up to 11?

If you are feeling the drag, I would take break. That is what I did, and I felt better going back. You may have to brush up on your combat when you get back into it. But that is better than burning out.

FInished first DLC. I have like 70ish crimes on main storyline to complete. A few taskmaster challenges to 100% and I think two bases that I didn't get the combo high enough to complete but beyond that it's ticking away towards complete. Just started DLC 2 and we'll try to get it all done.

Otherwise if I burn out onto something new!

Playing this now and really enjoying it. Apparently 35% of the way through the story but I've managed to 100% the bases, backpacks, and landmarks. Just started on the research stations.

Not sure if the DLC is going to be worth it. If there is sale before I'm done with the game, I might jump in. As it is, the price is a little too high for what most people say about them.

Vector wrote:

Playing this now and really enjoying it. Apparently 35% of the way through the story but I've managed to 100% the bases, backpacks, and landmarks. Just started on the research stations.

Not sure if the DLC is going to be worth it. If there is sale before I'm done with the game, I might jump in. As it is, the price is a little too high for what most people say about them.

On sale (which I think starts this week or next), is probably worth it if you've 100% the game. Otherwise, watch a Let's Play.

Thanks for the heads up about a potential sale. I’ll keep a look out and decide then. There’s so much great stuff to play and my time with this PlayStation is limited that I’m prioritizing.

I petered out at 99%. Didn't find the dlc that much better. Kinda refills your map with everything you just cleaned up and a few annoying additions.

I've also been playing this lately. I was happy to hoover up the Fisk hideouts, landmarks, backpacks, thug crimes, and the like. I'm pretty disappointed that a major story event basically repopulates the map with nearly identical activities. I'm half-way through the main story, and I'm already wishing there was a bit more variety in the side content (or, just as much variety but less content).

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've also been playing this lately. I was happy to hoover up the Fisk hideouts, landmarks, backpacks, thug crimes, and the like. I'm pretty disappointed that a major story event basically repopulates the map with nearly identical activities. I'm half-way through the main story, and I'm already wishing there was a bit more variety in the side content (or, just as much variety but less content).

Oh no...

Yeah, I would have recommended NOT being a completionist while going through the story. Do an activity or two on your way to something else.

The backpacks are fairly easy to grab, so that's the one exception to the above recommendation.

Vector wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've also been playing this lately. I was happy to hoover up the Fisk hideouts, landmarks, backpacks, thug crimes, and the like. I'm pretty disappointed that a major story event basically repopulates the map with nearly identical activities. I'm half-way through the main story, and I'm already wishing there was a bit more variety in the side content (or, just as much variety but less content).

Oh no...

As I understand it, that happens again about 3/4ths through. But I haven't finished it, so I can't say for sure.

As you go the way you fight through them opens more options in your skill trees which is what kept me motivated. I had fun fighting but even by the end I was burnt out.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Vector wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I've also been playing this lately. I was happy to hoover up the Fisk hideouts, landmarks, backpacks, thug crimes, and the like. I'm pretty disappointed that a major story event basically repopulates the map with nearly identical activities. I'm half-way through the main story, and I'm already wishing there was a bit more variety in the side content (or, just as much variety but less content).

Oh no...

As I understand it, that happens again about 3/4ths through. But I haven't finished it, so I can't say for sure.

Yep, you're right. And if you are a completionist I would actually go against beanman's recommendation and say get everything you can done before that 3rd "city reset" happens or do it after it "reset's to normal" at completion because when the city gets dark it is no fun at all and the enemies suck. That was the only downer in this game, I ripped through the story as fast as possible at that part because the 24/7 DC-ification of Manhattan was no fun.

I'd also recommending doing side content if only so you can unlock all the abilities that should have been available from the beginning.

ccesarano wrote:

I'd also recommending doing side content if only so you can unlock all the abilities that should have been available from the beginning.

I know I bring it up a lot, but this was why I loved Crackdown 3 so much (and, incidentally, part of why I bounced off HZD). That game pretty much starts you at the "absurdly over-powered act three of an open world game" and turns you loose. I don't think Spider-Man would have suffered much for making more than half the skills available to you right from the start.

While I'm very different and like the slow progression of unlocked skills and figuring out all the interactions and tools bit by bit. I'm a sucker for that style of open world game.

This thread popping back up, made me hope for word on the sequel.

Garth wrote:

This thread popping back up, made me hope for word on the sequel.

Given how intensive game development is and that the game only came out last year, I would hope that at least 3 years are given for a sequel. Something firmly made for PS5.

Uh Sept 2018. Got it for my birthday.

Vector wrote:
Garth wrote:

This thread popping back up, made me hope for word on the sequel.

Given how intensive game development is and that the game only came out last year, I would hope that at least 3 years are given for a sequel. Something firmly made for PS5.

I didn't think it would be out tomorrow or anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if word started to come out with next generation systems around the corner.

Vector wrote:
Garth wrote:

This thread popping back up, made me hope for word on the sequel.

Given how intensive game development is and that the game only came out last year, I would hope that at least 3 years are given for a sequel. Something firmly made for PS5.

I didn't think it would be out tomorrow or anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if word started to come out with next generation systems around the corner.

Stele wrote:

Uh Sept 2018. Got it for my birthday.

Right. 1.5 years old.

Garth wrote:

I didn't think it would be out tomorrow or anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if word started to come out with next generation systems around the corner.

After Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3, I’m weary of big budget sequels on shorter than usual development timelines. New consoles tend to take a bit for developers to figure out how to use them as well.*

That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a teaser at the next Sony press conference and it gets a release date of late 2021.

*that isn’t really a factor given consoles are using PC parts now