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Fun game, 1 HUGE flaw!,
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This review is from: Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions with Bonus Art Concept Book (Video Game)
This is a very fun game once you get used to the controls. I like the controls on this game more than web of shadows out of 1 fact: they don't overdo it on the motion controls. For an old fart like me, at the ripe old age of 29, getting used to motion controls is difficult. The ultra cool part of this game is the different spider men, which is the big selling point of the game. I think it worked out well.
The flaw in this game, and it is really annoying, is the camera. The camera is 3rd person, but it doesn't lock behind the character. So I end up running directly towards the camera. Some levels the camera will lock at ground level pointing up at the back of spidermans head. One example is the vulture level with noir spiderman where you have to run around a burning building finding trapped citizens. So the camera locks in a position where I can't see where I'm going, can't see the holes in the floor or the fire that keeps killing me. They could have fixed this very easily by just giving the player some way to reset the camera or lock it's perspective.
Another flaw is the "zip to perch" control, but the flaw is really the result of the bad camera controls. As the camera rotates, the perch points highlight 1 at a time. But they will only highlight based on the camera. So if the camera locks into a bad position, the choice for jumping to a zip perch locks into a bad location. This is really annoying in particular when I am trying to jump away from a location and I want to jump to another zip perch and I hit the "zip to perch" control and I zip back to where I was just jumping away from.
In recap: The game is fun, the camera stinks.