How Insomniac’s system compares.
Batman: Arkham Asylum was such a gigantic success that many a famous franchise has copied its combat mechanics, from Assassin’s Creed to Sleeping Dogs. The PlayStation 4’s previous web-slinging outing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also borrowed liberally from Rocksteady’s releases, so how does Marvel’s Spider-Man compare? Having played a couple of hours of Insomniac’s attempt earlier in the month, we feel well-placed to discuss.
Regardless of what the developer says, there are similarities. Spider-Man’s iconic spider-sense ability makes him a perfect fit for counter-attacks, and so when you see the famous heat waves emanating from the hero’s head, you’ll have to hit the circle button in order to get out of the way. From what we’ve seen, goons are heavily armed in the outing, so often you’ll find yourself dodging bullet fire and rockets, in addition to the usual kicks and punches.
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