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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - Xbox 360

Game Description:As Spider-Man, players will experience a wide variety of gameplay and dramatic environments. The Amazing Spider-Man experience delivers innovative web combat and visuals in a world that pays tribute to the classic era of the legendary Super Hero. In contrast, Spider-Man Noir features a cunning and covert depiction of Spider-Man, who utilizes shadows to perform stealth takedowns in a 1930's-influenced, black-and-white cinematic environment.
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E3 2010 Preview: Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
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E3 2010 Preview: Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions

By Alexandra Hall - Posted Jun 21, 2010

hat We Already Know:

The last decade or so of Spider-Man games have done a fine job simulating the high-flying exploits of Peter Parker, so do we really need another? We do indeed, says Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
Shattered Dimensions shakes up series conventions up by introducing three alternate-universe web-slingers, each with their own styles and worlds. Why bless my stars, you suddenly look interested...

 

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

What We're Seeing Now:


First question: Why? Apparently some villain with a god complex shattered the Tablet of Order and Chaos, sending supernatural stone chunks into four different dimensions. You can rest assured this wreaked some sort of cataclysmic havoc. Now the four Spider-Men have to work toward a common goal, repairing the dimensional fissures—and stopping said villain—before Something Very Bad happens. This story is courtesy of Marvel writing bigwig Dan Slott, by the way.

 

Each Spider-Fellow has his own nickname and style. The Spider-Man we're all familiar with is referred to as "Amazing" Spider-Man, and he excels at agile, web-based combat (one of his key abilities is instantaneously forming giant axes and the like from webbing). "Noir" Spidey focuses on stealth, with great sneaking abilities and a surprising variety of stealth-kill options. The last currently known wallcrawler is "2099," a futuristic, free-falling daredevil who can glide on webbed wings and seems skilled in aerial combat. (In the E3 demo he plunged through a vertical corridor in pursuit of a very cool-looking Hobgoblin, to whom he latched on and administered a mid-air beatdown.)

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

The cool part, I think, is that you play each character within his own radically different take on the city. Amazing's New York looks pretty standard but Noir inhabits an extremely desaturated, extremely pretty depression-era version of the city, with fireworks providing irregular flashes of illumination and numerous high-wires strung between structures. In contrast, 2099's "Nueva York" is a techno-future metropolis built high above the ruins of the original city. Across the board, the level of imagination on display is nothing if not impressive.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Shattered Dimensions looks to have a few traits most recent Spider-Man games have lacked, namely inspiration, imagination and ambition. I look forward to the final character's unveiling—my interest is definitely piqued.

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  • Ianthevillian

    I really hope that there is some sort of sandbox gameplay in these universes, because its REALLY going to suck if there isnt. I go to spiderman games for the sense of freedom and how much fun it is to swing around (Spiderman 2). but if they take that away from me.......
    SOMEONE WILL PAY!

    Posted: June 22, 2010 6:48 AM
    Ianthevillian
  • Ianthevillian

    I really hope that there is some sort of sandbox gameplay in these universes, because its REALLY going to suck if there isnt. I go to spiderman games for the sense of freedom and how much fun it is to swing around (Spiderman 2). but if they take that away from me.......
    SOMEONE WILL PAY!

    Posted: June 22, 2010 6:41 AM
    Ianthevillian
  • bdemell

    I'm thinking #4 may be MC2 universe and you play as Spider-Girl simply to mix things up but I hope that isn't the case because she would play too much like "Amazing" Spider-Man. Think instead they should go with the Mangaverse version (and emphasize speed w/ fist and feet combo attacks) just because the art style of the mangaverse was awesome or do the Amalgram Spider-Boy as his power was to control his personal gravity and that could be fun to play around with.

    Posted: June 22, 2010 5:25 AM
    bdemell
  • yayap001

    i bet that the fourth dimension is the ultimate spider-man universe and it combines all the abilities from the other 3, either that or the dawn of time universe

    Posted: June 22, 2010 5:22 AM
    yayap001
  • kayderek18

    I predict a four out of five.

    Posted: June 21, 2010 10:35 PM
    kayderek18
  • Korrupt

    Meh

    Posted: June 21, 2010 6:02 PM
    Korrupt
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