Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions super review

Pretty much equal to the sum of its parts

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Along with all that, there are some really great Easter eggs and unlockables, including alternate costumes like my personal favorite, theAmazing Bag-Man. If the developers had given as much thought to the level variation as they did perfecting the Spider-Man mythos, we’d be looking at a real classic. Instead, Shattered Dimensions is a good game, but it fell short of an Ultimate Marvel Team-Up.

Is it better than%26hellip; ?

? No. The most recent open-world Spider-Man game had the great hook of a symbiote invasion, more appearances by fellow Marvel characters, and just a more epic feel. Dimensions may have better boss battles, but it doesn’t stop me from longing to swing through New York City again.

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe? Yes. The previos linear, solo Spidey game was just aimed at kids and had little to no respect for the source. Shattered Dimensions is a real production, instead of the kiddie side-project that Friend or Foe felt like.

? No. Making the Noir levels so similar in style to Arkham only hurts Shattered Dimensions in the comparison. Problems like the touchy stealth and the shallower combat, among other things, keeps this one from taking Arkham’s crown as greatest comic book game of all time.

Just for you, Metacritic

Filled with enough fan service to make it an undeniable treat for Spider-maniacs, Shattered Dimensions is a fine game that’s a little too uneven and repetitive to be more than the sum of its parts.

Sep 7, 2010

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DescriptionFour different Spideys fight across four stylistically unique dimensions.
Platform"DS","Xbox 360","PS3","Wii"
US censor rating"Teen","Teen","Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"16+","16+","16+","16+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
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