Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions XBOX 360 Preview and Release Date - Will Spidey finally see another good game?
There are a few problems with games based on comics and, in particular, movies (or movie versions of comics). The games just aren’t that good really. To see this, a quick search on the web about most movie related games will turn up poor reviews. However, the game will not have the problem of being based on a movie. Instead, it has the problem of being based on a comic. That in and of itself is not a bad thing, because more games based on comics turn out to be decent than ones based on movies do.
So, the question is, will the game be any good? It’s based on a unique premise, so it will certainly be different. The real test will be whether or not fans are happy with multiple universes being featured in the story though and that is not taking into account possible gameplay issues. Regardless, based on the game’s unique premise and such, the game should at the very least be decent if the gameplay works well. To help alleviate any fears as well, the game’s story is being written by one of Spidey’s writers, Dan Slott. He is the writer for The Amazing Spider-Man comic.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - The Premise
The game, as mentioned above, will feature different universes. Each of them has already been established elsewhere. Just like the game will feature different universes, the game will also feature different versions of Spiderman. There is a story reason for this linking everything together in a coherent way, hopefully. It essentially revolves around an artifact called the Tablet of Order and Chaos.
Now then, the developers seem to have several aims with the game and the unique premise. They seem to want each universe to have its own look, feel and gameplay. One area might be dull and feature more stealthy sections, while another might be more colourful and contain more action. So, not only does the game feature a unique story for a Spiderman game, it also contains different gameplay styles as well.
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - The Game’s Release Date and Final Thoughts
As mentioned in the first section, games based on comic books don’t always tend to turn out very well. However, it would be great if the game does turn out to be really good, because there hasn’t been a good Spiderman game for a while.
The issue is that the game has the potential to fall flat due to it having several different art-styles, different incarnations of Spiderman and also different gameplay elements. The story might not turn out to be that great either. But at the same time, the game does have the potential to be really good. It all depends on how well the game turns out. Let’s hope it turns out to be like Batman: Arkham Asylum.
The game’s release date is tentatively set for the fall of this year.