Spider-man: Friend or Foe

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  1. Smasher

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    I found the Spider-man 3 game to be disappointing so when I heard about Spider-man: Friend or Foe I was very hopeful that this game would be great because it wouldn't have to be rushed out to meet the release of any movie.

    I didn't see any screenshots, but I heard it was going to be a retelling of all three movies in one game and that some of Spidey's friends from the comics were going to be playable as well.

    Now that I have seen the game the only thought that comes to mind is "What were they thinking?"
    I never saw Spider-man fighting Dr. Octopus and thought "if only they fought as allies -that would be cool", but beyond that, the graphics look like the Playstation 1 Spiderman game ported to the Dreamcast.

    Where is my good Spider-man game?
     
  2. Joe Moore

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    Yeah, I thought it looked pretty awful as well. I downloaded the trailer from XBL Marketplace and couldn't comprehend the sheer lack of anything interesting in the trailer. The graphics were abysmal.
     
  3. Zeta Otaku

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    I still say the best Spider-man game done thus far is Ultimate Spider-man.
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    That can't be good. Ultimate Spider-Man was pretty mediocre.

    My problem with Spider-Man games is that they have not evolved at all since SM2. They keep rehashing the same gameplay and scenarios with a different visual aesthetic and it's becoming insulting, quite frankly. Friend or Foe is retread at best and a regression for the series at worst.
     
  5. Smasher

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    Yeah -it really looked like a huge step backwards.

    Ultimate Spider-man was good in that it tied directly into the Ultimate Spider-man continuity. In that regard it was cool because Venom just sort of vanished in those stories and it was cool to see it tied into the game.

    However, the gameplay is pretty much cell-shaded Spider-man 2.
     
  6. seven

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    I'm slightly intrigued but only because I'm hoping theres some form of Co Op play involved.
     
  7. Soundatron

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    yeah. We should learn by now Activision cant do shit, UMA was about it from them. Espcially in the interview "will there be on-line play?" and before he could even finish the question "NO!" jesus christ
     
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    Well, looks like that game will suck.
     
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    I just watched the trailer, and this essentially looks like "Lego Spider-Man" without the Lego. Which could be good, if it's as well-made as the two Lego Star Wars games, and if they bring some new ideas to the table. Because honestly, I got kinda bored with LSW2 after playing the game ad nauseum to unlock all of the secrets, so if this game is just LSW with Spider-Man characters, and nothing more, I can pass.
     
  10. Enigma2K2

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    I say you're smoking some very potent stuff, my man...

    You guys call it awful looking... looks better than Spider-man 3 did... although the idea of doing the "catch and recruit" thing with his villans is 34 flavors of stupid.

    I'm giving Activision one last chance...
     
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    I thought it looked good :( 
     
  12. Tekkaman Blade

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    I'd have prefered a comic type game with allies such as the black cat with ocassional team up with bad guys like venom(in order to go after carnage)
     
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    You're complaints against Activision are misplaced.
     
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    The problem with Spiderman games is that they've been rehashing and refining the same game since day one.
    If you play a Spiderman game it's a cast iron certainty that you'll fight Shocker, Rhino and Scorpion and that Venom, Carnage and Black Cat will at the very least make an appearance of some sort and that boss characters will be mysteriously immune to you webbing.
    Every game has been the same since day one and they desperately need something fresh and interesting like maybe coming up with a new story and villains. The one good thing about USM is that it didn't badly retread the movie story it created it's own and it was actually rather good.
     
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    I think it's trying to look stylized but it just comes off as primitive looking.
     
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    it came out like 3 years ago in the form of spiderman 2
     
  17. Smasher

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    The graphics looked better back then.
     
  18. Wing alpha

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    ....

    I wanna play that.
    * says the person who has ultimate spiderman and none of the other games*
     
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    The game concept alone kills it for me. It's totally nonsensical.

    What we need is a remake of Maximum Carnage. Spidey, Black Cat, Cloak & Dagger, Morbius, Iron Fist, Deathlok, Captain America, and Venom against Carnage, Shriek, Doppleganger, Demogoblin and Carrion. The first game was pretty decent for its time, but just think what could be done in a remake.
     
  20. Ironhide2005

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    Looks cartoony one two I no longer care for video games
     

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