Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
Known for imaginative platformer series’ such as Ratchet and Clank and the original Spyro the Dragon, Insomniac Games put forth one of its most exciting and widely-hailed projects in recent memory with Marvel’s Spider-Man. Presenting the web-slinger in one of his most lively and cinematic titles yet, Insomniac is now looking to give another popular Spidey his due with the release of Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the PlayStation 5, offering the character his own heroic story, a set of new super abilities, as well as a slew of alternate costumes to earn in-game.
As Spider-Man: Miles Morales represents the first Miles Morales video game, a follow-up to the original Spider-Man PS4, as well as a launch title for the debuting PlayStation 5, there’s certainly some heavy hype surrounding the release of the Marvel Comics title. However, has the game managed to live up to the hype? According to emerging reviews, fans should expect little less than quality when going into the new Spider-Man title, as the adventure sets up Miles as a worthy wearer of the Spidey mantle and adequately pushes visual boundaries on both PS5 and PS4 versions of the game. However, some reviewers also made note of the game’s smaller scale, especially when compared with the original Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018.
IGN – 90/100
“Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales may not be quite as packed with content as the original, but it stands out as an essential story in Insomniac’s Spidey Universe. It earns its spot as a fantastic follow-up, telling a wonderful Miles-specific story while improving upon the fundamentals of the first game with distinctive moves and enemies. And it’s an excellent way to break in your new PlayStation 5; it looks spectacular, loads fast, and makes fun use of the DualSense controller, the directional audio, and more. But regardless of which generation you play it on, it’s a worthy followup to one of the best superhero games ever made.“
Game Informer – 90/100
” No load times. Beautiful raytracing. The PlayStation 5 version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a technical juggernaut that continually impresses. It is the ideal way to play the game if you can. Feeling the Venom flow through the controller is quite cool. That’s not to say the PlayStation 4 version is far behind, however. Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018 remains one of the generation’s best-looking and playing games, and this game’s performance is in lockstep with it. Fast travel and restarts bring up short subway rides and loading screens (they are instant on PS5), and the visuals may not have that next-gen sheen, but the PS4 version is still a beautiful and worthy way to experience this excellent game.“
Polygon – “The Suit Always Fits”
“What makes Miles an important hero for the world of 2020 is not his successes, his abilities, his fighting moves, or even his moral compass to do good: It’s his belief in himself and others that we can rise above this. That’s also his mother’s central focus for her political campaign. Miles has a relentless, if sometimes naïve, belief in others’ goodness. He wants to help the city and neighborhood he loves. And watching him try, watching his small victories, and playing through it with such beautiful animations — with nods to Into the Spider-Verse — became one of my few joys in this dark-as-sh.t year. Miles does almost all of this not as a powerful superhero, but as an ordinary person. He just happens to be wearing the suit. And the suit always fits. Eventually.“
Screen Rant – 80/100
“Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales fumbles its well-intentioned story by failing to challenge Miles and adequately address its complex context, but it is still an enthralling experience. The campaign is filled with memorable gameplay and the open-world exploration successfully expands upon the successes of the original game.“
The Verge – “Fresh And Interesting”
“The game Miles Morales reminds me the most of is Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Like that title, it’s a smaller-scale spinoff of a blockbuster hit, and one that introduces a new character into the mix. Both are great examples of how much tone matters: with the same basic framework, Miles Morales still manages to feel fresh and interesting. It gets what made the original so good and builds off of it in smart ways. You may be sick of Peter Parker, but it’s hard to get sick of being Spider-Man.”
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales releases for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 12th. What do you think? Are you excited to finally check out Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, or are you still a bit turned off by the new Peter Parker face model? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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