Here's When Spider-Man PS4 Reviews Are Coming

Just wait a little longer.

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The next major exclusive for the PlayStation 4 is almost here. Spider-Man launches on September 7, and plenty of people are excited to get their hands on Peter Parker's latest adventure. A few of us have been playing early copies of the game for the past week and compiling our impressions, but you'll have to wait a little longer before you can read them.

The embargo date for Spider-Man reviews is Tuesday, September 4 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST (that's midnight in Sydney). You'll have to wait until then for our final thoughts on the game. That gives you three days to quickly change your mind over whether or not you want to pre-order the game if you were waiting on our review. Insomniac Games has already let a few details about Spider-Man slip prior to the embargo date, such as the game taking 20 hours to beat and the first DLC expansion launching on October 23.

For more information, you can read up on everything we've covered concerning Spider-Man from previous trailers, gameplay demos, interviews, and stage presentations. Kallie flew to Los Angeles to get a hands-on demo playing as Mary Jane Watson, whose levels are something you should be looking forward to, as well as interview Spider-Man's creative director Bryan Intihar. Edmond played a demo of the opening hours and found a lot of mechanics that players will like about Spider-Man, while also noticing a few annoying details.

At this past E3, we all agreed that Spider-Man gets the feel of our favorite wall-crawler just right. We also got our first look at Spidey's new Sinister Six--which is composed of Electro, Scorpion, Vulture, Shocker, Rhino and (probably) Doctor Octopus--in a new gameplay trailer. At Comic-Con, Spider-Man's enemies were expanded to include a task force led by Silver Sable that's been ordered to hunt him down.

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2,5 hours overdue, this review is... Having a hard time "swinging" it? :)

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So where are the reviews? its 11:41 am on the 4th of September and no reviews anywhere online?

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@peacenotwar1972: Where I live it's 9:33 AM.

It will come out at 10:00 AM ET, an hour and half from now.

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@gustavob: Thanks for the heads up,different time zones can be confusing.

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@gustavob: Time zones are hard?

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If this game gets a 9 or better I’ll be extremely surprised. This has 8 written all over it.

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@spiddyman007: I'll throw 60 bucks at an 8/10 Spider-man game in a heartbeat.

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@dirthurts: damn. It’s a 9

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@spiddyman007: Aaaaand....sold. :)

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This comment section is nice, no one is overpraising the game ( Yet) now if people could just get into Dragon quest 11...that would be nice.

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No mention of the downgraded graphics?

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@rasterror: Because there isn't one?

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@dirthurts: So those less detailed textures are just a figment of my imagination?

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@rasterror: Well, yes actually. Or more accurately, compressed pre-release footage. Video evidence below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wr7vebb6Y

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@dirthurts: I'm not saying it's a dud for me. I'm getting this game on day one. I'm dying to play this. I'm just saying, just like the Witcher 3, there are some cut out details.

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@rasterror: Like what exactly? I watched the video, I did my own comparison, and I'm not seeing anything "cut". There are some changes, but I'm yet to find anything that is an actual downgrade.

The game is even running at a higher resolution than the original demo.

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I didn't want to say anything, but since this article is being bumped every day and I have to be mad every time I see this title, I' ll do say it: The embargo isn't next week, it is NOW! The embargo LIFT is next week!

Seriously, I guess anybody can be writers now. English isn't even my first language and I'd do a better writing job.

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@reBOOT2099: First thing I noticed.

And English is also not my first language.

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"Mary Jane Watson, whose levels are something you should be looking forward to"

Why?

Its not really Mary Jane, but a ripoff of Lois Lane.

She doesn't fight. She doesn't have powers. You just stealth around.

Let's be real they will be the missions you rush through since you don't get to websling again until they are done; and are only in there to have a playable female character to dogwhistle to feminists.

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I’m guessing a 8.

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@goodgamesguy: web swinging alone looks to be an 8. Just builds from there. Man I wasted so many hours of my life just web swinging and delivering pizzas in spider man 2. This current entry looks to hit every marker that made that game great.

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@cejay0813: Haha yeah same here ??

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@goodgamesguy: ill call your 8, and throw an additional decimal point something

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@javelin10: Gamespot stopped giving decimal point grades...

Or do you mean like metacritic score?

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@ragnarocking: never realized they stopped the practice. had them confused with another site. welp, guess i lost the bet!

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That's not how you use the word embargo. Gamespot is going the IGN way... and the verge and polygon, one of them, I find too snooty. Can anyone recommend another gaming website worth its salt?

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If it’s anything like Arkum Knight it will good..I just hope there is a venom dlc

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@sticktalker336: Even better there is a Black Cat dlc lmao.

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@gamingdevil800: lol right..silver lining should be good

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While I'm unlikely to get Spider-Man straight away, if it's Spider-Man 2 levels of good it'll be brilliant. I LOVED THAT GAME.

That said I like the fact I went on this article and got an ad for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which I'm getting day one. Lara Croft all the way.

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@lauracruz: @lauracroft

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@gamingdevil800: pretty sure it's Lara

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@siarhei: Slight joke cause people pronounce it that way even though the characters yell LAA RAAAA in every single game.

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@gamingdevil800: Ah! For a second there I thought you were referring to Laura Croft, the somewhat known model :) That would be unexpected :D

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This should be good.

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I was really wanting to play this, but I've just lost interest. Sony isn't what it use to be with it's "original exclusives". And gaming overall just sucks these days...I really only want to play Shadow Of The TR on my PC. Other than that, NOTHING of interest. ;o( Game hype is dead.

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@bubba_666: i think you are dead inside or moved on from gaming as a hobby. your comments are cynical and hyperbolic to say the least. while i have become a bit jaded over the years regarding media in general, i'm glad i haven't turned into someone with your mentality as that would be very depressing to live with.

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@bubba_666: you’re on that island alone or with very few people. PS4 and therefore this gen, has seen some excellent games. There was a period where games were very formulaic and I’d date that around the end of the last console gen life cycle and the introduction to the current gen. Since the direction of both consoles have gotten clearer as time progressed gaming has taken off again and I’m again excited about what’s to come

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@bubba_666: If Sony's exclusives aren't doing it for you, I don't know what to tell you. They're on the top of their game right now.

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@dirthurts: your right about Sony exclusives like did he totally miss e3 this year?? And God of War speaks for itself..and you want to talk about game hype?? Battlefield and COD are both releasing battle royale modes, red dead redemption 2 fallout 76...DUUUUDE I don’t think he likes playing video games anymore honestly

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@sticktalker336: I just turned 43 so enh, it's just a hobby. Even though I bought a really nice gaming rig from some guy who lost 1000$ on it!! ;o) No brainer there, but I still rarely game on it, but it's always here if I want to. And my PS4 as well. ;o)

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