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Spider-Man PS4's Greatness Transcends Fandom

With Marvel's Spider-Man finally in our hands, GameSpot staff chat about their experiences with the classic web-swinger, and how their impressions have changed over time. Marvel's Spider-Man is out now exclusively for PS4.

PlayStation 4's already impressive list of console exclusives gets another entry with Marvel's Spider-Man. Though the game isn't without its flaws, it manages to capture what it's like to be Spider-Man as he web slings through New York City and goes toe-to-toe with a wide assortment of supervillains like Electro and Mister Negative.

In the video above, Randy, Peter, and Joey talk about their own experiences with the game and how their impressions of Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, and the rest of New York City have changed over time. PS4's Spider-Man does a lot right, taking inspiration from a long history of games about the wall-crawler and adding a playful charm all its own.

Overall, we loved Spider-Man and awarded the game a 9/10. In our Spider-Man review, Edmond Tran wrote, "Minor shortcomings don't detract from Insomniac's achievement in creating a game that feels like an authentic interpretation of a beloved creation. The feeling of embodying Spidey and using his abilities is astonishing, and the time spent on exploring its major characters help make its story feel heartfelt, despite superhero bombast. There have been open-world Spider-Man games before, but none so riveting and full of personality, none that explore and do justice to this many facets of the universe. Insomniac has created a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression, one that has you longing for just one more swing around New York City, even after the credits roll."An average playthrough in Spider-Man runs for about 20 hours, which hopefully gives you enough content to keep you satisfied until the launch of the game's three-part DLC expansion. The first entry, titled The Heist, releases on October 23 and focuses on Black Cat, a jewel thief turned anti-hero who regularly tries to get Peter Parker to abandon his unmasked life for a more exciting one where he's "her Spider" all the time. The Heist is followed by Turf Wars in November and Silver Lining in December. All three DLC are a part of The City That Never Sleeps expansion, which comes included in the Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition--available for pre-order--or can be bought separately for $25.

Marvel's Spider-Man launches exclusively for PS4 on September 7.