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November 24, 2021 by Tim

So Spider-man is finally coming to Avengers this week. Turns out, he’s packing light.

Previously every time we got a new character in the game, we’ve gotten a chunk of story/missions to go along with it. Really, the little bits of campaign we get and the mechanics of the heroes themselves are the only things this game has managed to do right thus far, so every little bit counts. I’m sure Spider-man will feel great to play as, but without any new missions, they’re basically just asking you to grind through existing stuff with him.

Now, the reason they didn’t bother with any new missions/villains for Spidey is (and I really do get this) that they didn’t want to spend a lot of time making something not everyone could play. I mean, okay, where was that argument at the start of the whole contentious Spider-man exclusivity thing, but whatever, we’re here now, it makes sense. Your game is struggling, why spend resources building a bunch of gated content.

Except now adding Spider-man is in this weird middle ground where nobody feels great. Xbox owners still don’t get Spider-man, and now Playstation owners get a “technically we delivered what we said” update that doesn’t really add much to the game and what it does add seems tacked-on. From what it seems, Spidey is sort of just tacked on. Yeah he’s there, but his heart’s not in it.

They did manage to find the time to ship Spider-man with some 40-odd costumes you can purchase in game though. Because of course they did.

Anyway, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I’m not working on the holiday, so no comic on Friday. Have a great week, I’ll see you back here Monday!


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Bwauder
Bwauder
4 days ago

Personally the Spiderman/Avengers – who gets what on consoles makes me a bit meh, but I understand that it probably feels like I do as a PC gamer with the news in a similar vein that when (eventually, if I’m not dead by then) Elder Scrolls 6 comes out, it will be Game Pass exclusive, yeah Xbox and PC get it, but only on the MS subscription scheme, “not happy Jan”.

Pulse
Pulse
3 days ago
Reply to  Bwauder

thats when you speak up with your wallet. dont pay up, go spend on something not doing what you dont like.

Frizbee
Frizbee
2 days ago
Reply to  Pulse

I do exactly that – vote with my wallet. Unfortunately most don’t, which make these stupid decisions occur more frequently, do the detriment of all gamers, irrespective of platform.
But even if you vote with your wallet, it’s still a disappointment when it was something you really wanted to purchase, and then get hit with that news.

As for Avengers, Spider Man was going to make me reinstall it briefly. Now that I know there’s no mini-campaign with him, I think I’ll hard pass.

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
4 days ago

You gotta give the guys some credit, though: being able to leave everyone disappointed with a single move – now that takes skill and experience.

Rhonda
Rhonda
2 days ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

Wow, I haven´t even started playing. Half Life 2 today….lol…..noobs….Atari games….oh wait…*snicker* dude is it 4:20?

Me-me
Me-me
4 days ago

I haven’t watched much Avengers stuff since it came out (and I never bought it) so I gotta know – did they ever introduce any enemies beyond the robots? Beyond AIM?

Logan
Logan
3 days ago
Reply to  Me-me

That was just one very small story in the franchise. You’re almost doing yourself a disservice by not finishing it. Go watch the rest of them.

Rhonda
Rhonda
2 days ago
Reply to  Logan

Dude, I just….oooooooh. Hey, Logan….cool name…. I´ḿ trying to come up with a new one, any suggestions? I like Macabre ******* etc type thing…have a great one!

Last edited 2 days ago by Rhonda
Jaysburn
Jaysburn
1 day ago
Reply to  Logan

Me-me was talking about the game, not the movies.

Me-me
Me-me
1 day ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

This is correct, but to be fair, I also stopped watching the movies, after Age of Ultron.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
4 days ago

Enjoy Thanksgiving! Eat with moderation (laughs)

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
4 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

No

Dorander
Dorander
4 days ago

The definition of compromise: a result that leaves everyone involved a little disappointed.

no thanks nintendo
no thanks nintendo
4 days ago

PC owners don’t get Spider-Man either. It’s not just petty console war BS.

Vicente Sampedro Burgos
Vicente Sampedro Burgos
4 days ago

Wow, they’ve disappointed even people that don’t care about console wars. That’s a new low for Square-Fails

HonoredMule
HonoredMule
4 days ago

Well, those are the shittiest man-boob pecs dangling under the cap’s chest piece. Is that canon or commentary?

Last edited 4 days ago by HonoredMule
Me-me
Me-me
1 day ago
Reply to  HonoredMule

Those are pockets.

TimeViewer
TimeViewer
4 days ago

(psst this is a joke) When you take a day off from working at home where do you go? the basement???

JD.
JD.
4 days ago

I wonder when Disney is just going to buy DC so they dont have to worry about who owns what charactor any more?

JMcMillen
JMcMillen
3 days ago
Reply to  JD.

Warner Brothers owns DC Comics (and a lot of other stuff), so that’s who they’d have to buy. And given Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox, I doubt that deal would be allowed to happen.

Pulse
Pulse
3 days ago
Reply to  JMcMillen

doesnt stop them buying DC from them. thats only who they have to deal with.

Duane E Naulls
Duane E Naulls
4 days ago

He talks a bit too much like Deadpool…

Leon
Leon
4 days ago
Reply to  Duane E Naulls

Ever notice how similar the two superheroes look?

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
4 days ago

The Spiderman platform exclusive games are a strong argument some light piracy

Christopher
Christopher
4 days ago

Not sure this goes into it but… feels like another way Sony gets to say, “Guys, we own him. We let you enjoy him in Marvel content because we’re that gracious. But we own the web-head and everything attached to him.”

Xanthicirs
Xanthicirs
3 days ago

I knew they’d do something like this which is why I chose not to even touch the game until he got added.

Gravshire
Gravshire
3 days ago

Language!

Paddy
Paddy
2 days ago

What if they’d done a “Marvel Knights” expansion for street-level heroic shenanigans, and other platforms got, say, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil, but PS players got Spiderman for this expansion as well? Would that have worked better?

Last edited 2 days ago by Paddy
Rhonda
Rhonda
2 days ago
Reply to  Paddy

Meu!

Michael
Michael
1 day ago
Reply to  Paddy

In terms of work-load, it would be even worse.

weasley009
weasley009
14 hours ago

I actually bought the game full price on both PC and Xbox to play with different people, and apparently I managed to buy the two platforms NOT getting Spider-Man. Makes it really fun when The Avenger’s twitter account keeps tweeting about Spider-Man, its like a big ‘fuck you’ right in my face. On top of all of that the game isn’t at bare minimum cross progression, so even if I wanted to try out Spidey, I would have to restart the game and all my characters from scratch. Again. Honestly I just gave up on playing the game, I didn’t… Read more »