The Amazing Spiderman looks great, silly dubstep music not needed

By Alan Ng - Mar 23, 2012

If you haven’t heard, Activision is planning to release yet another Spiderman game to coincide with the upcoming movie reboot of Marvel’s Spiderman franchise. The Amazing Spiderman carries the same name as the movie and you may be surprised to hear this, but it actually looks very good.

You may be thinking, here we go again – another failed movie-based game from Activision, but after watching some initial gameplay teaser previews, you are probably willing to change your minds like we did.

For the first time since we can remember, The Amazing Spiderman finally brings back true open world gameplay, with Spidey now given the freedom to swing past skyscrapers and office blocks that we didn’t see in Spiderman: Edge of Time. The game will be handled by the same developers from the previous two Spiderman games in Beenox, but we’re pleased to report that it looks like they have now gone back to the drawing board since Shattered Dimensions and delivered a game that Spiderman fans will actually be happy with.

The graphics are looking top notch this time around, but if there was one early criticism to note, it’s the use of dubstep music, which developers seem to think will add a few brownie points to their trailers. NetherRealm Studios used dubstep in Mortal Kombat which actually wasn’t so bad, however EA’s use of dubstep in their most recent Battlefield 3 destruction trailer for Close Quarters was a terrible idea. Putting dubstep into new teasers for Spiderman is embarrassing though in our opinion – it just doesn’t fit at all. What’s wrong continuing with the epic orchestra style music that you used for the very first Amazing Spiderman teaser Beenox? – that was great.

We’ve added both trailers below so you can see exactly what we’re talking about here. Do you think the dubstep fits with Spiderman swinging around the city? Because we certainly don’t. With the music aside though, we can’t wait to go hands-on with this game before release later this year. We haven’t played a decent Spiderman game since the excellent PS1 title developed by Neversoft, so hopefully this one delivers and won’t end up like those shocking Thor and Captain America games. Have any other games been given the dubstep treatment recently that you can remember?

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