Today, we begin reviewing story and side missions for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We will try to keep these spoiler-free. We plan on taking our time to do these reviews, so people can enjoy the game themselves. The reviews are to analyze the scenes/missions, even if they are brief. Let’s dive in!
“Hold Onto Your Web-Shooters” delivers an exhilarating punch for the game’s first mission. Players catch up with Miles Morales a year later from the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man. Miles has been training with Spider-Man (Peter Parker) to master his skills. Those skills are put to the test when an iconic Spider-Man foe breaks out of a police convoy. The Spider-Men go a crazy, violent thrill ride to halt this villain.
The gameplay in this mission is fluid and smooth. Insomniac Games managed to make the web-slinging more polished than its predecessor. Players get a taste of Miles’ potential powers with the introduction of the Venom ability in this mission. Miles is able to summon an electrical charge that proves helpful in the defeat of the villain.
After the epic battle sequence, we are introduced to Simon Krieger, who is the Head of R&D at Roxxon Energy. Krieger owns the land where the fight sequence ends. Insomniac Games does a fantastic job of keeping the machinations of Krieger hidden. Is he good? Is he bad? We’ll see.
The mission ends with Peter Parker telling Miles that he’ll be gone for the next few weeks. Peter tells Miles that he’ll be the only Spider-Man for a while. Miles seems afraid at first, then embraces the idea in a beautiful cutscene. With the snow falling on a new Spider-Man, we are in for a fun ride.
Overall rating: 5/5.