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Spiderman: Miles Morales is the follow-up title to Insomniac’s wildly successful Spider-Man release of 2018. Chalked full of diverse, lovable, well-rounded characters, stellar combat, lengthy cutscenes, and a consistent narrative, Mile Morales is a game that took a lot of mid-level elements and blended them together into a quality package.
Overall I gave it a 4.5 out of 5
Story (4 out of 5)
While I found the story predictable, it was still a quality plot with your traditional superhero elements. Action-packed fights, superfluous drama, betrayal, and sacrifice. It didn’t have a happy ending but by the end, everyone was a hero. Even the antagonists had their heroic parts to play. The monotony of the repetitive pieces was broken up by a short campaign that kept pacing tight and fast. N+ featured bonus suits, upgrades, gadgets, skills, and even added combat and traversal challenges so a second play-through didn’t feel stale.
Characters (5 out of 5)
While Miles was the center of the tale, this game heavily features a dynamic support cast of characters. Miles is charming, brilliant, selfless, loyal, and self-assured. His mother is fierce, independent, ambitious. My favorite part is that the writers didn’t use his best friends as fillers, rather they were strong, well-developed personalities with their own story arcs. Not all villains are villainous and good guys make bad decisions. This game highlights those struggles with effective emotional connections experienced among individuals throughout the game.
Gameplay (4.5 out of 5)
The combat in this game was exceptional, the parkour and web-slinging were fluid. The button mapping, movements, choreography, and design were all highly polished. Traversing the map was so smooth and effortless, that getting from one objective to another never lost that feeling of excitement.
Graphics (5 out of 5)
I know I played this on a PS5 but the attention to detail was outstanding. Insomniac always had a reputation for quality animation but this leap forward was really impressive. Playing on performance mode drops the ray-tracing and some of the lines of resolution in the 4k output but the 60 frames per second add a persuasive reason to be enthusiastic about the future of console gaming.
Performance (4 out of 5)
The only issue I had in my 1st play-through was not being able to trigger challenges arbitrarily. On 2 play-throughs, at 100% completion, I spent about 80 hours and didn’t notice any additional bugs or glitches
I hope you enjoyed by Miles Morales Review
It’s my belief everything should be judged objectively so as always, I encourage you to play and decide for yourself. Positive vibes and happy gaming.