Off the back of the recent announcement of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it is the perfect time to take a look back at its predecessor Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4.
The formula for superhero video games was perfected by Spider-Man, a formula established by the Batman Arkham series. The genre was redefined by Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009 and followed up by two sequels Arkham City (2011), Arkham Knight (2015) and a prequel, Arkham Origins (2013). Their legacy has stood strong to this day but with a space left by the last entry in the series being released five years ago, has Spider-Man now taken the crown?
Spider-Man has been a global success since its release in 2018 but has only had one release to its franchise’s name. Whereas, the Arkham series has had four games spread over two generations of consoles and a remastered collection. Is this a case of quality over quantity for Spider-Man to stand shoulder to shoulder with its spiritual influencers?
Let's take a deep dive into five things that Spider-Man did better than the Arkham series, but also take a look at five occasions where it failed to meet the mark!