In the past decade, Spider-Man has gone from comic book character to cultural icon. During that time, the web-slinger has kind of become an obsession of mine. When COED got invited to preview Spider-Man: Edge of Time, I was naturally pumped to check it out. The concept seemed impressive but I needed to play the final version before I made my official decision. Now that I’ve finished it, I can let you know what does and doesn’t make my Spidey Senses tingle. Check out my review then find out how to enter our giveaway below.
The concept in EOT was really cool. Throughout the game you play as two separate Spider-Man characters working together across time. The first Spidey you play with is the classic Amazing Spider-Man /Peter Parker (the guy you have come to know and love). The second is known as Spider-Man 2099 /Miguel O’Hara, a hero from the future…the year 2099 to be exact. This is a plus in the game because you work with the classic abilities and agility of Spider-Man, but you also get to play around with the speed and technology of Spider-Man 2099. Essentially you’re getting the best of both worlds.
Although they’re working in different times, the actions of one has the potential to drastically affect the environment that the other is working in. There is a “cause and effect” system that is present throughout the game. If Spider-Man 2099 is in trouble in the future, classic Spidey can make some changes in his time to help out Spider-Man 2099. Your temporal buddy will also pop up in the corner of your screen to let you know what missions he needs you to go on.
I know all of this time travel business sounds complicated, but the purpose of the game is a simple one; the two heroes work together to correct a time-stream, a time-stream that includes the untimely death of the Amazing Spider-Man. If that’s not motivation enough to get your *ss swinging around the city, I don’t know what is.
On the game-play side, things did begin to get repetitive. As is usually the case with a game like this, there’s plenty of button-mashing against hoards and hoards of enemies. Luckily, the bosses are a different story. You face off against some intense boss stages, including Anti-Venom / Eddie Brock and Black Cat to name a few. Each boss in the game provides a unique battle, each different from the last. This breaks the monotony of fighting the regular villains throughout the level, and some of them are actually quite challenging. I won’t spoil anything, but the battle against the final boss has you take control of both Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 across time…and it is pretty epic.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time Giveaway Details
- Tell us your favorite version of Spider-Man (i.e. 2099, Ultimate Spider-Man, etc.). That’s it. Your automatically entered to win this amazing prize. Oh, and make sure to use your real e-mail address so we can contact you if you win.
- Contest closes at 11:59 PM on November 4th, 2011. That’s EST for those of you who are curious.
- Please note this giveaway is only open to US residents. You’ll receive your gift certificate code two weeks after the contest ends. For official rules and more legal mumbo-jumbo, click here.