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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: Again, Almost Amazing

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 adds new things that both enhance and hurt the experience and creates a game that feels rough around the edges.

It’s that time again. Another Spider-man move has hit the theaters, which means another video game based on the wall crawler has been released. There is a lot going on in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After a decent game last time, fans were hopeful the next game would be more true to the Spider-Man universe, and add some new things for the Web Slinger to do in Ney York. In many ways this sequel adds positive changes to the franchise, but sadly also introduces some bad mechanics as well.

Last time around, The Amazing Spider-Man was a game that was based on events that occurred after the first movie. This created a problem for the story because the studio was limited to what characters they could and could not use. This created a story that was relatively boring and lacked a lot of excitement.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 luckily takes a different approach in a few ways, but the changes are key to making a better experience to replicate that feeling of being in the world of Spider-Man. Beenox has been given the go ahead to create a world that is different from the movie counterparts, but still is based on the characters from the movie. Think of it as an alternate series of events that brings together more villains for Spider-man to battle. This change allows for a lot of new faces and elements to be introduced into the Amazing Spider-man series.

Adding more villains into the mix enhances the story and world of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The story has Spider-Man working to make the streets of New York a safer place for everyone.  After following a series of clues he finds himself up against some of the craziest and most powerful foes he has ever faced. This means that familiar faces such as The Shocker, and The Kingpin can now be introduced to the series, thus fleshing out the world to give it a ton of depth, something that was missing from the first title.

The introduction to a ton of new villains takes the story of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to a much better place than the first game. The characters are obviously important to the universe, but the villains of Spider-Man have always been a huge part of Spider-Man’s soul. Some of the characters, such as Venom and Carnage, have become just as popular as Spidey himself. By adding in characters like Electro, Green Goblin, and Shocker, the story is a lot more enjoyable, but also offers a way for the game to not feel repetitive.

The game play was the only thing that really “saved” the first Amazing Spider-Man, and luckily Beenox has kept a lot of the same elements and mechanics from that initial design, but have also tweaked it in a few ways to subtly evolve it. Everything from the first game is either here and been replicated, or has been tweaked in some way to make it feel more genuine.

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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 152: Top Ten Games of the Generation

4LOG Logo 1024x600 For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 152: Top Ten Games of the Generation

It is hard to believe the Xbox 360 started this generation way back in 2005. It has been 8 years since the generation started, but now it is time to look back and remember.

 Each 4LOG Crew member has made a Top Ten list for their picks for Games of the Generation.
The rules are:
-Games must be on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, or Nintendo Wii.
-No HD Remakes.
-One games from each series.
After their top ten, they will talk about their honorable mentions, favorite developer of the generation.
Finally, each 4LOG memeber has also made a top 3 biggest disappointments for this generation.

Is the Steam Box the PS3?

Steamworks and PS3 Is the Steam Box the PS3?

Steam on the Playstation 3 Would be Huge for Sony

Valve has been the source of talk for a few days now with its rumored Steam based console. After thinking everything through and considering how Valve’s console could change consoles forever, there is a chance Valve could already be working with Sony to bring Steam to the Playstation Brand.

The Orange Box was a title that many gamers played, but if you played it on the PS3 you might have noticed the problems that plagued the port. The issue was the porting of the title wasn’t done by Valve themselves. Instead, it was ported by a 3rd party, which caused all of the issues on the PS3 version.

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Soul Calibur 5 Video Review

Sony 2012 Predictions

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2011 was a great year for Sony. Great titles like Infamous 2, Killzone 3, and Uncharted 3 made for a killer year in software, and Sony have sold over 60 million PS3’s worldwide. The Playstation Vita was made official, and the PS3 price was cut to $249.99. After a stellar 2011 what can we expect from Sony in 2012?

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

The Call of Duty franchise has established itself as one of the most successful game franchises of the year, shattering sales records and boasting an enormous fanbase of both casual and hardcore gamers. The most recent entry in the series, Modern Warfare 3, serves as a bookend to the Modern Warfare trilogy and a launching pad for several new additions to the series. But, can this game prove that the third time is a charm or does it fail to live up to the previous games? Read on to find out.

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