Community Review: Shattered Dimensions

Community Review: Shattered Dimensions

What’s better than one person doing a review? A whole community! Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is out, and we’d like to know what you think. Considering picking it up? This is the thread you need to see. Already played it? We need your thoughts below!

[imgclear] There’s no hard and fast rule as to whether or not a Spider-Man game will be good. Development duty has fallen on different studios over the years, with different results, and in different genres. Some are good, some less than.

This latest take on the webbed warrior covers four different dimensions – and thus, four different Spideys – in one game. It’s an idea that can be done either very well or very poorly. How do you think the game handles this concept?

[imgclear] How do you feel about Spidey’s ability to web up weapons on the fly? More than a few action games with the Spider-Man name have included interesting, but samey combos that you’ve seen a few thousand times by the end. Is there more variety here? Is this a button masher?

Is this just for Spidey fans, or would it have action merit even without Spidey in the equation? And of course, the most important question – is this something you’d recommend to your fellow Kotakuers?


  • I prefered Spiderman 2 on the original Xbox, as no other Spidey game can beat that free-roaming web-slinging New York fun for me. If you ignore the others in the series (especially Spiderman 3-blergh) and treat it as a standalone game, it’s quite a good beat-em-up.

  • I played it and loved it, I’m currently going for the rest of the trophies.

    The game has its flaws, mostly around the camera and the auto targeting of whatever items/enemies you’re trying to grab but once you get used to it the rest of the game is great.

    I liked the linear levels, not every game needs to be open world, and the combat gives you various combos to play with but on the easy and normal difficulty you can get away with button mashing if you want.

    There’s not much to the story but the different versions of classic spider villians are interesting, and the four different dimensions are pretty unique.

    Now they just need to make a dedicated Spiderman Noir game.

  • The game’s not perfect, but I’m really enjoying it. Love the decision to cast four previous Spidey voices, and I agree that an all-Noir game would be great. The stealth system here could use some polishing but I’m definitely finding the Noir levels to be the most distinctive and fun.

    Some great alternate costume choices too.

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