Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Elevating the Superhero Gaming Experience

Graphics: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sets the bar high with its impressive graphics. Insomniac has masterfully harnessed the power of the PlayStation 5, delivering seamless loading, advanced ray tracing, and AI muscle deformation. While the visual enhancements might not be as groundbreaking for those who have experienced the remasters of the original and Miles Morales on the PS5, it’s a night-and-day difference from the earlier Spider-Man games on the PS4 or PS4 Pro. The city of New York is brought to life in stunning detail, pushing the PS5 hardware to its limits and leaving a strong visual impact.

Gameplay: The game builds on the strengths of its predecessors, offering exhilarating combat that feels both familiar and satisfying. The combat mechanics, from precision dodges to acrobatic finishers, remain a highlight. It’s not just a rehash; it’s like slipping into a comfy suit, offering a delightful rhythm of high-hit combos and stylish moves. New abilities, such as the Web Grabber, add depth to the gameplay, enabling players to group up enemies and deal massive damage. The introduction of the symbiote suit brings a brawler-style element to the game, matching the satisfying electric abilities of Miles. The aggressive style of play is rewarded, as healing relies on building up your focus bar, promoting a continuous and thrilling combat experience.

Narrative: Spider-Man 2 continues to deliver a compelling narrative that keeps players engaged. While there’s slightly less emphasis on stealth encounters this time, the game encourages players to get into the action with abilities designed to group up enemies and deliver devastating attacks. The introduction of various enemy factions and units, each with unique weaknesses, adds complexity to fights. The game’s dual characters, Miles and Peter, each with their own set of abilities, make for an enjoyable and dynamic experience. Insomniac has addressed the issue of enemy variety, ensuring players face a broader range of challenges. However, stealth elements, while improved, still retain the essence of previous games.

The addition of new web acrobatics and the ability to glide with web wings enhance the web-slinging experience, making traversal across the city more dynamic and enjoyable. These mechanics offer a fresh take on web-slinging, reminiscent of the joy found in games like Tony Hawk.

Conclusion: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a remarkable sequel that enhances and builds upon its predecessor’s strengths. With improved graphics, exhilarating gameplay, and a compelling narrative, it offers an unforgettable superhero gaming experience. While it may not deliver a revolutionary overhaul, the game’s complexity and innovation in combat and enemy variety ensure a satisfying and thrilling adventure. Insomniac has managed to keep the essence of Spider-Man while infusing new elements that breathe life into the game.

Don’t forget to listen to our in-depth discussion about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in episode 18 of the How To Kill An Hour Podcast, available at this link.

Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite – Hands on!


We recently got our hands on next installation of the hugely popular Marvel Vs Capcom series: Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite!

The fight mechanic that we all know and love is back, tag team battles and fast paced movements, lots of lights and sounds illuminate the screen to cause fast paced, crazy, mayhem and not forgetting a lot of fun!

The Marvel vs Capcom series puts two of your favourite gaming and movie franchises up against one another in a frantic and colourful battle to determine once and for all who is the better franchise! Take on the Hulk and Iron Man or even team up and take on each other with both franchises able to team up with a member of the opposing clan!

We only got to check out multiplayer & battle mode but there is a story mode whereby you can team up and take on a series of challenges and bosses to save the world!

To pre-order Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite please click here!



Microsoft/Sony Playing Nicely?

Xbox Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg has told the folks over at GameReactor they are “talking to Sony” about the potential for crossplay between the two consoles. Crossplay is a term to describe inter-platform gamers to play against each other on games, regardless of what console they are playing. He reiterated to GameReactor that he feels the industry is moving towards a ‘customer first’ focus. Making note of Minecraft users being able to play people from Xbox One, iPhone and Nintendo Switch.

Of Sony Greenberg said:

“We’re talking to Sony. We do partner with them on Minecraft and of course we’d like to enable them to be part of that one community, and unite gamers… We’re hopeful that they’ll be supportive of it.”

While Playstation aren’t so keen, back in June Jim Ryan, Playstation global sales and marketing head told Eurogamer:

“It’s certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this. We’ve done it in the past….We’re always open to conversations with any developer or publisher who wants to talk about it. Unfortunately it’s a commercial discussion between ourselves and other stakeholders.”

With the PS4 being the most popular console and by a long margin too, it makes little sense for Playstation to be up for this and total sense for Microsoft.

Iconic Movie Car Quiz

Iconic Movie Car Quiz

Do you know your cars?

Are you a film fanatic?

Get quiz’ical and put your movie knowledge to the test with the Iconic Movie Car Quiz!

This quiz is full of iconic movie cars in retro 8-bit design!

There are 9 questions about 9 different cars.. How well do you know iconic movie cars?


iconic movie car quiz

We loved it! If you want to play click here!


Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project and it’s your goal to escape and get to the end!

To buy Inside please click here: PC Playstation Xbox


What worked in other first-person shooters will get you merc’d. Legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions crafted a chaotic, frenetic, multiplayer FPS for skilled gamers who tire of kiddie-bumpered, on-the-rails “combat”. (Steam)

  • Gravity Defying Combat: Prepare to encounter an entirely new brand of skill-based combat that challenges players to master role-based movement systems with gravity-defying abilities and compete in vertical, gravity-ravaged maps that feature variable gravity effects.
  • A Cast of Verti-Killers: Choose your play-style and rise up to compete in gravity-defying action by mastering the skills of a diverse cast of multiplayer roles. Each with innovative movement systems and thrilling combat abilities providing a highly competitive, map-traversing vertical experience.
  • Modes That Matter: Fight to the death in intense, objective-based game modes that challenge players to improve their skills with fierce and rewarding competition. LawBreakers’ gravity-defying roles set the stage for rollercoaster matches, transforming them into “only-in-LawBreakers” battles.
  • A World Reimagined: Experience a brand-new world from the mind of Cliff Bleszinski set in a futuristic Earth, years after a global seismic event known as “The Shattering” forever changed the landscape and even gravity itself.

To get your own copy of Lawbreakers please click here!


Inflatality is a fierce, derpy physics fighter featuring adorable inflatable wavers beating the crap out of each other

Every caryard conceals a secret, unyielding war. The wavers have arisen. The battle begins.

Give your waver a unique look, name and skills, then prepare to fight across iconic waver battle arenas from the caryard to demolition derby, eurodisco or even a medieval faire. Unleash rubbery combos, spanks and smacks to inflate your power bar, then dominate your opponent with devastating supers.
Let’s get ready to fumble! (Inflatality)

The game is playable at various game conventions around the world so check your local gaming venues to see if they have secured a place!

Uncharted: Lost Legacy


From award-winning developer Naughty Dog comes a brand new UNCHARTED game, starring Chloe Frazer. In order to recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger, Chloe must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross and venture to India’s Western Ghats to locate the Golden Tusk of Ganesh. In Chloe’s greatest journey yet, she must confront her past and decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to forge her own legacy. (Naughty Dog)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is available for pre-order on PS4 by clicking here!

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, Wolfenstein®: The New Order™ developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames. An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech® 6, Wolfenstein® II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of Nazi soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter. America, 1961. The Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.

Wolfenstein 2 is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC and is available for pre-order here!


Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.
After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghastly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.

Game Features:

– “See” using echolocation. Every sound creates a visual.
– Engage in a deadly game of hide and seek with relentless enemies, including The Presence.
– Trigger radical change at the Estate at Echo Bluff each time you solve its mysteries.
– Travel back through history to exorcise your own nightmares.