Jaffe Pleads for Spidey Sense
Posted: 23.06.2008 19:28 by Comments: 1

The brains behind God of War, David Jaffe, has some strong opinions on the Spiderman franchise. In a recent blog post, Jaffe wrote an open letter to "The People Who Make Marvel Comics Video Games":

"Please stop putting Spiderman games in big open sandbox environments where you swing around and do oh so slight variations on 4 pretty dull mission types (chase/race/collect/etc) and then once in a while toss in a boss fight and/or a somewhat unique mission.

I LOVE Marvel Comics and I LOVE the promise of games based on Marvel Comics. But why can't you guys make a game that feels like a comic? I don't mean art style wise; I don't mean like Comix Zone with panels and cliche stuff like that. I mean feels like a comic in a story based, narrative way: a game that shows off the OTHER aspect that makes Marvel Comics so special: The characters/story. It's not JUST about the powers, you know. But your games are always ONLY about the powers."

Having recently reviewed the new Hulk game, it's hard to disagree.
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By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Jun 23, 2008
These Spidey games never do the trick...