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.


By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Jun 23, 2008
These Spidey games never do the trick...