There’s a new Spider-Man coming to video game consoles this year! I cannot wait to pop that disc into my Xbox One X and enjoy the webslinger in 4k glory and . . . wait.
What’s that you say – it’s a Playstation 4 exclusive?
Damn it all to hell.
Over spring break, my wife and I surprised the kids by taking them to New York City. with one of our* highlights being our visit to the Microsoft Store on Fifth Ave.
*My wife and daughter not included
The boys and I spend close to an hour in the Microsoft Store, and came THIS close to walking out of the store with an Xbox One X. Had it not been for the fact that I would have had to carry that box around the city for the next eight hours, I probably would have pulled the trigger on the purchase; instead, I opted to wait, knowing that I could probably score some kind of deal around the holidays.
So even when the new PlayStation-exclusive God of War came out and received phenomenal reviews, I wasn’t too worried. Sure, it sounds like a game I would play, and my oldest son has expressed an interest. Still, we have no shortage of titles that we want to play, and to be honest, outside of Destiny (whose single player campaign was ridiculously short), the last time I completed a single player campaign for a video game was . . . hmmm . . . hold on, it will come to me!
Honestly, I used to own a PS3 and I enjoyed it, but ever since I traded that it and decided to commit to Xbox, my family and I have had zero complaints. All I really have time for any more are games I can hop into and play for 30 minutes at a time. The same goes for my boys; we limit how much time they get, so they mostly stick with multiplayer games because it sucks to play a game with a story when you find yourself constantly having to stop before you have even completed a level. There is never a shortage of multiplayer-heavy games to play, and even though PlayStation does get some exclusive titles, they have never had one that was important enough BY ITSELF to make me regret my decision to pass up a PS4 and snag a second Xbox One . . . until now.
There’s just something about Spider-Man that is impossible for my family to resist (and by “my family” I mostly mean “me”). My infatuation with the web slinger is well-documented (just ask me how I broke my arm in kindergarten!), so the appeal of playing as him in video game form is too much for me to resist. Check out the gameplay footage below of Insomniac’s upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man and I’m sure you’ll agree: this game looks sick. Guess I’ll be paying closer attention to PS4 deals from here on out!