Sitting down for an E3 demo though, is like being told how to walk, there are only a few things you can do to make it interesting, but its just going from point at to point b, in the end, however with Spider-Man it was different. The demo on offer provided a massive portion of the city to explore, getting to close to the edge did result in a message that said turn back, but apart from that, the whole thing was up to players to experience as they saw fit. What surprised me though, was after talking with other people, some got other major story points and others got similar to me, but the resulting experience meant that if I had the time, then I would have gone back for more.
Outside of swinging, I was able to partake in a number of missions, a few of them were your average crimes being committed by silly people, one though was quite large and very story driven. One of the crimes had guys driving around town, with an active bomb in the back of a van, behind them was basically a support car and with that in place, I could not get close enough to the van. Thankfully, the game does a good job of letting players be Spider-Man, without the need to learn super complex controls. When I got close enough to an enemy, the game would tell me to press triangle, causing Spidey to launch at the enemy, throwing them from the car and then tangling them in some webs, great power, with only a single button press.
How much fun will be found in the full game is, as of yet unknown, but I can’t wait to find out.