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It's only 6 months after the game was released, but I was still excited to read the first issue of Spider-man: City at war.

PRESS START ON A BRAND-NEW MARVEL UNIVERSE! Showered with worldwide acclaim, the blockbuster Marvel’s Spider-Man has everyone’s spider-sense buzzing! Now you can experience the emotional and shock-filled story that takes favorite characters (including Mary Jane, Aunt May, Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius and Miles Morales) and spins them into an all-new and unexpected web of drama, spectacle, and classic Spidey action in the Mighty Marvel Manner… with more original stories to come! After years of seeing Wilson Fisk escape criminal prosecution, the wise-cracking web-slinger finally has the opportunity to team with the PDNY to help them arrest his fearsome foe. But when the Kingpin of Crime is removed from the mean streets of the Big Apple, how will the mysterious Mister Negative’s ascent to power bring Peter Parker’s civilian world and Spider-Man’s superhuman worlds crashing together? Plus: All-new story moments never seen in the game and bonus behind-the-scenes content!

Now, the PS4 game is close to the most fun you can have with a PS4.=
The story is good fun, the world is big and real, and you do feel Spider-man-ish. It's got a good status quo where MJ is an investigative reporter, JJJ is a radio shock jock, Peter is established as spider-man and evicted from his apartment, and Spidey works alongside a police detective to fight some Fisky crime.
I toured the High Line, took a selfie in a hostage situation, webbed a thug to a car and then watched the car race away with him through traffic, webbed up a bunch of criminals from the rafters like I was a going to eat them, swung around in my scants and listened to J. Jonah Jameson learn about shipping wars.

Spider-man goes to Fisk tower and they fight

Yeah, this isn't a spin off. This is the game. This is a straight up adaptation of the game, with nothing "all new" in it.

I'm miffed

Date: 2019-03-21 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
There are no cities, no cities at war. There is no Spider-Man. The Kingpin has invited you to Lounge Loagai.
Edited Date: 2019-03-21 12:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-03-21 04:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] roxas832
Yeah.... not knocking the game's story but just retelling the events of the game seems like a waste.

Date: 2019-03-21 05:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raveninthewind
It's good for those who don't play the game, I guess, but the comic description should make it clear it's the game story.

Date: 2019-03-21 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
honestly, the problem with open world games is, if you only want to enjoy the story, it can become tedious at times. I am perfectly fine with them retelling the game's plot in a more straightforward fashion.

Date: 2019-03-21 05:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
So... a faithful adaptation? I can see being disappointed if it's not what you were expecting, but there's nothing wrong with adaptations.

Date: 2019-03-21 07:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
The Spider-Man game is definitely weighing heavily on my decision on whether to get a PS4 or a Switch. Those tasty, tasty exclusives...

Date: 2019-03-21 03:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Most of the solicitations are pretty clear on it being an adaptation, at least for later issues.

Date: 2019-03-22 03:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Once they're done rehashing the game plot, maybe they could make more original content featuring this universe. Especially since their Peter Parker just got back from participating in Spider-Geddon.


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