When you first jump into Marvel’s Spider-Man, you’re likely going to be taken aback by the complexities of its combat and web-swinging. Developer Insomniac has done a great job at making each system an interesting one that allows you to be creative while also expressing yourself as a player. While web-swinging will undoubtedly be easier to pick up, you’re likely going to run into some issues properly executing the right combat moves during the right situations in a fight. There’s a lot to the mechanics at work and it might catch you off guard, especially if you’re more accustomed to the systems of other superhero games.
Spider-Man is a much more agile and acrobatic character to play as than, say, Batman from the Arkham games. So, if you’re thrown off by that, don’t worry: we were too. But with enough practice, you can embrace and learn all the skills and abilities that Spider-Man has to offer and more.
To help prepare you for the challenges ahead, we’ve compiled 11 tips you should know before starting Spider-Man. In this feature, we outline the best practices in combat, the types of skills you should prioritize unlocking in the game’s skill tree, and other habits you should follow in order to come out successful.
Spider-Man releases on September 7 on PS4. GameSpot reviewer Edmond Tran said the game is “a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression.” You can read more in our full review. As the day goes on, look out for our in-depth guide highlighting the best skills, as well as our feature about the coolest best mods and suits mods in the game. And if you’re loving what you’re playing, you’re in luck. The game’s first DLC expansion is set to launch on October 23.
In the meantime, were there any Spider-Man any tips you have that you don’t see here? Let us know about them in the comments below.