I'm Glad That Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Skipped the Origin Story

I'm Glad That Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Skipped the Origin Story

By  Mike Crewe - 15th Aug 2022

There’s only so many times we can see Uncle Ben get taken out

I'm Glad That Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Skipped the Origin Story

If you’ve ever experienced any form of Spider-Man media, chances are you’ll probably know his origin story. Much like Batman, Spidey has had his superhero beginnings replayed over and over again, be it in comics, films, TV series, or videogames.

But Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered does away with this, instead showing us a postgraduate Peter Parker, who is a more experienced web slinger that can — sort of — balance his normal life with that of his alter-ego. He is now a research assistant working with Doctor Otto Octavius and is in general more competent in every facet of his life, or at least more so than we’re used to seeing from the younger, inexperienced version.

This trims the fat when it comes to storytelling, instead putting us straight into the action with not only a webhead that knows what he’s doing, but also a world which is already well aware of Spider-Man. In fact, the game opens with Spidey on his way to take down the powerful crime lord Wilson Fisk, who — according to the dialogue between the two — have had several run-ins in the past and are no strangers to one another. There are also a number of other changes to characters that fans will notice (such as J. Jonah Jameson running a conspiracy-laden podcast that you’ll hear quite often) which gives so many of these familiar faces new storylines. What’s that? MJ and Peter have broken up? Maybe he isn’t as good at balancing his two lives as I thought.

Being an eight-year superhero veteran, Spider-Man already has a bunch of useful tools in his arsenal, and it won’t take long before you unlock some cool new suits that come equipped with some very useful abilities! This is in contrast to the usual basic “my grandma knitted me my first superhero costume” look that Spidey usually has in the opening portions of games that include his origin story.

And that is why (in my opinion at least) Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered skipping out on the origin story is a good idea! If you’ve played something like Batman: Arkham Asylum, you can expect a similar sort of feel here in terms of diving straight into the villain-busting action; just with slightly more cheesy one-liners and cobwebs!

And that is why (in my opinion at least) Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered skipping out on the origin story is a good idea! If you’ve played something like Batman: Arkham Asylum, you can expect a similar sort of feel here in terms of diving straight into the villain-busting action; just with slightly more cheesy one-liners and cobwebs!



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