Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Rai Hadeed Saleem


Who has not heard of spider-man? A fictional superhero who appeared in the early 1960’s created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider man was a teen named Peter Parker who got bitten by a genetically engineered spider and developed his spider-like abilities including an enormous increase in strength and reflexes. After gaining his powers, coupled with his knack for science he made a gadget to shoot webs and made a suit for himself. From this point, he debuted himself as a superhero who protected the citizens of Newyork city from the evil-doers. With the addition of spider man’s amazing animated series and movies, it is also a lot famous for its games.

The previous title of the spider man game before this one was Marvel’s Spider-Man, an open world action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, launched in 2018. The thing that is seen mostly in a spider-man game is about its open world web swinging which Marvel’s Spider-Man was able to provide at its fullest including its great story, combat, unlocking skills in a skill tree, gadget/suit upgrading possibilities. It was a great spider-man which was able to satisfy the fan demand and a proper spider man game in a long while after being disappointed with the amazing spider-man game. Receiving a great reception from the audience, a sequel of this game was decided to be created featuring Miles Morales, who was also bitten by a different kind of genetically engineered spider and developed almost the same type of powers that Peter Parker got with the addition of camouflaging himself to his surroundings and paralyzing his enemies with a electric discharge power called “venom strike”. Peter was like a mentor to him, teaching him the ways of being a spider-man and trained him in combat and other stuff.

After a whole two years, this game was finally launched on November 11, 2020 by the Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PS4 and PS5. This game has a short story of around 12 to 13 hours. It may seem a bit repetitive at first after playing Marvel’s Spider-man (2018) but that’s not the case at all. Spider-Man: Miles Morales delivers an entirely different spider-man with no doubt an excellent open world web swinging. The story takes place after Peter Parker has to leave for a few weeks with this girlfriend Mary Jane Watson (MJ) and leaves the safety of NYC at the hands of Miles. You play with Miles as the spider-man with his entire different manner of web-swinging and combat skills using his web shooters and his innate skills like venom strike. The story is pretty awesome as well having to fight with the old and enemies as Miles instead of the old Peter Parker. This game provides an opportunity to play with a different spider-man rather than the same old Peter Parker and gives an opportunity to create interest in Miles Morales and his story. So waste no time, get this game and start playing it.






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