There have been many iconic interpretations of Spider-Man through various mediums over the years. We have three versions of Peter Parker in the movies, countless video games, and countless comic book and animated versions. Insomniac’s version of Pete is just the latest in a long line of Webcrawlers, and in Spider-Man 2 he’ll don the fan-favorite Symbiote suit.
At a recent PlayStation Showcase, Pete and Miles were able to defeat Dr. Lizard, known as the Lizard, before Kraven and his minions could. We don’t know how Pete got his hands on the Symbiote suit this time, but he could see the new powers it gave him. But as we know of the Symbiote family, strong performance comes with a bad attitude.
Predictably, at the showcase, Pete was more angry, edgy, and brazen than ever. He constantly asked for Kraven’s blood and was pretty careless even of innocent bystanders. Longtime fans who’ve seen this are now hoping Insomniac will recreate the iconic moment from the 90’s Spider-Man comics featuring Shocker (thanks to GamesRadar).
In the comics, Symbiote-suited Spidey goes after Shocker and predictably becomes deadlier and more angry than ever. When the electric villain escapes, Spidey shouts at him in the most exaggerated way, saying she will chase him down to the ends of the earth. It was an unintentionally funny moment, but now it’s become a meme.
As seen in the showcase footage, the Symbiote suit has definitely taken the “kind” out of its neighbor Spider-Man, who isn’t afraid to use his “big teeth” against Lazard if need be. The game also appears to have a GTA 5-like system that allows us to swap between Peter and Miles, leading many fans to believe that the two will face off if the Symbiote’s hold over the former becomes too strong.
Although we only saw parts of the game that weren’t in final form, Spider-Man fans rekindled the Puddlegate controversy once again from the first game. Many comments have pointed out Spider-Man interacting with the water of the Hudson. Either the lighting isn’t as good as expected, or the splash effect is all wrong, or neither is wet. It should be.
In fact, some fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the overall look of the symbiote suit. The video showed it resembling a plain cloth suit with armor pads at rest. This didn’t bode well for some fans who wanted it to be gooey and shiny like Venom.
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