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Things to Watch While Waiting for the Third Spider-Man DLC December 3, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Editorials, Things to Watch While Waiting for Spider-Man on PS4.
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I have recently completed the second of the three DLC chapters for Spider-Man on PS4. Like the first DLC chapter, it ended on a cliffhanger. While there hasn’t been an impossibly long wait for each of the new storyline missions (Insomniac promised to release a new one every month), we have begun the month of December and haven’t even gotten a trailer for the final DLC, Silver Lining! Spider-Man has been out on for several months and I would argue it is the finest game to be released this year. The wait for this DLC has been excruciating!

Rumors have been abound this week that highly-anticipated trailers for a lot of Marvel-related media are coming later this week. We know for a fact that an all-new trailer for Captain Marvel will be getting released tonight during tonight’s Monday Night Football’s halftime show (for some reason) and rumors are abound that trailers are coming soon for the next Avengers film and even the Avengers Project game! Now would be the best time to release a trailer for Silver Lining!

So how can we help to pass the time while we wait for news to come about the third and final story DLC for the best game of the year? Why not watch some of the best in-depth analysis and retrospectives on the game from across the web?

I just want to set some ground rules for this list of videos. First off, these videos will probably contain spoilers for the main story of Spider-Man on the PS4, so I don’t recommend watching any of them if you haven’t completed the game’s main story. Secondly, all content featured here has to be independent or fan produced, we will not be publishing content from any major media companies. Finally, I will not embed videos that include spoilers for either of the two released DLC chapters. I figured many of my readers have played the main game but have not started playing The City that Never Sleeps, and because of that we will avoid featuring anything that could spoil those DLC missions. That all out of the way, let’s get started!

First up, I’d like to highlight the work of YouTuber GodzillaMendoza. While he classifies himself a Deadpool fan (with the tattoo to prove it), he has actually made some incredible videos about Spider-Man. He tried to prove or disprove if the Peter Parker we see in the comics would actually have been able to construct his own costume. Watch this video to see the answer. However, I would be neglectful if I didn’t mention he produced an extremely in-depth retrospective series on all of the modern Spider-Man games, and highlighted all their successes and flaws. Once Spider-Man for the PS4 was announced, his fans demanded he give his thoughts on it, and I’m happy to say he came through.

Next I’d like to highlight the work of YouTube Channel Whitelight, which produced a fantastic retrospective series on the F.E.A.R. game franchise. Most recently, he did a full retrospective of the cult classic Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, which (after watching his video) made me regret missing out on it back in the day. Oh and he also has done a nearly feature-length review of the entire Spider-Man game. Unlike a reviewer at IGN who will use easy platitudes to describe the game they’re giving an arbitrary score to, Whitelight tends to look at it more from an analytical perspective and brings up specific cases in gameplay, features and story that I thought was worth listening to. Give it a watch, but beware for spoilers.

Not enough? If you check out Whitelight’s main channel you’ll find his in-depth critique of the two DLC missions that have been released so far. Due to spoiler concerns we won’t post direct links here.

Is that enough footage? What time is it? Is the Captain Marvel trailer airing yet? No? Ok let’s continue.

Next up, I’d like to feature the work of Hi-Top Films. They’re another critical channel on YouTube that likes to talk about movies and video games based on comic book properties. I’ve not always agreed with their analysis on a few occasions (like their review of Spider-Man: Homecoming) but I could always appreciate where they were coming from with their arguments and appreciated their perspective. That having been said, their review of Spider-Man on PS4 has to be seen. These guys are film critics, so they looked at the game from a film perspective and declared the Spider-Man game to be…the best Spider-Man film of all time.

Next up let’s have some content from YouTuber Captain Midnight! The Captain’s videos serve more as opinion pieces than in-depth analysis (kinda like the videos we produce here) but the man clearly has his deep knowledge of history to back his thoughts up. I loved his review of the Sam Rami Spider-Man films and agreed with his defense about the more recent Venom film. His use of tight editing is great and while his videos are shorter than some of the other’s featured here, his analysis packs a huge punch in the briefer time. Here’s his thoughts on the PS4 game just after it was released.

Not enough for you? Here’s his feelings about the future of the Spider-Man PS4 universe.

Next up we want to highlight Cleanprincegaming, an independent reviewer with some strong opinions on the future of gaming. He’s somebody I want to highlight because unlike previous videos who analyzed the game based on a film, historical or comic book perspective, this guy is a gamer and he looks at it like it’s a game. Why highlight him? Because his critical eye found some things that most mainstream reviewers ignored! You have to give this review a watch!

That still not enough for you? Well, it’ll have to do for now! Stay tuned for more news as we hear more about the upcoming Spider-Man DLC!

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

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