Recently I played Spiderman 2 on the Gamecube and the PS2, and it’s a neat game. There’s a lot of special moves you can learn, and plus just playing as Spiderman is cool. You can swing from building to building, you can climb buildings, there’s side-missions, you can fight random criminal/thugs around the city. And there’s some girl who loses her balloon every so often, who whines like crazy, and you can go
pop the balloon, er, I mean, save it, to make her happy. (She whines way too much!) The game follows the story of the movie, except you get to play the role of Spiderman. Overall, it’s a fun game, although sometimes repetitive.
But I noticed something really weird about the game : pedestrians have ninja-like skills! You can’t hit them! They can dodge your punches with lightning-fast reflexes. It’s inconceivable! This is Spiderman we’re talking about, who is a world-renown superhero, and who is crazy-fast.
Now, I know, Spiderman wouldn’t want to hit innocent civilians, so perhaps it’s a moot point. But it made me think about something : it would be really bad if the pedestrians ever started committing crimes! I mean, even the great Spiderman wouldn’t be able to stop them. He can’t hit them, and somehow they aren’t affected by his webs. I sure hope they don’t ever realize this and turn to a life of crime! Then Spiderman would be powerless and the city would fall apart.
Obviously this is a major bug in the game. I hope they fix this in Spiderman 3…