Top critical review
Overpriced DLC - not worth £48
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2020
6/10. Played on PS5.
4-5 hour story full of clichéd writing and typical tropes - main villain(s) is/are boring and generic, lacking side content, limited skills and gadgets, numerous glitches such as skills no longer working forcing you to restart missions, getting trapped in the environment etc (mostly happens to enemies.) Awkward character animation in cutscenes at times (the start of the game is an exception because all character movement is excellent here.) I noticed frequent background visual popping when camera cuts shot during cutscenes. Miles makes really annoying quips, they feel forced and too far off the mark for what should be "cheesy Spiderman remarks."
Great swinging and acrobatic animations, city looks great with raytracing etc and the weather effects are nice. Special abilities are a nice way to mix up combat and movement around the city in free-roam, this was a great choice to allow jumping and dashing as a movement mechanic outside of combat, it's really fun. Character performance from Miles' mother is great, probably the most consistent character in the game for quality especially for VA, alongside **SPOILER** Rhino, who feels like a proper monster at the start of the game.
I'm not commenting on the OST/music as it's not my style and I don't like it personally, but that's not enough to validate a negative review of that part of the game because that's just preference.
Consider picking this up for £25-£30, it's absolutely not worth more than that, but at a lower price point the fun would balance out the cost, currently there just isn't enough 'stuff' there to justify paying over £40.