The Amazing Spider-Man takes cues from titles like Grand Theft Auto III and even Gangstar Rio: City of Saints. With open traversal around Manhattan, you can swing around and take on various missions at your leisure. While the game is still in development, the web swinging feels extremely satisfying as Spidey twists and contorts in a way that's reminiscent of the new movie's trailers. The combat is reminiscent of Rocksteady's Batman games. Enemies typically surround you in a circle, and you have the freedom to take them down in epic fashion with chain combos. At one stretch, we had a thrilling 86 hit combo going.
This new open world take on the iOS Spider-Man experience is made possible by using Modern Combat 3's engine as its backbone. Despite some pop-in and occasional poor texture work, the game is looking great as a whole. Maneuvering around the city feels intuitive and fluid. The jury is still out on how diverse and enjoyable the game's 35 missions are, but we are encouraged by what we have seen.