SPIDER-MAN 2: ENTER ELECTROReviewed By: Christopher Milford
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
Spider-Man has just saved the city from an invasion of symbiotes, despite the Daily Bugle saying Captain America did so. And of course, evil doesn't rest. Spidey's old enemy Electro has returned! Armed with his ability to generate electricity after being hit by lightning, he's stolen the Bio-Nexus, a device that amplifies a person's body energy. On Electro, his million volts power would be limitless. He's also enlisted the aid of villains Shocker, Sandman, Hammerhead and thousands of nameless thugs. Guess who's job it is to stop them? Yup, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Graphically, the game is a bit improved over the first. Spidey actually has weblines on his suit, webbing under the arms, and hands! Nothing but fists in the first. Other than these, the design of the game is generally identical to the first.
Extras include a comic collection, multiple costumes, Parker's Portfolio, a training session with the Uncanny X-Men, and "Create a Spider", where you can mix and match costumes and powers. There's also new web attacks, as well as ice and laser webbing. I love the overhead web-yank.
Length wise, the game is slightly longer than the first, and harder in some spots, which was demanded by the public.
The only objectionable material was when it's mentioned if Electro activates the Bio-Nexus, he'll become a god. Electro also says this near the end. Some of the final scenes may be unsettling to younger children, and they even found me spooked a bit. And the character of Electro is generally overconfident and egotistical, but these are usually his undoing. Besides these, there's little to be offended by.
“Enter Electro” is a great sequel for it's great predecessor, and I highly recommend it. A grand adventure in the world of the amazing Spider-Man.
Year of Release—2001
Positive—A great game, quite a bit harder than the first one but if you want a game that is not violent and enjoyable then this is great, except don't cheat because it will ruin the whole game. "a great runner up for the up-and-coming movie!" My Ratings: [3/4]
—Josiah Walton, age 18
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