Lately I can’t stop playing Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions on my PS3. It has received some mixed reviews (most of them are high though) and I think it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played! Of course my obsession that I mentioned in an earlier post is a large part of that…but nevertheless I hold on to my opinion. They really crammed all sorts of Spidey celebs into the game, I mean Stan Lee is the actual narrator, could it get any better!?
The use of different voice actors from the animated Spider-Man series for each of the Spider-Men was also a BRILLIANT idea, not to mention the actual voice actors! Neil Patrick Harris as the Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 are really my favorites. I feel bad only leaving one of the Spidey voice actors out, but Spider-ManNoir is slightly… boring. He does a good job, but as my friend said… what’s the point of all that huffing and moaning while jumping around?
Sure, real people make those kinds of noises, but Spider-Man is NOT an ordinary person. I’m not saying that Spider-Man doesn’t feel pain or never runs out of stamina but does EVERY jump have to equal a massive “URGH”? And yes, I’m exaggerating but still, it’s unnecessary.
As for when the voice actors actually voiced Spider-Man in the tv-series, here’s a list: Neil Patrick Harris voiced the wall-crawler in “Spider-Man: The New Animated Series” in 2003; Josh Keaton was the voice of Spider-Man in “The Spectacular Spider-Man” from 2008-2009; Dan Gilvezan starred in “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” from 1981-1983; and Christopher Daniel Barnes voiced the iconic Super Hero in “Spider-Man,” the 1994 series.
I might make a new, review-ish, post when I have finished the game. I shall have to wait and see!
But for now I really ought to sleep, tomorrow will be a semi-big day since I’ll be checking out a university in a nearby city. I also need to sleep more in order to look alert when I’ll finally start working for real in the local GAME store in a few days. I can’t believe I landed a job there, it’s the best job I could have hoped for, and I haven’t even finished high school! Starting tomorrow I will have to study all the new releases and top selling games so I can give accurate descriptions and tips. I feel like I need to extend my preferred gaming genres when I look at the bestsellers…