• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Rumor Hype What if Spider-Man 2 is actually a coop game + revisiting an old leak

KyoZz

Member
Jan 21, 2018
3,622
15,402
955
31
Bordeaux, France
Just imagine, nothing obligatory but you have the option to play the story with a friend.

One is playing Miles, the other Peter.

Anna Kendrick Movie GIF by Pitch Perfect





Also I was looking at some older leaks that mentioned Venom, here's what I retain:

According to the leak, Venom will be a big focus in the upcoming title. However, despite an intriguing final sequence in the first game, Harry Osborn will not be Venom this time around.
The leaker reports that Harry will have some ‘Venom like qualities’ but the actual Venom of the series is unrelated to him.

When Peter Parker gets the black Spider-Man suit, it’ll contain a brand-new playstyle too.
In this way, the Symbiote Spider-Man will reportedly be a third playable character besides Peter and Miles.

We already heard that New York would be getting an expansion in Spider-Man PS5 through past leaks. However, we now know how this will be happening in the upcoming title.

If this leak proves correct, Queens is being added to the New York playable area. Since we know that Peter Parker is going to move to Queens, this does make sense with what previous games have told us.

The leaker also suggests that MJ will be taking a backseat in this title, staying in Symkaria for the beginning of the story at least.
The unpopular MJ side missions will also be gone from the sequel, allowing players to enjoy their time as Spider-Man instead.

Source for the leak:
 

SlimySnake

Member
Feb 5, 2013
12,675
35,955
1,260
Having lived in queens, fuck queens. Bronx, Brooklyn, long Island are all poor settings. Go to London or some European city.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BPX

SlimySnake

Member
Feb 5, 2013
12,675
35,955
1,260
Are you kidding?

First, Spider-man lives in NYC (friendly neighborhood Spider-man?).
Second, why would they waste all the work done for the first game?
waste? They sold like 20 million copies and then another game with the same map. Time to move on.

Every open world game does a new setting for the sequel. Gta 3, vice city, San Andreas, gtav, infamous, infamous 2, second son, watch dogs. You can't keep reusing assets...
 

Artistic

Member
Nov 4, 2017
831
377
430
Still the best game in the series
Certainly the best one I've played, played almost all of them during the PS2/Xbox era.

Have to wonder if the PS4/PS5 exclusives of Spider-Man do anything special, or it's just hyped up for it being a exclusive title.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GasTheWeebs

Punished Miku

Gold Member
Jan 13, 2018
10,000
21,275
1,010
That was one of the main things I speculated personally as a possibility. Why? Because the Arkham Asylum gameplay setup still has never been meaningfully advanced.

Batman did the same thing, and we're getting Gotham Knights, and we had some other playable characters.

Insomniac was hiring some multiplayer staff as well I thought.
 

Aion002

Member
Nov 21, 2019
2,852
5,750
610
SP - BR
season 6 no GIF


On the main campaign, unless there are multiple characters like Marvel Ultimate Alliance, I don't think that it would be fun.

Coop games are fun when there's enough customization between the characters, each one filling roles, stuff to unlock, grind, world levels, gears, cosmetics, live services... Yeah... Having coop just "because", reminds me of games like Knack 2, tacked on stuff is never good.

That would be bad... Probably. Also, it goes against the cinematic experience that the first one aimed.

Now a special mode with challenges and missions for coop? Well, that could be interesting.
 
Last edited:

KyoZz

Member
Jan 21, 2018
3,622
15,402
955
31
Bordeaux, France
Have to wonder if the PS4/PS5 exclusives of Spider-Man do anything special, or it's just hyped up for it being a exclusive title.
It's overhyped imo, but still an enjoyable game. Gameplay is good, but swinging is a bit frustrating as if you get too close of the ground, the game become very (very) permissive and take away any sense of "damn that was close" that is present in Spider-Man 2 from 2004.
Story is............ meh. The missions with MJ are horrible, and the game really take off once you close to finish the main story, with a lots of boss fights and interesting sequences. And then it's the end.


I really think people are blinded by good graphics, which is ironic by the way. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure a lot of players legitimately liked it.
 
Last edited:

A.Romero

Member
Feb 23, 2009
3,733
2,531
1,250
Mexico
www.lavejota.com
waste? They sold like 20 million copies and then another game with the same map. Time to move on.

Every open world game does a new setting for the sequel. Gta 3, vice city, San Andreas, gtav, infamous, infamous 2, second son, watch dogs. You can't keep reusing assets...

Not every game. Take Yakuza for example: More than 7 games and counting.

Spider-man belongs in NYC. That's part of the character and it's a character driven game which is licensed unlike the ones you listed.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Nimoy

Men_in_Boxes

Member
May 31, 2020
6,252
12,292
665
Didn't Insomniac just post job listings for a "big multiplayer game". I assumed it was multiplayer only but Spider Man 2 coop would also fit that description.
 

Sneakysnake

Member
Feb 9, 2018
72
86
340
I would be pleseantly surprised/shocked. For whatever reason, Sony refuses to make games for ppl who have friends. Every exclusive they have is a third person, cinematic, single player action adventure game. It's just too predictable at this point. I miss Resistance, Twisted Metal and Killzone with FRIENDS.
 

j0hnnix

Member
Mar 15, 2014
4,269
4,738
875
Popeyes chicken
DLC should be in Florida, take that you swinging little shit.

I don't know how I feel about co-op as long as it's AI I'm not going to try to teach my gf how to play a game. Cool concept tho.
 
  • LOL
Reactions: DarthPutin

Kuranghi

Member
Apr 17, 2015
6,735
11,898
830
Nah, I was thinking this but at best its going to be an evolution of how it is in Arkham Knight where you can direct the other character to do a coop takedown with you. So maybe you can direct them a bit more than in AK.
 

Duchess

Member
Oct 2, 2020
996
1,908
415
I imagine it'll be like Mile Morales where you battle alongside Miles or Pete, depending on the situation. MM had some team up attacks that you could trigger.
 

hyperbertha

Member
Nov 24, 2018
2,225
7,283
655
It its coop that's an insta-no buy. Coop games are always cheaply designed in terms of gameplay and the single player always suffers.
 

reksveks

Member
Jun 4, 2020
5,184
4,890
425
We’re so thrilled to continue the journey of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales in their most epic single-player adventure yet, coming exclusively to PlayStation 5 consoles in 2023.

From the blog so just think you will switch between the spideys
 

Urban

Member
May 20, 2021
406
743
305
Just imagine, nothing obligatory but you have the option to play the story with a friend.

One is playing Miles, the other Peter.

Anna Kendrick Movie GIF by Pitch Perfect





Also I was looking at some older leaks that mentioned Venom, here's what I retain:

According to the leak, Venom will be a big focus in the upcoming title. However, despite an intriguing final sequence in the first game, Harry Osborn will not be Venom this time around.
The leaker reports that Harry will have some ‘Venom like qualities’ but the actual Venom of the series is unrelated to him.

When Peter Parker gets the black Spider-Man suit, it’ll contain a brand-new playstyle too.
In this way, the Symbiote Spider-Man will reportedly be a third playable character besides Peter and Miles.

We already heard that New York would be getting an expansion in Spider-Man PS5 through past leaks. However, we now know how this will be happening in the upcoming title.

If this leak proves correct, Queens is being added to the New York playable area. Since we know that Peter Parker is going to move to Queens, this does make sense with what previous games have told us.

The leaker also suggests that MJ will be taking a backseat in this title, staying in Symkaria for the beginning of the story at least.
The unpopular MJ side missions will also be gone from the sequel, allowing players to enjoy their time as Spider-Man instead.

Source for the leak:
But the blog post clearly says singleplayer ?
 

Yoboman

Member
Sep 17, 2005
20,843
18,870
1,890
Having lived in queens, fuck queens. Bronx, Brooklyn, long Island are all poor settings. Go to London or some European city.
There's plenty they can do with New York and there are few other cities in the world - maybe none that really offer the vertical play ground that Spiderman needs

They need to spend time really bringing it to life though.

Go full emergent RDR/GTA and fill the city with things to do, emergent gameplay moments. Make it so if I walk down an alley I might stumble across a mugging that isn't a scripted side mission. Give more freedom to be Peter Parker. If I want to be Peter Parker and ride around on a bicycle delivering Pizzas then let me.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SlimySnake