A great uncle once said that with great power comes great responsibility. This phrase has become embedded in popular culture and applies to a multitude of things today, but none of it rings as true to a character as Spider-Man. When Insomniac Games delivered 2018's Spider-Man, we saw Peter Parker's growth unfold in front of our eyes, maintaining his relationships while some of them deteriorated. It was a journey of self-discovery, ultimately, which is why Spider-Man: Miles Morales excels at being something greater.
Note: This is a spoiler-free review.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place a little while after the events of the first game, and follows Miles Morales under the mentorship of Peter Parker. Peter is a much more seasoned superhero at this point, but it's clear that the younger and naive Miles still has a lot of training to do. Unfortunately, with Peter stepping away from New York for a couple of weeks, Miles has to step up and don the mantle of the only Spider-Man in town while he's gone. It just so happens that personal tragedy and the arrival of new villains all contribute to the most intense two weeks of Miles' life.
Miles isn't a seasoned veteran on the job like his mentor, so this provides him the perfect opportunity to spread his wings...
In fact, I found it hard to return to Spider-Man Remastered after experiencing Miles in action.
...the story really picks up in its final missions and delivers a few emotional and surprising gut-punches that were well-earned...
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