Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Demo
Defeat your foes alongside the favorite sidekick
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is an amusing tale that takes you through one of Spider-Man's adventures, complete with diabolical villains and hordes of enemies trying to stop you from putting an end to their plans. What makes this installment special, though, is the fact that you can choose to take a sidekick with you, which is basically one of the other semi-superheroes that have appeared throughout the course of the comic book series.
Thus, you can partner up with the likes of Venom or Ironfist and deliver a duo of pain at the villain's doorstep, with the possibility to take full control over either of the two characters on screen. Additionally, the sidekick can also be controlled by a second human player, which enables you to go through the campaign in co-op mode and enjoy the plot together with a friend.
Refined combat system and lots of humor
The story that develops over the course of the missions is pretty well written, although it does not take itself very seriously. This is not a bad thing, though, since the humor is quite welcomed in such a game, especially since every other chapter adheres to the standard, including the cartoonish graphics and the funny voice acting that inspire life to the characters.
Gameplay wise, the game is basically a beat'em'up, complete with clever combos and special attacks that give you tremendous joy when used in the correct circumstances. Moreover, every sidekick has his own special tricks that can be used to inflict damage on your foes, depending on their weapons or the superpower they possess. Hence, Venom is able to lift heavy things and throw them at the enemy, as well as release a sudden burst of spikes from his body for a neat AOE effect.
A entertaining adventure with Spider-Man at its center
All in all, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe makes no compromises when it comes to the amount of fun it intends to offer, by remaining humorous and entertaining all the way to the end. In addition, the fact that you can play in cooperative mode with a friend greatly improves the experience and allows you to replay it over and over again, without getting boring.
Reviewed by Alexandru Dulcianu, last updated on September 16th, 2014
Game descriptionSpider-Man: Friend or Foe is an amusing tale that takes you through one of Spider-Man's adventures, complete with dia...