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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe trailer doesn't make us feel better

Justin McElroy

We're nerds and we hate when we get penalized for it. Take, for instance, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe. We're intrigued by the concept, and it's Spider-Man, so we're going to have to play it. But this new trailer from Leipzig is doing nothing to convince us that we're not in for a sub-par experience, at best.

First, we're concerned by the lack of actual gameplay here and in several other trailers we've seen. Also, the character designs are pretty underwhelming. Most troubling though is the decided lack of swinging, which is the best part of the previous Spider-Man games. We can already hear you shouting at your computer screens and, yes, we know that this game is aimed at kids. But just 15 minutes ago we were making clanging sound effects with our mouths while we walked a Big Daddy figure across our desk. You'll forgive us if we don't draw much of a distinction.

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