A satisfying end to a three-part story that had a couple swings and misses.
Silver Lining ends The City That Never Sleeps with grace but its grander ambitions make it more than yet another Spider-Man chapter.
Much like its predecessors Silver Lining is over in an hour with a slight extension offered for sidequests, and three more suits. Then bam, there's a proper Stan Lee dedication, credits roll, and the wait begins. Hopefully Spider-Man 2 builds on top of everything we've seen so far, including the DLC trilogy.
Silver Lining manages to recover the rhythm after the Territory Wars fall and puts the quality bar back at the level of the main adventure, becoming the best of the three DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man and a very satisfactory ending for The City that Never sleeps.
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A good ending to this line of DLCs despite not including a lot of new things, specially because of it's nice narrative.
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Silver Linings offers some fun moments, but ultimately lands on its face. However, I have all the confidence in the world that Insomniac's Spider-Man will bounce back, either in future DLC or the sequel.
It felt shorter than the past episodes, but also satisfying to see this story arc come to an end. The surprise cameo was much appreciated, but I think we all knew that character wasn't really dead.
If you have completed the main game and want an additional portion of the story, we recommend you to play the DLC. At least the first and the third will hardly disappoint you.
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I’d say that it’s worth picking up to conclude Spider-Man’s DLC story arc. Just don’t expect anything mind-blowing.
We'd have preferred a little more oomph for the DLC's finale, but the silver lining is that the implications for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 are definitely interesting.
Though mechanically unambitious, Silver Lining puts a workmanlike though effective capper on Spider-Man's City Never Sleep DLC series all the while paving the way for grander and hopefully more innovative adventures farther down the road.
Silver Lining is another excuse to strap on the web shooters and play more of one of 2018's best games, but it makes that excuse in a way that feels complacent. Some great banter and a decent boss fight aside, it doesn't provide satisfying conclusions to the stories that were started in the first two chapters while hastily wrapping up its own narrative threads without giving the nuances any room to breathe. For the players that have long since mastered Spidey's web of abilities, there's nothing new to learn here. It's more Marvel's Spider-Man, but that's about it. Now that Silver Lining is out, we can finally start looking forward to the potential innovation and forward-swinging momentum that a proper sequel might take.
Clearly, the future for Spider-Man videogames has never been brighter.
By the time you make it to the end, it's just a lot of what we've already seen, coupled with another piece moving story. What will likely happen is Marvel's Spider-Man 2, or whatever they want to call it, will pick up these threads and build a more compelling story around them. However, it's just as likely we will see them hand wave story elements and just tell the adventure they want to. Whatever the case might be, Marvel's Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps never lives up to the excitement of the original game, leaving us with a bunch of odd puzzle pieces. It isn't so bad there is no point in ever playing them, they're just the type of expansions that feel like a lot of good ideas that never quite come together or make sense in regards to how they play out.
Outside of some awesome action sequences, Spider-Man’s City That Never Sleeps DLC saga ends on more of a whimper than a bang. Sable’s characterization is jarring and odd, Hammerhead never rises above anything more than a C-tier villain, and it ends up feeling like a string of similar events repeating until you finally get to the end.
Silver Lining is not the best finale that we all expected. Silver Sable is a good character, Hammerhead remains awful, Watanabe has disappeared. Two hours of gameplay are not sufficient to explain everything, and the results are visible by everyone.
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Silver Lining is a great conclusion for this series of DLCs that have been somewhat disappointing. It is a more diverse DLC, presenting interesting situations that make you want to play it. The downsides are the ending, as it seems it had its development rushed, and again its length.
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The final chapter in The City that Never Sleeps DLC story for Spider-Man is a knockout.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Silver Lining wraps up a story and plants seeds for a possible sequel. These are important points since this episode doesn't introduce new mechanics beyond giving you some meaningful content if you've already finished the main campaign. In the end, it's good enough to keep you entertained if you need more web-crawling action.
Interesting plot with good main missions and filler side missions that are too similar to those of the main game. Recommended only to fans of the game.
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