I can’t believe we’re doing this again, but players are being weird about Spider-Man 2’s water, apparently not remembering how silly they looked after the infamous “puddlegate incident” from the first game.
Spider-Man fans were treated to a long-awaited look at Spider-Man 2 a few days ago during the PlayStation Showcase, which finally confirmed that Peter will get the Symbiote suit and a whole host of new abilities alongside it. The footage ended with a cinematic set that showed Miles and Peter dangling over Queens waters and being chased by the Lizard, and while most fans were impressed with the sequence, it seems that some are opting to repeat the story and focus on a graphic. smaller. detail.
Twitter user Dream_Walker shared a short clip of the gameplay reveal of Miles swimming in the water, with the caption: “Look at the water! That splash VFX, no physical interaction, Miles doesn’t even look wet… Not what I expected from an Insomniac PS5 Only game. The game clearly needs a lot more time . Delays”. That tweet has over 1,500 likes at the time of writing, suggesting it’s an opinion some gamers worryingly share.
While Dream_Walker’s tweet is the most popular sharing their dislike of water, they’re not the only ones. Not only is the comments section full of other players who also think the water looks bad, with some even stating that Insomniac is being stretched by PlayStationbut Twitter user NatalyaNatflix is also quite angry, tweeting “Spider-Man 2 saved the #PlaysationShowcase” — are you kidding me!? 🤡! PS3 Water Physics!”.
This oddly specific complaint is ignoring the fact that Spider-Man 2 is still in development and that the gameplay demo shown was still a work in progress, but it’s also such a minute detail that nobody should care. If this were an Aquaman game, it would certainly be wise to focus on the water, but here’s just some thorough console war behavior. Thankfully, the comments below both posts are also full of Spider-Man fans calling out the complaint and not taking it seriously.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time players have been picky about what water looks like in a Spider-Man game. In fact, Spider-Man fans are probably feeling like they’ve traveled back to the dreadful “puddlegate” days. For those of you lucky enough not to remember puddlegate, it was a ridiculous controversy sparked by players trying to get mad at Spider-Man’s graphics by pointing out that a puddle shown in a cutscene of the first game’s game reveal was not as detailed in the final game. Yes indeed, a puddle.
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