Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) – Silver Lining DLC Review

Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) – Silver Lining DLC Review


– Is that yours? (plane engine roaring) – No. But it would be so awesome if it was. – [Jonathon] Insomniac
saved the best for last. Spiderman Silver Lining is what I wanted the first two chapters of the City That Never
Sleeps DLC to actually be. Great character work across the board is not fun in the moment
but raises intriguing farther-reaching
implications for the story. And with varied missions and
a clear sense of resolution this is just such a more satisfying day in the very dangerous life of Spiderman. (booming explosion) (intense music) (grunting) – Silver Lining’s story
will only run you about an hour and a half at most. But it’s story missions are some of the most varied of the DLC. And I thought all were a joy to play. Silver Sable’s return is a treat. I found her to be a bit
forgetable in the main campaign. But with her dual desires to retrieve her gear from Hammerhead and work toward helping her home country, Insomniac has done a nice
job of adding depth to her. And, her lack of patience
for puns and sarcasm makes for great interplay with Spiderman. Of course, Hammerhead is
still at large after Turf Wars and I was concerned that the rematch would repeat the mistake of
padding out his boss battle with needless frustration. But, instead, round two
is challenging but fair and fun in its escalation. The rest of the missions mix
in great stealth sections some fun all out brawls, and even an amusing Peter Parker moment. There’s a variety here that reflects the main
campaign in microcosm. – Bring it on. – Wait a minute. Is this a dance-off? I love those. – [Jonathon] And yes,
there are the predictable side missions to attend
to but they all culminate in something more
interesting this time around. There are plenty of samey crimes to stop and some boring screwball challenges. But a collectable focused side mission actually makes good
use of the environment. And includes a pretty interesting tale tying into the last chapter to boot. Insomniac has once again done a great job of fleshing out Spiderman’s relationships with the ensemble cast. More so than the last few DLC’s, Spiderman’s interactions with
MJ, Miles, Sable and more feel like they’re building the world and the people within it rather than just servicing
the story in the moment. – Right, we work together. Like partners. – [Jonathon] At the same
time, Silver Lining’s plot is where the third chapter really shines. It elevates the more uninteresting character aspects of the previous DLC’s while tying everything
together pretty neatly. In fact, The City that Never
Sleeps fairs far better when played all together than as a three part story played over time. And it makes me wish it had
been released all at once. But, Silver Lining is a
rewarding and an exciting tease for the future in its own right. And for more, be sure to check out our original Spiderman review and see the Spidey suit from Sam Raimi’s Spiderman movies in action. And of course, for
everything else Spiderman, you’re already in the right place. IGN. (intense music)

100 Comments

  1. Completely agree that this should have just been released as one big DLC pack – it would have probs be compared to Rockstar Games' levels of SP DLC back in the day.

  2. Maybe it is time for me to finally pick up The City that Never Sleeps DLC… I was waiting for all 3 episodes to release, so glad to hear it might have been worth the wait.

  3. this is definitely a 9.5/10 DLC easily 10/10 when you remove screwball but since you are IGN i expected you'd give it a 9/10 but no you went and gave it an 8/10. You make me sick

  4. After completing it on the release weekend, I knew there would be a new game plus, I purposely waited till a week ago to start replaying it so I could do the entire story and 3 dlcs in one go on the ultimate difficulty and I'm very happy I chose to do that. I'm part way through silver linings now and just love it, I do think the city that never sleeps should be done all together and not 3 chapters

  5. You can hear the soy in this reviewers voice how happy he is to watch spider man get bullied and cucked and made a fool of by all the women in his life

  6. I haven't played any of the DLC since I've been busy with other games. Will definitely play all 3 sometime so I can make it seem like some sort of Epilogue.

  7. Salute to the person who had to play this only with the Advanced Suit (nothing wrong with the Advanced Suit, it’s just that there are better, cooler looking suits).

  8. Thanks for the spoiler. Be careful everyone. If you haven’t played any of the other DLC, this reviewer spoils the previously released DLC.

  9. I enjoyed all 3 DLCs , but after all you been through going after Hammerhead , when you finally defeat him the game ends abruptly.. credit roll as you're still tapping the last button.

  10. tbh they could've released all 3 dlcs together w the main game as a finished game. the dlcs would've been side mission content but the whole game including these gets tiresome because they're so repetitive and formulaic

  11. I found all of the DLCs to be very tiny. Feel like very very tiny mini-stories. Hopefully the next Spoderman has an epic story.

  12. I really find the presence of screwball out of place in this world. Feels way too much like Saints Row.

    Which considering we are having to suspend a ton of belief with the whole of New York realistically painted turn into a war zone.

  13. Uhhh resolution? What about Yuri and MJ are we just going to forget their unresolved plot lines? Yes sequels but this is DLC

  14. Still too much Screwball. Cringiest villain ever—like your 50-something aunt constantly using slang to sound young. Her missions were only tolerable with the tv muted. I hope this is the only game that ever uses the character.

  15. "Silver Lining is best played with all 3 DLCs as a whole rather than separately."

    Well, I'm glad I stuck to my convictions and held off buying the season pass until all the associated DLC came out and was reviewed. It's WRONG to buy DLC when you don't know what you're buying, like a very overpriced loot-box.

  16. I haven't played it yet but I hope they work in a jealousy issue with MJ about Spidey working with Silver Sable. That'd be funny.

  17. The DLCs have been incredibly disappointing. Wasted $30 buying all 3 at the same time. They're ridiculously short, repetitive, and substitute the original game's ending for…Cyborg Hammerhead. And their implementation into the game is mind boggling. Why in the world would the DLC not layer on top of the original game and make you rehash the same token-introduction playthrough in the beginning of each??

  18. I did really enjoy the DLC story but I really feel like it could've just been one long DLC (or possibly two) if they put it all together and then took away the Screwball stuff.

  19. Spider-Man core game;
    Let's do Spider-Man in the EXACT fashion of Arkham and Mordor and Assassin's Creed, but never let Spidey get ahead with stealth. Let's make sure that a second deluge of enemies show up who, even though they were not in the room a second ago, be completely aware of his position at every turn! How much more satisfying would the Spider-Man experience have been if those first few awesome base missions could have been done using the perch and web-takedowns?
    But, instead, what did we get?
    Soldiers, rangers, shields, brutes.
    Lather, rinse, repeat.
    Spider-Man DLC;
    Let's amp up the swarming enemies until it's no longer fun to play the game! And let's continue with Screwball, a character so annoying and pointless it makes one long for the days of The Kangaroo
    And, let's be honest. who the hell is Hammerhead?
    (Overheard in the sound booth during the VO recording- "Pretend you're an American visiting Italy and the Tower of Pisa falls on your head and now, all you can do is speak like you're doing a community theater production of Goodfellas!)
    I'm of two minds on this antagonist.
    On one hand, who gives a s***? On the other hand, who gives a f***?
    In closing, Spider-Man's core game was fun, but repetitive. I didn't understand why, after eight years of being Spider-Man, I needed a skill tree to unlock abilities that should have already been there if I'd previously defeated Electro, Rhino, Vulture and Scorpion before the game started.
    Final word on it, I guess, it was just lazy.

  20. Is no one gonna talk about how ridiculous it is that this dlc has hammerhead turn into a literal frickin robot and the final boss has you shooting a laser beam at his head 😂😂😂 I’m sorry I’m usually for zany comic book stories but this was just an absurd ending to an already disappointing batch of DLCs. Side note: Improve the side content Insomniac!! It’s the only thing holding this game back!

  21. So the first DLC was reported to be 3 hours and the other two were an hour and a half? Was the first reviewer including all the content in that comment?

  22. The first fight against Silver Sable is just cheap on ultimate difficulty
    While u're hitting her with godlike combos she just grabs u outta no where and takes half of ur health bar

  23. It really bugs me how short these dlcs are and how little they change the gameplay. Still can't be any worse than fallout 76 though even if it's only a couple hours at most

  24. spider-man today Monday time 18:00 PM remuneration expected special person celebrating husbands experience special parents delegate special court injunctions tryout wouldn’t be allowed until this year instead count paddy deselect woes continued

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