Marvel’s Spider-Man 2018 Review | Infinite Grenade Launcher Podcast | Level 423
Web-sling into action with Josie, Justin, and Kyle for their review of Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.
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Parker is late for work helping Otto demonstrate his advanced prosthetic limbs for his government financiers, who are left concerned by the demonstrations failure. Meanwhile, the Demons begin seizing Fisk’s illicit resources and assets.
Mary Jane investigates an auction of Fisk’s goods which is then attacked by Demons. With Spider-Man, she learns that the Demons are seeking something called “Devil’s Breath”. Spider-Man is able to stop a Demon attack with the aid of Officer Davis. Davis is lauded for his heroism at a re-election event for Mayor Osborn attended by Parker, Mary Jane, and Davis’ wife and son, Rio, and Miles. Osborn receives a call threatening to punish the city for his sins and flees the event. The Demons then attack, killing many attendees and Davis. Peter witnesses their leader, Martin Li, transforming into an inverted form dubbed “Mr. Negative”, but he is knocked unconscious before he can intervene. Following the attack, Osborn hires Silver Sablinova and Sable International, to supplant the police, and Peter befriends Miles over their loss and convinces him to volunteer at F.E.A.S.T.
Parker’s and Otto’s research continues, but Osborn withdraws the government funding in an attempt to force Otto to work for Oscorp. Spider-Man’s search for Negative uncovers that Devil’s Breath is a lethal and virulent bioweapon inadvertently created by Oscorp while developing a cure for genetic diseases at Osborn’s behest. Negative locates and steals the only sample of Devil’s Breath, and threatens to release it unless Osborn surrenders to him. Negative is foiled by Mary Jane and Spider-Man, Devil’s Breath is secured, and Negative is incarcerated at the nearby maximum-security prison, the Raft.
Meanwhile, Otto obsesses over creating enhanced limbs that exceed the limitations of the human body, creating four mechanical tentacles operated from his back and mentally controlled via neural interface. He reveals to Parker that he is suffering from a Neuromuscular disease that will inevitably immobilize him, and that enhanced limbs will allow him to continue his work when his body fails. Parker warns Otto that the interface could impact his mind and personality. Otto continues its use in secret, overcome with anger at Osborn; the pair were once friends who founded the mega-corporation Oscorp before Otto left due to Osborn’s unethical experiments.
Spider-Man is drawn to the Raft by a prison break. He learns that some of his greatest villains, including Negative, Electro, Vulture, Rhino, and Scorpion have escaped. They subdue Spider-Man and present him to their leader, Otto, now dubbed “Doctor Octopus”. Otto warns the beaten Spider-Man to not interfere, before proceeding to recapture the Devil’s Breath and release it in Times Square, causing a mass outbreak; Aunt May is also infected. New York descends into chaos, while Otto and his subordinates attack Osborn’s properties. Osborn declares martial law and blames Spider-Man for the incident, branding him a fugitive.
Spider-Man gradually takes back the city, defeating Electro, Vulture, Rhino, and Scorpion. Mary Jane infiltrates Osborn’s penthouse and learns that Devil’s Breath was intended to cure Osborn’s terminally ill son Harry. As a child, Negative was a test subject for it, gaining his abilities in an explosion of energy that also killed his parents, causing his hatred for Osborn, and the split between Osborn and Otto. She also learns that an antidote exists and Negative has taken it. Spider-Man defeats Negative and recovers the antidote, but Otto arrives, brutalizes Spider-Man, and escapes with both it and Osborn. While Spider-Man recovers, Miles is bitten by an Oscorp genetically modified spider that escaped on Mary Jane.
Wounded, Parker builds himself an armored suit and confronts Otto atop Oscorp, liberating Osborn. Otto reveals that he knew Parker’s secret identity all along, and the pair battle. Spider-Man recovers the antidote and defeats Otto; his artificial limbs are removed and he is sent to the Raft. Parker is faced with using the limited antidote to save a near-death May, or allow doctors to use it as a chemical base to develop enough cure for everyone; he chooses to save everyone. Before passing away, May reveals that she knows he is Spider-Man and that she is proud of him.
Three months later, New York has returned to normal and Parker and Mary Jane rekindle their relationship. In a mid-credits scene, Miles reveals to Parker that he has gained spider-like powers, prompting Parker to reveal his own. In a post-credits scene, Osborn enters a secret laboratory where Harry is kept in stasis with a black web-like substance. As Norman places his hand on the tank, the substance reacts and copies him.
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