A few months ago, I played Marvel’s Spider-Man again. However, this time it was the PC version of the game. Now, I’m lower back in the world of web-slinging heroes. However this time as Miles Morales. Back in late 2020, I performed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the follow-up (but now not precisely the sequel) to the PS4 Spider-Man. While many had been capable to play the sport on PS5. I solely bought to play the game’s PS4 model as the PS5’s Philippine launch was once delayed through a month.
Now though, I’ve been replaying Miles Morales, this time on PC. Given that I performed the sport on PS4, no longer to point out that I didn’t replay its PS5 version, I had excessive expectations for this version. Thankfully, my expectations had been met, and I loved returning to Miles Morales!
Miles Morales: The Definitive Edition
When I performed Miles Morales on the PS4 (a PS4 Slim to be specific). The recreation ran smoothly, and I didn’t run into any game-breaking bugs. While there had been instances that the framerate dipped (owing to the close to decade-old hardware). Miles Morales used to be nevertheless a true ride on the preceding-gen Sony console.
While I didn’t play the PS5 model (so I can’t compare), it’s truthful to say that, based totally on my time with the game, Miles Morales on PC is the definitive way to play the game. At least, if you have a controller. As with Spider-Man Remastered, Miles Morales has a lot of PC-specific features, together with NVIDIA DLSS assist for a clean framerate even at greater resolutions (if you have an RTX NVIDIA card that is). It additionally points to the ultra-wide display support, ray-traced reflections and shadows, and customizable controls, amongst others.
If you have a beefy PC, Miles Morales is an especially game. For instance, if you have an RTX 3080 and Intel Core i7 combo that we tried, the recreation can run effortlessly at 4K and at nicely above 60FPS. This makes it even higher than the PS5 model if you have an effective ample PC to run it.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have a more effective rig, Miles Morales has to be optimized nicely an awful lot like the essential Spider-Man sport on PC. Though in my case, when I tried taking part in it on an older laptop computer with Ryzen 7 3700U and a GTX 1650 GPU, the sport used to be caught on a black screen. This used to be surprising given the identical laptop computer was once capable to play Spider-Man Remastered.
Because of this, if you have an older gaming laptop computer or an underpowered PC, you would possibly run into some problems as I did. Though this may simply be a remoted case.
The gameplay and Story Still Hold Up
As for the sport itself, I had an exciting revisiting Miles Morales. After getting to play it again, I can say that it nevertheless really holds up, even if its gameplay can also no longer be all that special from the 2018 Spider-Man game. In case you’re unfamiliar, Miles Morales is kind of a sequel to the 2018 Spider-Man sport as its story is set after the game’s events. Though this isn’t a genuine sequel as an alternative to controlling Peter Parker, you get to play Miles Morales.
The game’s story sees Miles on his very own as Peter goes away for a bit. This proves to now not be pleasant timing given that Miles is new to the total Spider-Man thing, no longer to point out that a new villainous team is on the loose. I won’t go into too lots elements concerning the game’s story, however, what I can say is that it has a pleasurable narrative that won’t disappoint. Sure, it may additionally now not land as strongly as the first game, but it’s nevertheless very plenty a gorgeous story that followers of the first sport will enjoy.
Take be aware though, the sport is shorter than the first game. You can probably end the game’s story in around 8-10 hours. While now not bad, that’s no longer as long as the first game, so you may additionally prefer to hold your expectations in check. Still, if you’re a completionist, you’ll get way extra than 10 hours with the game’s several collectibles and aspect missions.
For gameplay, Miles Morales performs nearly precisely identically to the original, even though there are some differences. Miles has fewer go-well-with powers, however, he does have “Venom Powers” (which are what he calls his bioelectric powers) as nicely as the potential to go invisible. These add a fine twist to the gameplay, however now not ample to utterly radically change it.
Still, even if you simply completed the first Spider-Man sport from Insomniac, you will nonetheless experience this and now not get worn out by it. It probably helps that even in the popular difficulty, the recreation feels extra challenging. This is due to the fact there are greater enemies with armor, so you want to take full gain of Miles’ more than a few special abilities.
Final Verdict – 8/10
Overall, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is properly really worth taking part in if you completed and loved the 2018 Spider-Man game. Thanks to the range of PC-related enhancements, it’s truthful to say that this is the definitive model of Miles Morales if you have a PC that can run it at 4K and greater framerates.
Take notice though, you may additionally run into some problems with jogging the sport on older hardware. But again, that may be a remoted incident. Also, if you’ve already performed Miles Morales, the PC model is a precise enhancement over the PS4 version, however, it’s nonetheless the equal game. So, you may additionally desire to wait for a sale in case you favor double-dip.