- One gamer achieved the Platinum Trophy for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in just 30 hours, sparking discussions among fans about the game’s potential length.
- The length of a game doesn’t necessarily determine its quality, as some players prefer shorter, more focused experiences.
- Developer Insomniac’s focus on combat and quality-of-life improvements in Spider-Man 2 has generated excitement among fans, suggesting that the game’s length won’t be a major concern if it delivers on its promises.
One gamer shared a screenshot of their Platinum Trophy for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and some fans aren’t too happy at just how little time it took them. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 isn’t available for purchase just yet, so this gamer has somehow gotten their hands on the game early. Not only have they played it, but they seem to have done almost everything available in the game.
PlayStation trophies are digital badges that players can unlock by completing certain tasks within a game. Many trophies can be collected simply by playing through the campaign, but achieving a Platinum Trophy generally requires completing most, if not all, the sidequests and collecting all the unlockable content. This can be a point of pride for gamers, and some PlayStation trophies that take the longest time to unlock can have players grinding for dozens of hours.
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One player, ChrisGaming95, took to social media to share that they’ve already unlocked the Platinum Trophy for upcoming PS5 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. They claim that it only took them 30 hours to achieve this, leading to some arguments among fans as to whether this is too short or not. Prior to this post, gamers didn’t have any idea as to just how much content was packed into it. The only nod toward the game’s potential length is that the file size of Spider-Man 2 did leak months early.
For context, Marvel’s Spider-Man takes around 35 hours to Platinum while Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes closer to 18 hours to unlock the Platinum Trophy. Some commenters suggest that ChrisGaming95 typically completes games more quickly than most, citing their faster-than-average Platinum of God of War Ragnarok. Overall, it seems as though fans are coming down on both sides of the argument. Some feel as though the game should be even bigger and better than the original while others feel as though 30 hours is plenty long enough.
There is something to be said about the price of games rising in recent years, and gamers expect a certain amount of content for their investment. That said, length doesn’t correlate with quality, so stuffing games full of pointless side content isn’t the solution either. Also, certain genres don’t lend themselves to lengthy campaigns like RPGs usually do. For example, the length of each Persona game lasts anywhere from 30 to 100 or more hours. That just isn’t the case for more cinematic action-adventure titles like Insomniac’s Spider-Man series.
Developer Insomniac seems to be delivering on some combat and quality-of-life improvements that are getting fans excited about the sequel. One comparison video between Spider-Man 2 and Miles Morales shows off faster traversal that makes moving from one side of New York City to the other take half the time. At the end of the day, if the game feels as good as it is looking so far, players won’t likely be complaining about the campaign’s length.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 releases October 20 on PS5.
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