Yesterday, the first expansion for the Spider-Man game called Robbery was released. There will be three such stories, they are all interconnected and allow you to learn about the past and future of Peter Parker after the completion of the main storyline. It is worth noting that you can start the DLC even before the game is 100% complete, but I do not recommend doing this - spoilers are hidden in the dialogs between the characters. Ready to punish the underworld again?
It’s hard to tell something interesting about the storyline without serious spoilers, but I’ll try. The events of "Robbery" begin, someone would have thought, with robbery. Our friend Mary Jane Watson tells Spider-Man that something strange is happening near the local art museum and there are too many bandits there. We arrive at the place and find a decent squad of local mafia fighters who really want to get inside the building. We cut them down and find that someone has already entered the museum, but not through the front door. Who is this skilled thief? I think you guessed it.
The black cat decided to get into a separate section with a picture that is so dear to the mafia. While we fought off missile attacks and an army of bandits, the main star takes a picture from the wall, but is in no hurry to take it. After all, this time she needs to steal an expensive cloth. I will not tell further, because some plot twists really cause a storm of emotions. And, of course, the writers want to shake hands - some AAA games do not have such a level of drama, not to mention short additions to the main storyline. The events at the end of Robbery will surprise you so much that your jaw will drop open. I promise.
The developers devote a decent part of “screen time” to Peter Parker's relationship with Felicia Hardy. They, as many have already guessed from the main plot, were once in a relationship for a long time and still communicate in a very peculiar way. What Mary Jane doesn’t really like, let her openly and not express it. It’s even interesting how a good and honest Spider-Man got along with a petty thief. In addition, screenwriters in a secondary mission with a policeman will tell us about the "original" cat, who stole paintings and was a real role model in his time.
The storyline is full of jokes, jokes and fascinating thoughts of Peter about his past. Dialogues with the Black Cat constantly make you smile, this woman knows how to powder her brains even for an experienced superhero! On her manipulations and the kindness of our hero, the whole adventure is based. It is amazing how the developers of the add-on managed not only not to spoil all the achievements of the original plot, but also worthy to continue it. If you liked the main story about Spider-Man, with cut scenes and lively dialogs, then Robbery will also bring only joy and pleasure.
The authors of the add-on added a lot of new interesting little things that fit perfectly into the overall concept of this virtual world. Let's start with the costumes - they were added only by three, the first two models are available after the completion of the storyline, and the third is given upon reaching the mark of 100% progress of "Robbery". These costumes have no unique skills, and I personally did not really like them. The main campaign has a ton of more attractive options. True, if you are already tired of the standard set of suits, then you can get a little distracted.
Then, in the story, the Wonder appeared, who escaped from custody and now shoots cool videos for her channel. The character will give us tests, for the passage of which in the end it will be possible to get an achievement. The tasks are very difficult - to beat the army of enemies in the allotted time and accumulate points, to go a long distance, simultaneously knocking down the web of generators. It will not be boring, sometimes you even have to pass the tests several times to finish off the silver.
Supplement dedicated to the mafia and the actions of bandits, so that no one will be surprised by new crimes on the streets. They are implemented in a completely standard way - you need to catch up with cars with criminals, prevent robberies, beat faces of enemies, and so on. For the victory over the mafia give tokens of crime, but only you have them and so should be a shaft, if the main plot passes 100%. I also note a new set of collectibles that need to be found and collected during the passage of an interesting secondary task. The paintings, namely they need to be looked for, are hidden pretty well; collecting them is more interesting than backpacks. Yes, and there are only ten, not fifty.
Supplement pleased with large-scale battles. In the main plot, there were no such large fights, as it seems to me. In the first location, they show us the danger of grenade launchers - Spider-Man needs to fight with an army of bandits, along the way, prevent the theft of valuables from the museum and dodge missiles. The spectacle is very spectacular - literally every ten seconds a rocket flies by. After that there will be a big fight on the roof, and in the last location of the Robbery a horde of armed bandits and thugs with miniguns will be unloaded at you at all. There is plenty of new content to keep you busy.
Is it worth taking
The authors of "Robbery" said that the passage of the plot component of the addition will take three hours. I got four, the fights were too complicated, especially at the beginning, when it was extremely problematic to defeat a bully with a machine gun. But, this is only the plot, but there are also robberies all over New York, tests from Chudila and the search for stolen paintings. To complete the supplement 100%, it will take you 6-8 hours, depending on the level of web ownership. This is a decent indicator, given that for some AAA projects, the main plot takes even less time.
If you really liked the game about Spider-Man, you went through it in early September and now you want to plunge into the world of crazy flights around virtual New York again, then you should definitely take it. The plot is gorgeously revealed, dialogs and cut scenes are worked out at the highest level, and new activities will allow you to slightly extend the pleasure of a superhero life. A small answer - if you plan to take all three add-ons that will be released before the end of this year, then it is better to immediately get a seasonal pass, in this case you can save a decent amount of money.
Final rating: 7 out of 10.