Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC – Review
Follow Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Tested on: PS4

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC – Review

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Good: interesting new enemies
Bad: Again, too short
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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars is the second piece of content in the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ arc. Where the first piece introduced the ‘Maggia’ and Hammerhead, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars builds on this and expands the Spiderverse. More enemies for Spider-Man to punch into oblivion. So Spider-Man chased one threat, or rather the Sinister Six out of town, only for the next to swoop in and vie for control.


So Black Cat is missing, assumed dead, and the man behind that act of vengeance is Hammerhead. He wants to take full control of the ‘Maggia’ which are the Mafia of the Spiderverse. When it all starts the ‘Maggia’ are divided into four groups, with every group having their don and their turf. So Hammerhead’s plan is something like going around the table shoving his hand in every bowl of spaghetti and calling it his food, and those who disagree get to sleep with the fishes. In his quest he pisses off Yuri and that’s when things get ‘interesting’. Again like the previous piece of DLC the story missions are really short and you can ‘finish’ it in under an hour. Which is a real shame, because a game that’s so decently written shouldn’t feel short, it shouldn’t feel rushed, but it currently does.


What can be said more than what’s already said about the main game? Not much, it’s still gorgeous and plays smooth like butter, from the web swinging to the combat, it doesn’t drop a frame. The new enemy types are interesting, and so is the new ‘Sable Tech’ they use. It shows that there’s still room to build upon. The new suits you unlock by playing the DLC are rather spiffy, but nothing more than just fan service, though fans aren’t happy with the exclusion of the ‘Raimi Suit’.


The music is still beautiful and blends well when swinging around, but it seems this piece of DLC feels a little lifeless when it comes to the voice acting. Yuri Watanabe somehow fails to convey her righteous indignation, fury and malice when she talks, she just sounds a little miffed. It could be that this is the case of the content being too short, with no actual build up to her boiling point, but her just going from 0 to FUCK YOU IMMA KILL YOU and this doesn’t work, she’s not the type to explode, she’s the type to let it simmer until the confrontation comes and then explode, doing something brazen and foolhardy. If the story were longer it –her anger- would come across as more natural in her emotion, now it just feels forced.


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars doesn’t push the envelope that much when it comes to the gameplay, then again it’s really short so the developers probably didn’t feel like fidgeting with new mechanics as this piece of DLC feels like an afterthought and you don’t put much thought into them. So just build something similar and keep the masses fed is what this DLC feels like. The combat is still the same, the side mission are still the same, only harder, with more waves of enemies and new enemy types for extra gankfest fights. It’s a bit of a shame, because these two pieces of content combined could be something good, but right now they just feel like the development team have their hands tied to the DLC and aren’t into it anymore, which is a bleeding shame.


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars is the second piece of DLC with the last one coming in a month or so, only then can it be said if buying the season pass is worth it or not, but as it stands now, if you don’t have the special edition, then hold out on buying the content because it feels too little for it to be worth it for what they are asking for it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC - Review, 7.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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