It's Looking Bad For Peter Parker In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game

As if three movie villains weren't enough, Electro and the Green Goblin are are joined by the ugliest Kingpin ever, bad-hair-lighting Black Cat and... is that Carnage? Yeah, Parker is screwed.

Activision tried to sneak a little Carnage into the trailer, but I can smell a Cleetus a mile away. It helps that I was already tuned in to ugly, because this is seriously the most hideous version of Wilson Fisk's Kingpin that I've ever seen.

We can probably write off Black Cat as a real threat — not because she's a woman, but because we know from the comics that she and Peter have that whole Batman/Catwoman thing going on, in an entirely not-a-ripoff sort of way. It's the reverse dynamic of Kraven the Hunter, who narrates positively here but we know will eventually shoot himself in the head with a shotgun.

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The "It's Looking Bad" in the headline has a double meaning here, because it's really not just the Kingpin — all of these villains look pretty bad. Beenox is bringing back two-handed web-slinging (each controller trigger controls a different hand), so ultimately the graphics don't mean jack to me, but for now— ick.

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I think they are trying to hard to be like the Arkham series, with it's colorful cast and stylish art direction.

But Fisk IS hideous and they didn't nail the designs at all.

How can you have Carnage without Venom?!