I Don’t Think I Will Play Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and It’s Mostly Because of the Snow

Miles Morales - Snow

At first, I thought my indifference to Insomniac’s follow-up to their smash hit Marvel’s Spider-Man was simply Spidey fatigue. I mean, it wasn’t until the day before the 2018 game launched, spurred on by Half-Glass Gaming’s owner Josh’s hype, that I finally decided to give it a chance. As it turned out, Marvel’s Spider-Man was the best action game I played that year.

Flash forward to 2020’s announcement of the not-full-sequel, sort-of-still-beefy side game with a mouthful of a title, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and I just am not feeling the hype.

Even when faced, yet again, with Josh’s exuberance — especially with him coming off of a recent replay of Marvel’s Spider-Man and the subsequent three-chapter DLC The City That Never Sleeps (although his enjoyment of each chapter varied) — I’m just not feeling the urge to jump back in for yet another tour of Spidey-duty.

So I thought I should get to the bottom of why I feel this way. After careful consideration, I realized what was tripping me up: I don’t like that the game takes place in a snowy version of Manhattan. In fact, if I may be so bold, I hate it.

I hate snow in video games. There, I said it.

Mario 64 - Penguin Drop

Since the beginning of time, I have hated winter settings in video games. And now that I have come to this realization, I may never play another winter title again, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales included.

And even Sony knows that setting the game in a winterized version of New York was a gamble. I mean, how else do you explain the game’s discounted price? I guess I’ll just have to sit this round out and wait for a full sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man, which had better take place in either Spring, Summer, or Fall.

Because if it’s set in winter, it’s an automatic no for me.

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