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.

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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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1 year ago

I hate the snowy setting of miles morales as well.. any game with snow setting looks ugly, probably with the only exception of RDR2.. Other games just looks cheap in snow setting.. Miles Morales, Act 3 of Ghost Tsushima looks ugly because of the snow, HZD Frozen Wilds, etc.. Snow just looks crap on most video games..

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