Visually stunning, and packed with heart. From a storytelling perspective, in many ways, Miles’ adventure surpasses Peter’s as he deals with issues of race, inadequacy, loss, and family.
In the original, there were a large number of collectibles and randomly timed crimes scattered across the map that added little to the story. In Miles Morales, crime events can be started on-demand via the Friendly Neighbourhood app and collectibles appear in smaller numbers, adding context and history to the game’s characters and their relationships.
If there’s any issue with the game, it’s that it doesn’t do enough to break out of the shadow of, and differentiate itself from, the original Spider-Man game. I’m hopeful we’ll see Miles back for a proper sequel, given even more time to shine on his own.