Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man: Miles Morales was one of the best-selling PlayStation games of 2020, with over 4.1 million copies sold by the end of December. However, good reviews and great sales do not mean the game’s logic is bulletproof.
A meme on Wednesday pokes fun at an everyday activity in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Specifically, it asks how Peter Parker ever got anything done without Miles’ specific set of powers.
The meme, shared by manwithsomefear on Reddit, takes the form of a text conversation between Miles and Peter Parker. It begins with Morales asking Parker how the senior Spider-Man ever got along without him. Peter warns Miles not to get cocky before the latter clarifies that it was a serious question. Miles points out how seemingly every problem in the city is fixed by punching a generator with his electric powers and wonders how Peter dealt with that. Parker responds that this problem somehow just never came up, which Miles finds unbelievable.
While the meme is obviously a joke, it points out a noticeable hole in the logic of the game’s universe. One Reddit user noted that Peter had an electric web gadget in Marvel’s Spider-Man from 2018. However, another fan responded by pointing out that Parker didn’t get it until relatively late in the game. In that light, it’s almost as if the games’ universe went out of the way to cater to the new hero’s skill set.
Still, a few nitpicks aside, players seem to be loving the latest Spider-Man game, which remained a big seller well into February. Spider-Man: Miles Morales picks up two years after the 2018 Spider-Man game. The plot throws Miles headfirst into a brewing conflict between the corrupt Roxxon Energy Corporation and supervillain inventor The Tinkerer. It’s Miles’ job to protect Harlem from the schemes of both.
The game had a difficult task filling the shoes of its predecessor. Many reviewers believed that Spider-Man: Miles Morales managed to pull it off. Although some felt it was too short and relied too heavily on the same basic gameplay formula. Still, Spider-Man PS4 subreddit contains far more compliments than criticism. One highly rated post praised Insomniac Games for releasing the new Miles-Morales Advanced Tech Suit for free. Others contrasted Spider-Man: Miles Morales with Square Enix’s underperforming Marvel’s Avengers game, and called out the latter for what they consider overpriced cosmetic packs. Although, some felt the comparison was unfair or that targeting Marvel’s Avengers was going after low-hanging fruit.
Either way, some illogical power infrastructure won’t be enough to dim the lights on one of the highest-rated games on PS5.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.