Atrocity vs Monster-Ock [Edge of Time Spoilers]

Posted by TheVenomSite (51 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spider-Man: Edge of Time video game was released this week. Much like the classic PS1 Spider-Man game, the final boss is a Doctor Octopus/Symbiote hybrid. In Edge of Time its Atrocity or Anti-Venom/Doc Ock and in Spider-Man its Monster-Ock or Carnage/Doc Ock:

Atrocity in Edge of Time
Monster-Ock in Spider-Man

Are game developers seriously running out of ideas? Am I the only one who hates the way symbiotes are handled in video games - Venom in Ultimate Alliance 2, Carnage in Shattered Dimension, and now Anti-Venom in Edge of Time?

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#1 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

This is why I didn't buy Edge of time.

#2 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheVenomSite said:

Are game developers seriously running out of ideas? Am I the only one who hates the way symbiotes are handled in video games - Venom in Ultimate Alliance 2, Carnage in Shattered Dimension, and now Anti-Venom in Edge of Time?

Venom in MUA2 was in character as Gargan.... in that he was annoying and stupid.

Carnage in Shattered Dimensions was a great use of the Ultimate Version of the character.

Anti-Venom in Edge Of Time merging with Doc Ock, on the other hand, sounds really, really stupid.

#3 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, this should really be in the Symbiote forum, not the Eddie Brock forum.

#4 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6198 posts) - - Show Bio

The game developers were aware Anti-Venom was a hero when they came up with this right? Monster Ock was clever and unexpected, this is unexpected but not clever

#5 Edited by VENOMCATEXE (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Aside from what that looks like, and it being an easy swap of the original PS1/N64 boss (I'm sure they considered, but also that the boss was something they came up with and was pretty popular, so why not recycle, as well new audiences wouldn't be clued in nor nostalgic), mostly just the concept of using that as an end boss seems wonky and out in left field, sort of like when someone writes a story but can't come up with a properly structured ending, so they just give up and throw something completely random in there (twist ending with a side of WTF?). They should of kept it linear and had the boss be something that Spider-man might face in the end of an arc (hears you say giant mutated Spider Queen, ignores you and keeps typing), like how in that old Sega game they had him face off against the Kingpin. The boss was still challenging enough, but playing things smoothly and not popping the kettle kept it streamlined and elegant.

Oh, and thank you so much Activision. I'm sick as hell, I really needed someone to give me a reason to throw up. Expect a Christmas card this year...

#6 Posted by VenomousDragon (847 posts) - - Show Bio

@venomoushatred1001 said:

This is why I didn't buy Edge of time.

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