Spawn: Armageddon - PS2 - Preview
E3 2003 - Hands On
Spawn (working title) is an intense action game from the creators of Soul Calibur 2. The game will follow Spawn’s exploits and will no doubt feature some nice classic characters from the series, like Clown/Violator, providing a nice story that’s faithful to its source. I played Spawn for a little bit and the first thing I noticed was how much the game played like Devil May Cry. As Spawn you can dispose of your enemies in two ways: melee style with an axe, or you can shoot them with your handy-dandy pistols (which are drawn akimbo a la Dante from Devil May Cry).
The graphics were pretty nice, although the PS2 version suffered a bit from slow down and dreaded jaggies. Spawn looked pretty accurately like his comic counterpart and had some pretty cool animations. It looks especially cool when you juggle your enemy in the air with gunfire and then smack them down with a swing from your axe. Also, Spawn trademark tattered cape looks very cool when you glide down with it. Spawn had a bunch of really neat combos, although the gameplay did feel a bit repetitive and simplistic. However, it will all depend on how the final game looks when it’s released this fall.