Spiderman and Venom in Separation Anxiety
a game by Software Creations Ltd
This sequel to Maximum Carnage has its ups and downs. The characters are more detailed, but the character size has been shrunk down. The graphics seem a little clearer than before. The best part of Separation Anxiety is the Two-player Mode where Spidey and Venom can work together. This, however. Is fraught with slowdown. The enemies are very cheap, and you'll get hit no matter what you do. No continues? Overall, this cart isn't much fun.
There are so many negatives about this game, I don't even know where to start! Games are supposed to be fun to play, not frustrating! The enemies you will encounter throughout the levels look exactly the same and are the cheapest when it comes to fighting. Whenever a bad guy is on the screen, mandatory hits are sure to follow! With impossible gameplay, horrible graphics and monotonous sound, this one should head back to the drawing board.
This game suffers from the same thing most Final Fight games suffer from: repetitive levels and the same enemies throughout the whole game. Separation Anxiety requires little skill other than continuously pressing the Attack button and the occasional Jump button. The enemies are cheap, monotonous and annoying; it Is almost Impossible to move two steps without taking mandatory hits! Comic-book fans might like this title, but I'll pass on this one.
The best feature in Separation Anxiety is the ability to play as either Spider-Man or Venom. However, the unending barrage of enemies gets stale quickly when you advance only five feet and get attacked by another gang of reappearing thugs. The moves are restricted by only having one button to inflict any sizeable damage to the opposition. While the graphics are poor, the upbeat soundtrack makes up for shabby visuals. Superhero fans could get into this one.
Separation Anxiety is a side scrolling beat'em up game, featuring characters and stories taken from the Spiderman comics. The story is loosely based on a mini series of comics about Venom. In this game, the player(s) gets to choose between controlling Spider-Man, or his on and off again foe Venom. As Spiderman you must stop the life foundation who has removed five symbiotes from Venom. They plan to bond them with their soldiers, creating a dangerous army. Venom recovering from his wounds also realises he must destroy them.
The game lets you punch, kick, swing and do combos throughout streets, the woods and underground complexes towards your goal. Throughout the game the player can pick up superhero icons. This icons will help you by summoning help from some of Spiderman's greatest allies like Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye and Captain America.
2006-01-24 Spiderman and Venom in Separation Anxiety - became a superhero!