By Ronald Gordon
Spider-Man 2 for the PlayStation 5 came out last week. Of course, Sony had to do something big to announce its release. Taking over a significant part of Brooklyn’s Jay Street stretch, Sony set up a Spider-Man themed Scavenger Hunt for those excited to see the game. Five locations were chosen and decorated with a very Venom feel, encouraging those curious to gather pieces of the symbiote’s DNA and analyze it at the last location before gaining access to a lounge where a demo of the game was displayed for all to experience. I had plenty of fun running around the small part of Brooklyn, (I was familiar with most of the stops due to my time at City Tech which was right down the road), and finding all the pieces to the puzzle.
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the demo of the game. I’d definitely do another one if more companies did things like this, the attention to detail was great. The only problem I had was that the website they used wasn’t foolproof. I did actually miss the QR code you’re meant to scan at the Daily Bugle stop, which meant I had to backtrack through the whole adventure part of my way through. I didn’t mind it though. Once you know where you’re going on the hunt, the locations are only about 10-12 minutes away from each other.
Ronald Gordon is a New York Videogame Critics Circle Member & Mentor. He was the first of our writers – or any intern anywhere – to complete an internship at Rockstar Games.
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