Marvel's Spider-Man PS4-exclusive game was just released on September 7 and it's everything fans were hoping for and much more.
The video game is already receiving rave reviews.
Worthplaying.com is calling it art.
"Marvel's Spider-Man does what a lot of good art does, which is examine techniques and concepts that work well, and then blend and refine them to create something unique to itself and possibly greater."
"Spider-Man is probably the best game of Insomniac and the best game based on the superhero to date."
And according to Eurogamer, in the UK, Spider-Man is the fastest selling game so far this year. It is also the fastest selling Marvel game ever.
But the game's highlights don't stop there.
As players saw when jumping from building to building, the creators thoughtfully incorporated rainbow flags, showing support of the LGBTQ community.
The flag and rainbow wall seen in the game are actual replicas of the real-life location that the game takes place in. One of the game's creators explained exactly where.
@keasbeydays @saladinahmed @kigarlandart Yep! It's boystown in Greenwich. It's diverse, it's distinct, it's accurat… https://t.co/VvllTp8zk1— Ryan Benno (@Ryan Benno)1536432621.0
The small gesture has made a mighty impact on the game's players.
Wow. I stopped to perch on a building in #Spidermanps4 and looked over and saw this. Thinking about all the 12-ye… https://t.co/Qfu2XZBG7v— Saladin Ahmed (@Saladin Ahmed)1536413582.0
THIS! This is exactly it. Sometimes inclusion doesn’t have to be huge. Sometimes it can be something seemingly smal… https://t.co/FHmxq8l9UR— Joe Glass 🏳️🌈 Thought Bubble VicHall 55! 🏳️🌈 (@Joe Glass 🏳️🌈 Thought Bubble VicHall 55! 🏳️🌈)1536419047.0
@saladinahmed sPRIDErman— Stone Cold Parmasean Astin (@Stone Cold Parmasean Astin)1536433605.0
@saladinahmed #Pride in the spider-hood! https://t.co/mwJ0QWU78M— Angel Alexander (@Angel Alexander)1536416345.0
In #SpiderManPS4 Greenwich Village, one of the birthplaces of the modern LGBTQ movement, is depicted as full of Pri… https://t.co/N3igNzFqyj— Elton Hobson (@Elton Hobson)1536523844.0
Not only did Insomniac put in a prominent and famous gay pride building in #SpiderManPS4’s version of NYC, they put… https://t.co/jzPhH9ZpXt— Jack DeVries (@Jack DeVries)1536523415.0
#SpiderManPS4 is an amazing game. I especially loved coming across this flag.. and of course I had to do a mini pho… https://t.co/Jv9yy2E0t0— 🙎🏻♂️🏳️🌈🙎🏻♂️ (@🙎🏻♂️🏳️🌈🙎🏻♂️)1536387761.0
It makes me extremely happy to see a pride flag in #SpiderManPS4 https://t.co/floLAWDXsy— Let’s Talk Spider-Clones (@Let’s Talk Spider-Clones)1536348258.0
I'm glad there's a pride flag in #SpiderManPS4 I'm not looking too far into it and I know its just not possible to… https://t.co/lAxeEDpENZ— Gorgeous St-Pierre (@Gorgeous St-Pierre)1536522387.0
spiderman ps4 putting pride flags around new york has done more for the LGBT+ community than voltron ever could-— ᵍᵃᵇʸ ☁️ (@ᵍᵃᵇʸ ☁️)1536515555.0
🌈 Loving the Pride flag appearing in #SpiderManPS4 Subtle images like this send out positive vibes and tells young… https://t.co/O3TzkLc6Hh— Côôps (@Côôps)1536522375.0
Benno went on to explain their choice.
@saladinahmed @kigarlandart Representation is so important. It's something we wanted to put in this game, even in a small way like this.— Ryan Benno (@Ryan Benno)1536422356.0
I guess now would be a good time to take up gaming 🌈.