Dear Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack hoarding

Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack collectibles. There are simply far too many in your new PlayStation 4 adventure.

Scattering random objects around the city to force players to explore an open world is nothing new. In fact, you actually handle the system well, clearly and openly telling players exactly where they can find each and every backpack, and inciting the exploration by rewarding players with fun suits and cool upgrades. Plus, there’s fun lore contained in each bag.

But I have to ask: why on earth do you, Peter Parker, have 55 backpacks? And how did you manage to lose them across the entire city for almost a decade?

As the game exposits early on when introducing the bag scavenger hunt, you put an RFID tracker in…

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