NEW YORK — Quarantined Manhattan resident Jesse Whittle is reportedly replaying Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 just to remember what it was like to walk around the neighborhood he lives in.
“It’s not exactly the same as my real neighborhood. For example, where there should be a bodega, there’s a six person gang of criminals who shoot at me with guns,” said Whittle, a Chelsea resident. “But other than that, it’s pretty cathartic just to be outside again. And I can even wave to people. Remember waving to people? I miss so much about the outside world.”
Despite the catharsis, the game is making it difficult for Whittle to remember what’s real and what’s fiction.
“It’s tricky because we’ve been in quarantine for like two years or months or whatever. So I don’t really remember everything,” Whittle explained. “Like, was I actually able to do back flips and shit? Or is that part of the game? And was Electro a real dude? I feel like he might have been Mayor at some point… Either way, I’m just happy to be out and about again.”
At press time, Whittle was fast traveling between different spots on the map back and forth just to get a feel for what it was like to be on the subway.
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