Reviews and Problems with Spiderman: Web of Shadows
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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
The Gamers Temple
22 June 2009
Excerpt: By Kevin "Berserker" Hall Player(s): 1 Memory: 142 KB (game save); 2GB (Hard disk install) Web of Shadows is a much-needed return to the free-roaming sandbox style gameplay of the Spider-man universe. Although last year's Friend or Foe was not an extremely bad game, but the chosen beat'em up style didn't match Spider-man at all.
Excerpt: I was so anxious to get my hands on this game. Seeing the trailers of the new ground-to-wall-to-air fighting system looked awesome. I am, by the way, a big Spidey fan, so a new Spider-Man game for the PS3 had my attention immediately. In general, the appearance of New York is nicely done. The buildings seem realistic enough, as do the textures used, giving the city a nice, lived-in look from the tops of the skyscrapers.
Summary: A deadly symbiote invasion brings total devastation to the streets of New York City in the next Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, where players have ultimate control over the city’s salvation and Spider-Man's destiny.
Excerpt: I'll be perfectly honest, after the disaster that was Spider-Man 3, I lost nearly all hope in seeing a good Spider-Man game for a long, long time. It's no secret that Spider-Man 3 wasn't a very good game; it was riddled with issues that made the game unplayable, such as poor visuals, terrible framerate, and boring gameplay. The first two motion-picture Spider-Man games had once prided themselves on not being the typical generic movie-game.
Excerpt: Name: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Genre: Action Platform: Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, PC (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Back in 2004, Activision and Treyarch brought us a game based on the blockbuster sequel to 2002’s Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man 2 . For the first time in a video game, we were able to go from the tops of skyscrapers to the ground as Spidey, web-swinging, web-slinging and wall-crawling through a massive recreation of Manhattan.
Summary: There have been a number of Spider-Man games in recent years, and they have often been as frustrating as they have been fun. In this latest outing, however, developers Treyarch and Shaba Games have gotten it right. Freed from the confines of a movie license, Web of Shadows is a game that, while not free of blemishes, is a superpowered blast from start to finish. The terrific introduction throws you right into the midst of a crisis.
Pros: Great original story, Fun, accessible combat system, Swinging around the city is a delight, Good variety of enemies and mission objectives, Some memorable boss fights
Cons: Occasional technical issues with graphics and sound, Camera occasionally comes unstuck
Excerpt: Spider-Man: (I didn’t know it was supposed to hyphenated either) Web of Shadows is the latest installment in the continuing-to-stay-the-same series based on the comic books, not the movies. You are introduced to the story with a very abstract video that shows Spider-Man walking through groups of people fighting, with the typical fire and explosions in the background, accompanied by Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata.
Excerpt: Web of Shadows is an improvement over previous Spider-Man titles, but still lacks the punch we expect from such a popular movie-based intellectual property. A poorly told story coupled with mediocre and often repetitive action sequences have thwarted this titles chances of blockbuster glory this Christmas.
Pros: Swinging is still as fun as ever. Major improvements to combat and camera.
Cons: Technical glitches, horrible voice-acting, story isn't told very well, camera still not perfect and way way way too repetitive... repetitive!