Pros: rumor is this game was designed by the same person who did Grand Theft Auto 3 and indeed its an open ended game where you run around a big city getting around to fighting the gang bossses when you feel like it. You also play as a super powered character, so you can do all kinds of crazy stuff like climb up tall buildings or throw cars on them to drive off.
Cons: being an earlier 360 game, its simple, repetitive, and limited. Despite being super powered, you're never super powered enough. Even with maxed out agility, climbing up buildings is still clumsy feeling and annoying. The rag doll effect is also super annoying when you start running into enemies that spam rockets at you.
Summary: More than once I found myself up late, hours past when I should have been sleeping, gleefully leaping between rooftops and blowing up gang members. Leveling up agility, explosives, firearms, and strength are much more fun than they have a right to be. The driving portion of the game is very lackluster: Hard to level, the races and jumps are annoying, and driving itself is useless once you get a level of agility.
Conclusion: Old game sure, late for a review; but if you haven't checked the game out you should. Prior to buying the game I had no idea how to play poker, but I definitely wanted to learn. As I did with Madden to learn the rules of American Football, I decided to buy this game to learn how to play poker properly. I would succeed in learning how to play the game, and found out one very important thing: I should never gamble, ever.
Conclusion: I agree - it's like a cross between Spider-Man and GTA. Something I found to be a bit of a letdown was that, although your character goes through different stages of evolution (for strength, agility, firearms, and so on), each category only has 4 evolution stages, which take only a day or two to reach, leaving you with the story of the game, and I use the word 'story' loosely.