Summary: Spider-Man 2 on the PS2/Xbox still stands as one of the best superhero games ever. It gave you all of the powers of the hero along with a huge city to use them in. With Spider-Man 3 hitting next gen consoles, it wasn’t unreasonable to expect improvements over SM2 to make this the best superhero game...
Excerpt: Spider-Man 3 is the first game in the series that sees the light on the newest consoles. Expectations where therefore – against better judgment – a bit higher than normal. After a couple of promises and screens this game looked to become more than an exercise to earn more money on a movie.
Excerpt: Earlier this year, Microsoft announced NHL Rivals 2004, the company's very first attempt at the sport of professional ice hockey. Rivals 2004 is a simulation-style hockey game that clearly draws influence from gameplay elements found in both EA and Sega's NHL games.
Excerpt: Spider-Man has always been the ideal character to be inserted into a sandbox city environment, and with the release of the fantastic Spider-Man 2 movie tie-in we finally could realise our dream of donning the cool costume and ascending to the heavenly heights of The Big Apple.
Conclusion: Sure, it can get frustrating, and I almost guarantee there will be at least one point where you get stuck, and sure, some of the achievements are near impossible, but it will truly make you feel like you achieved something.
Excerpt: Spider-Man 3 was released to theaters with quite the fanfare. There is nothing as hated in the gaming industry than a movie tie-in game that was ill conceived, poorly constructed and rushed to market to coincide with a theatrical launch.
Summary: As a major-league Spider-Man fan that has stuck by this character for a quarter-century (yeah, I'm old), this game was a sad kick in the spinnerets. While I applaud Treyarch for ramping things up in terms of giving us more missions and more gameplay options, the core gameplay is nowhere near as...