Excerpt: Thanks primarily to the additional power developers have had to play around with, since Spider-Man 2 came along; games of our favourite web crawler have been a marked improvement over earlier offerings. The open-world setting and the reworked swing mechanics have made good old Spidey an utter joy to take charge of. Perhaps, because of their over devotion to these facets, other important aspects have been left feeling a little half baked.
Conclusion: Other times, it’s more a hindrance to your gameplay. Frequently, I was solicited by an APC driver to accompany him on a mission to rescue civilians trapped out in the city by symbiote creatures. However, on two occasions, the driver tried to get around obstacles in the terrain—but unfortunately he kept backing up and slamming into the same blockage without figuring out how to navigate around.
Excerpt: Playing super hero games usually always goes something like this: get excited about a new game featuring some of the best super heroes around; play said game and realise there's nothing super about the gameplay; and turn off game wishing you hadn't bought it in the first place. There are exceptions to the rule, but not many, and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows isn't one of them.
Conclusion: I will admit that the voice acting is well below par but this does not reduce my enjoyment in the slightest. Never the less I think this game is highly underrated, true it is far from perfect, its no Arkham Asylum but there are much worse ways to spend your time. If you have enjoyed any of the Spidey games past then pick this one up.
Excerpt: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Developed By: Treyarch/Shaba Games Published By: Activision Released: October 21, 2008 Available On: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 (reviewed) Genre: Action-adventure ESRB Rating: T for Teen: Animated Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence Number of Players: Single-player only Price: $29.99 new, $24.99 used Let me just say this: Spider-Man 2 was and is one of my favorite games of all time.
Pros: Achievements/Trophies, completely open New York City, nice auto-save system, evil Spider-Man?
Cons: The rest of the game: repetitive combat, poor voice acting, glitchy, etc…
Excerpt: Back in July a couple of us GameBoyz staffers attended the Activision E3 Press Briefing in Los Angeles. The press event was held at the Vibiana which used to be an old cathedral church. In fact the original cathedral structure is one of the last remaining buildings from the early period of Los Angeles’ history. It was a very cool setting indeed and it is where we had our first glimpse of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. And what we saw looked very impressive.