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Reviewed: Spider-Man 2
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: August 1st, 2004
Page: 3


Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

The feeling of swinging through Manhattan on webs, slightly out of control, will bring you back again and again.

Graphics:

Graphically, it's a superb title - not 100% perfect on all platforms, of course. Go for the Xbox, then Gamecube, then PS2 if you're most concerned about graphics.

Sound and music:

The musical soundtrack fades in and out, sometimes prevalent, sometimes eliciting a "where'd the music go?" response. The voice acting, by contrast, is spot-on. It helps that the movie talent all signed on to do the game.

AI and Difficulty:

The AI is reasonably bright, but focuses mostly on certain enemies with defined tactics - as soon as one attack is blocked or otherwise dodged, throwing the alternate attack becomes second nature.

Controls and Interface:

The controls are well laid out on the Xbox and PS2, and only passable on the Gamecube.

Overall:

It's not a 5-star title. There are too many small concerns. Despite these, it's definitely worthy of an Editor's Choice award. There are just too many reasons to keep coming back to it over, and over, and over again.


Added:  Sunday, August 01, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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