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Reviewed: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: November 17th, 2008
Page: 3

Final Breakdown


When you're just running around the world, the gameplay is fun and engaging, as long as there are enemies to toy with. Once you're in a boss fight... be prepared for annoyance factor.


They've pushed the envelope on the character models of "main" characters, but they haven't done an immense amount to the environment or to bystanders and random scenery. I suppose the polygon count was still prohibitive. Still, they did a very good job and obviously spent a lot of time on the things that are front and center throughout the game, including Spidey's transitions between suits and his weblines.

Sound and Music:

Good music... mediocre voice acting at best. Special warning to those who think Spidey's voice shouldn't actually sound like a teenager, because their voice actor is pretty whiney.


Reasonably difficult to beat, though that isn't necessarily a criterion for a Spidey title. The removal of the "experience" system in favor of an explore-for-tokens system in leveling up and increasing abilities changes the game's dynamic considerably.

Controls and Interface: /

On the standard consoles, good to go. The two-star mark up there is for the PC; it has a particularly awkward set of key definitions, maps the camera to mouse, and refuses to take a PC gamepad.


It's proof that the Spidey series is getting better again, but there's still work for them to do. Rent it before buying, definitely.

Added:  Monday, November 17, 2008
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 3/3

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