gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Spiderman 3, the sequel to two previous Spiderman, movie based games.
The graphics on the game are fairly good for the XBOX 360. Detail is nice, no complaints on the graphics during gameplay. Although, during the cut scenes or movies, the graphics go back to what I could see on a playstation one console game. Just detesting in the cut scenese but its alright, since that really doesn't matter. Its all about the game right?
So anyways, Other then it being just like the other two spiderman games, with the combat, its pretty cool. The free roam, the few things here and there you can now do. It's pretty neat. Fun to play for a few hours. Like I said, same old combat, its just button mashing, but if it were any different, I'm pretty sure it would still be button mashing combo's etc....And you can't really expect much more. Somewhat confusing though, but I guess it's all feasible.
So if you are asking if you should rent, or buy this game, I'd say yes, if you liked Spiderman 1 and 2. If you're a gamefly person, possibly rent it. If the free roam stuff is fun to you, maybe you should buy it, but renting it, is the best way to go for me since it's not really a multi-player fiesta, or something you would want to go back to after you beat it too much (As in something you would buy). But if you like the game and are one of the people who go back to it and unlock everything etc....maybe you should buy it
Overall the game is pretty good. No huge complaints other then the cut scene graphics, and some odd/confusing interface things (Like a lot of times its random button combo's that pop up at you) but the game itself is pretty good. I give it a 7/10. Definitely worth the rent at least.
Well, I finally got around to playing the game today. My main impression of this game was that it could have been so much better.
1. Swinging around the city is a lot of fun and the animations when spidey is running on the ground or the side of buildings is pretty cool. 2. Crawling on buildings, ceilings, etc. works pretty well and the motions look fluid when he changes from wall to ceiling and over lips. 3. The controls, while they are simple and button-mashey (yes, that's a word now), aren't that bad and are pretty fun.
The Dark Side:
1. Why is it that the only environment objects I can interact with are newspaper stands? I can't kick over trash cans, lift cars, punch innocent bystanders... I know I'm supposed to be a hero, but half of the fun of sandbox games is interacting with the environment... even if "the environment" happens to be an innocent's face. 2. Collision detection is AWFUL. Yes, you can splat into the ground or the tops of buildings if you drop from a great enough height... but did you notice that if you do a header into a car from 100 stories, you will just stop and not take ANY damage? 3. The graphics are sub-par at best. You don't really notice it that much in most of the city, but the water and foliage in Central Park brings out the worst in flat, bright textures with no shading. It seriously reminds me of playing the original Wolfenstein on my old Pentium I (ok, let's call that an exaggeration... but you get the idea). 4. THE CAMERA SUX. 'nuff said.
So, this game really wasn't horrible. It wasn't great though either. I'm in agreement with any review that gave it a 6 or 7 out of 10. To be fair, I couldn't bring myself to "play through the pain" like so many of you have in order to have the game grow on me. It's on it's way back to GameFly as I type. The one phrase that I will always use to describe this game to anyone who asks is: "It could have been SO much better"
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I never played the spiderman series, so it started off with some serious fun. Alot of fun swinging through a fairly accurate manhattan, too bad they didn't have my building there! but when it got about 40, 50% done, the game would crash during missions or not. I got trapped under the world, or the game froze. About 30mins on the mission wasted! because I had to reboot and that returns you the city before you started the mission. So you play it again, only to crash again! and waste 30 more mins. Painful!