Quality voice acting with hints of nostalgia? Check.
Entertaining storyline? Check.
Quality main cut scenes with unsettlingly realistic graphics? Check.
Quality gameplay with no glitches? Fail.
You play as Miguel O'hara, spiderman of 2099, and Peter Parker the original spiderman as the former goes on his quest to maintain peace in his own time. He teams up with his inspiration in the past to fix damage made by a time-jumping mastermind. The opening leads right into some fresh gameplay that seems fluid and fun at first but quickly devolves into struggling to survive relentless hordes of overpowered clone baddies, cloned hallways and arenas, then struggling [and failing] to accomplish some near-impossible challenges.
You need only look at the publisher of the game to know what you're in for in terms of gameplay quality. Activison has the goods, shows the potential and rarely, if ever, delivers on fun with big-name heroes like spidey. At best, you'll just be throwing your controller to the floor when you die on your millionth try to survive another one of O'hara's free falls.
posted by Zerodin (MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO) Jun 12, 2012
Member since Feb 2006
Uneven PS2 grade visuals, clumsy and confusing controls, no way to tell where your objectives are, and an unruly camera. This is the poster child of bad games. I can't speak for the HD version of this title, but there is no reason to play the Wii version. Don't even bother renting it.