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GF Rating
7.1

5620 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good game

posted by gamerguy87 (BAYTOWN, TX) Aug 16, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game was pretty good. The only issues that kept it from a 7 were the camera hiccups and the slow down. Sometimes while in the middle of air battles, the camera will suddenly go insane and its tough to recover. The targeting system has the same freak out issues sometimes. Also near the end of the game I experienced some frame rate issues.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

About time, they got it mostly right...

posted by Exidus (CHESTERTOWN, MD) Nov 3, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

To sum up this game, it's the best super hero game to date. The game does have it's flaws, as well as some bugs, so it's not perfect, but close enough.

Web of Shadows is more or less, a button masher/hack and slash. So don't kid yourself there, and it's mostly all repetition. You will do the same thing, over and over again, with either a different objective or enemy.

The role-playing aspect of the game, comes from choosing to be good or bad. Red suit = good, Black suit = bad.

Pros

Decent combat system (though some signature moves are left out)

Definite difference between the suits fighting styles
(this is a pro and con by the way)
Graphics are pretty good

All VO work, there is no "just text" aspects of the game (all but Spider-Man VO is done well for the most part)

Some VERY good cut scenes

Cons

The is a big balance issue between the 2 suits.
(black is straight up damage, with massive area potential, w/out using special meter)

Boss fights using button inputs during the cut scenes
(I hate this, since it distracts from what's going on)

Way too easy to be juggled later on in the game from enemies, with on way around it

Targeting system is horrid
(being able to target civilians to save them is aggrivating at best. Needed to be a mapped button that only targeted them, not how it is in game)

Game+ mode is glitchy to start
(have to watch the credits after you beat the game, then hit continue, watch them again, and hit continue again, and you should be able to play game+ mode)

Some glitches are drastic and will stop you from being able to complete a mission. Luckily it usually only happens on "optional" ones, not main quest.

Overall, it's a good game, and the best comic based game to date. (yea, I know it's not saying much is it?) At most, it's a rental, but still fun to play.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Great Spider-man game, not at all groundbreaking

posted by Delirium (SOUTH MILWAUKEE, WI) Aug 13, 2009

Member since Jan 2007

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Web of Shadows is a pretty fun game but I don't see why some reviewers are calling it amazing. The storyline isn't bad, the combat is fun, and swinging around is always a joy.

As you progress through the story, you'll find a certain repetition in the story. First, you find a new ally. Then, you'll work with this ally to complete several missions. During this time, you'll fight a certain set of enemies over and over. Then you'll run into a boss battle. When you defeat that boss, you'll start the process over again.

The combat in this game is fairly good for a Spider-man game. For once, it isn't all just a simple, repetitive three hit combo over and over again. There's plenty of room for power-ups and new moves as well. The system is actually very similar to the more recent game PROTOTYPE if you've played that game yet.

The storyline is pretty decent and there's plenty of allies and villains you'll encounter and work with along the way (depending which way you lean, black or red, you'll get to play along with them) with great voice actors.

The thing that bugged me the most was that Spider-man was not voiced by the usual Tobey Maguire but instead some weird person with a light voice. I didn't mind it when I got farther and farther into the game, but it's something that really bugged me.

What I also didn't like was the lack of having to stick to actual surfaces to web swing. I understand this was probably intended, but it reminded me of the lame first Spider-man game in which you swung from the sky regardless of any buildings being near you.

To recap:

The good:
Good, original storyline
Combat/Upgrade system is elaborate
Voice acting / Spider-man lines are actually funny sometimes

What you might not like:
Missions can get repetitive
Small bugs in the game
Getting knocked down can get annoying

This game is definitely worth a rent. I would definitely recommend it as something you should at least try if you're a fan of the Spider-man franchise.

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