Spiderman games have got allot to live up to after the first incarnation several years back. It seems like every one to come out since has one huge problem, camera control!
Unfortunately, Web of Shadows is no exception.
To get to the point quick I'll put it this way;
If you enjoyed other Spiderman games you will probably like this one, just be ready for a camera that puts up a bigger fight than any boss battle. You'll find yourself bending your neck and tilting the controller for no good reason more than once. In a game where your playing from ground to wall to air, a faster and more sensitive camera is not something that should be left as an after thought. Yes, there is a lock on system, but this feels tacked on as well. It also has a bad habit of locking onto to someone in Times Square while your in Harlem...
Other things of marginal interest:
Game play is a bit repetitive, but wont put you to sleep.
Graphics and sound are slick, but the voice acting... Well, it isn't good.
Flipping from Classic to Black Spidey is fast and seamless. The different sets of moves compliment each version well.
In the end GF is your friend, this is definitely a rental, but I'd say it's worth trying. It's next gen, it's Spiderman, and there's no dance scene...
This game had so much potential but some key flaws keep it from greatness. The game had a habit of freezing or the character would get stuck or a button to interact with an object would not appear. I had to turn off my x-box several times. The web-swinging controls are difficult and frustrating at first but once you get the hang of it it becomes quite fluid. Some tips for a better experience: Periodically save your game instead of using the auto-save feature. The outcome of the game is a direct result of your actions and you might want to see what your outcome would be if you chose a different path. There is no select a level feature so unless you save on your own you'll be forced to play the entire game over in order to get you desired results.
There are a few things that don't add up if you pay attention and every comic book game will get picked apart by fan boys, but another solid from the marvel universe.
Very good story line, and love how it mixes the old with the new. However their are a few downsides, the person who plays Peters voice in the game sounds like he's 10. And the FPS has a hard time keeping up and movement is strictly limited to the down town area which in the movie games you have free range. But if you can look past these issues maybe they'll release a patch to fix the FPS issue but if your into Spider Man and Venom, with a few exciting twists play it.