This game was an exception however. I've played just about every Spiderman title since the Nintendo 64 and I am a lifelong fan. I was convinced Web of Shadows was the greatest next-gen game until I played this. Don't get me wrong, WoS is still a great game, but it has its flaws as well.
The thing about this game is how personal it becomes. At first you're Spiderman. Cool, what's new? But as the game progresses you literally feel as if you might be the web slinger himself.
This is aided by the new Web-rush ability which may be the best improvement in a Spiderman game since open world New York.
The story is compelling and keeps you up with equal parts of humor, action, and drama. Web swinging brings you so close to Spiderman you could touch him.
I could talk all day about how good this game is, but you really want to hear the flaws.
The fighting mechanics in this game are adopted from the Batman:Arkham series. Beenox must have realized how well it worked for them and tried to duplicate it. This wouldn't be bad if they were as free flow as batman. The combat was very choppy and until you unlock more combos(and even after) is very stale. You will often get used to doing the same finishers again and again. Also it is worth mentioning the enemies are simple and easy to defeat on any difficulty.
The web swinging is beautiful but you don't get the control you've had in other games. If you hold the trigger down you will swing just like from the first Spiderman movie game in 2002. Similar to that you can't hold onto your webs and your swinging from the sky. This means you can swing from the sky above envy building in Manhattan.
Don't let any of this deter you however, because this is still my favorite next gen title and I hope the next Spiderman movie gets picked up so that beenox can produce another beautiful game.
A 10 really? I get some people are a fan of spidey,but a 10. We are at the end of the 360s life cycle and this is a title that follows suit with games from 5 years ago. The same missions over and over again. Whitty banter is funny the first time you hear it,but after 7000 time you'll just turn down the volume. Spiderman is polished and looks Xbox 360. The rest of the people and cars look last gen. There's 600 comic book pages to find that should only take you 20 hrs to do. (Moore repetitive gameplay) There are more items to find in missions as well,and don't worry you can replay the mission from your house if you choose to. You won't! Swinging has been simplified so that my 6 yr old was playing like a pro. You can swing anywhere without buildings arround to latch on too and you don't get hurt if you fall 100 stories? It's a step back from previous tray arch spiderman games. For a rental it's worth a laugh. I wouldnt buy it from the bargain bin. I'd give it a 5 out 10.