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When Spiderman 2 came out, I actually enjoyed myself. Just swinging around all the time was really fun. Ultimate Spiderman did a job well done in doing the complete opposite.
The graphics are awesome. I think they are really good. While they are not a 3D-style graphics like Spiderman 2, they are still much nicer. This is without a doubt the best part of the game. They're drawn out in a comic-book style and even the story cinematics are shown as a comic book. It might say "thwap" when you hit an enemy, or that type of stuff.
The gameplay is pretty bad. Like, it's kind of fun, but kind of not. For one, they ruined the swinging from spiderman 2. It's horrible now, it doesn't even look good swinging in the air. Supposedly, you hold down the X button while swinging, and you're supposed to go faster, and if you hold the Y button instead, you go much much faster. When you're climbing a building, instead of jumping up, you jump back, away from the building. Some other stuff about the swinging too, but eh. They took out the upgrades/shop in this game so that's extremely stupid! The missions are always the same. Chase, fight, race, find token, combat tour, chase, fight, race, find token, combat tour, chase, fight, race, find token, combat tour, fight final boss. It took me 1 day to beat this. 5 hours!
The replay value is where my biggest complain is. A game that short, has to have SOME replay value. On Spiderman 2, at least the races were fun, then you have all those crimes to stop from people asking you to help, not to mention the side-quests. But they're actually fun and different, not just 3 different ones. Once you beat the game, you can free-roam with Spiderman or Venom. Not as good as it sounds, since there are no bonus missions or fun things to do while you free-roam and the swinging (or jumping for Venom) really sucks.