Spider-Man: The Movie (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  James Kirk (159)
Written on  :  Apr 04, 2004
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
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Not as good as the originals

The Good

The graphics are crisp and definitely better than the first two. The web-swinging has been much improved. instead of just 2 swings in 1 direction, you can change altitude, speed and turn in the middle of a swing. The new attack combos are very cool, a step above the previous ones.

The Bad

No what-if mode. Also, the levels aren't as fun or well laid out as the previous.It's always just go around, bonk heads and find switches. (except for an annoying stealth level.) It doesn't follow the movie very well. Uncle Ben's killer wasn't a member of a gang and Spiderman didn't go into the gang facilities and defeat 50 thugs. The story is sub-par. Some sillieness having to do with the movie (which was pretty fun) You really don't get to fight any really cool enemies (like the Jade Syndicate in Spiderman 2000) The bosses are too easy. They don't require you to throw a special item at them, or anything else. Just punch them more than normal enemies to win. Voices just aren't as good and it doesn't have the nice comic book feel the previous ones had. Stan Lee also does no voices. What a disappointment.

The Bottom Line

It's ok, but the previous ones are better.