I'm very happy with this game. It looks great. It feels great. It's fun. Much better than the first two.
Here we go with the 3rd edition ot Spider-Man. Since I have a 360 and a PS3 first of all I had to make a choice which to buy. With the 360 I get the achievements but with the PS3 collector's edition I get an extra level where I can play as New Goblin surfing through the air using the six-axis motion sensor. So needless to say I had to go with the PS3 version. From a preview I read they said the color was a little better on the PS3 anyway. So with the Collector's Edition that was 69 (my favorite number) bucks I got a movie ticket to see Spidey, a neat little Spidey collector's card that changes scenes when you turn it, and an extra level. For ten more bucks might as well huh? There's been such a drought on new games lately I was calling around yesterday to see if any local WalMarts were putting it out at midnight so I could go scoop it up but couldn't confirm that anywhere so I settled for today. Alright, so I just sat down and played a couple a few hours.....so how is it?
I like it alot......I guess if it were a girl I'd as her to go steady. The gameplay in general feels alot funner than the previous versions. Man....it is just a cool freakin game! I was not excited by the first two Spidey's. There's a cool tutorial level at the beginning that throws you right into the action. Two things stick out immediately about this game that I like better than the previous versions. First of all are the cinematics and how they mesh with the gameplay. There's alot of cinematics and they mesh right into the gameplay and pop up alot during a mission and this really helps tie in the storyline or the purpose of the mission you're in. I love storylines and characters with personality. So the cinematics are very impressive to me.....so far I've seen some great cut-scenes with Toby MacGuire and Kirsten doing the voices. Second thing that sticks out to me that I really like is they've incorporated the gameplay feature of button-prompts; you know during the gameplay or battle when a series of buttons will appear on screen and you must press them fast enough and in the order they appear one by one. Alot of games have started using this but this game uses it very well. Very well. If you mess up the buttons it takes you back and immediately let's you try it again so to me that is very cool. Swinging through the city seems funner than ever. Spidey improves his skills as he progresses. Like I said I'm not too far into the game yet but so far it is greatly greatly improved over the first two. The first two Spidey's I didn't finish.....I just got bored of the same ol thing pretty quick. But this one seems alot different just in the way it's put together and alot of that has to do with the cut-scene cinematics tying in storylines that gives it a more cohesive feeling. I can't wait to get more into it and hopefully it will be the first Spidey game that I WILL WANT TO PLAY ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!! SO FAR IT LOOKS THAT WAY!