Fans of Spider-man as a series may appreciate the all-star voice-acting cast that bridges together the iconic Peter Parkers of the past and the numerous nods to the franchise's hertitage. It's just unfortunate the whole thing is wrapped around lacklustre combat and a game that forgot that it's swinging that brings the true visceral thrill of being Spider-man to life.
+The best voice-acting cast of a Spider-man game, ever.
+Tons of references to the TV series and comics, both braisen and obscure.
+Stellar writing that takes advantage of the classic Spider-man wit and intelligence.
-Bland combat that forsakes the classic free-flow style of the previous series.
-Everything takes place inside in-doors which means there's not a lot of room to swing.
-Everything 'game' about the title feels uninspired, and worse like a back-track for the series as a whole.
To provide this review with a little bit of a context, Spider-man has been the only comic book series I've followed with any regularity since the early 90s when I first got into comics. While my interest in other series waned, and I found myself focusing more on other pursuit, Spider-man has always had a knack for swinging me back around and keeping my interest over these many years. Oh, and you can add on to that the fact that a number of Spider-man games will forever be on the top of my lists: Spider-man 2, Maximum Carnage, Separation Anxiety, etc.