Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Wii

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  • Summary: New York City has been invaded and only Spider-Man can save it. The fate of New York is in your hands...Take Control. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows gives you an unprecedented level of gameplay choice, including, for the first time, control over the game's direction and outcome. Choose howNew York City has been invaded and only Spider-Man can save it. The fate of New York is in your hands...Take Control. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows gives you an unprecedented level of gameplay choice, including, for the first time, control over the game's direction and outcome. Choose how Spider-Man fights, which powers to upgrade, who in the Marvel universe to fight with or against, and the fate of New York City itself. Choose wisely. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows plays like an enhanced version of Spider-Man 3 with a pretty cool story backing it up.
  2. The best part about Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is the total freedom you are allowed in not only choosing what to do and when to do it, but also how to do it and what you wear while you're doing it. And when you mix this freedom of gameplay with a massive sprawling city that reaches to the clouds, and an endless supply of intelligent evildoers, there is no end in sight to the superhero action waiting for you in this latest Spider-Man adventure.
  3. Considering just how different this game is from the other Spiderman games out there, it’s easily the most recommendable to anyone who didn’t enjoy the previous two outings. While it never reaches the level Activision reached with Spiderman 2, it’s still an enjoyable romp while it lasts. It’s refreshing to see a game come out that focuses on the dark side of being a superhero, and it’s definitely a trend I hope we can see more of in the future.
  4. Spidey fans will revel in a brand-new story. Adventure fans will wish for more refined and even play. [Holiday 2008, p.82]
  5. Web of Shadows is a reasonably good time, but unless the Wii is your main gaming console, you’ll want to play it on a higher-end machine with less gimmicky controls.
  6. Web of Shadows goes its own way and, plays better for it. But while Treyarch seem confident of their story telling, their overall lack of technical mastery and ability to create an enjoyable combat mechanic kills any enjoyment past the first few hours.
  7. It's just another drab city full of shallow rent-a-goon fisticuffs. [Jan 2009, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    9
    This is the best Spider-Man in the Spider-man games, I'm referring to the controls in Spider-Man's movement, there is no other game where youThis is the best Spider-Man in the Spider-man games, I'm referring to the controls in Spider-Man's movement, there is no other game where you can control Spider-Man with such ease, I mean the running on walls the web zip and the ability to continue fighting in mid-air was done very well, the story and the idea of having Spidey in the black suit at will is a really really good one, it lacks in other aspects such as music, number of fighting moves and overall polishing. You unlock moves and costumes but this could've been done smarter like Shattered Dimensions, it is a game with huge potential and Spidey web slinging looks phenomenal but you can't backtrack through the story, however choosing what path you want to take in the stoy is genius too. I hope they make a sequel or other Spider-Man games with the engine they created this one to add to Spidey's abilities and agility. And keep the symbiote costume. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    8
    A good game for the Wii. Why such a limited opener? Because the game suffers from a few limitations as well as some harsh comparisons.A good game for the Wii. Why such a limited opener? Because the game suffers from a few limitations as well as some harsh comparisons. Compared to Prototype (which is almost the same game) this is a painfully inferior product. Second, as awesome as this game is (it is) for the Wii, the controls are mind-bogglingly **** in certain respects. I will not go into the details, but I will say that if you want a superior game experience play Prototype (seriously, it is about the same game... but better) and if you are a Spider-Man nerd then check out the xbox, ps3, or PC game. That said- this is still an awesome game if you haven't seen the better version or do not mind some [sometimes] **** controls. Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2010
    0
    Alright, I never NEVER write a review on meta of a game I haven't played all the way through, but half an hour was literally all I could takeAlright, I never NEVER write a review on meta of a game I haven't played all the way through, but half an hour was literally all I could take of this game. The storyline so far was geeking along pleasantly with glossy cutscenes when suddenly, WHAM! Gameplay, true believers! And boy was it bad. Because I was playing the Wii version, I expected an inferior visual presentation, no surprise there. But what is inexcusable (other developers, take note) is the p1ss-poor control scheme that literally had me incessantly shaking my left fist and positively WANKING THROUGH AN ENTIRE BOSS BATTLE. WTF?!?! As a Nintendo console owner, I realize that many developers think that because the Wii has a unique motion control capability, that this capability must be utilized for every game. Well, let me be the 300 millionth person to debunk this. It's not like this particular game doesn't has a control mapping that could have been implemented optionally for the Classic Controller: the freaking game is on XBOX and PS3! Just make it available in the options menu! The ridiculously bad control scheme kills this entire port and the worst part is IT DIDN'T HAVE TO! But whatever, it's your bull5hit franchise. Meanwhile my perfectly-crafted sleek matte-black under-used and under-appreciated Japanese import Classic Controller will be weighing down my stationery. It's criminal. 0 points total for foot-shooting. Expand