Spiderman has had his fair share of video games based around him over the past few years, including some ideas based directly on the popular movie releases, and a couple that are a little more left-of-centre that focus on the comic books as their main source of narrative. The games had a strong showing to begin with; being able to swing from building to building high off the ground and simply cruising around an open city in this fashion is a major selling point, and is fun on a basic level of 'wheee, I'm Spiderman!'.
In many other areas however, things weren't up to scratch, and as more games were released, the free-flowing nature of being able to swing around aimlessly became a little less exciting, and so the shortcomings of the other areas of gameplay became a bit more obvious. It's with baited breath, then, that PALGN is anticipating the next Spidey game, Spiderman: Web of Shadows - and they got to play it for themselves at Activate 08 to see how it's shaping up before it's November release.