Game Vortex writes: "There are times when I am on the verge of feeling ashamed to own a DS because of its lack of visual ability, but every once in a while, a title comes along that changes my mind. One such title is Marvel and Activision's Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. The play screen looks great, with a mix of what appears to be pseudo-3D environments (this is a side-scroller, after all) with 2D characters. While I'm not a fan of cel-shading in general (it's hard to know if Spidey is rendered this way or if it is truly two dimensional because the characters are rather small on the screen), in cases where developers are bringing comic books to life, it is a great visual style. Web of Shadows does a great justice in visual quality."