Shares dropped 5.2% yesterday evening after the first game reviews hit the web. If you're yet to take a look at a review of Spider-Man 3 on the Wii, hit this link. The game is, in most expert's opinion, a failure. However, according to a report on Forbes.com,
"Reviews are not as important for a movie-based game. What's more important is how the movie does in theaters."
True this may be, but gamers won't be rushing out to pick up the game if they know it's going to suck, and sales won't be buoyed for long on the back of ignorant consumers. So, where did Activision go wrong?
One reviewer cited cheesy and repetitive voice acting, a glitchy graphics engine, weak content, and a lack of mission variety and depth as the primary causes of death. Tis a shame. Peter Parker would not be proud.