Words by Dale North:
"Last week had the opportunity to attend an Activision preview event where we spent time with several of their upcoming games. Believe it or not, the game that really took us by surprise was Spider-Man: Web of Shadows on DS. Yes, I said DS.
The headline totally gave it away: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a sidescrolling action platformer, in line with other Metroidvania-type titles. Why didn't they think of this before? The rest of the Web of Shadows releases on other consoles (Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360) consist of 3D web-slinging and high-flying combat, but that wouldn't work as well on the DS. From what we've played, it seems that shifting things to sidescrolling action was a perfect choice for the portable title -- and maybe the franchise."