IGN: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Review

IGN: "Early last year, I stated that Spider-Man 2 was one of my favorite PlayStation 2 games of all time. Think about that for a second -- all time. Now, I'm not telling you that it's a better game than God of War, Shadow of the Colossus, or any of the other hundreds of great games Sony's console brought us; what I'm saying is that Spider-Man 2 was one of my favorite games to play. Even after I had bested Doc Ock, I could swing around New York and stop crimes, gather collectables, and take in the city that never sleeps. At the time, I thought the game had laid out the perfect blueprint of what a superhero game should be, and I believed that Activision got it and would expand the idea when the next generation of systems came around."

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Pennywise5743d ago

Oh come on!!! I was hoping this would be good.

Silogon5743d ago

Sony, buy the rights to Spiderman's game-sake and give it to someone internally who knows what they're doing.

jtucker785743d ago

Let's be honest, with the Fall line up on the PS3 and 360 this year were any of us going to buy this?

At least this absolves us from spending more money.

KillahCam5743d ago

Yeah but I was looking forward to this it had so much promise this is why i need a Gamefly account so I can give my own review on this without feeling like I got robbed.

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This 2008 emo ‘masterpiece’ makes Spider-Man 2 totally redundant

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a hotly anticipated game, and one that I'm desperate to play, but why wait when you can play Spider-Man Web of Shadows right now?

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Nitrowolf2343d ago

What's up with all the hate for the Sequel lately.

BehindTheRows342d ago (Edited 342d ago )

Typical with Sony sequels. Pay it no mind - the game will release to great reviews, break records, and articles like these will prove their irrelevance once more.

z2g341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

just more of the same for me honestly. it doesn't even look that different than the last game or version. like they upgraded some textures etc, made some new story points and swapped out the characters, but it pretty much just feels like the same game. also - personally speaking, I'm pretty sick of Spiderman, and I definitely have superhero burnout.

thats honestly why im looking forward to starfield so much. not because its an xbox game or whatever reason the internet will tell you is the only reason, its actually because it is just something new. its not superheroes, its not marvel, its not medieval magic stuff, its just straight up space sci-fi proper RPG and that just feels so refreshing imo. There are certainly other ps5 games that I am looking forward to more than SM2. Not hating tho.

ApocalypseShadow341d ago

Yeah. It's because it's an Xbox game. You play this same game about other Sony games or VR. No one is fooled.

Star Field looks no different than what people are doing in No Man's Sky or Elite Dangerous or Star Citizen. Play those and you'll have basically played Star Field.

Many sequels are going to play similar to the first game. Super hero games are about being super. That's the point. To be that hero kicking some ass.

Extermin8or3_341d ago

We had 2 spiderman games in like the last decade that were worth playing and you are burned out in spiderman? Wtf. Yeah what a load of bullshit.

KyRo341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

I agree with the first part about superhero burnout as great as Spiderman looks but that is happening in and outside of gaming but how can you say you're not looking forward to Spiderman but then in the next paragraph praise Starfield when everything they've shown so far looks like yet another Bethesda 6 or 7 out of 10 game which the media will praise to high heaven, award GOTY, whilst scrutinizing other games for the same problems all Bethesda games have. Baffling

Hypertension140341d ago


You must hate every sequel ever made then.
Its crazy to me that this is what it has come down to, it's just shows how amazing playstation exclusives are if thats the best excuse you got.

All of the complaints I've heard from fanboys are also an issue in other games, but it's bad if Sonys games do it? Are Sonys games more special than others according to you guys?

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chicken_in_the_corn341d ago

Hating on new games is what gamers do.

ThichQuangDuck342d ago

web of shadows had more unique fun ideas for it to me. spider man 1 and 2 wiil surely be cool though

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Inverno342d ago

Ultimate is overall better. Web of Shadows had an interesting idea, but the mission structure in the first half made no sense.

Vengeance1138342d ago

No Man's Sky existing makes Starfield totally redundant.

GotGame818341d ago

No Man's Sky didn't have the story Starfield will. It also didn't have the combat both on the ground and in space Starfield does. I am cautiously optimistic about Starfield.

You spewing hate for a game that hasn't released yet, and is being released by one of the best gaming developers out there is funny. It has the potential to be fantastic.

IRetrouk341d ago

Nms had a story at launch, ground combat and ship combat at launch too...

Not saying starfield is gonna be crap, cause I don't believe it will be, but its certainly not doing anything we haven't already seen in other games.

Hypertension140341d ago


"One of the best developers" funny most people used to hate them and would've made fun of you for making that comment, but suddenly many people act like that always loved them now why is that?
Is it because your favorite company buys them and all is forgiven? I'm seeing the same with Activision, I cant f**king stand fake people like this.