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Great game, definitely recommendable,
This review is from: Spider-Man 2: The Movie (Xbox) (Video Game)
When somebody bought me Spider-Man 2: The Movie game, I must admit that I was thinking "Here we go... another over the top and childish superhero game." Now I can admit that I was wrong.
The first thing that I loved was the liberty. As Spiderman, you can go anywhere in New York City. The whole island, along with Brooklyn (and if your lucky Liberty Island) is interactive. Unlike the first of the Spidey games, you can go both on the ground and in the air- onto any rooftop and down every alley. The feeling of just being able to swing high above the pedestrians shouting you praise (or sometimes abuse!) is so rewarding that sometimes you can forget your missions all together and just swing and plummet for the sake of it.
That is another good point: the game gives you a chance to explore in between each chapter i.e. you are not always being forced to go to your next mission. Also the missions are either part of the film storyline, invented storyline (where you meet a few of Marvel's old favourites) or random pedestrians crying for help.
The fact that the New-Yorkers interact with you really enhances the feeling of being Spiderman along with his "witty" comments while fighting and the times where he audibly reflects on his life.
On the down side, the game is quite easy verging on too easy. It may take you only a day or two to complete the storyline missions. Although that's only 50% of the game done, the other missions get repetitive and boring without them.
If I had to compare this game to another, it would be to any of the newer Grand Theft Auto games. Although less vast in the scale of the game, Spider-Man 2 makes up for this by the aerial acrobatics and Spidey's super abilities (which can be upgraded using superhero points that you obtain by doing missions). This game is obviously less explicit!
Overall, I think that if you're thinking of purchasing a Spider-Man game, this is the one. It's great on all consoles and you won't come away thinking that it's only a "kid's game". Even after completing the game, you'll still want to play it from time to time- believe me, the feeling of swinging in New York and beating up thugs and criminals is very therapeutic!