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He's the man, He's the man, He's the Spiderman.,
This review is from: Spider-Man - Platinum (PS) (Video Game)
This is still the greatest spidey game ever created, even with the free-roaming graphically better games based on the three movies. This game is more closely based on the comics than the movies than any other adaptation and makes the perfect game for any fan of the comics.
The controls are really easy to get to grips with, you'll be swinging from roof-toop to roof-top, beating up bad guys and doing some of that good'ol trademark wallcrawling you hear so much about in no time at all. The storyline is a real mystery/thriller involving spidey being framed, some of his worst enemies teaming up in a vast conspiracy, venom kidnapping mary-jane and a symbiote invasion of new york. If that wasn't good enough you've also got some fantastic level design varying from dizzying roof-tops, a creepy network of sewers infested with lizardmen, a tense search of the daily bugle building while it is swarming with symbiotes and a huge underwater complex. Each level is packed with puzzles, bad guys and secret areas that are fun to find, my particular favourite is stumbling across the green goblin's secret hideout in a crane while being chased by a police helicopter, thankfully he's not in. Finally, there is also a massive amount of humour in this game, something that has been missing from most spiderman adaptations, spidey is always ready with a funny quip or snappy comeback, there is a lot of self referential humour and in jokes and the cutscenes with venom verge on hilarity.
Spiderman: The Game has yet to be beaten on terms of closeness to the source material and pleasing the fans of the comics. So much fun you'll play it over and over.