Spider Man 3: The Movie Game - Wii Review

Spider Man 3: The Movie Game - Wii Review
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Swinging Through New York

Fighting the Villains in Central Park

The Breathtaking View of NYC

The Detail of the Sandman is Amazing

Overview (4 out of 5)

At first glance Spider Man 3 looks really promising, the presentation is excellent and you can see the details that the programmers gave to the game, from the scenarios to the characters characteristics. They even included the smallest details such as reflections in the windows and in the eyes of the Venom suit; but all of those good things come with a price, the game controls tend to react late because of the Wii dynamics. You have to use the Remote and Nunchuck most of the time, but there is also the chance of playing the game with the classic Wii controller which emulates the Nintendo Game Cube controls.

Over viewing the game, it can be enjoyed a couple of times without getting bored really quickly. There is plenty going on here and if you are into sandbox games based on the Grand Theft Auto 3 concept then this is the game for you, otherwise don’t buy it.

The given score to the overview is four stars out of five, why? Because it’s a game that put too much emphasis on details but not on story and playability.

Gameplay (3 out of 5)

The gameplay is a little bit cool and creative, because the player can use the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck to swing through Manhattan and execute moves by moving the controls through certain positions. Sadly beyond that there is not much innovation in the third installment of the Spider-Man video game franchise; comparing the game in graphical terms it struggles to look as good as on other consoles. It’s not the best looking game on the Wii because sometimes there is a polygonal effect when the character is transitioning from screen to screen.

The graphics are three stars out of five, why? Because the developers put attention into details but they ignored basic aspects that made the first and second games classics. One good aspect that is in the graphics are the multiple surfaces with reflections like the Spider goggles, the windows and some parts of the water; plus there is diversity in the secondary characters, hardly finding the same character design twice during the game experience.

The sounds and BGM get two out of five stars, the sound is really repetitive, many effects sound similar and they don’t give anything new to the action of the game. The voice over acting sounds lazy, it seems the actors recorded their lines just to get paid because all the characters sound boring and without any interest to the drama of the narrative.

Overall (3 out of 5)

Overall the game is not worth it, it’s really boring and even when it tries to be innovative it can be frustrating for newcomers, not because of the difficulty but rather because of the poor gameplay the game has. Even an experienced player can be defeated with ease because of the lack of reactions in the controls. If you want to buy a good Spidey game, buy the second game for the Game Cube, it’s way better than the Wii version and there is much more going on with the game play. This one can be ended in the blink of an eye and simply doesn’t measure up.