This is a novelty game for Spiderman enthusiasts only! Otherwise get Spiderman 2 for the Xbox and PS2.
You get to save Stan Lee from a burning building at the start of the game.
The web swinging is good. You can only swing when there are buildings in range to swing from.
The map of Manhattan is pretty big so you never feel like you are boxed in by any invisible walls.
Combat is similar to that of the Arkham games, but reduced in quality. Spiderman can do everything ever really fast so this turns combat from perfectly timing all of your attacks and counters into button mashing the attack-button and then mashing counter-button when your spidersense goes off.
Stealth is also similar to the Arkham games. You have a spidersense view where you can see all the enemies and where they are looking then plan your attack. It's easier to just take people out by walking around the map than it is to do so as you would expect Spiderman would rappelling people from a ceiling.
There is a load of suits you can get so it's nice to customise your Spiderman but the way they give them to you is silly. Spiderman suits created by Oscorp and then stolen by the Russians which you then liberate as your own. This would work well for suit upgrades, but now actual suits.
Being a photographer for the Daily Bugle you can actively take pictures in the game whenever you want. You can't look back at pictures you have taken. And the only point where you do take pictures is to do appallingly bad detective work. There is not enough use of this feature to justify giving it a dedicated button mapping
Playing as Peter Parker is the most boring part of the game by far, doing all the talking options in a conversation doesn't change how the game responds it just bores you with more cutscenes and often they will give you a general idea of everything when you close the conversation.
Spiderman has five lines that he says throughout the game.
If you are not doing the main objective then he will whine about it, even if you are doing a side quest.
There is a Hero/Menace bar which determines whether you get a buff in your abilities, but also if you become a menace then you get hunted by a police task force. It is not fun and is infact very tedious.
Mini games are as follows;
• stop a petty crime,
• rescue people from a burning building,
• save some woman from a car kidnapping,
• lift a small piece of rubble off of a civilian (including a man who has crawled under a train and got stuck),
• throw a bomb (which is always placed next to the same car in a parking lot) into the sea.
The mini games are shіtty and if you've played it once then you've played it a thousand times.
Don't forget that you have to repeatedly do these mini games to prevent yourself from becoming a menace because it is the only way you can get Hero points.