First of, outside of the Batman Arkham series, no one on System Wars gives a damn about superhero games. They're up there with sports and games based on movies in terms of licensed crap that are more about quantity and opportunism than quality.
In comes Spider-Man, yet another open-world game(like it's a novelty in 2018) starring our favorite webslinger. Suddenly the internet loses their mind and it becomes one of the most anticipated games of the year. Now I understand Insomniac Games have a very solid track record but nothing about this Spider-Man game particularly stands out aside from its production values. The combat, open-world design, free-roaming and damn near everything else are all things we've seen before with the myriad of open-world games we've had in the past decade or so.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War had nowhere near its anticipation despite its prequel winning GOTY by a couple of publications and featuring a unique Nemesis System that is unlike anything out there. Even ignoring the lootbox fiasco, the game received a rather lukewarm reception. Hell, at least it has something that differentiates it from the generic open-world games out there. Spider-Man hasn't even got that yet people are talking about that game as it was something we had never seen before.
Until they show something that makes this game unique from the crowd, it belongs with all other generic open-world games *cough iNFAMOUS* cough. Otherwise you're just a hypocrite.