A great sense of flow and immersion helps set this game from bad movie-tie ins.

User Rating: 8.5 | The Amazing Spider-Man PS3
In 2004, a 12 year old saw the movie Spiderman 2, loved it, and bought the game. Spiderman 2 : The Movie The Game was so good that it was just as good as the movie. Why? Because Spiderman 2 had something all the other Spiderman games didn't have, an open world, and a fast, flowing, exhillirating web slinging mechanic that was more fun then any other super hero game before. But, one thing that game was terrible at was combat. It was sticky, flow breaking, and dull. Since then, there has been Spiderman 3, Spiderman Web Of Shadows, Spiderman Shattered Dimensions, and Spiderman Edge Of Time. All of which were total **** on a sandwich. They weren't very good because none had a open world, and none a solid webslinging mechanic, and most were very linear.

BUT, Beenox finally decided to go back to the web slinging, open world, and with better combat. And more often then not, the game was very addicting because of the web slinging, which is incredibly immersive. The combat however, is ripped straight out of Batman AC, which I really didn't care for that game's combat either. Anyways, the stealth is also pulled from Batman, which IS good. Now, the game is easy. When I mean easy, I mean, EASY. You should get through this game with less then 3 deaths. HOWEVER, if you watch The Escapist's Jimquisition, game journalist Jim Sterling, created a new kind of difficulty called, "Kirby difficulty", where getting through the campaign by itself is easy, but the unlockables are expertly hidden and are really cool to get. In The Amazing Spiderman, their are 700 comic book pages all around the city you can collect. 700! This makes the game go from 10 hours of gameplay, to 25+ hours of gameplay! What's really cool though, is that you can actually read the comic books! That's an awesome way to stretch out the game time!

So, all in all, the open world, the web slinging, the stealth all make this purchase a great one, and sets itself from the usual movie-tie in garbage.