New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
Ever since the Sam Raimi film kicked off the present-day comic book movie boom, it's become rote to recite the line from Amazing Fantasy #15 that forms the core of the Spider-Man mythos: "With great power there must also come -- great responsibility!" That Stan Lee sentence gets at the heart of why superheroes continue to reverberate so strongly throughout pop culture: The costumes, the powers and the secret identities all service metaphors that hit on aspects of the human condition.In the Nintendo DS version of Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Spidey has to put a stop to a Venom-spawned symbiote invasion of New York City. During the game, Spider-Man reacquires the black alien symbiote suit that harkened a darker turn for the character in the comics, and becomes able to switch between Red and Black costumes. This handheld iteration of Spidey vs. symbiotes follows a well-worn Castlevania template. It's a side-scrolling beat-'em-up in which accessing new parts of the same level becomes possib...
What's Hot: Exclusive guest stars not found on the console versions; Old-school flavor
What's Not: Repetitive button-mashing