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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. Spider-Man will work with both enemies and heroes to save New York, but some of them will fall prey to the symbiotes' corrupting influence.From its disjointed, hallucinatory sequence in the opening scene, you can tell Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is aiming for an epic sensibility. And the big idea lurking behind all the gameplay seems to be "How do we react when we're under siege?" The idea of moral choice pops up in the very beginning of the game. During a fight with arch-enemy Venom, Spider-Man reacquires ...
What's Hot: The new combat engine can provide thrilling aerial battles.
What's Not: The controls make even the most basic of tasks a frustrating experience.