As the summer approaches, so does the time of big money, blockbuster movies. As has been the trend recently, superheroes are once again to be thrust into the limelight with the upcoming Spider-Man 2. Like its 2002 prequel (the awesome Spider-Man), this summer’s offering will also be accompanied by a video game.
Eight Legged Freak?
While the film will undoubtedly be a success among both comic book fans and action movie connoisseurs, many gamers will likely look upon the game with a certain amount of suspicion. After all, movie games rarely work; they generally exist to suck more money from well-respected franchises. Are the days of the lazy movie adaptation gone and forgotten? Unlikely, but it does seem as though Activision’s Spider-Man 2 may become the exception and not the rule.
Again developed by Treyarch, Spider-Man 2 could prove (at least in current generation iterations) that this particular Marvel character provides the best superhero videogaming entertainment. Once more you will don the mantle of Peter Parker; quiet, soft-spoken student photographer, and alternately, his arachnid-bite enhanced alter ego – Spider-Man. While cursory glances may evoke a