Spider-Man 3 Trailer

Preview of the titular superhero video game

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Spider Man 3 is a video game based on the movie featuring the evil alien symbiote known as Venom.

This trailer depicts game play and music from the game, which is an action game originally made for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The plot loosely follows the movie but includes extra content, levels and villains. The game culminates in a battle between Spidey, Venom and a gigantic Sandman.

The game features the villains from the movie including Venom, Sandman and "New Goblin." It also expands upon the films' story, including other Spidey villains like The Lizard, The Kingpin, The Scorpion and The Black Cat.

In many cases, voices are done by the actors from the film. Peter Parker is played by Tobey Maguire, Harry Osborn is James Franco and Topher Grace portrays Venom. Mary Jane is portrayed by Kari Wahlgren rather than Kirsten Dunst. The game is narrated by none other than "Ash" of Evil Dead fame, Bruce Campbell.

Manhattan is freely explorable in "sandbox" style game play similar to the Grand Theft Auto franchise. As Spider-Man, the player can web-swing across the city to their hearts' content.

Web-swinging is done by latching onto buildings and launching quick webs and is regarded as the most fun part of the game. The city is big enough to merit exploring and graphically looks quite good for the time. The game utilizes some nice lighting effects to create reflections of the sun off of windows.

The city is dotted with open missions easily found on the city map. These missions can be accomplished independent of the overall story.

There are also God of War-style quick-time events for scenarios such as Spider-man having to dodge a complex series of lasers. There is also a bullet-time feature that slows the game down to help Spidey dodge attacks.

The game was criticized a bit for being too similar to the Spider-Man 2 game, as well as for its short story mode. Some fans also didn't like how New Goblin was only fully playable on certain systems. Tobey Maguire's voice acting was universally praised.

This trailer features Spider-Man swinging through the city and facing off with his main enemies -- Venom, Sandman and New Goblin. There are also glimpses of Spider-Man in the black costume. It is set to rich orchestral music and presents the game in an epic, cinematic vein.

Pros:

Voice work by Tobey McGuire

Awesome Music

Venom is in this

Cons:

Dated Graphics

Emo Peter Parker

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