Let's make fun of how terrible the voice acting is.

I rented Web of Shadows from Blockbuster out of boredom and now I bitterly regret it. While I don't think the game is terrible, it fails to hold my attention. Everything about the game is repetitive, the story progression is the same pattern over and over. Kill however many number of dudes, report back to whoever you're serving, repeat. Even the boss battles are dull and generic, ending with a quick time event at the end of every one of them. It's also very buggy, and crashes regularly. I wonder if they even had people test the game, because it's feels so unpolished and in some cases, broken. For example, one time I hit the wrong button during a QTE and it resulted in the whole game freezing. Nice! 
 
But the worst and most laughable part about the game is the horrible voice acting. Peter Parker sounds as though his balls haven't dropped, making each terribly written line hilarious to hear. It's actually the reason why I kept playing the game for a little bit.      
 
  

   
Really, the only redeeming quality of the game is the gameplay, which does get old after a while. 
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Posted by MetalGearSunny

I rented Web of Shadows from Blockbuster out of boredom and now I bitterly regret it. While I don't think the game is terrible, it fails to hold my attention. Everything about the game is repetitive, the story progression is the same pattern over and over. Kill however many number of dudes, report back to whoever you're serving, repeat. Even the boss battles are dull and generic, ending with a quick time event at the end of every one of them. It's also very buggy, and crashes regularly. I wonder if they even had people test the game, because it's feels so unpolished and in some cases, broken. For example, one time I hit the wrong button during a QTE and it resulted in the whole game freezing. Nice! 
 
But the worst and most laughable part about the game is the horrible voice acting. Peter Parker sounds as though his balls haven't dropped, making each terribly written line hilarious to hear. It's actually the reason why I kept playing the game for a little bit.      
 
  

   
Really, the only redeeming quality of the game is the gameplay, which does get old after a while. 
Posted by AjayRaz

....?! 
 
O_O  
 
WTF

Posted by wefwefasdf

Damn. That was bad.

Posted by TheSeductiveMoose

How about the bizarre quiz fight with Wolverine 
 

  Skip to 1:20

Posted by Emilio

Official PS3 box art
Hell yeah, I'm spiderman!! 
 

But now I'm Wolverine... hell yeah... 
 
Watching that video made me feel like it was 1998 and video game voice acting and animation was at its amazing peak. 
 
aka dull and stiff.
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@TheSeductiveMoose: Yeah, that was horrible. 
 
@Emilio: Y'know...I just noticed that...huh.
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Good god, he sounds like a twelve year old.

Posted by Linkin10362

That first video reminded me of some bad 90s soap opera or something.

Posted by Tireyo

Heh, wow. That was bad.

Posted by Claude
@AjayRaz said:
" ....?!  O_O   WTF "
Fucking internet speak... grrrrr.
Posted by AjayRaz
@Claude said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" ....?!  O_O   WTF "
Fucking internet speak... grrrrr. "
you got a problem? let your fists do the talking! 
Posted by Claude
@AjayRaz said:
" @Claude said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" ....?!  O_O   WTF "
Fucking internet speak... grrrrr. "
you got a problem? let your fists do the talking!  "
I'm a lover not a fighter. I would love nothing more than to kick your ass. It's go time.
Posted by AjayRaz
@Claude said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" @Claude said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" ....?!  O_O   WTF "
Fucking internet speak... grrrrr. "
you got a problem? let your fists do the talking!  "
I'm a lover not a fighter. I would love nothing more than to kick your ass. It's go time. "
phew. what a fight that was. i can't believe you won.  
 

Posted by Claude
@AjayRaz: 
 
As I wipe the blood from my face, I see I won the fight, but lost the battle.
Posted by Apathylad

I hated Web of Shadows. Putting a moral choice system is one of the stupidest things you could possibly put in a Spider-Man game. After the Spider-Man 3 film, it's hard to see Peter Parker as 'morally ambiguous'.

Posted by odintal

I remember wishing physical harm on Spider-man's VA while playing that game.    
Especially if you picked any of the "black suit" options. It was like listening to a 10 year old trying to talk like a tough guy.

Posted by Landon

Yep, Spider-Mans voice was pretty bad in that. A lot of the voices we're pretty bad. I think Shattered Dimensions has it right though. They got the 90s Spider-Man VA to play Noir Spidey, and you can't go wrong with him.

Posted by TheMustacheHero

When was this released? This is like a parody dub or something!

Posted by HandsomeDead
@Landon said:
"They got the 90s Spider-Man VA to play Noir Spidey, and you can't go wrong with him. "
Immediately, I am sold on this game.
Posted by EpicSteve

MJ rolling with a shotgun?

Posted by Metroid545
@EpicSteve: with a black dude twice her size on some sort of jet platform?
Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

The combat looks flashy, the voice acting...YOUCH!

Posted by Gamer_152

I can tell you now that this game will have been tested. Prior to testing games will have hundreds or thousands of bugs in them and just by the fact that the game doesn't just crash in certain scenarios you can tell it's been tested. That was pretty horrible voice acting though, Spiderman in particular sounded completely terrible.

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