Spider-Man 2 took an already solid premise and upped the too-legit factor (Kids still say that, right?) to classic level. So Spider-Man 3, both screen and game incarnations, have been hotly anticipated.
Unfortunately, like the movie, the game is less exciting only because we knew what to expect this time. But the quality level has really only improved. The awesome web-slinging controls are intact, and the next-gen graphics significantly enhance the whole “New York is your sandbox” experience. The one bad component, a weird new faux-DDR button sequencing, is only rarely tough enough to be annoying. Plus, you get a sexy new black suit, and somebody (hopefully Venom) got rid of that little girl and her damned balloon.
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
Sure the saga of the flexible prince and the magic hourglass becomes more incomprehensible and ridiculous with each new entry, and the game, originally released on most consoles as Two Thrones, looks and plays like a direct port of the PS2 version. The only thing next-gen here is the control scheme, which considering its complexity, translates pretty smoothly to the motion-sensor-equipped controller, but that alone is innovative enough to keep you looking ridiculous for several weeks.