The Amazing Spider-Man looks great occasionally, but far too often, it underwhelms in the visual department. Manhattan is uncharacteristically unpopulated in terms of foot traffic; I've been to New York City before, and I don't recall being able to see nearly this much sidewalk at once. Of course, you're Spider-Man in this game. You're supposed to spend as little time on the ground as possible. I'm pleased to report that The Amazing Spider-Man gets web-swinging completely right. No Spider-Man game since Spider-Man 2 has even come close to replicating the raw thrill Peter Parker must experience while hurtling at breakneck speeds around Manhattan. That being said, level design isn't very attractive and doesn't play to the game's core strengths. More on that later.
Despite the lack of involvement from cast members Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man has a satisfactory voice cast -- with the exception of (I cannot believe I am saying this) Bruce Campbell as an extreme sports reporter whose douchebaggery knows absolutely no bounds. I love Mr. Campbell and nearly everything he does, but he irritated the hell out of me in this game. Luckily, you are not required to come into contact with his character unless you're going for 100% completion. The soundtrack is the best I've heard in a Spider-Man game, but since the film is not out as of this writing, I can't tell if it makes use of any of the official soundtrack's cues.