I was really impressed with Battle for New Yorkís graphics. The game uses cel-shading coupled with a really neat pseudo 3D levels that twist and turn with the action. It is a hard effect to describe and one you really need to see in motion to understand, but it is something Iíd like to see more of on the DS.
Since the game is based on the ďUltimateĒ comics, all of the in-game art falls in line with that style. After seeing how much the in-game visuals conform to the comics, I was surprised to see that the story sequences use a completely different style. While it isnít a major issue, the shift is noticeable and slightly annoying, if only because I am a big fan of the ďUltimateĒ style. The style used in the story sequences looks cheap and is reminiscent of the Spider-Man coloring books you can buy at the dollar store.
Unappealing art aside, the story sequences are impressive, if only because they are fully voiced. While I donít like how he looks, Spider-Man at least sounds good.