At the very least, I expected Spider-Man 3 to really shine when it came to graphics. For the most part, the game looks nearly identically to Spider-Man 2, though with a few "next-gen" bells and whistles for a little extra polish. Character models look like awkward caricatures of their movie counterparts. Coupled with incredibly stiff animations (with the only exception being Spider-Man's combat and swinging movements), everything looks unnatural and lifeless.
One of the more impressive aspects is the map system, which allows you to zoom in and out of the city with the press of a button. It isn't the most revolutionary of features, though it still looks really cool and the transition is extremely smooth. Once you hit the streets up close, you'll quickly want to switch back to the overhead map view. All of the cars and people look exactly the same, only with a few textural differences. Enemies show a little more variation, but not much.
Sound is a little better, due mainly to many of the actors reprising their roles in the game. Spider-Man's repertoire of witty comebacks is present and used just enough that they don't get tiresome. Overall, the voice acting is simply okay.