So here's the thing: Marvel's Spider-Man is phenomenal. It's one of the best superhero games ever made; easily the best Spider-Man game the wall-crawler has ever seen, and it showcases PS4 hardware in a way that only a handful of other titles have managed.
That said... the game's insanely positive praise might lead you to thinking this is another God of War, a Super Metroid, or a Last of Us. And it's not.
Yes, the story's acting is immaculate, Yuri Lowenthal's Spidey is right up there with the animated version as the very best, and the sheer amount of detail present in Insomniac's version of New York is staggering, to say the least.
At any given time you'll be swinging through bustling streets, punching scores of goons into next week and wearing a fan-pleasing array of costumes... but there's a niggling feeling underneath it all.
Not taking anything away from what Spider-Man nails to the wall, but there are a handful of issues - dare I say, flaws - that for the sake of discourse in the medium overall, are worth bringing up.