Correct me if I'm wrong too, but weren't the PC versions of Spider-Man 2 and 3,
REALLY dumbed down on the PC (like, even from the console versions)? It might be that
in that case the high system requirements were because they didn't do much to try to
optimize it for the PC (though I'm no tech expert).
spiderman 2 was the absolute worst game i have *ever* played. EVAR PLAYED.
3 was ok. i dunno bout the graphics, but after looking around a bit, it seems that 3 had
ridiculously reqs for it's time. (i didnt know this as i dont really keep up with the newer
gaming scene. only sw ones like you, and a couple others that i monitor.
i think you're right; gameplay is going to be what matters. its what keeps us playing JA
after 6 years, lol. personally, story is a biggy for me. its what keeps me playing KotOR after 6 years.
i still want JK4.