Gamers online are angry because they believe that Spider-Man has received a significant graphical downgrade, which is mostly due to the fact that a low quality video of the game was released online (presumably from a copy in the wild).
The official Insomniac Games channel as well as their Community Manager were quick to say that it was just a change in puddle size, rather than downgrading the graphical fidelity. They also went on to confirm that the video was heavily compressed, which you can tell by the quality of the screenshot.
Regardless, definitely wait for actual finalised opinions on the game (like our review on Wednesday) before making your mind up.
It’s just a change in the puddle size, there’s no downgrade at all
I told you the puddle was moved. That isn’t the issue. Shadows move to when you change the lighting. As does what detail appears. And compression does crush fine detail. The suit texture appears no problem on the TV, but is lost by video compression