Conclusion: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on DS is a whole lot better than the terrible movie and a decent action game in its own right. The online Battle for Earth mode offers new content for months to come, but don’t be tricked into buying both the autobots and decepticons versions of the game—they’re basically the same thing with a different coat of paint.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Decepticons [DS] Review
11 August 2009
Excerpt: Licensed games. Yeah, I can see a few of you wince at those words from here. It’s a sad fact that, a good 98% of the time, no matter how awesome the property, no matter how mindbogglingly simple it would be to create a stupendously fantastic game based around said property, someone, somewhere along the line will bugger it up. Don’t take my word for it, grab a sample dozen titles and play them for a few hours.
Pros: Plenty of throwbacks to classic Transformers, RPG elements allow you to customize your play-style
Cons: Stupidly frustrating for adults, let alone kids, Boss fights are literally all the same, Combat is often inaccurate, Too many timed sections with too tight a time limit and often no way to increase it, Only boss levels have checkpoints, regular stages require an entire restart, Short: I blazed through the first half of the game in a single sitting