Excerpt: I normally start my reviews with some kind of cutesy opener; a story about myself, a look at the history of a whatever game I'm reviewing, whatever. Not this time. No, in this review for Transformers Prime: The Video Game, the first game I've reviewed for Nintendo's newest console, all I'm going to say is this: Off-screen play on the Wii U is the best thing to happen to console gaming in a decade.
Another Drop In The Bucket For Mediocre Licensed Games
5 December 2012
Conclusion: Concept: A simple, underwhelming game set in the universe of the Transformers Prime cartoon
Graphics: Character models and transformations look good. The environments and particle effects are dry and boring
Sound: Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, and that’s all that really matters in the audio department
Playability: The combat is serviceable but boring.
Excerpt: Growing up my mother always told me that if I did not have anything nice to say that I should not say anything at all. Luckily I have never been all that good at following mom’s orders or else this would be a fairly short and concise review to say the least. Transformers Prime: The Game is not completely horrible, but when compared War for Cybertron, and its sequel Fall of Cybertron, you are left with a lackluster debut for the Transformers franchise on the Wii U.
Excerpt: Licensed games get a bad rap. You take a popular intellectual property like a hot summer blockbuster or popular kid’s show, throw in some half-baked gameplay concepts, sprinkle in some characters and voice actors, and voila: instant money. Very few licensed games can rise above the mold, stand out from the stream of mediocre tie-ins, and actually be able to stand up on its own merits. Transformers: Prime for Wii U is not one of these games.
Conclusion: Wenn ihr nur eine Stunde pro Woche Zeit habt, Transformers-Fans seid und das letzte Konsolenspiel vor zehn Jahren gesehen habt, werdet ihr wochenlangen Spielspaß haben. Alle anderen sollten lieber die Finger davon lassen. Im Grunde ein ordentliches Spiel, das aber viel zu wenig Umfang hat und schlampig in die neue Generation transformiert wurde. Eher ein alter Traktor, statt leistungsstarker Truck-Autobot.