Excerpt: It was really only a matter of time before Activision mashed its dueling Transformers universes together. War for Cybertron and its sequel, Fall of Cybertron, are relative critical successes on their own merits, while the movie tie-in games have the instant cachet of being linked with summer...
Pros: XP and challenge-based rewards are a fun way to progress, Escalation mode is still hugely enjoyable, Smashing Decepticons as Grimlock is fun
Cons: Flat pacing, Frustratingly uneven difficulty, Very little gameplay variation
Summary: Rise of the fanfic High Moon Studios set a decent bar with its Activision-published Transformers games in terms of quasi film tie-ins (though the crown still goes to X-Men Origins: Wolverine , in my book).
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Wii U) Review
29 June 2014
Summary: The Transformers line has had somewhat of hard a time over the years, with a slew of middling movie adaptations that have tarnished many people's memories of the much-loved classic cartoon series from the 1980s.
Excerpt: The Cybertron games in the Transformers series were quite a surprise for gamers. They were licensed titles that didn’t explicitly suck. Both War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron were developed by High Moon Studios, a studio Activision have now repurposed to work on the older versions of Call of...
Summary: The last few Transformers video games bucked the trend of subpar licensed products, instead giving us the Transformers games we always wanted as kids. Perhaps the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Rise of the Dark Spark are just as high-quality as their predecessors, but on Wii U, Rise of the Dark...