Summary: Despite being a child of the 80s, I never really got into the whole Transformers fad. Sure, they were pretty cool, and I’m sure I vaguely remember forcing my parents to rent the 1986 movie on VHS at one point or another, as well as having a passing interest in the cartoon series around the same time, but my interest never went beyond that.
Transformers: War for Cybertron shows the movie games how it's done.
2 July 2010
Excerpt: Transformers: War for Cybertron is hands down the best Transformers game to date. It's an action packed 3rd person shooter that all G1 fans will appreciate. TWFC also blows those HORRIBLE movie franchise games out of the water and redeems the Transformers name. TWFC takes place before the Transformers ever go to Earth.
Conclusion: Mention passable, amateurs et fans des Transformers ou du film passez votre chemin. Ce jeu convient plus à jeune enfant venant de découvrir ce qu'est un Transformers qu'à un inconditionnel. Comme à l'accoutumée, Activision nous présente une adaptation très moyenne et reflétant très mal la qualité du film. Bien que réservé à un public de plus de 12 ans, le jeu conviendrait plus à la tranche d'âge inférieure que supérieure.
Pros: Un défouloir où on peut tout casser
Cons: Graphismes moyens, Gameplay moyen, Bande son moyenne
Excerpt: Transformers seems to be something that all children of the 80s have in common. Talk to any 20-something guy about favourite childhood cartoons and the action packed adventures of Optimus Prime and his gang of transforming robots will more often than not come up. News of a live action movie brought many fans to their knees, as tears of joy swelled all around them, and a proper next-gen video game caused similar excitement.
Excerpt: Imagine the graphics of the PS3 combined with the blockbuster theatrical release of the summer, which just happens to be a nicely done re-envisioning of one of my favorite childhood licenses: The Transformers . Yes, I may be waxing poetic, but I assure you the true poetry is to be found in the transformations in this game. The models faithfully reproduce those from the new movie and they look good.
Summary: I wanted this game to be great but bottom line is, you should not spend $40 buying this title new. Though the premise is a good one, the execution could have been much better. This title falls victim to IP syndrome, where too much is spent on the intellectual property license, leaving inadequate funds for proper development. And unfortunately the content of the IP is not going to be enough to make up for its short comings.
Pros: Robots that turn into vehicles? ‘Nuff said., Most playable characters out of any console.
Cons: Forgettable gameplay. Nothing beyond the basics here., Controls are not easy to pick up, regardless of configuration., No choice between sides.
Conclusion: Transformers The Game is not the worst movie-to-game I have played, but there isn’t a lot great about it. I didn’t enjoy the movie, though, so fans of the film may find this game more intriguing. Regardless, I do recommend it for purchase; you could easily beat this game with both the Autobots and the Decepticons in a weekend rental anyway and there is no reason to come back for more.