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Transformers: War for Cybertron
Video Game Generation
11 January 2012
Summary: Transformers: War for Cybertron
is a hard game to review. Looking at it through the lens of fond memories of days gone by, I find myself irrationally inclined to bestow it with a far higher mark than it realistically deserves. Divorced from the rosy-eyed filter of nostalgia, what we have here is a rather mediocre third person shooter full of bland, shiny robots that blend with and fail to stand out from their backgrounds rather than bland, military uniformed thugs who...
Pros: G1 Transformers, and faithful to the lore of the cartoon (which like most of 80’s vintage, is in itself an admittedly cynical marketing tool to sell pre existing toys)., Well…it, is, the best Transformers game to date, for what that’s worth., Can play as your choice of Autobot or Decepticon, should you have a strong affection for…say,, Soundwave
Cons: Even less impressive than other third person shooters on the market currently…and that’s saying something., Wholly reliant on nostalgia – without a strong affection for the brand marketing prior to purchase, this doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on.
Excerpt: Every child of the 80s wants to play a brilliant Transformers video game. The dream would be something based on the amazing movie, complete with rock soundtrack, cheesy dialogue and classic robot designs. Hotrod would pull apart the Matrix and I'd shed a tear as Optimus Prime turns grey and dies. That doesn't really look likely, but then neither did ever seeing a great Transformers game.
Review: TransFormers: War For Cybertron (Sony PS3)
26 October 2010
Summary: While not a perfect game, TransFormers: War For Cybertron is a compelling TransFormers title that would be fairly generic without the great characters and story lines tied into a long running property. High Moon has managed to create a title that I’ve enjoyed turning on again and again, not just playing through the story mode, but also with its variety in the multiplayer area of things and being able to create your own TransFormers and customizing their capabilities,...
Excerpt: In the time between the announcement of Michael Bay's Transformers film and the DVD release of its sequel, I've spent a lot of time with the robots in disguise. Sure, like everyone else my age, I was a huge fan of the original TV show and toy line, but the films, video games and new shows spawned from the hype around the blockbuster films has been overwhelming, especially considering I've reviewed almost all of them for gamerstemple.com.
Excerpt: So many games these days are beholden to their licenses to such a degree that the fundamentals are either forgotten or thrown completely out the window. Transformers: War for Cybertron doesn't have that problem. In fact, it would have been fantastic even if it wasn't a Transformers game. Too many developers try to shape the game around the license. War for Cybertron shapes the license around the game, and as a result, it's great.
Conclusion: If there's any one thing that can be stated about Transformers: War for Cybertron, it’s that you should buy this game. The single player campaign is good, and the multiplayer portion is a surprise hit. It may seem like a childish title to pick up, and while you can certainly play in a family setting, all gamers can appreciate the simplicity of design in a game that just works.
Excerpt: If there�s been one franchise that�s stumbled out of the gate more times than not in regards to video games, it�s the Transformers. They have been tossed into a series of mediocre games due to their recent emergence in modern cinema. High Moon Studios was faced with a tall order on War for Cybertron. Not only did they need to make a Transformers game entertaining, it also has to meet the high standards of the fans of the original TV show.
Excerpt: Transformers is the kind of series that will live on for much longer than you or I, partly because the classic cartoons have etched a warm fuzzy feeling into the hearts of older generations, and partly because cinematic eye-candy featuring “foxy” (pun intended) babes and cool modern robots are continually reviving the franchise.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I had a weekend to play around with Transformers: War for Cybertron on the PS3, and I was sure that I was not going to enjoy it at all. After all, the previous few games based on the Transformers haven’t exactly been the best. But although War for Cybertron certainly plays better than the other games in the franchise, it has its own shortcomings that somehow make the game less enjoyable for players.
Excerpt: Licensed games do not really have a good reputation as being good games, especially if they are based on movies. But occasionally you get a game that actually surprises you and turns out to be a rather good game. What is the secret to a licensed game’s success? Easy, base it on the license, and not a movie of the license.