Excerpt: If you’re like me, then you’ll start singing the theme tune every time you see or hear the name of the product. If the more likely scenario comes to the fore and you aren’t at all like me, you’ll probably say something along the lines of “ Transformers , huh’ I remember that.” However, we may not all be blessed with a memory that remembers such trivial things as a big, dumb cartoon show from the late eighties.
Excerpt: Having been over two decades since the original Transformers animated movie, the long-awaited live action version is set to be the smash hit of the summer (as long as Executive Producer Steven Spielberg keeps a tight leash on the ever-disappointing Michael Bay). Naturally, with such a movie coming out, you're going to have a game to go with it. Transformers: The Game appears to have incredible potential, but can it live up to the millions of fans of the franchise?
Excerpt: It only makes sense that a video game comes from all this madness, and Atari is pleased to deliver. Make no mistake, this isn't just a shameless cash run on a licensed property - it's a shameless cash run on a licensed property done right .
Excerpt: Here’s what I want to know. In an ever expanding nebula of licenses, waiting to be made into video games, why did Transformers have to be in that number? I was pretty upset when the first TV series – the GOOD one – culminated with the motion picture which I watched with a mournful, jaded eye.
Excerpt: As soon as this title was announced, Transformers fans young and old began to wait with anticipation, and the fear that one of the classics of American youth entertainment might produce a flawed game. Well, Transformers fans, I can assure you that this is not the case: read the full report here.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Transformers doesn't break any new ground as far as shooters are concerned, but what it does, it does well. It looks better than 90% of PS2 games available and sounds good to. Even if you're not a fan, this is definitely still worth checking out.
Excerpt: This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Transformers brand. Transformer toys have sold over $3 billion since its debut, making it one of the top selling toy brands on the market. To mark the extended stay in the market, Atari has released a video game based on the popular mech franchise. Transformers puts you in the shoes of three robots: Optimus Prime, Hot Shot, and Red Alert. Your Transformer can be upgraded when a Mini-Con is retrieved.