Reviews and Problems with Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review (X360)
4 March 2013
Conclusion: Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a disappointingly typical movie tie-in game that actually manages to be worse than the two previous Transformers movie games. Not that it plays dramatically worse, but more because there is hardly any content here. Seven short levels that you can't re-play as different characters means you'll only play through them once.
Excerpt: Having seen Transformers: Dark of the Moon release on Blu-ray Disc, it occurred to me that I never reviewed its video game tie-in. Call me skeptical of a movie-based game. Call me callous for taking this long to get to it. Or, just call me forgetful. Regardless, one thing you can definitely call me is impressed, because although Transformers: Dark of the Moon does get tedious after a bit, it still pulls off being one of the more enjoyable Transformers game I’ve played,...
Summary: It’s a shame that " Transformers: Dark of the Moon " has clearly been a title that has had development rushed. With just 7 levels, 2 of which are very short, you can finish the game on easy within 3-4 hours. The multiplayer is ok, but doesn’t really live up to the promise of War for Cybertron. It’s not a terrible game, just pretty average; which is perhaps mercifully good for a movie tie-in.
Conclusion: Other abilities that take longer it seems like the time is halved. Each of the classes has 20 levels unlocking abilities and up to 3 variations as you go up. Overall the campaign and multiplayer are well put together with the only drawbacks being the rather short campaign and lag problems in multiplayer. Other than that its a great game.
Excerpt: The life of a developer in charge of a movie tie-in is fraught with peril, and up on the chopping block today is High Moon Studios. It's had less than a year to make an entire game based on that Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie they've got coming out - you know, that franchise from the cartoon with the toys doing all that robot stuff - which obviously is quite stressful in itself.
Summary: Parents need to know that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is based on the movie of the same name, although in this game there is a stronger focus on the robotic battle sequences. Players use a variety of weapons, including machine guns and rocket launchers, to inflict damage on their enemies. Players never attack humans, but the realistic graphics and environment lend intensity to the violent content.
Excerpt: The title for the game, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is a bit misleading. Although it would logically seem that this is a tie-in to the movie of the same name, it is actually a prequel to the events that take place in the movie. In fact, if for some reason you’re expecting to spend a little quality time with the great big ball of cheese orbiting around our planet then consider this your friendly neighbourhood astronomical forewarning: In this game you aren’t going to...
Conclusion: A disappointing offering and one that is especially perplexing after War for Cybertron offered so much potential. Every aspect of this game is lacking in some way and the only boon is the fact it is mercifully short. Childhood memories – consider yourself crushed.