Reviews and Problems with Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon
10 April 2012
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Yep, we have another movie tie in game on our hands. The difference, this time the game was put in the hands of High Moon Studios. You may remember High Moon Studios brought us the badass War for Cybertron last year. Can they duplicate that success here with Dark of the Moon? Yes, and no.
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.
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.
Summary: Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a bog-standard third-person shooter that is inferior in every way to its predecessor. On the one hand, it’s not bad for a movie tie-in; on the other, that’s not saying a lot.
Excerpt: The story is paper-thin, but if you’re picking up any part of the Transformers film franchise (or anything even loosely associated with Michael Bay) for things like intricacies of plot, characters with more than two dimensions or anything else that isn’t “giant robots beating the tar out of other...
Pros: Stealth force mode is a great addition to the gameplay, combat is fast-paced and fun
Cons: Campaign is a bit short, narrative is shallow
Excerpt: High Moon Studios are the development team responsible for Transformers: War for Cybertron, a game that seemed to show that they had great respect for the licence. Obviously, as this third film tie-in was also put together by High Moon, Activision knew that the property would once again be in safe...