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: 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: 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: 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...
Conclusion: For a video game based on a film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon does well. It's a good action title that can be enjoyed by adults and kids. It's simple, easy to use and fun, though it doesn't stand out in any areas when compared to great action titles. It is worth at least a look.