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: 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. Dark of the Moon ends up feeling like a rushed version of what could have been.
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 giant robots” then Dark of the Moon won’t do anything for you.
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
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.
Conclusion: The true winner in Dark of the Moon isn’t Autobots or Decepticons – it’s excellent pacing. Before any one part of the game starts to truly show its flaws, you’re done with it and on to a new section. Sure, it’s not the best Transformers game we’ve ever played, but it’s still a good a Transformers game, and that’ll be enough for a lot of people.
Pros: Perfectly paced action, Boss battles are awesome, Online leveling is easy
Cons: Super linear gameplay, Half-hearted story reveals nothing, Optimus Prime is hideous
Dark Of The Moon Prequel Game Is More Than Meets The Eye
15 June 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Be several different robots in disguise in a prequel to the film of the same name
Graphics: The robots look great, but the environments lack life and imagination
Sound: Strong voiceover work weaves together with elements from the movie soundtrack
Playability: Controls are well-mapped and somewhat customizable, but response feels a little slow at times
Entertainment: A really good movie game, which makes it a better than average action game
Excerpt: Having reviewed the previous three Transformers games on the Xbox 360, most recently Transformers: War for Cybertron, my expectations were held in check in preparation of the next games release. This being said, I was somewhat optimistic considering the success of War of Cybertron, which featured an enjoyable co-op mode and a single player campaign that was a hoot. Yet, before War of Cybertron hit the scenes, Transformer video games were typically characterized as...