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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review
29 September 2009
Excerpt: Imagine what it would be like to become a Transformer. Walking, jumping, and climbing in your humanoid form would be pretty familiar, and you could easily get the hang of whipping out your guns to blast enemies. Driving yourself around might be a bit awkward at first, and flying would be significantly trickier, but the real problems would come when you tried to transform.
Pros: Each Transformer has powerful weapons and abilities, Two sizable campaigns, Unlockables and bonus objectives enhance each mission, Strategically engaging online multiplayer
Cons: Controls are tough to get the hang of, Environmental hang-ups are prevalent, Some movement issues linger throughout, Uneven voice acting
Excerpt: I refused to purchase Transformers Revenge of the Fallen for many months. I went to see this movie in the theater and was very disappointment with it. Eventually I determined it was important to do a review of this DVD for Family Friendly Gaming. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen on DVD is more of an adults only product.
Conclusion: All in all ROTF isn't a flop and despite it's lackluster Campaign and the hard-to-master controls it's the multiplayer where your skills come in. It's not that good but it sure ain't as bad as the first one. Definetely worth a rent especially if you want some easy G. Like I said short Campaign and you can boost for the Multiplayer achievements.
Excerpt: I've yet to see the latest Transormers movie, having had my hopes dashed by friends claiming it's a huge disappointment. As a life-long fan of the original cartoon and comics the first big-budget Michael Bay movie managed to tick most of the right boxes, but the game failed on almost every count. Activision claimed to be righting many of the wrongs found in the 2007 game, so my hopes were raised. Could Revenge of the Fallen actually be pretty good?
Excerpt: Movie based games have always had the reputation of being ‘stinkers’. Incomplete, rushed and full of glitches are words often used to describe even some of the most promising movie based titles. So when Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the Xbox 360 arrived at my home office I kept my expectations in check as I typically do with these types of games.
Conclusion: When you first start out, the game is a ton of fun, as getting to romp around the city as a Transformer, in robot and vehicle form, and kick butt for whichever side you like, is as close to pure video game pleasure as you can get. But when it quickly becomes clear that there's not much more to do, besides romp some more and kick a bit more butt, the thrill subsides, only returning when you take your game online for multiplayer fun (though the inclusion of some G1...
Excerpt: Less than meets in the eye – a phrase that could easily be applied to the first video game tie-in to Michael Bay’s action-heavy robot opus, Transformers . It was a lesson in mediocrity, and as such, a new developer has been handed the reigns to the sequel in a bid to make giant transforming robots fun again. How hard can it be? In truth, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a much more focused project than it’s movie counterpart.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Xbox 360) Review
5 July 2009
Summary: Revenge of the Fallen is definitely better than the movie. That's the first major relief. If you're looking for a game that you can pick up and dive right in, this isn't it. If you've got time and patience and can dedicate both to a game that, ultimately, you may not find worth the effort...go nuts. ROTF is not a BAD game, but it could have been GREAT with some of the control issues ironed out and a bit more attention to detail with graphics and sound.