gamers (85%) found this review helpful
I personally thought WFC was an awesome game and boasted really good single player, co-op, and multiplayer modes. This game on the other hand was likely released to promote the movie and you could tell it was a big step down from Transformers WFC. It has a very short 1-player campaign and 2 modes of online multiplayer (team dm & dm).
The campaign gameplay was pretty fluid, but the experience was only a few hours. Transforming to vehicle forms was easy and smooth, giving you many ways to expose of the enemy in both forms. Each shape has their own special abilities and weapons, and I loved the variety with each autobot and decepticon you can be. So you can travel faster by using the vehicle form (jet or truck/car) and use those missiles to take out bigger guys, and then quickly turn back so you're on foot and can use your smaller guns and abilities to rip apart the guys around you.
You'll play some missions as a transformer from each side, so you'll get to play as both Megatron and Optimus at parts, but most time is spent playing as the other not so cool transformers. The flying and driving parts of the missions added good change of pace action also. You can also replay each mission at certain checkpoints after completion, to collect the hidden icons you missed or get achievements easily.
The online multiplayer for me wasn't that great, mainly because if I wanted Transformers online I'd play WFC, which has multiplayer, co-op, and survival modes which are all good. Online play is still fun because you have a lot of classes of transformers to choose from, each with their own unique moves. So if you want to be stealthy, some classes have cloaks, while others have huge banging guns if you want to just blow up stuff. All in all a pretty good game but probably not worth $60 to buy-- A good day rental and for a pretty easy 800 achievement points.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
this is quite possibly the shortest game i have ever played. on normal difficulty, i beat it within 5 hours of receiving it. i got done with the 6th level and it gave me the acheivment for beating it and i was pisssed. i anticipated this game for 3 DAYS. 3 days of constantly running to check the mail. and now it is in route to gamefly as i type, 6 hours after getting it!
the gameplay was boring and repetitive, the enviroments were different, but the objectives were the same. blow up this, disable that, protect this, blah, blah, blah. however, the graphics were fantastic, i remember my self stopping at a cliff and staring at the ocean and nearby islands for 2 minutes. it was awesome.
all and all i would NOT buy this, just RENT mainly for the easy acheivement points.