posted by GStylez80 (WESTERVILLE, OH) Aug 26, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
I'm not the biggest Transformers fan and basically put it in my queue because of the lack of good summer titles. I was pretty surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
-Good story (although I get the feeling it would've helped if I had played War for Cybertron)
-Great character variety, as you get to play as both Autobots/Dinobots and Decepticons/Insecticons (although you don't get to chose when that happens)
-Lengthy (took me 12 hours to beat on normal)
-Good graphics (not spectacular, but good)
-As a third-person shooter, it felt weird for it not to have a cover system. At this point in the console generation, lack of cover system is not acceptable.
-Transforming was fun, but vehicle forms often felt the same regardless of the Transformer. Also, vehicles mostly glided along surfaces instead of feeling like driving like actual vehicles.
-Enemy variety was poor (although AI was pretty tough)
-Chapters with Grimlock and Bruticus weren't as much fun as I thought they should be (constantly hit "circle" to melee...and that was it).
Overall, I enjoyed this game. I did not delve into the multiplayer or escalation, as I don't really enjoy those types of game modes, so I won't judge those parts of the game. Just a fun game for the summer...would certainly recommend it.
Its really fun playing as the warrior robots we grew up with as they are in their Cybertron form. It would have been nice to see them a bit metallic looking rather than bulky and dull.
My major gripe with the game was the glitches that made me turn my power off several times because of freezing problems. Other than that the game is pretty fun.