Why bother with plot when all you want to give are characters shooting at other characters? In Transformers: Rise of the Fallen, your job is to blow up every robot on the opposing side with you guns and your fists. There’s no need for any story or any character development - just blow stuff up.
But even with such a simple premise, there are problems with this game. First off, the stationary camera can hide the bad guys, and there’s no lock on to assist you in finding out those bad guys.
Also, some of the battles (namely the ones where Prime and Megatron go at it) can last far too long; the strategy here is to block the opposing robot’s attack, then counterattack. But you’ll have to wait for the attacking robot to finish its attack before you can wail on it.
Oh yeah, the game gets very repetitive after a few levels; no matter if you play as an Autobot or Descepticon, the enemies you’ll be facing are almost identical. Some guys you shoot, some block and counter punch. This will try some player’s patience, especially for those who do not like the movie this game is based on.
Also, the single player mode lasts only about four hours, which is way too short for a game costing $50.
And the two player mode is just you and a friend teaming up to beat up generic bad guys with guns and fists. It’s the lowest common denominator when it comes to multi player action.
But for those of you who are looking for a simple shoot ‘em up like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (the video game), then this game will give you what you’re looking for.
Transformers: The Rise of the Fallen is fun for a short while, but it just can’t hold my attention for the long haul. RENT IT.