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Enjoyable game, especially for the kids
posted by montero747 (DALLAS, TX) Aug 26, 2007
Member since Jun 2004
10 out of 11 gamers (91%) found this review helpful
Transformers: The Game
posted by DolfanDon (PITTSBURGH, PA) Sep 17, 2007
Member since Oct 2005
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
The game follows a GTA style open world, but have you restricted to SPECIFIC guidelines, a lot of which are timed. Basically you get some time to explore, but if it's a sandbox, let me do what I want with an option to continue the story. The general controls are "loose" and not a lot of fun. The camera kept getting in it's own way as well(although you can adjust it).
The autobots compaign is a mess (at least as far as I got). Not only do you have to drive around in a vehicle fun that is only minimally fun to control, but you have to do it to unseen time limits that take away from most of the fun. Then when you transform to robot form, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY, without damaging property. It's just not fun...
The decipticon campaign fairs a little better. Here the point is to destroy everything. You get rewarded for destroying buildings and the such. Much funner than trying to watch ever step. The controls are still loose, however. And to be honest, I lost interest in this before too long too.
Sorry, I love the Transformers, but I can't recomend this game...
posted by pimpchestr (FONTANA, CA) Jun 29, 2007
Member since May 2007
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
posted by Rolandk10 (FORT MYERS, FL) Apr 6, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Personally, I think that it's the mark of a terrible game to have to limit your time to objective in the first place. That along with cheap kills. Basically, anything that makes you memorize a level before beating it is possible. Did I pick up a game of memory? No.
What about the fact that NPC directions are so vague. For instance, you're told that a certain "boss" transformer is very tough and to see if you can find something to defeat him. REALLY? I'm supposed to try to defeat him? Jee, thanks for that tid bit!!! How about telling me to see if I can find something knock him over with and then pick him up and throw him 3 times. That may have saved me an hour and two freaking controllers.
This game could have been great. The characters and the world were there. All that was needed was to spend a little time setting up a story and the gameplay. This game felt like a long, drawn out demo.
Recipe for a horrible game
posted by Merc1138 (FREMONT, CA) Aug 9, 2007
Member since Oct 2006
6 out of 12 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Now toss in a poor flight-sim where the controls are pretty whack and the jet handles like a paper plane
Mix that up with an action shooter, except be sure to leave the projectile weapons really weak so no one will bother using them.
Add in a dash of melee combat, and by dash I mean one button.
Mix well in a generic environment with some builds that can be blown up, like the hulk game.
And now you have Transformers: The Game
Generally games for movies are rushed to meet the release date of the movie, this one is like they didn't even try. You could easily replace the main character models and then there would be nothing left to indicate that it's a transformers game except for the title screen. The graphics look alright I suppose, but after that it's all down hill. I mean, if they had spent 30 minutes showing this game to some kids and paid them in ice-cream or something, they could have had enough ideas to fix it. I just don't understand what developer in their right mind would be willing to attach their name to trash like this.
Maybe someday someone will try and make a transformers game, and spend more than a total of 3 months on it.
posted by complacent (LUBBOCK, TX) Aug 17, 2007
Member since Jul 2007
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Overall this is a fair game. Too shallow and boring to waste money on, but if you are a fan of Transformers or just curious you might find brief enjoyment in this short game.
More than meets the eye is right
posted by corvin2 (MANASSAS, VA) Oct 22, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The characters all have the same moves. The driving is aweful. The target lock weak. I retuned it after 1 day. Not what I expected. The reason I gave such a high rating was because I could return it. thanks for playing.
posted by Freeze17 (KUNA, ID) Jul 2, 2007
Member since Jan 2005
4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful
Waste of Time - sent back next day
posted by Renzo54 (Wadsworth, NV) Jan 1, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Transformers was terrible
posted by greenhouse (SALEM, OR) Jul 7, 2007
Member since Apr 2007
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
posted by PDaddySlim (RICHMOND, KY) Jun 30, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
3 out of 14 gamers (21%) found this review helpful
THIS GAME IS SO FREAKEN AWESOME MAN
posted by Fedorgreat (LEESBURG, VA) Jul 10, 2007
Member since Jun 2006
1 out of 20 gamers (5%) found this review helpful
posted by agusshullax Jun 22, 2013
movie was better
posted by RFC76 (LANCASTER, SC) Nov 21, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
THE ACTION ZONE
posted by Thehomeskillet (COLUMBIA, SC) Sep 8, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
The fighting is fun, but occasionally there are these certain bosses which you need to throw stuff at or else they knock you all over the place.
And if you get knocked all over the place you run the risk of falling out of the action zone, and if you're outside of the action zone for more than 10 seconds, you fail the entire mission and are forced to start the whole thing over again.
This game is a fun title to play, other than the fact that you cant choose which robot you get to play as, EVER.
Certain missions are especially aggravating due to the fact that you cant be removed from the action zone or else you fail. Which is a huge problem for renters trying to finish the game, but cant because the ACTION ZONE IS SO TINY IT TAKES 3 SECONDS TO WALK FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER.
If you know how to keep a humongous transforming robot inside of an imaginary mission boundary the size of a dime, then this game is definitely fun to play.
TRANFORMERS THE GAME
posted by PSN_MB84MIKE (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Jul 12, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
What A Waste of Time
posted by BengalsFan (NEWPORT, KY) Dec 14, 2011
Member since Jan 2010
posted by shadmanscofield (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Jul 8, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
posted by knives564 (MONTEBELLO, CA) Apr 2, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
Transformers the movie game
posted by Taz604 (STROUDSBURG, PA) Mar 22, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
First off the most dissapointing thing about the game was the developer. With as fun as the Lego games were you would think that a game like this dine by travellers tales would be good. The game looks rushed and the controls in vehicle mode are very sloppy. High speed turning is definitely not recommended. Instead of bumblebee feeling like a traditional American sportscar I felt like I was driving a delivery truck. The car just wouldn't turn. The graphics are mediocre at best. If you really want to get good transformers game wait til war for cybertron comes out.
Not worth the time
posted by 764Ohio (NEW HOLLAND, OH) Nov 20, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
posted by Free2Rhyme (CORTE MADERA, CA) Sep 7, 2009
Member since Feb 2008
posted by eznugtenn (TIPTONVILLE, TN) May 1, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
graphics and storyline
posted by GAMEZUES (MEDIA, PA) Apr 24, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
posted by WSPungelbc (LONG BEACH, CA) Mar 8, 2009
Member since Aug 2008