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I've read a lot of bad reviews for this game, but our family found it to be pretty enjoyable. We got caught up in the hype surrounding the movie and gave the game a try. It was pretty enjoyable. It wasn't the best game we've ever played, but not worthy of the many poor reviews. My younger kids loved it, because they recognized the characters from the movie, and it was simple enough for them to complete missions. You don't go to a movie like this expecting to see Oscar caliber scenes, and same for the game. Like the movie, the game is great summer fun. The sounds and transforming were exactly what we hoped for. I highly recommend this game, just for the fun of reliving the movie a little bit and it's easy.
You'd think that controlling giant robots who could transform into familiar mechanical vehicles would be fun...guess again...
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...
i was so excited to get this game today. once i started playing it was a little difficult to get the controls. the camera is dumb, things get in ur way during battle and just running around, i played the game for only 30 minutes and sent it back. all robots only had two different weapons which got boring after a while. almost all the chapters were the same just killing decepticons the same way, but i only played two levels, which was about 6 chapters. if your a fan of transformers rent the game, if your not like me then dont, just a waste of time.