gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Got a kid that loves Transformers...? This title is clean in language and violence is very mild... Gameplay is far more fun, other then the previous title... The style of gameplay is like Rachet and Clank, but without the cartoony feeling -- Placing the player in Cybertron, the homeworld of the transformers. The game has multiple endings and is very fun to play, even for Transformer fans of all ages.
The beginning has two different starting points, but interweaves threw the game. You have the choice to start as the Decepticons or the Autobots. The Decepticons are taking over the transformers home world. The Autobots are weak leaders, so Megatron schemes to destroy their home planet. The Autobots are being attacked by the Decpticons, lead by Megatron... Optimus, trys to stop the Decpticons at all costs.
From the get-go you are given two starting points of the game... You are able to play as, Optimus Prime, Rachet(not the furry rodent), or Bumble Bee. On the Decepticon side you are able to play as Megatron with different plots.
The game allows a 3 player co-op campaign, so you and two other buddies can play the entire game together.
I enjoyed the Deathmatch more then anything else. First you are able to select from classes of autobots/decepticons.
You can be a scout -- A quick pace but short character transforms into a fast car. You can be a Leader -- A medium sized character transforms into a truck. You can be a Scientist -- A flying character who can transform into a aircraft(it does fly). You can be a soldier -- A heavy weapons character who can transform into a tank..
Four classes, that all have fully customisable/selectable weapons and you can even change the color of your autobot/decepticon to be unique in battle. The multiplayer has a role playing feel to it, not only is their classes, but you can upgrade vehicle chassis(better lookin robots) new weapons, perks, special moves, ect...
This title is a quick paced shooter and very fun for any age..
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
I currently have this game rented because I wasn't expecting much. I watched the intro video, which was pretty cool, and thought: well it's the intro video, it's supposed to look much better than the rest of the game. But then I actually played the game... IT IS GREAT. The graphics are not anything unbelievable, but they sure did surprise me. As mentioned, there are ten missions (chapters), but each one is very long. You can choose to play as decepticons or autobots. Each one has five of the ten missions. The online is great, there are four classes: Scout: A small guy with lower health, turns into a car and sneaks around. Soldier: Very bulky, turns into a tank and pounds people with melee. Scientist: Low health, but turns into a fast jet for getaways. Gets more assists than kills from what I've seen. Leader: A big guy, balanced all around, turns into a truck.
The only downside to online is the amount of people. I'm not sure if it's my connection or just a literal lack of players, but team deathmatch is the only game where its easy to get a game.
"Transformers: The War for Cybertron" is easily the best Transsformers game to date. That's not to say that it's perfect- it's not. There is some slowdown in the framerate, particularly the farther you go into the game, and the camera is not always the best. At times the issues are distracting and lead to some untimely deaths, but for the most part the overall experience isn't too badly hindered. In fact, the game is a mostly fun, fast paced shooter. The controls are fairly good (the only problem I had is that L3 transforms you into your vehicle state and it's also used for movement, and in the heat of combat this led to unwanted transformations) and are easy enough to use. Graphics are very good, with very detailed environments. The nice touches are the steam vents and other pieces of the environment moving, giving the sense of a "living" mechanical world. The story is well done, and gives some good insight into the civil war that destroyed the Transformers homeworld. The solo campaign is split into 10 chapters- 5 for the Decepticons, in which you follow Megatron in his quest to conquer Cybertron, and 5 chapters for the Autobots, where we get to see the rise of Optimus Prime. The chapters are decent in length, and one play through should last you around 10 hours. The voice acting is also pretty good, and helps the story come to life. This review is of the solo campaign only, as I don't play the multiplayer, but from all I've read, the multiplayer is where this game shines. If you're debating between rental or purchase, I'd say that depends on whether you only play single player or if you're online. Either way, definitely give this one a try.