gamers (73%) found this review helpful
If you're like me, you won't find very much wrong with the Transformers here. The graphics are above average, sound and dialogue comes through great (Warpath and Megatron are hilarious), controls are tight and work even when transforming from humanoid to car to jet. The only problems I ran into was a tremendous slowdown during a boss fight (lasted about 3 min), two system freezes when things just got too hectic, and a general lack of ammo in some tight spots, but the game is not too hard and I got through it. Also great is the fact that you can play this whole game with 2 others online. Very fun, and appropriate for all ages.
posted by zombieorc (MEADOW VISTA, CA) Jun 26, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Transformers: War for Cybertron goes back to the beginning to tell the story of the transformers before they left their home planet of Cybertron. The story for War for Cybertron is excellent. The plot twists and turns and intertwines between the Decepticon and the Autobot campaigns telling the story of how Optimus became Optimus Prime and how Starscream became a Decepticon to name a few examples. And actually has a lot more in common with the original Transformers cartoons than any of the more recent movies.
The graphics are a unique mix of cell shading and heavy textures, think gritty, metallic, Borderlands. The textures and models all look great and appear to be really high res. The movement, attacks, and transformation animations are all well detailed and smooth upon execution. Also the designs of the main Transformers look great. Each character model has individual moving parts separate from the usual arms, legs, and heads. Such as vents, panels, wheels and other parts that really add a lot of detail.Also the environments look great with moving parts and a lot of the environment is totally destructive including different types of cover. This is by far the best looking Transformers game to date.
The overall design of the game is well implemented and fun to play.The boss battles are well thought out and multi staged as well as the mini bosses such as the large tank Transformers which you have to first attack their power cells on their backs, then blast the armor off their chests to reveal their weak spots. Transforming isn’t just for fun anymore. In certain chapters you will need to transform in order to reach certain areas or cover long distances quickly. Some enemies are also more vulnerable to your Transformers vehicle weapons.
With its solid shooter mechanics, great story and a fresh graphical style, Transformers: War for Cybertron is the best Transformers game to date, even with its small quirks and lack of extras.