gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Transformers: Cybertron Adventures is supposed to be an epic battle that started off the series - where Optimus Prime and his Autobots leave Cybertron with Megatron and the Decepticons trailing them.
But there’s nothing I find here to be epic, or even memorable, about this rail shooter.
That’s right, this game’s a rail shooter. You don’t get to explore anything; the game makers dictate where you go throughout the game. While you are following the set path, you engage in two distinct game modes.
The first one is a copy of the Time Crisis franchise where the player has to shoot several sets of certain number of opposing guys, but the player has the option of hiding behind cover to avoid taking fire. But in cover the player can’t take down the opposing guys, so there’s a risk/reward aspect.
Cybertron Adventures takes the idea of Time Crisis and adds a nice touch: the sniper rifle.
The other play mode is the driving/flying mode where the player has to guide the robot through an obstacle course and shoot debris and planes. It’s just okay.
But what are not okay are several problems this game has.
First, there’s the lack of content; there are eight small Autobot levels and eight small Descepticon levels - which most players will breeze through in about four to five hours. After that, all you can do is play those sixteen levels a second time in Story Mode or Challenge Mode.
Second, there’s no difference between any of the robots in the game. I was using the same tactic and weapons with Megatron as I was with Bumblebee - and all the other robots. Boring!
Third, the game dishes out points at the end of each level and gives a rank up to the player after gathering a set number of points. But there’s nothing to be gained with a rank up. I don’t get better guns, more health, or a better chance to score a critical hit.
This game is good as a distraction, but I wouldn't pay $50 of my hard earned money for Transformers: Cybertron Adventures. RENT IT.
posted by Slicendice (GRANITE BAY, CA) Jun 23, 2010
Member since Sep 2006
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This game is NOTHING like the 360/ps3 one... yep. this is YET ANOTHER ON-RAILS game. no multiplayer, just you aiming and shooting at the screen. dont be fooled by the trailers and reviews of the other versions, this is worthless junk compared to the others Im really dissapointed