posted by HDSP2010 (STORRS MANSFIELD, CT) Oct 18, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
This game isn't worth a try. It's more like a arcade shooter and there are better games like that for Wii. I grew up with transformers and the only thing i want in any transformer game is the ability to TRANSFORM. Cybertron adventure doesn't care though, you can't transform and all transformers have the same set weapons. Just simply skip this game.
posted by Mumserpal (MOUNTAIN VIEW, MO) Sep 14, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
Once again the "professional" review sites dropped the ball.
This isn't the same game as War for Cybertron. Instead of dumping a scaled down port to the Wii, Activision gave the Wii it's own version developed by "Next Level" The people behind Punch-Out. Transformers: Cybertron Adventures tells the pre-exodus story of the Transformers. And they tell it very well in this game. Strong vocal performances all around, including Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime!
The game features a campaign for each faction, which is best played simultaneously(Autobots Level 1, then Deceptions Level 1, etc.), as opposed to beating one campaign then starting on the other. This is a great way to see the story as each side gives a different view of the events that had taken place during the level.
You can tell that a lot of care and polish was put into this game, as everything looks and sounds great. I didn't notice any bugs either. Its very clear that Next Level took their time on this.
The game play is sort of like a rail shooter, but is played completely from the third person perspective. The on-foot sections are very reminiscent of Time-Crisis, in that you have available cover to hide behind. There are also driving and flying sections. Each one as enjoyable as the next, and there is a two-player mode, where the second player acts as extra covering fire for player one. Which makes some of the time sensitive areas less hectic!
I played through on normal difficulty. The game is about medium length, if you play both campaigns, and even lasts longer if you replay the old levels for achievements, which are found in the game's challenge mode. The game has unlockables in the form of character artwork. Not that exciting really, but certainly not worth taking points off for!
transformers was a nice game that held great action and great ideas. the characters were very well designed and fun to watch. the action scenes were great. but the lack of getting to move your own character was a big hold back from it's great potential. transformers was a fun game that just didn't last.