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For many, many years, the Transformers titles have been plagued by less than enjoyable game experiences. However, the Transformers franchise has received a repreve from flop games with the 2004 release of "Transformers" for the Playstation 2.
The game revolves around the discovery of a lost race of Transformers called... Mini-cons. In pursuit of the lost brethern, the Autobots put forth the choice of playing as either Optimus Prime, Red Alert or Hot Shot. Each of the three Autobots have stats of their own, ranging from attack, defense and speed, to a power rating. This power level restricts which Mini-cons you can have equipped at one time. This restriction on Mini-con power level causes the player to choose carefully which Mini-cons to use for any given situation.
The graphics are wonderful and really bring the Transformers to life. Gameplay is relatively easy to pick up and story progression, while somewhat forced (you can go back to previous levels to collect missed items), is easy to follow with the occasional update and mission objectives sent from Autobot Headquarters.
New and old fans of the Transformers cartoon series will be very pleased with the quality of work put forth from the people at Atari.
People, please! There is a good game out here, and while you are complianing about the whole "HALO 3 IS NOT COMING OUT UNTIL 2007!" thing, I, and a few lucky people, have played it and are fourtune (or unfortune) to have played a good game. And if more than one person HAS played it why is there only one other review? This convinces me that nobody else has played this game.
The story is from the most succsesful story: The Mini-Bots(or The Mini-Cons or whatever). You find them. You equip them. Yuo use them to carve down a path of destruction on your enemeies. And it works. Each one has different skills, and ALL OF THEM WORK. The level design is a pain in the neck. The A.I. is so hard. Playing as Optimus Prime is Easy difficulty. Red Alert is Medium. And, surprisingly, Hot Shot is Hard. And on all of these, the A.I. shows no mercy. Boss battles are terrific. Graphics are awsome. And finnaly, cheat codes are a life-saver. What more could you possibly want out of something so great?!!!!!
First off, in total wrap up, this game was AWESOME, the only thing that was off is that some voices were off,ex.(starscream, unicron, etc.) the graphics were great for a `04 game. i do think they could have put super optimus prime and other autobots in there.