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Transformers: War for Cybertron: The Video Game... 2

 Transformers: War for Cybertron is, from my experience, a rare thing.  It is not everyday that a game completely surprises you, providing a first rate experience, and also revitalizing your interest in a tired and seemingly hollow franchise.  Transformers succeeds at not only being a fantastic game, but also, the most successful modern reimagining of the classic 80's franchise.  Perhaps the changes may be to drastic to satisfy die hard Transformer fans, but the more casual robot lover will find...

34 out of 36 found this review helpful.

Not just a solid Transformers game, a solid game period. 0

  I must first start this review by getting a few formalities out of the way.   I am a child of the 80’s, and the biggest part of nostalgia from my childhood is without question the Transformers.   I had the toys, watched the cartoon everyday after school, had huge battles with my friends and cousins after hauling said toys to their houses.   It was simply a great time to be a kid.   So to say I have a certain bias towards this franchise is an understatement.   Now, I don’t automatically think e...

18 out of 19 found this review helpful.

Megatron takes an anti-life stance 0

So I vaguely remember that last year, I thinking that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was not half-bad. Before you shut the monitor off in disgust and declare me the world’s biggest nitwit failure of a life form, know that I’m talking about the video game, not the 150 minute disaster of a movie. While the campaign was a waste of data and the controls were more unorthodox than people who pull their pants down to use the urinal, the multiplayer options were rather novel. It was akin to Grand T...

10 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Optimus would be satisfied. 0

This, the latest attempt to bring Transformers to the video game realm, is finally the one that gets it right. It does everything that you could want in a game with the Transformers name on it. You can transform at any time, you can play as about 14 different Autobots and Decepticons, and Starscream is still a tool.  Gameplay boils down to old-school behind the back shooting, with no cover system to be found. It almost has a vague Unreal Tournament feel to it in the sheer chaos of the combat. Th...

12 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Qualifications will do you no good here 0

The problem with reviewing Transformers is, essentially, the typical mindsets people have towards Transformers.  The majority people I've talked to either love or hate Transformers.  There are very few standing on the middle ground.  Transformers fans are going to love this game, hands down.  Non-Transfomers fans well...  depends if they're the haters or not.   I will tell you right now, this game is pretty good at distancing itself from Michael Bay and most of the cartoon series from the last 2...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

A Great Game in Disguise 0

For well more than twenty years, Transformers has permeated our pop culture in ways few things have. Several successful cartoon series, a successful movie franchise, and the action figures that started it all and still fly off the store shelves. The one place that Transformers has lacked proper representation though has been in video game format. Until now.Transformers: War for Cybertron is a look back at why the robots in disguise that we all know and love were forced to leave their home planet...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

This one's got the Touch and the Power! 10

"Arise, Tiegerus Prime."  "Optimus..." "This is the end of the road, Bayformers! Now... light our darkest hour..." This game... this licensed video game... what is it? I'll tell you what it is. Transformers: War for Cybertron is a near masterpiece, and indubitably this year's Arkham Asylum. People (and I) kept hoping and praying that it would be, that this game might turn out to do for Transformers games what Arkham Asylum did for Batman games. And they were right. Absolutely. Though, to ...

16 out of 32 found this review helpful.

Wage both sides of this war... 0

Introduction As a child of the eighties, it would be easy to slip into hyperbole about how fantastic the original series was, how awesome the toys were and just what those iconic characters mean to me now that I'm an old man in my early thirties, but this game has to do so much more for me than that.   It has to create nostalgia, whilst feeling fresh.   It has to compete in an increasingly crowded multiplayer world, but stand alone.   Perhaps most importantly of all, it has to do what Arkham Asy...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A solid game with some big missing PC features. 0

Transformers: War for Cybertron is a good game.  The combat is fast and controls well, the characters and weapons provide plenty of variety, and multiplayer has a good number of game modes to play.  These strong points apply to every version of the game, PS3, 360, and PC.  These also are likely covered extensively in other reviews.  So I'm going to focus on what the PC version does differently, and why it's not so much a 'version' as it is a somewhat lazy port.  WfC on the PC is missing one key ...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Autobots Roll Out! 0

  It's been quite a few years since a good console Transformers game was released. Atari's Transformers for PS2 was released way back in 2004. That was a pretty good game at the time, but as the years went on, so many bad movie based Transformers games have come along and the series has fallen into a hole once more. High Moon Studio's Transformers: War for Cybertron, thankfully breaks that tradition.    The game is set as a prequel to the cartoon series. It takes place on the transforming robots...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Review of Transformers: War for Cybertron 0

Much to the delight of Transformers fans all over, High Moon Studios has released Transformers: War for Cybertron. A third person shooter which features characters from the Transformers universe, as seen on television, in comics, and at movie theaters. The story is set about one thousand years prior to the Transformers fiction most are familiar with. Back then the gigantic robots still called techno-planet Cybertron home. The game’s narrative, developed in collaboration with toy maker Hasbro...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An Inconsistant Mess 4

You know...  ::Sigh::   It's like... ::sigh::  Alright.   I write for a lot of different venues. Most of the time, the only reason  for my musings is to share my opinions and to cut out my own little piece of mind in this crazy world of the intertubes. However, I remember the day that the first Transformers: WFC trailer came out. My jaw dropped at how amazing it looked.  The story seemed to be there, the visuals were there in spades, they managed to take a wartorn robotic city (you can see the d...

7 out of 18 found this review helpful.

It's Not Arkham Asylum 3

Last year a game came out that did something rarely done before, it took an established property and turned into a good game, a very good game. That game was Arkham Asylum. Sadly in some ways thats a curse because it sets the bar high for all the movie/comic/cartoon adaptations that follow it. And this doesn't reach that bar.  It's not that it's a bad game, because it isn't , not really, it's just not a great game, it's nothing you haven't seen before, it's a lot of ideas borrowed from other gam...

7 out of 22 found this review helpful.

The best Transformers game in the last 10-ish years 0

  This is probably the best Transformers game in the last 10-ish years. No,its not based on any of the movies,but the authors made their own stories for the game,with help from Hasbro. As the name suggests all of the battle go on a robot planed Cybertron! Anyway,Megatron wants to get the Dark Energon,and use it to destroy the Autobots once and for all. The story is told through 2 campaigns-Decepticon and Autobot,and the Autobot campaign is tied to the Decepticon campaign,which is cool idea be...

4 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Transformers: War of bad level design 0

                 Transformers: War for Cybertron is a really hard game for me to review. I fairly enjoyed Beast Wars as a kid, but that’s where my slight affinity for the franchise begins and ends, so you could say I’m not that big of a Transformers fan. I only picked up this game because it was getting decent reviews on launch day and I just wanted to play an action game.                   The game starts really strong. The first level of the Decepticons campaign is expertly paced and has some...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A must have for Transformer fans. 0

If you like the real transformers (not the ones from that horrible new move) you are going to really enjoy this game. The story of this game is interesting, and is set before the original cartoon.  The campaign is co-op up to 3 players, but can be played alone with 2 bots. The campaign is broken into chapters. The Decepticons campaign takes place before the Autobot campaign, but you can start with witch ever you choose. Runs well on the PC, there are some issues, but nothing game breaking. Get y...

3 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Not the teachnical darling it could have been. 3

 This really isn't much of a review as it is a small collection of of my observations of Transformers: WFC. I hvae not completed the game yet so there is a chance my opinions could change, but i don't think that will happen.   So after playing through two Decepticon chapters and two Autobot chapters  (Playing on hard for achievements) i said to myself "how the fuck did this game get a 9/10" so i went and read their respective reviews from the sites who have rated this game anywhere above average...

3 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Better than I thought it would be... 0

First of all I should point out that this is my first review for Giant Bomb. I wasn't expecting too terribly much from War for Cybertron. I wasn't sold on the art originally and expected it to be a fairly bland package for the most part. I've found that I'm enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would. The single player campaign is a lot of fun, though I'm only about half way through the game. The multiplayer ended up pumping a lot of fresh new ideas into online play that surprised me. It's f...

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Till All Are One indeed 0

Being a child of the 90's and a sibling of a child of the 80's, I have been around Transformers for as long as I can remember. There was Drew's, my brother, collection of classic toys, his posters, and even the Beast Wars animated TV show, that of which I am not a fan. With that being said, I have grown to love Transformers and I have played many of the games. There was Beast Wars: Transformers, on the PC, Transformers, on the PS2, Both Transformers Autobots and Decepticon, on the DS, Transforme...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

If your after multiplayer at the expense of the campign 0

 Transformers war for cybertron is an ambitious remodel of the Transformers game franchise and consists of two main campaigns - the autobots and the deceptacons. However, this is where the game falls apart - the bosses are not hard but annoying. You often fall off the side of the track because you accidentally jumped onto a team mates head and get forced off the side or you simply press transform by accident and loose your gripping and have to go back to the last checkpoint.   So the cam...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

I Like Games Review: War for Cybertron 0

It really is the best one, trust me!     Video Review down belowTransformers War for Cybertron is the best transformers game ever made. That may be a controversial statement, but I stand by it. So, what makes it the best Transformers game ever? Well, for one, both the Decepticons and the Autobots are fully playable in the same storyline. Having both sides in the same story really makes it seem like an original, but authentic Transformers game. The campaign is lengthy and the story is fleshed ou...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Full disclosure. I love me some Transformers! 0

  TRANSFORMEEEEEERS!!+'sTransforming feels goddamn awesome! The most important thing in a game about transformers would prolly be the transforming and it's executed wonderfully. At a press of a button you turn into a car, or a jet, or a tank or whatever it is your character turns into. It never got old changing into a vehicle to move somewhere faster and it's especially awesome when you use it in combat. For instance, ramming through a decepticon as a truck, launching off a ramp, transfor...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

the transformers game that could have been 0

So for me im a huuuge Transformers fan and when i heard about war for cybertron it seemed almost too good to be true.When i finally bought the game i was blown away! the visuals,the sound effects and gameplay were great! and seemingly what a transformers game should be.However sadly the game suffers from many problems such as an inital start up load time,laggy multiplayer,and several other bugs.Since ive spent all of my time on the game with multiplayer i cant speak for campaign but im telling y...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Transformers game not based on a movie awesome right? 0

Transformers what are you doing in a game that doesn’t have anything to do with a movie?   Transformers: War for Cybertron is based on the events leading up to the Transformers seeking refuge on Earth.   Since War for Cybertron is not based on any of the movies, its source material gives the developer room to make an actual game and not a movie game. War for Cybertron is a pretty good sub title, because it tells you almost everything you need to know about what you will be doing in this game.  ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Get Ready to Roll Out! 0

To the current generation of gamers, bloggers, and technophiles, Transformers is simply a move license, one boasting explosive action sequences and little substance. That’s just the effect that reintroducing a franchise through Hollywood’s ongoing series of classic remakes and re-imaginings has on people. But, once it was a television show, and then a series of comic books that have become beloved by geek culture. It’s fortunate then that it is those iterations of the source material on which th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A War Worth Fighting 0

The Transformers are basically a race of robots that live somewhere out in space on a huge metal planet called - ready for this? - Cybertron. These giant robots are about two stories tall and able to change shape into a vehicle at will. Cybertron is not a peaceful place; there are good robots called Autobots, and bad robots called Decepticons. They hate each other's guts, basically because the Decepticons are evil and want to take control of the planet. Therefore, they are fighting each ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Review 0

By - RegianOver the last few years, Transformers games haven’t particularly been the cream of the crop. As for the movies? It’s best that I probably don’t speak much about my contempt for one Michael Bay. However, when I heard that High Moon Studios was given a completely clean slate from Hasbro to produce a new Transformers title that had no direct relation to either of the movies, I was quite excited to see the end result. Could this be the first great Transformers title of the 21st century?Le...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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