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A poor game in disguise.
on 21 July 2007
The graphics are very impressive like with other movie cash ins. Unfortunately, the levels are very repetitive regardless of whether you take on the role of the Autobots or Decepticons: beat up generic opponents with generic button bashing; race to the next location; fight more generic opponents before brawling with a named character.
The carnage certainly mounts up as you do this; buildings explode if sign posts are thrown at them as the police and the air force are called in. This becomes more annoying through out the game as civilian and military vehicles pile up at your feet and you can't see what you should be fighting through the smoke. This is made worse by a target reticle which locks onto any vehicle. However, as you would expect, the PS3 handles this chaos with ease.
Destroying the "fully interactive environment" (accidentaly or purposely) is the only way you can actually interact with it, so you don't get an urge for exploration. A wasted opportunity to use the only unique feature of each the characters:TRANSFORMING into different vehicles!