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Transformers: Cybertron Adventures (Nintendo Wii)
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Price:£9.99-£49.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 9 June 2012
This is not war for cybertron but for what it is(on rails shooter/driving game) I had fun playing it, I did beat the whole game in about 5 hours but I had fun during those 5 hours and there are missions and ranks with unlockable artwork to add to raplayability and I did find myself replaying it again. It is not as good as war for cybertron but it is fun while it lasts, if you are a transformers fan and find it for around £10 you might want to check it out
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on 16 January 2015
Completely different from the PC/PS3/X360 version. It is basically an on-rails shooter, where you use the Wii remote as a gun. Very short and very forgettable game. I guess it's OK for a Transformers fan.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2010
This is NOT the advertised War For Cybertron. This appears to be a shortened version of it, without so many of the interactions, missions etc.
It is still good to play, but a little repeatitive as the console moves your character when in robot mode. You don't get to decide where you are going, unless you're driving.
Just be warned, this does not have all the extras on it that the other platforms do.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2010
I was really looking forward to this game when I saw the original trailer. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to my expectations. I purchased it on the day it came out, and have spent maybe four hours playing on it. In that time I've made it to the final boss on the Autobot missions, and about halfway through the Decepticon missions. Unless there's some secret missions etc. that I've missed, there's only sixteen levels in the game in total.

So what's the problem with it? Visually the game is impressive, and Peter Cullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime reprises his role in this game, which is great, but, well, it's just too simple. On each level you're given a particular character to use - for the Autobots this has been either Bumblebee, Ironhide, Airraid, Jetfire, or Optimus Prime. So far I've used Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave in Decepticon levels. The levels alternate a couple of times between robot mode and vehicle mood. The vehicle mode involves driving/flying around dodging or shooting obstacles. The robot mode involves shooting stuff. You don't have any real control over your character - the driving/flying is on rails. You fly or drive along until you reach a checkpoint, and then the game transforms you back into a robot. Then it's basically a shooting gallery game where you target enemies by pointing with the Wii remote, shoot them, and duck behind bits of scenery by pressing A. When you've cleared some/all of the enemies at that point, the game walks you round to the next bit where you shoot some more Autobots/Decepticons. If you screw up, you go back to the previous checkpoint (unlimited lives) and can keep on going. I imagine this is probably pitched at younger gamers than versions for other platforms. It seems a bit strange and a waste of the franchise because I imagine this game would appeal most to fans of the original Transformers cartoon from the early 80's (like me!)

Ultimately, the game is fun to play but don't expect it to be a long-lived challenge. There is a two player co-op mode which I've not used yet, but really how many people will play like this? I've not seen the Xbox/PS3 version of this game yet, but I imagine they are probably closer to what I expected.

I think Activision have cheated a bit because the marketing lead me to believe that this is basically the same game as the other versions. Clearly it's not. Amazon should also change the title - it's not "War for Cybertron" but "Cybertron Adventures" - they've got the right picture.

I actually feel so cheated and disappointed that I think I'll finish the game and then trade it in for something else, which I've never done before
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on 3 April 2015
my son loves it
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on 29 August 2014
Brilliant
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 May 2012
it is nothing at all like the trailer. you can not turn from vechile to transformer whenever you want and you can't choose where to move plus, you cannot do it in co-op mode. this game is awful
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2010
Rather than the Gears Of War influenced third person shooter that is War For Cybertron - this is a lightgun game in the Time Crisis mould. The story seems to take place towards the end and just after the events of the HD game, but the plot is easily the most confusing I've seen this year. Terms like "Dark Energon" are thrown around without any explanation whatsoever, like a bad film tie-in.
Not that this affects the gameplay at all and the voiceovers are still very good, even if the dialogue doesn't sparkle quite as brightly. The graphics are very poor by any standard though and look like they're stuck in a permanent low detail mode, as if you're playing the game on the lowest settings on a decade old PC, especially as most of the backdrops appeared to be completely un-textured. Still, at first it seems like the game might be able to persevere.

You have four different weapons to choose from (missiles, Gatling gun, sniper rifle and blaster) and you can hide behind cover to repair/reload. Most sections don't have a time limit so you can usually take your sweet time picking off Decepticons (or Autobots - the game is again split into two separate campaigns). All the basics are there then, but there's an art and rhythm to designing a good lightgun game that has completely passed this game by. Anyone can make a shooting gallery but it takes talent to make it all seem as involving as an off the rails game.

Here the pace is far too languid and the level of challenge almost non-existent (I didn't die more than once in the same spot until the final boss). You also seem to spend just as much time watching your robot run between interactive scenes as you do actually shooting anything. Strictly speaking the game does feature transforming, it's just you have no control whatsoever over when it happens.

At certain points you transform into a car or tank and are forced to endure possibly the worst driving mini-game since Desert Bus, fot thos of you that remember that!

Your robot rattles along the narrow roads like an empty shopping trolley, as the memory of F-Zero has lubricant leaked upon it from Unicron's own robotic bladder. The jet sections are little better, despite being reminiscent of Star Fox.

There is a two-player mode and some challenge modes but all this is going to transform your £40 into is bitter tears of buyer's remorse.

IN SHORT: This is essentially a very weak "Time Crisis" game with Transformers, but not any sense of pace, excitement or fun.

PROS: More top notch voice-acting, even if the dialogue is a step down. Co-op mode lets you share the burden.

CONS: Terrible graphics, Woeful music and sound, poor level design and pacing. Awful vehicle sections. Extremely short and easy.

OVERALL: Stay away and buy the other version if you have a PS3 or XBox360.
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