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on 8 July 2014
the game is unplayable up to a certain point due to the ridiculous difficulty of the shooting action which is a key factor in the game ,its so clumsy that i cannot advance on stage 2 where shockwave has to disable the generator in 4 places as once the cpu opponents lay into you 10 secs and its all over even on the easy difficulty?? ,i have played this part of stage 2 for at least 2 hours and have experimented with different ways to beat it even just hiding and shooting and it is completely impossible to pass ,you can automatically aim but by the time you do that half your energy has been lost ,there are checkpoints but that still does not save you ,the cpu also most of the time just runs about and it is very hard to hit them and some of the flying enemies are also hard to spot and take aim at ,you know they are there when they start wasting your energy ,there are what is called hacks which you can unlock after getting a gear box ,this is done by completing certain quests within the level but the hacks only INCREASE the difficulty making it harder ,on stage 1 sometimes optimus or bumblebee would not move after beating all the enemies resulting in the game having to be restarted from the checkpoint meaning glitches in the game and the voices are all irritatingly repeated (lockdowns mercenaries always just say lets see what we got then its we lost them then 3 seconds and its the same line again if they see you) .
before all this glitched nonsense the campaign mode (offline story) is very boring and slow ,for some reason the developers thought it would be a good idea to replay any challenge you complete but it gets incredibly boring after a while just repeating the same challenge over and over again and the gear boxes you obtain through the challenges etc are mainly the same items in it after a while meaning you are short of about 4 unlockables in total ,no matter if the gear box is gold ,silver or bronze the rarity of the box means nothing but these items are changed if duplicated but only for the hack items.
the only good thing about it is that you can play as some of the G1 transformers in the online escalation mode including classic optimus prime albeit it most of them are a bit modified in appearance from the 80s versions (most have to be unlocked first through random gear boxes) ,escalation mode is made of 15 levels where you and anyone else online joining the game fight together to battle through the cpu opponents but unfortunalty it does not save the game from being an utter shambles ,a lot of the time when i play escalation mode other people keep quitting the game early probably through boredom or just mucking about and this makes most of the ps3 trophies earned in escalation mode extremely difficult to obtain if you need two players.
a complete waste of money on a game that should not be like this ,it should be so much better but i dont know why the developers just rush these types of games ,its always the same with games like this WHY.