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Transformers: The Game (PS2)
- Protect or destroy the Earth: As the Transformers robot's war comes to Earth, gamers make the choice to join the Autobots in protecting our planet or to join the Decepticons in destroying it. With dual campaigns, the fate of the world is in players' hands.
- More than meets the eye: Instantly change from a larger than life robot to a high-powered vehicle such as a sports car, fighter jet or helicopter. Seamless transformations leave enemies in the dust or enhance players' combat strategy with a range of options in both vehicle and robot modes that take full advantage of the characters' dual forms.
- The world is your playground: Players crush, topple and wreck every object, including buildings and vehicles, in their path or use the objects as weapons. It is up to the gamer to decide how best to use their surrounding environment.
- Freedom of choice: An unprecedented line-up lets gamers experience the massive scale, unique abilities and sheer strength of an army of characters from the Transformers universe when they choose to play as Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream, Bumblebee and more.
- Variety of combat: For head-to-head battles, fans engage in melee combat that reflects each Transformers robot's character, scale, weight and power along with melee weapons and special moves unique to each character. The game's ranged combat offers a wide array of projective weapons designed to take out enemies from afar.
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Trying to turn non-action based blockbusters like The Da Vinci Code or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into games was never going to be an easy task, even given the limited amount of effort afforded to most film tie-ins. A movie involving giant transforming robots beating the tar out of each other though presents a more straightforward source of inspiration. The end result here is sort of Grand Theft Auto with giant robots, with no need to steal cars because you are the car.
A complex storyline is not one of the new movies primary achievements so this game tries to provide as much freedom as possible in exploring the game world and competing in a wide range of missions from world saving story related tasks to more laid back driving and flying races. You get to play as any of nine different Transformers, including good guys and bad guys, some of which arent even in the movie.
What makes the game interesting is the way in which being a 30 foot tall robot genuinely changes the dynamics of normal third person combat. Not only can you toss cars about like rugby balls and smack rival robos around with lamp posts but each character has their own unique mix of Sci-Fi weaponry as well. With the ability to transform into a car or jet fighter (or giant robot scorpion) at any time theres a degree of tactical flexibility in the game thats certainly far above that of most other more pedestrian film tie-ins.
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yes the steering of the vehicles is a little awkward but after a while you get used to it.
anyone who likes driving, shooting, fighting or destructive games should buy this game!
The few problems for me is that it is so repetitive, although that could have been expected with this style of game, as mentioned it is difficult to control the cars, and whenever you hit something you will usually either just stop and not be able to move or flip. It has a very short storyline and there are 5 levels with the Autobots, and as mentioned you cannot change the difficulty, which does pose a problem.
My main moan about this game though is the fact that in each level you have the police and army always after you, with police cars constantly shooting at you, missles being launched from army buggies and loads of tanks appearing from nowhere. This gets very frustrating as you cant do much about them.
Overall though, these problems may sound a lot, but the game is very addictive, and with the plot being slightly different to the Movie, you dont know what will happen next. If it was longer and you could choose your Transformer in each level, it would be a little better.
Still, a very good game if you are a fan of Transformers, even if you have only seen the Movie.
For someone who enjoys console games but may not be very good at them, this game can be frustrating but eventually you get to grips with it and I've done remarkably well in the few days I've had it. The most annoying thing I can find about the the game is you can't view the bonus materials as soon as you've unlocked them. You have to leave the game to find them.
I would recommend this game to all.
Overall very good game !
If you have any doubts - get it. It's the cheapest bit of fun you'll have for a while, and so much more entertaining than a lot of wii games that are out at the moment. Brilliant game.
For the most part this is great fun, there's a 'Grand Theft Auto' freedom to the environments, you can go pretty much wherever you like and destroy whatever you like (even as an Autobot). It's easy to get the hang of the controls and you'll soon be transforming to your heart's content.
To my shame I've played a stupid amount already and got quite far into the game both with the Autobots and Decepticons. It's been a laugh for the most part, but I've come across some maddening niggles...
1. Difficulty - there's no steady progression. I found myself stuck for ages on the second level, then blitzed through others later on. As a result to get good you have to replay levels again and again, rather than have your skill naturally built up as you go along. You'll understand when you have to take on Starscream AND Blackout at the same time with no prior experience of such tasks...
2. Camera angles! These have plagued many a PS2 game. At times it's impossible to get the thing to where you need it. 'Right, now if I can just get this last Decepticon... wait... where the hell is it?! More to the point where the hell am I? Oh. I'm dead.'
3. Driving controls. The oversteer is ridiculous! Every single Transfomer that becomes a road vehicle is an absolute nightmare to steer. Even Optimus Prime. I managed to put him into a 360 spin. Sigh.
4. Good grief, they're clumbsy! Picking stuff up and hurling it is fun most of the time, but at times it's crucial that you pull off throwing something at an opponent. Under pressure it's almost impossible to do because the darn bots are so clumbsy!
Overall it's fun enough to keep you playing, but it can become a maddening experience quite quickly at times. If you're patient and/or love Transformers this game is for you!
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Very addictive game. good graphics, can be a little bit repetitive at times, but there is plenty of action to keep you busy for many endless hours. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Frederick Caton