The Transformers movie was one of the most anticipated films in 2007. Along with the film, a Transformers video game was developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Activision and was adapted to the movie. It was produced for different platforms including the Sony Playstation 2 and 3, Microsoft’s XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii and the PC.
Let’s start off with things that you can expect in line with the movie where it was based from. The graphics and sounds are stunning. The model of the Autobots and Decepticons are almost the same with the ones seen in the movies. They are very detailed and if you’ll notice, they seamlessly transform. It kind of reminded me of Grand Theft Auto for a bit since it does have a free-roaming environment where you see regular people walking around. On that note, the environment is well-designed and you can interact with different objects like throw cars at your enemies or blow up tanks and fuel.
As for the story, the game follows the story in the movie as well as some parts that weren’t included in the game. It was modified in a way since you’ll see some new robots that weren’t in the movie. Nevertheless, if you’ve watched the movie, you’ll be very familiar as to how the story goes in the game.
The game play could be one of the aspects that need improvements. Sorry for the word but the controls when you transform into vehicles are quite lousy. It’s hard to control the movement and direction of your car. In short, it feels very unrealistic. When you’re in robot mode though, it would feel much better but they move slowly and the response isn’t very accurate (I don’t know if you have a different experience with the game but it takes time before the robots react to my button mashing).
The game involves missions where you need to go to a location and accomplish the task that is given to you. Come to think of it, there’s nothing much to do then to destroy the robots that are coming after you. There are some missions where you have to blow up buildings and small objects but it’s a bit understandable that there isn’t much to think about what they can do. There are also a few bonuses that you can unlock as you go through the game.
Nevertheless, the game is still fun and you’ll probably play it and finish it. My recommendation would be to give it a try first. Not all are fans of robots blowing up other robots but it’s still a good game on its own. I’d give it 1 and ½ thumbs up!
Info Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_(video_game)