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Reviewed: Transformers: War For Cybertron
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: August 8th, 2010
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

With respect to High Moon Studios - there's no part of this game that hasn't been done far better by other franchises.

Graphics:

The Transformers themselves are beautifully rendered; the problem is that the overall environments that players will spend 90% or more of the game in are so busy as to hide everything relevant and be headache-inducing.

Sound and Music:

Peter Cullen as Optimus - and the rest of the voice acting, at least, is just as stellar. The music's less so, and I would have appreciated some more classic strains from the shows.

Difficulty:

The game's difficult enough, in a "bash your head on the wall" sort of way for Escalation mode. Since most of the gameplay is online, consider the gameplay to be as tough as whoever you're up against.

Controls and Interface:

While I have no actual complaints with control placement, the control and system tutorials are most easily accessed once a game has already been started, and there could be room for simplification. Controlling the Transformers uses every single button that High Moon could get their hands on.

Overall:

Is it better than the last two outings of the Transformers franchise? Absolutely. Is it worth picking up as more than a weekend rental? Unless you're one of those people who collects one copy of everything Hasbro's ever slapped the Transformers logo onto, probably not.

 


Added:  Monday, August 09, 2010
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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