I bought this supposedly mediocre Transformers game on a whim. I hope I won't regret it.
Based on a FAQ, this game has 14 Autobot chapters and 14 Decepticon chapters, located in Shanghai, USA, and Cairo. I should have played this back in 2011, when I was actually living in Cairo.
Completed 4/14 Autobot missions. So far, this plays reasonably well, although the frame rate is a bit on the low side. It is a bit funny that the Autobots are carelessly trampling civilians and vehicles, and destroying constructions around them with abandon. When the 'bots are in robot form, the game actually plays a lot like PS2 game War of the Monsters.
The unicycle Demolishor is one cool design.
I *hate* that you can't transform to vehicle mode without driving insanely fast. I can't even look at the vehicle, because it is never stationary, except when I'm driving it full speed into a wall.
My first death after 10 missions, and it was pure carelessness. Seemlingly, the levels don't have checkpoints, so you just start over.
I'm back in Cairo! But Devastator is devastating it...
One long and boring boss fight later, Devastor has become devastated.
completed the game on Normal difficulty (Autobots Campaign).
After an uninteresting battle between Optimus Prime merged with Jetfire and The Fallen, I completed the campaign. Although the basic fast-moving, third person shooter gameplay is OK if a bit overly simple, the implementation feels rushed and unpolished. Every level is a big square playground, and the missions have no variety to them. A completely uninteresting game, that clearly shows how much High Moon improved upon the franchise.
Sideways, Grindor, and Long Haul? Who cares about them? My team should be Brawl, Vortex, and Shockwave.