CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 3:22PM CDT
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was able to attend a unveiling of the new Transformers Movie
Video Game. Here is a small snipet of what they had to say.
"Transformers: The Game was presented to an underwhelmed crowed of journos yesterday, as the giant-robot action failed to meet high expectations set by the movie."
To read the rest of their review of their first look, please head over to their site article
For other news on the Transformers Movie Video Game please click here
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Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53399)
Posted by Kayevcee
on March 14th, 2007 @ 3:37pm CDT
It's not sounding too amazing at the moment. Activision better get their collective fingers out if it's going to be presentable by June.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53405)
Posted by Anonymous
on March 14th, 2007 @ 3:42pm CDT
Exactly what I expected.
Videogames based on movies always sucked and have always continued to follow that trend.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53417)
Posted by Prowl76
on March 14th, 2007 @ 3:48pm CDT
Doesn't sound too promising.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53448)
Posted by Night primal
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:14pm CDT
You guys are right, the game dosn't sound that great. I am going to be ticked if it is bad.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53450)
Posted by bumblezzz
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:15pm CDT
hey spoon what about spider-man 2 and the future 3 and it is just fucking march we have 3 months still. It is probilly one from before or the one from the toyfair and i really don't trust people like them. I prefer people who I know and have played. Super man Returns was a good game but people are still fucking critics. winer babies
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53476)
Posted by First-Aid
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:41pm CDT
SPiderman 2 sucked...I couldn't finish it...just got too boring...same with Superman Returns. The extra rescues and crap really made it bad..
If they can put something up equivalent to the first TF game it'll be ok.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53477)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:43pm CDT
this whole thing would make more sense if the movie wasn't about monsters. I'm so sad
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53482)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:50pm CDT
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53491)
Posted by City Commander
on March 14th, 2007 @ 4:55pm CDT
bumblebzzz, only you seem to be whining.
Movie games are mostly poor, due to there being little in a movie that would actually make for good gameplay.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53502)
Posted by metalslugx1942
on March 14th, 2007 @ 5:00pm CDT
Well, I expected such, TV farnchise games, as well as movie games always tend to suck hardbody. But, what they needed to do just to be creative with the action, and just show it something not seen often, like take all the elemnts of all good games, throw in a pot, throw transforming robots in, stir it, and boom.lol. But really, they should have treated as, they were only using designs from a movie, and done a whole different thing with it. So sad.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53511)
Posted by Senor Hugo
on March 14th, 2007 @ 5:21pm CDT
Not surprised. Considering that all movie games seemed to have sucked the big one.
The only movie game thats even looking worthwhile is TMNT.
As for Spider-man 2.
I wrote:It was good, but it lacked a bunch of things. Namely replay value. Once you go through the entire game, what was there? Collecting of coins and tokens which give you what in the end? Diddly. Then you swing around and beat up thugs, then swing around and beat up people breaking into a rooftop door. Then you swing around and do a spidey race, then, oh look, more thugs. The only thing that was unlockable were upgrades for spider-man, wow I can make Spider-man swing a little faster, yay?
It got boring quick. There were no unlockables. The cool thing was the staggering size and detail of the environment, how well it flowed together.
It marked a huge leap from the first Spider-man Movie game, which really was a Spider-man 64 port updated. But it still wasn't a really great movie game. Thankfully Ultimate Spider-man, while on a smaller scale and basically the same game, gave some unlockables and extras for completing the game among other things.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53516)
Posted by D-340
on March 14th, 2007 @ 5:28pm CDT
So far(yes I know it's still early) my fears about this game are right on the money. Instead of do something like the Armada game, which was awesome, they go the lame-assed GTA wanna-be route.
GTA wasn't all that special to begin with(no one's gonna change my mind on this, I friggin' hate those games), so I don't see why the TF game needs to copy the formula. They could do so much better than that.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53553)
Posted by Kimmer
on March 14th, 2007 @ 6:43pm CDT
not surprising at all and actually totally expected. sadly games like these are just made to rake in the movie buzz bucks and unfortunately the game publishers probably won't make even a decent game. it's funny cause just a few days ago people here were all psyched and were reserving the game and everything.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53610)
Posted by Liege Evilmus
on March 14th, 2007 @ 7:26pm CDT
Eh, movie games normaly blow anyway.
Still, I bet anyone reading this is still gonna shell out for it!
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53641)
Posted by Roboto750
on March 14th, 2007 @ 7:47pm CDT
Hopefully things will improve. Though I liked the Armada and Japanese G1 game and the later wasn't always reviewed that highly.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53655)
Posted by Black Bumblebee
on March 14th, 2007 @ 8:06pm CDT
Movie games usually do not do that well... The reason? They never have enough time to do them properly! Think about it--this game is coming out the same time as the movie... which means that they've only known so much about the script, the robot designs, etc., for about a year (the way things are leaked, something tells me they've known more or less what we know when we knew it).
A year might sound like a long time... but when you consider design changes, plot changes (hey, there might be some since that year old script... hopefully), and the difficulty of the engine involved with playable characters that transform, it really isn't enough time to put together a solid videogame, let alone 6 or 7 video games (Xbox, PS2, Gameboy, etc., etc.)!
I'm not trying to excuse them--just stating the plain fact. Video games based on movies will suck 9 times out of 10 unless a lot of information is known about the property ahead of time.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53717)
Posted by i_amtrunks
on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:05pm CDT
Since nothing in the game was original, I wasnt expecting good reviews.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53763)
Posted by Hairball178
on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:17pm CDT
I put down $5 to preorder the X-Box 360 version. My plan is to wait it out until the game is ready to be released and check online video game reviews before I pay for it completely. If it's looking sucky, then I'm not paying the extra $65.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53915)
Posted by cryoknight
on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:57pm CDT
frankly i think it would be perfect if they just took the Incredable hulk game (newest one) and use that as an ideal setting where you can hurt innocent people trash cars and roam free that was what made that game better than most sandbox games. take that formula for the city levels add more levels and make the whole thing transformers but since it a movie tie in it just gonna suck
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53922)
Posted by 1337W422102
on March 14th, 2007 @ 11:06pm CDT
It could have been worse, your character could die with a single shot and you would get the message 'your head a splode.' All things considered, it could be a lot worse!
Still though, they better get their act together. In a game where you can throw just about anything, physics is VERY important.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (53999)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz
on March 15th, 2007 @ 2:12am CDT
I'd love a TF game that's like War of the Monsters. Everything was destructible in that and the humans were squishy.
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (54028)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream
on March 15th, 2007 @ 3:57am CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:Still, I bet anyone reading this is still gonna shell out for it!
Re: CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game (54133)
Posted by sniper_samurai
on March 15th, 2007 @ 7:17am CDT
C&VG have just posted a response from Activision in regards to the article that was posted yesterday.
You can read Activisions response here