CVG Gets a First Look at Transformers Movie Game

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Postby metalslugx1942 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:00 pm

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 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.
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Postby Senor Hugo » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:21 pm

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.
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Postby D-340 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:28 pm

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.

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Postby Kimmer » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:43 pm

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.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:26 pm

Eh, movie games normaly blow anyway.

Still, I bet anyone reading this is still gonna shell out for it!

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Postby Roboto750 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:47 pm

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Hopefully things will improve. Though I liked the Armada and Japanese G1 game and the later wasn't always reviewed that highly.
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Postby Black Bumblebee » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:06 pm

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.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:05 pm

Since nothing in the game was original, I wasnt expecting good reviews.
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Postby Hairball178 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:17 pm

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.
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Postby cryoknight » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:57 pm

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
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Postby 1337W422102 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:06 pm

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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.
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Postby Powermaster Jazz » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:12 am

I'd love a TF game that's like War of the Monsters. Everything was destructible in that and the humans were squishy.
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Postby sniper_samurai » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:17 am

C&VG have just posted a response from Activision in regards to the article that was posted yesterday.

You can read Activisions response here
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