Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS)

Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS)

Thursday, July 5th, 2007 10:05am CDT

Categories: Reviews, Game News
Posted by: Tigertrack   Views: 35,780

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Ninjaburn has let us know that Gamespot has officially reviewed the TF games on multiple platforms and the reviews are not too favorable.

The Gamespot Review of the platform game can be found here.

And of course, you can read the review of the DS version here.

What do you think of the Transformers Game? Be sure to visit the video game forum to share with everyone.

Credit(s): Ninjaburn


This article was last modified on Thursday, July 5th, 2007 10:44am CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201044)
Posted by RichGarner on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:13am CDT
I have not read these yet (I'm at work... blocked by firewall) but I'm not surprised in the least bit that the game got bad reviews. I'm trying to sell my Wii copy and I can't find anyone who wants to buy it.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201054)
Posted by Maju Garzett on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:19am CDT
Try returning it to Gamestop or EBGames. You obviously won't get full price, so try trading it in for Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition. I'm loving it.

Anywhoo... Not suprised either. But face it, we are TF-Fans, and we don't care what the score is.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201061)
Posted by Anonymous on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:22am CDT
I am very depressed by this, but not very surprised. Most movie games really suck.

Oh well.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201069)
Posted by 1337W422102 on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:27am CDT
Well, WHO could have seen this coming? Certainly not a member of this board who was accused of trolling...
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201098)
Posted by MantaScorp on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:37am CDT
You can get a good overall view of the critics' ratings for these games at gamerankings.com or metacritic.com. Generally, the games fall in the 50-70% range.

Persoanlly (owning both the PS2 and DS Autobots versions), I don't think that the games are BAD, just not as well-made as they could have been.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201101)
Posted by Satanatron on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:38am CDT
The DS version are far superior in voice acting and sound than the 360 game which is a shmae really.

The 360 game have so many glitches and I have to agree with the review for instance you have super plasma weapons that are useless.

If I have to recommend one of them I'll say go with the DS versions.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201162)
Posted by Ballistic90 on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:10am CDT
I had fun with the games, although on the Wii version at least, Starscream sucks.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201174)
Posted by Xion on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:14am CDT
I think if Melbourne House could maked this game it wouldn't be a flop.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201191)
Posted by dabattousai on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:25am CDT
I own the DS Versions, but only played the Decepticon Side so far and they are fun. I even thought they were like GTA before Gamespot commented that in their review. The games are pretty cool.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201216)
Posted by Klozminded-G1 on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:36am CDT
Gamespot had the review up the night the game was released, the video shortly after.

IIRC, IGN beat them to the punch in trashing the game. Their review can be found here:
http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/805/805121.html

And the video review here:
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/805/ ... ids_1.html
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201222)
Posted by Iron Prime on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:40am CDT
Ballistic90 wrote:I had fun with the games, although on the Wii version at least, Starscream sucks.


Could you please elaborate? I have a Wii and was thinking of picking this title up if I could find it cheap.....


Thanks,
S.P.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201227)
Posted by cor2879 on July 5th, 2007 @ 11:44am CDT
I won't bore readers with a full review but as an avid gamer and Transformers fan I'll drop my thoughts here:

First and foremost, the extra $10 for the Cybertron Edition really isn't worth it. All you get is a bonus disk that contains all the interviews that were already posted for download on the game's website and on X-box live. (plus a prequel comic... just buy the tpb for that) Save your $10 and go buy one of the movie toys...

The game: I have played through the Decepticon campaign and about half of the Autobot campaign. I do have to agree that the game is light on content. I played through the Decepticons campaign in about 4-5 hours, and this was doing basically everything, all bonus missions and finding usually 90+ out of the possible 100 Energon cubes on the map. Unlocking G1 Megatron is pretty sweet though, I'll say that. And hearing Frank Welker rendition Megatron once again is also pretty awesome. Yes he does sound 20 years older but it's still Megatron and he rocks. Also playing as Barricade is pretty fun. On the other hand, playing as Scorponok sucks hard. They really can't say they playtested that part of the game, and if they did, they need new testers. The controls are a bit awkward at times, especially when playing as Megatron and attempting to fly through the city. He is not able to ascend above roof level (why?) and if he comes in slightest contact with any building he immediately transforms back to robot mode. Also, as stated in Gamespot's review, you are given these (supposedly) awesome weapons, yet seldom are you able to use them, particularly if playing as the Autobots. Some of the unlockables are somehwat cool if you are an uber Transformers geek (if you are reading this webpage, you probably are). Some photos from movie production, various comic covers from the various incarnations of G1 comicdom, and of course the G1 Models and repaints. Also the appearance of Shockwave as a moviefied villain is somewhat cool (though not as cool as it could have been if they gave him more personality and a little dialogue).

I would give Transformers a 7 out of 10 if it weren't for one major problem. The game is defective. I haven't read if anyone else had this problem or not but usually if I play Transformers, then return to my Xbox dashboard, I can't start Transformers back up. It just won't happen. I have to eject it, put it back in, let the game decide my 360 is a regular DVD player not capable of running 360 games, eject it again, put it in again, and play. I have never ever had to do this with any other 360 game. So because of that, I too must give Transformers for the 360 a 6 out of 10. I will argue though that if you are a diehard Transformers fan it is worth it probably to pick this up, even if you wait until it's in the $20 bargain bin. It's better than Transformers: Tatakai : )
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201301)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 5th, 2007 @ 12:30pm CDT
Youv've got to be kidding. I havent had this much fun with a game since Dead Riseing and the last Grand Theft. The problem is they have to much to play at once. This is why i dont go by web rateings.

Maju Garzett wrote:Try returning it to Gamestop or EBGames. You obviously won't get full price, so try trading it in for Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition. I'm loving it.

Anywhoo... Not suprised either. But face it, we are TF-Fans, and we don't care what the score is.


you havent plaed RE4 untill now? Shame on you. Its one of the greatst games of all time.

cor2879 wrote: The game is defective. I haven't read if anyone else had this problem or not but usually if I play Transformers, then return to my Xbox dashboard, I can't start Transformers back up. It just won't happen. I have to eject it, put it back in, let the game decide my 360 is a regular DVD player not capable of running 360 games, eject it again, put it in again, and play. I have never ever had to do this with any other 360 game. So because of that, I too must give Transformers for the 360 a 6 out of 10. I will argue though that if you are a diehard Transformers fan it is worth it probably to pick this up, even if you wait until it's in the $20 bargain bin. It's better than Transformers: Tatakai : )


I havent hear of this problem untill now. Either your 360 is going or the disc is defective. Try exchangeing the game for another ans see what happens.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201353)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on July 5th, 2007 @ 1:17pm CDT
I'm playing the PSP version and it's not altogether bad. it seems like the models could have been a lot more detailed. The game itself is fun, but when an attack lands on an enemy there is very little to show that it made contact.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201364)
Posted by Shadowman on July 5th, 2007 @ 1:27pm CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:I'm playing the PSP version and it's not altogether bad. it seems like the models could have been a lot more detailed. The game itself is fun, but when an attack lands on an enemy there is very little to show that it made contact.


This is the first good thing about the PSP version I've ever heard!

I have a reason to buy it now!
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201416)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 5th, 2007 @ 1:56pm CDT
hmmmm well i have the 360 version...gotta admit i havent played it becuase i dont wanna be spoiled for the movie so i'm waiting til i see it before playing...though i did pop it in and watch the intro just to make sure the disc worked.....so to that point, it works fine for me....

but whenever i do play it (this weekend if things work out) i'll come back here and comment if i have probs...

although i have many games where i've read about glitches and bugs and they never affected my copies so who knows
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201417)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on July 5th, 2007 @ 1:56pm CDT
:BOT: Despite the negative reviews, I'd still like to try it out for myself. :CON:
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201429)
Posted by Duke of Luns on July 5th, 2007 @ 2:03pm CDT
I got both the DS games for my birthday yesterday, and I think it's pretty cool! I started the Decepticon one first. I think it's cool how your a generic Decepticon, and you get your alt. modes by scanning pedestrian vehicles.

Can you be Skydive/G1 Starscream in one player? I'm gonna get them from Target tommorrow, and I'm just wondering if they're Multi-player only.
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201443)
Posted by 1337W422102 on July 5th, 2007 @ 2:10pm CDT
Oh, god, no...

It seems that Bay's shakycam found its way into the game...
Re: Gamespot: Unfavorable Reviews for Transformers Movie Games (Platform and DS) (201487)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on July 5th, 2007 @ 2:35pm CDT
I got the 360 version. I think it's fun as hell and the graphic are awesome. Definitely what I wanted in a TF game. I would be nice if the same guys did a G1 game.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Starscream" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Barricade" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Optimal Optimus" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Snarl" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Nemesis Prime (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Windblade and Scorchfire" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Terrorcon Cutthroat" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Master Xort and Highbrow" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Decepticon Krok and Gatorface" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight -- Knight Armor Turbo Changer Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Victorion Collection Pack" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #270 - An Ox, a Seagull and a Monster
Twincast / Podcast #270:
"An Ox, a Seagull and a Monster"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, February 14th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Robots in Disguise Quillfire Complete 1 One Step Changers RID 2015" on EBAY
Buy "transformers the movie toys, bumblebee, starscream, jazz, ironhide, barricade" on EBAY
Buy "Legends Shockwave | Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Hasbro Class" on EBAY
Buy "Voyager Motormaster | Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Hasbro" on EBAY
Buy "2016 Transformers Autobot Drift Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Robots In Disguise SOUNDWAVE Complete Rid Warrior 2015" on EBAY
Buy "JETFIRE Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Siege Commander Class" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 86-06 Leader Grimlock and Autobot Wheelie IN STOCK!" on EBAY