|Posted on March 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM|
Transformers Cybertron Adventures is the Wii version of Transformers War for Cybertron. It was developed by Next Level games and published by Activision. It was released on June 22nd 2010.
Cybertron Adventures is a Third person On-rails shooter. It tells the story of the Autobot/Decepticon civil war on the planet Cybertron prior to making contact with Earth.
When you start the game you are given the option of playing as either the Autobots or the Decepticons, at anytime during gameplay you can exit out of your current campaign and start playing through the other faction’s campaign. This is great as you’re not stuck playing as one faction till the end of the game. Because the game is on-rails there really isn’t much to it all you have to do is point and shoot, there is also a simple cover mechanic were your character will stand behind a wall or piece of debris and you have to choose when its safe to come out. During the game your health slowly regenerates but it regenerates a lot faster once behind cover.
At certain points in the game your character will transform into their vehicle mode (you have no control of transformations) at which point you will either drive or fly to your next objective. While in vehicle mode you have control of both weapons and speed, (that’s right these parts are on rails too) weapons include your blaster (for ground targets) and missiles (for air targets) During gameplay for every successful kill you get points, these points go towards your power up meter, once this meter fills your level increases allowing your weapons to become more powerful and hold more rounds. Like any good on-rails shooter the game features an offline co-op mode (like CODs Squad mate mode) a challenge mode.
The Graphics in Cybertron Adventures were actually really good; they weren’t as bad as I thought they were going to be. The Animations were smooth and the textures a little dark but ok. The gameplay although on-rails was actually very fast paced and had an arcade feel to them. (Although the game still got boring after a while) The controls were simple, very simple.
While not as great as its relatives on the 360/PS3 I had few issues with this game first and foremost, it’s an on-rails shooter, and there’s barely any replay value (outside of unlockable concept art). That being said there’s a lot this game does right, the overall campaign is a decent length (9-10 hours including the challenge mode) the graphics were better than I was expecting, and the voice acting was respectable (although Megatron sounded like an Angry Austrian) Peter Cullen reprises his role as Optimus Prime.
This game is no War for Cybertron but it’s not as bad as you think. Transformers Cybertron Adventures gets 7.8 out of 10.
Categories: Wii/WiiU Reviews