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Transformers: Cybertron Adventures: Review by KingreX32

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.

 

official website

http://www.activision.com/index.html#gamepage|en_US|gameId:WFC&brandId:Transformers

 

Categories: Wii/WiiU Reviews

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9 Comments

Reply Marioman18
1:48 AM on May 14, 2011 
I like this game more than the two games based on the movies,there are a few flaws but it's still a good game :)

I'd say the score you gave it is perfect!
Keep up the good work man!
Reply KingreX32
9:44 AM on May 14, 2011 
Even so i still wished us Wii owners got War for Cybertron instead of this. I feel so left out.
thanks for the comments dude.
Reply DBZmania
10:19 PM on May 14, 2011 
I get sick of watered down wii versions of these multiplatform games.....but at least this one doesn't suck :)
Reply KingreX32
11:24 PM on May 14, 2011 
Funny enough, im not a fan of this game, i actually dont like it. As soon as i finished it i got rid of it.
Reply Chick Kaboom
2:31 AM on May 15, 2011 
@reviewer I totally agree It was good enough to stomach playing through the game once afterwards I sold it 8)
Reply KingreX32
8:50 AM on May 15, 2011 
LOL if this was facebook i would have "liked" that comment.
Reply Staroceancrazy
6:06 PM on May 15, 2011 
I really hate the fact that this was changed into an on the rails shooter for the wii version......

I wish the wii could get some good licenced games :(
Reply Megatron2000
2:15 AM on May 17, 2011 
Here's something I thought I'd never say.......

I actually don't like this game,even though it has giant killer robots :o

As you can probably tell by my name and avatar I'm a fan of the series but this game flat out sucks :(
Reply KingreX32
8:32 PM on May 17, 2011 
Well it to me it dont suck. Its just a dissapointment.