Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review
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Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review
 

Here’s your chance to be a TRANSFORMER! No kidding, or at least you could experience part of it!

The Story

Similar to the game based on the first movie, Revenge of the Fallen will feature two separate campaigns; one depicting the actions of the Autobots, and the other the actions of the Decepticons. The game will expand on the movie plot with additional missions and characters. Unlike its predecessor, Revenge of the Fallen will feature a hub-like, non-linear mission progression; allowing the player to choose what missions they would like to accomplish and where in order to further drive the story.

Source, and guess what – you also have the list of characters playable listed there!

Gameplay

Just like H.A.W.X, it’s all out action for this game.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Once you’re in, it’s pretty much a shooting spree, and the targets are plenty! That also means you’re getting hit by multiple hostiles all at once too! Action packed? YES!

Here’s the game in Single player mode.

Neat, right?

The game is simple, it’s all a matter of choosing from the unlocked missions in the briefing room.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

And instead of having it in linear campaign mode, you could choose to play the missions again and again.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Of course during parts of the mission (and even within the mission) you will come by various characters from the game, here we have Mikaela. (Hi Megan!!!)

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

And there the mission starts with a quick brief and showing the character that you’ve chosen for the mission. Each mission also has a timer, you could take your sweet time accomplishing the tasks but getting things done faster allows better accumulation of rewards, such as energons to be used for upgrading your team.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

One thing I really like about this game is that their character selection screen uses distinguishable bars for the stats, this is unlike some other game where there bar has no number or separation to make it clear on what level the stats are.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Generally the interface is nice but looks like it was done in a rush. Mission selection wasn’t friendly, having to browse in a NEXT NEXT NEXT manner isn’t cool. At least allow us to rotate the globe or and have mouse-over options or something.

A few other things that I liked about the game was that our characters heal automatically, the rate of healing depends on character. All of them come with primary and secondary weaponry, and even special ability! Ratchet has the special ability to heal fellow bots nearby.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

The combo available was awesome, it’s just too many to keep track of. I’m planning to go through the tutorials again, just to widen my repertoire of skills. πŸ™‚ The basic skill of convert, climb, run, jump, whack with melee and ranged weapons are good enough to get you through the game.

I noted that if the final hit on a bot is on the head, you’ll get a “HEADSHOT” reward – but seriously, what’s the point of headshot when you still need to finish the HP of the target?

And there’s the TIME EXTENSION thing, hit the tiny blue icon you come by and get a 10 second extension. WTH? From my experience, these targets not worth the hassle. +10 seconds, not counting the time to spot, reach, shoot? I think +30 second reward is reasonable but not 10.

Graphics and Sound

Graphically the game was superb, The 3D engine was used even in some of the cutscenes, here’s Demolisher…..

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

… and here’s Optimus Prime…

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

… and here’s BumbleBee in one of the pre-mission discussion. (Yes, it’s scripted).

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

The other graphical aspects I like about the game was that objects like electricity poles, trees and lamp posts are breakable. The transformation process was awesome as well, check out the next video.

The game wasn’t a slacker in the sound department either, I love the sound of the transformation, the gun fire and even the voice used for the characters! Looks like Peter Cullen’s involved in the game too!

The only thing I wasn’t satisfied about was the graphic options available. There’s only 2! Yup, first one being to set the QUALITY to HIGH or LOW. And the next one being Anti-aliasing, and AA settings are not available in HIGH quality mode. So in total there’s only 4 modes, Low, no AA. Low 2x AA. Low 4x AA and High (which I think comes with 4x AA or more).

Anyway, I played the game on high-details with a GTX295 graphic card with dual-GPU mode disabled, so it’s essentially a GTX260.

Network / Online Gaming

Multiplayer was really fun, and unlike H.A.W.X, T:RofT comes with 5 multiplayer modes – Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, One Shall Stand, Control Points and Battle for the Shards.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

The multiplayer mode makes you feel even more like being another transformer, going up against a bunch of Decepticons and using the vehicle mode to escape overwhelming odds or just going around to search and destroy.

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Connectivity seems to be very good, even with my lowest-package Streamyx ADSL connection. Can you imagine playing a fragging game with lag?

I know the connection is good when I can frag well, check it out!

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Here’s another video of the action, this time in multiplayer mode.

Too bad I made a mistake in the capturing, didn’t realize unregistered version of FRAPS had a 30 second limitation and missed out the one I pwned some dude in close combat. πŸ™‚

And the down side? NO LAN! WTH?!?!?! Damn, must I connect to the Internet just to have a game? I mean really, the game missed the opportunity to be a hot LAN-game!

It would’ve been nice to also include a VS AI mode. I think all games should have a vs AI mode, like Counter playing vs bot teams. It’ll be damn nice to go solo against a team of bot Decepticons. πŸ™‚

Conclusion

I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for fast-paced action games, this is one of them. πŸ™‚

I have no idea how close is game to the movie as I haven’t watched the show. The story didn’t matter to me, the action alone was more than enough to keep me playing.

Ratings

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

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19 Comments

  1. whoa rotf game!happening stuff weiiiii…kind of a good thing that i stopped gaming or i might actually get hooked to this xD

  2. Hmm….seems like a good movie-based game. How long is the storyline playtime?

  3. game play looks cool man! the graphic looks great too!

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    @EVo – games are cool! πŸ™‚

    @Ray – looks good. i haven’t completed the story. progress is about 10% per hour i guess.

    @purlezz – yes. to me it’s just fun going around blowing things up. πŸ˜€ no, i’m not a terrorist.

  5. wow…look quite interesting….where can buy the game ? & the requirement for the game.. ^^

  6. haha i also love to do that,but if this game storyline is like assassin creed (keep on repeating)….i’ll rather go around killing instead of completing the missions.

  7. for the sake of megan fox, i gonna play this game! opps…

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    @zhengyang89 – http://www.transformersgame.com/ πŸ™‚ Box sez WinXP/Vista, X2 4800+/Core2 2.13ghz (i think slower procs should be fine), 1GB RAM, Radeon X1600/Geforce 7600GT. (i should make it a point to state requirements next time. thanks!) …….. RM 159.90.

    @purlezz – no la, not like AC. AC i know, i got bored jumping from tower. Every town have to jump tower as if suicidal repetition.

    @iostream – if you playing for megan musang, might as well not play cos not much of her. πŸ˜€

  9. my specs are core2duo E4600, 3gb ram (667mhz), HIS HD4670 512MB GDDR3. can i run this games? with a bit of eye candy on that is..

  10. and will it be able to run with windows xp?

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    Yiaw – i said already mah Windows XP can run. and yeah your specs I don’t see a problem with it la.

  12. oh yea -.- missed that part.. sorry ar =D

  13. I watched the Transformers cartoon version during my childhood days. It is nice to know that good computer graphics brought the Transformers back again. I wish to see more of the Dinobots in action perhaps on another sequel.

  14. hahaha thats great man! looking forward for this game xD

  15. eh bro, u dun get the brighteness issue on nvidia card?
    i saw alot of topic regarding that on nvidia card…while ati got fix for it..huhuhu..

  16. Its disappointing that the game is even better than the movie. The movie just did not have the X factor that made the 1st movie a gem.

  17. Do you take donations or is this free like some of the penny stock pick site I know that take donations?

  18. i’ve played the 1st version of transformers game but i think the sequel game is better after goldfries review.
    BarnyEX – I also think Revenge of The Fallen is not as good as the 1st movie. The 1st movie has good intro on the robots with the action scenes. The 2nd movie I think less exposure to the new Autobots n Decepticons in the movie. Maybe Michael Bay focus more on Sam’s character this time as the ‘chosen one’. Or maybe I as a Transformers fan had too high expectations for the sequel movie. I felt the same for Pirates of the Carribean and The Mummy trilogies.

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