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Transformers: The Game

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Transformers: The Game is very much the archetypal movie-licensed game. It's got all the hallmark problems of the genre, including short length, overly simplistic mechanics, a barely-there story, and a bit of a sloppy feel. It is simply an excuse for fans of the upcoming live action film (and maybe even some fans of the old cartoons who, admittedly, will take pretty much anything they can get at this point) to run around, awkwardly beating up Autobots or Decepticons in various semidestructible environments. If that's all you want out of the game, then Transformers might provide you a few mild hours of entertainment. If you were hoping for something more, Transformers will probably just disappoint you.

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Movie license games are the bane of hardcore gamers. They're always mediocre at best, for two reasons:

1. They are often tied very closely to the plot of the licensed film. There isn't too much flexibility to be had from following the script of the movie to a T and then throwing in some breaks for slightly relevant gameplay. Arguably the best movie license game in the past decade (aside from the Star Wars franchise, which is another monster entirely) was The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, which not only used its own plot, but also did not suffer from the next reason.

2. The releases are tied very strictly to the release of the licensed film, often coming out the VERY SAME DAY that the movie premieres. This is what's called a "deadline", and games that are packed into a limited time frame by way of a deadline often lack significantly in quality.

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Another set licensed games that were actually good were the Spiderman games, also I think EA did a decent job with LOTR...but I never played them.

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Another set licensed games that were actually good were the Spiderman games, also I think EA did a decent job with LOTR...but I never played them.

...the first 2 spidey games.... you see the penny arcade about spidey 3? LOL

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...the first 2 spidey games.... you see the penny arcade about spidey 3? LOL

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Does it include a DDR-style "strut like an idiot" mini-game?

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...the first 2 spidey games.... you see the penny arcade about spidey 3? LOL

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I prefer VG Cats :3

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nice dodgefan, but it's just not that quick, hilarious, style penny arcade has.... ALL THAT READING!!!! compared to 21 words. hehe

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I seriously doubt young women go to 'Halo Christmas Par-tays' :P

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