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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Review | Not What You'd Call Prime

Matt Gardner
Action Games, Games reviews, PS3 games, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Xbox 360 games
Transformers: Dark of the Moon | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

Platforms: PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: High Moon Studios

Publisher: Activision

Film tie-ins, as a general rule that has been long-established,  are usually rubbish. This has to do with a list of factors that usually include a rushed development cycle, lack of funds and content limits among its ranks. They are predominantly multimedia cash-cows, piggy-backing off of a different medium's success with as little outlay as possible for as much financial gain as the publisher can grab.

Not that we here at Dealspwn have an issue with people making money, far from it. But we do have issues with rushed and mediocre games.

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Thankfully, Half Moon's last effort was actually pretty good. War For Cybertron had the advantage of being released alongside Revenge of the Fallen, but being in no way associated with that movie. It was incredibly metallic and grey, but it was also brimming with fun, action-packed gameplay, some outstanding dialogue and voice-work and a whole host of fan service to those who'd been with the series since the Eighties. It was clear that it was a labour of love on the part of the developers, even if the end product still didn't quite produce the majestic Transformers game that the robots in disguise perhaps deserve.

Click here to see if there's more to Dark of the Moon than meets the eye...