The film’s barely been out 5 minutes and already Activision are looking to cash on the game adaptation of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. So for anyone who loved the films and goes mad for anything Transformer, this could be just the deal for you. Game are offering Revenge of the Fallen on PS3 for just £25 which is a huge – almost £8 – saving compared to the next best price of £32.95 offered by Dvd.co.uk.
But although this sounds like a ‘too good to be true’ price for a game which has not been out long, it may have something to do with the fact that Transformers: Rise of the Fallen has been totally trounced by the critics. IGN describe it as simply another addition to the ever growing league of truly abysmal film – to – game adaptations (depressing I know, especially when the advert made it look so cool!).
But the thing is when you read the reviews you suddenly begin to wonder of all the gripes against the game are truly justified. Especially the one where they accuse Transformers of being shallow because all you do is blitz your way through various levels on a total rampage. Apparently simply having to annihilate every living thing on your radar is a drawback – but if I am honest that sounds like a plus to me. Also the critics say there is very little story and the cut scenes are short and few and far between – again, I have to be honest, that sounds like another plus! I mean if cut scenes were so important why wouldn’t you just go and buy a copy of the film instead?
So what do IGN know? However it has to be said, they do make quite a convincing point about the games confused control system which – even I will admit – sounds like a complete nightmare. Apparently they make the right trigger have about four different functions which is royal pain during gameplay. The game also has a pretty poor AI system which means the baddies will do the most stupid things and are easy to take down.
However even IGN admit there is a lot of fun to had when wiping out massive concentrations of enemy troops. The game also has a fantastic multiplayer feature which of course immediately dispels any AI problems, and provides hours of fun with players exterminating each other in all sorts of deathmatch scenarios. So the game is not as bad as it’s cracked up to be and although £40 might be pushing it, you could certainly do much worse for £25.