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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

The Wii version of Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen keeps it simple and doesn't try any innovative moves to impress. A below average combat arcade experience that could use an implementation of the Wii MotionPlus accessory to help with the control problems.

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    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the Wii  

    The Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the latest movie license video game production by EA Tiburon. Gamers who have memories of playing with Transformer toys without motion controls, professional voice acting and on screen reticules will remember their colossal battles. Wii gamers who have seen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the movie are hoping for a Wii video that provides the same level of entertainment they saw in the movies, only with the addition of game play that makes the Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen one of the 5 best Wii video games on the market.

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    How Much fun is the Game Play in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an action adventure title  

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a game play disaster with cookie cutter enemies and tiring action that makes it more of a trial than fun to play this video game. You'll need to bring a wrist guard because the game play is so unresponsive, you'll be shaking your Wii remote like a madman. The action is in a third person perspective but the Wii became confused quite often about whether I wanted to shoot the enemy in front of me or behind me. The worst sin of this video game movie license is that your transformers can't transform into their vehicle form during combat. The ability of the transformers to transform into vehicles is the most entertaining part of the movies and it should be a main game play element of a transformers video game. This video game if properly developed had the potential to be one of the 5 best Wii games for hardcore gamers.

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    Is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a Graphical Masterpiece?

    The Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has an average presentation with only 5 or 6 different environments to play in. Spending two or three hours watching the transformers run back and forth across the same set pieces wasn't what I was looking forward to. The detail in the environments is very good but they just didn't include enough environments to play this video game in. The colors are bright and sharp in all the screens and they did a good job on the color palette. The animations included with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are solid and smooth, you'll get to watch Optimus Prime and all the transformers do battle with the Decepticons.

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    How Does Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Sound?

    The sound track included with the Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has a nice selection of songs that have pretty good production values. I don't remember hearing any of the tracks included in this video game while watching the movie but this isn't unusual with Wii video games. The best part was the voice of Optimus Prime. The voice actor really nailed his part and for me hearing Optimus Prime took me back to the movie. Bumblebee is given a voice in the Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, unlike the movie, which was weird to hear after seeing the movie.

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    Do the Controls in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Work?

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen uses the Wii remote  

    The Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen doesn't make very good use of the motion-detecting ability of the Wii to provide a control system that actually works and is entertaining. The main entertainment factor with the controls was often how poorly they work and how often I was having Wii remote accidents. The Wii remote is the main controller but it is so unresponsive that you'll be shaking your hand hard enough to give you a muscle strain. For consistency's sake, they have overlaid the aiming reticule for long-range attacks on the screen like a FPS rail shooter. This fact is the factor that confuses the Wii controller into thinking you want to shoot the man in front of you, when you were actually aiming at the man behind you. They could have implemented the Wii MotionPlus to try to improve the responsiveness of the control system but I think they would have to fix the control system first.

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    The Final Word on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    The Wii version of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is another quick attempt to make some money off the popularity of the movie. This Wii video game has a few nice moments but not nearly enough for me to recommend it to anybody to purchase. The production values, game play and control system are all below average and this is something that we as gamers and consumers should not put up with. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the movie was excellent which unfortunately for us gamers seems to be a reason for video game developers to expect us to buy a below average title and like it.



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