My Thoughts on Transformers Games: The 2007 movie video game.

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  1. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Whelp. I was kinda inspired by Awesomepow's "My Thoughts on Transformers (Insert title)" Series. So I decided I'd do it with my strong-suit. Video Games!!! Seeing as I do NOT own a copy of the 1990's Transformers game, or the 2000 Armada game (And I don't want to browse through E-bay and find a used $90 copy that I can't even use.), I guess I'll start off with the 2007 movie game.

    Autobots first, than decepticons.

    I need to get the game running now, I'll post my thoughts on Chapter one of Act one Later.

    :) 


    WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THIS GAME AND THE MOVIE ARE UNMARKED, AND THERE WILL BE LOTS OF CUSSING IF I GET FRUSTRATED AT SOMETHING OR FOR PURE COMEDIC EFFECT.
     
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  2. JLvatron

    JLvatron Well-Known Member

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    Colour me interested!

    ...especially since I bought the game back in 2007, and never opened it.
    So interested and guilty. :( 
     
  3. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    So Act 1 Chapter 1:
    Well. This is off to a good start.
    The beginning cutscene was....interesting.

    Wait, do I have to play as Bumblebee this entire Chapter? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
    Anyways.
    One gripe I have is that Optimus will CONSTANTLY REMIND YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO.
    Yeah, Don't need that. I just wanna explore.
    Moving on to the first mission, I run into some puny little Wait, what are these guys called again? NVM. But still, they look cute.
    NOW DIE.
    Anyways, I killed them and Cutscene again!
    And now I'm guessing this is going to be a horde battle.

    Called it. Wait, are those Dropkicks? (I owned a figure of them) Yay for throwing a "Difficulty spike" at me Game. Oh shit. Wait, the shields can reflect your PROJECTILES?!?!? Should've looked at the wiki..... Whelp. Melee time.

    My reactions Midway:
    STOP THROWING THINGS AT ME!!!!!

    Ooooh, I am going to take some faces...

    MORE DRONES!!!! GODDAMNIT.

    Minutes of Dronekilling later:
    Oh thank god the mission's done.

    Oh Hi again Optimus.
    Wait, I need to find Sam, the holder of the MacGuffins?

    Whelp. On to the Next chapter.

    Initial reaction:
    Why are these Driving controls so BAD!?!
    It was a nice intro mission, but the projectile reflection was bad, and the fact meteors deal damage is...... not very creative.
    I am enjoying this game so far. I just hope the next mission won't be one of those Stupid escort missions like in Zelda or Mario.
     
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  4. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Act 1 Chapter 2

    Cutscene:
    GOD. FUCKING. DAMNIT. It's a chase sequence.

    So basically, I have to chase down these two Cons, that I have no idea who they are, I have to chase them down and MURDER THEM. So I shoot one down, and he transforms to vehicle mode, which is dandy. Next, I have to ignore that guy and go straight after the other, because Hey, two birds, one stone. But it was here I learned the physics engine for this game.
    THERE ARE NO PHYSICS WHAT SO EVER.
    After simultaneously running into 3 cars that went flying off to who knows where Primus sent them, I decided it'd be a good idea to ram into this con trying to outmaneuver me through the city streets, yeah bullshit, I just T-boned you and YOU ARE DEAD!!!!

    GODDAMMIT STOP THROWING CARS AT ME!!!!

    All right, so I killed two of them and..... there's more? Good god, the developers love their drones. So now I gotta go find these other 3 cons and.... Oh look, ANOTHER DROPKICK.
    (DEVS STOP STEALING MAH NAME!!!!)
    The two weakling drones are dead, and now to handle this....

    A few minutes Later:
    I WILL FLAY YOUR PRIMUS DAMNED FUCKING SPARK WITH THIS LAMP-POLE!!!!!

    Oh, he's dead. Mission complete. Yay.

    Now to deal with this annoying humans.

    Cutscene!
    Oh look, Sam Witwicky.... and he looks like someone cut him out of Paper....or Cardboard....or Both.
    Agh god the graphics.


    Initial reaction to this:
    Again, the driving controls SUCK.
    The fighting is getting better, but this projectile reflection is REALLY getting on my nerves. Also, Lamp poles are fun!
    I'm going to mess around in game. Then take a break. Next Update tomorrow!
     
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  5. EmceeDel

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    Man this game was my childhood. Loved the open world vibe in both the console and DS versions.

    Damn shame the sequels got rid of that.

    OP, what system ya playing on?

    I recently tried replaying it, and the controls are a lot worse than I remember. Then again, I was playing it on the PS2 when it came out and now I'm playing it on the 360.
     
  6. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    I remember playing it a lot when the game first came out and I don't remember having a hard time with the controls. I would fire it up again but I sold it off a while ago. The only frustration that I remember having with it was that your firearms were useless against most enemies and the only way to break their defenses was to throw an item first then attack them, rinse and repeat.
     
  7. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Imma doing it on the Xbox 360. Yay for me.

    Hehe yeah, The controls are bad.

    Yeah, just gonna say, the Driving controls are BAD. As in, SO ABYSMALLY BAD.
    Also wait, What.
     
  8. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Act 1 Mission 3:
    Mini-boss Fight!!!!
    So Cutscene, Bumblebee decides to reveal himself and now I have to fight Barricade.

    I am going to take a little precaution, because LightningBlade up there told me about having to throw objects at certain enemies.

    Take some Fence to the face!!!
    Wait, why are you still attacking me?!

    FOOTBALL POST!!!!!
    SERIOUSLY?!?!

    TAKE A FREAKING BUS TO THE FACE!!!!!
    Now you stop swinging your arms at me, MELEE TIME!
    "BONUS DUCKS!!!"
    What. The. Actual. Fuck.

    Cutscene, and GODDAMNIT IT'S A RACE SEQUENCE.
    Shortcut, or rather, Barricade being a slowpoke even though HE'S A FREAKING GT500 SALEEN MUSTANG WHICH SHOULD BE FASTER THAN A 70's CAMARO!!!

    After repeating that process and rinsing, and repeating, And racing him again, I kick his ass at the Baseball stadium, and now we're at the Powerplant and Ooh, Explosive Barrels!

    Le Toss and KABOOM You're dead. Just keep tossing these, and Barricade's dead. Bye!!!

    Now on to the next mission!

    Thanks for the heads up LightningBlade!
    If I didn't know that I was supposed to throw thingies at certain enemies, I probably would've run straight at Barricade and tried to punch him to death.

    But the whole rinse and repeat process that entire fight had was REALLY Boring.
    Also, The physics are SO broken in this game. I threw Barricade at a barrel, and he goes flying 15 meters AFTER he hit the ground.
    I can tell the boss fights will be FUN.
     
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  9. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    A-Act 1 Mission 4 (Plus side missions.)
    Ok driving around, 100 something MPH, and that's the last Autobot symbol I need to complete the roster.
    "BONUS DUCKS!!!" (Bonus content Unlocked)
    SHUT THE FUCK UP MERASMUS!!!!!
    Now for this weird box thingy. It's apparently called "Race" and I have to get through Checkpoints.
    Yay.

    Not 5 seconds later:
    Fuck!!!

    Apparently there's a timer, and if you don't get to the checkpoint in time, or you just miss a checkpoint, you automatically lose. Not doing one of those again!!!

    Ok, enough screwing around, NEXT MISSION!!!!

    Huh. So I get to be the Bloons from BTD. Ok. Destroy radio towers and Electrical Generators, because the Cons hacked the systems.
    Wonder where that Idea's been used before.........


    Good god, it's tedious to climb these buildings.

    Ok blew shit up, next, and oh look, more shit to blow up.

    And of course destroying towers wasn't enough so I have to fight drones too.

    STOP THROWING SHIT AT ME CHEAP THIRD PARTY KNOCK OFFS OF ME!!!!!

    Now to deal with... um..... crash zone?
    Ok, so I have to remove everything around here just to clear a crash zone? And there's Drones?
    SMASHY TI- AUGH GOD MAH FACE!!!!!

    Note to self: Do not toss Explosive barrels at explosive barrels while trying to aim at a drone. They explode in your face instantly.

    Missions' done, and you're telling me I did all that running around destroying stuff in the crash zone just so you can land somewhere else?

    Someone's going to catch onto this fast, I can tell.

    Chapter complete. YAY i do not want to play as Bumblebee anymore.

    Next up on the list: Start Act 2 of the Autobot side.

    Well. This'll be fun.
     
  10. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Act 2 Mission 1
    Yes, Finally a non Bumblebee character.

    It's ya Boi Jazz!!!!

    Driving around and OH GOD the physics with this guy are broken.

    Well Jazz's speedometer reaches at least 300 MPH which is only Achievable in Acceleracers, and I can tell, because we are NOT using Nitrox 2 right now. If we were, I'd be in a different dimension.

    Well. Let's see what this new mission Optimus is assigning me to.

    Huh. It's S7. Told ya someone would find out about me being an upscaled Michael Bay with that previous mission.

    SoOoOoOo.........

    PRIMUS. FUCKING. DAMNIT. IT'S A RACE SEQUENCE.


    Blow out their tires. Wonderful Idea.

    SO I gotta race around town to cause distractions to S7 allowing my autobot friends to escape. How does this work again?


    Hmmmm..... Instead of blowing up gas stations and probably kill THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, Maybe we could go with the safer option of DETONATING EXPLOSIVE BARRELS IN THE FREAKING GAS PLANT?!?! THAT WOULD CAUSE A SUFFICIENT DISTRACTION!!!!!

    God damnit got my first mission failed.
    SOMEONE FIX THESE PRIMUS DAMNED DRIVING CONTROLS!!!!!

    So now I got to the second destroy the objective, and hey it's a Gas tanker truck. Don't mind me causing a GIANT ASS EXPLOSION THAT WILL PROBABLY DESTROY PART OF THE TOWN!!!

    More racing, and these helicopters are really getting on my nerve now.

    Second game over, URGH!!!!

    1 hour later:

    Well we got past that and Damnit Jazz, you go around the city and you got caught by S7 cars, just because they decide "oh we're gonna block him!"

    What about all those Police blockades I busted through!? Do they not count?!


    Reaction:
    good god, I hate these driving controls, I hate these fighting controls, how did such a bad game get published?
    Oh right.

    BAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!
     
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  11. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Act 2 Mission 2

    Ironhide. Lot's of firepower. This should be fun. I'm going to have LOTS of fun murdering Decepticon drones.

    BOOM!!!! You get some Machine gun, This Police Station gets to BLOW UP.

    Ok, enough boom time, let's get back to the game.

    So I gotta rescue Jazz. Yay! Not.

    Cutscene:
    Wait, didn't I just see you in car mode? Why are you in bo- oh to show off your transformation.

    Wait, Drones?! Where did you come from?
    Oh well. MURDER TIME.

    Ironhide's a lot bulkier than most of the other guys I played as, SO i guess he won't fly as easil- nope still gets sent flying back when an object gets thrown at mah face.

    Have a Swordfish I just ripped off this store front. Sorry Seaspray!

    That's that taken care of, let's see what else is coming and OH GOD HEALTH BAR I NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF THAT ISN'T MAH OWN?!
    WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?!

    So I get to the scene, and Jazz is getting his ass handed to him by some Drones. Again.

    Time to fight.

    3rd party Drone me down, Other drone gunned down, who's left?

    Wait, the only heat-signature in the area is identifying this Tow-truck as a Decepticon.

    Wait, is that.

    Oh no.

    The rinse and repeat is back.


    Grab this tree, hope it works. No?

    Have a CAR!

    Car?!.png

    Yes, I said have a car.

    This Tow-line wanna be is gonna have to try harder to kill me and DAMN.

    Got sent flying back, and now I'm stuck to a house.

    More shit to throw!!!!

    MORE CARS!!!!

    MORE DAKKA!!!!

    Ok he's dead now.


    On to the next area. Which is apparently Bobby Bolivia's.

    Drones and drones galore.

    Oh hey it's the little scraplets that are forklifts. YOU ALL DIE.

    Wait, since when did they get a respawn area?

    FUCK. Endless hordes of these little rascals while I gotta face off against another Me wannabe and a Tow-line.

    DIE.

    Ok, last area, I think.

    It's a Construction site. I can only guess what I find here.

    Monstrosity..jpg

    Guess not. At least it's one of his components.
    Mixmaster, oh Mixmaster.

    How do I kill you?

    Shoots?
    Nope. Just reflects, and you still walk.

    Punchies?
    Nope. You just punch me further. OW.

    FUCKING HELL HOW DO YOU KILL THIS THING?!

    RAM IT WITH MY VEHICLE MODE?!

    There we go, now you go flying.

    And he got back up.

    Can I throw you?

    OH.

    Hey guys! Found out how you kill this fucker!!!!

    15 Short rounds of Vehicle ramming and throwing later:

    Agh Primus, thank fuck that's over.

    Cutscene.

    Wait, They're going after Bumblebee? OH NO! Please don't tell me they'll kill him!
    THAT WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE WORST THING EVER!!!!

    Yeah,
    PLEASE KILL THAT FUCKER SECTOR 7.

    And oh look, I get to play as Optimus Prime next. Yay!

    See ya next mission.
     
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  12. Dropkick

    Dropkick Worse aim than Misfire.

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    Act 2 Mission 3

    Don't you just love chase sequences?

    Playing as Optimus is fun and all, but then again. Onto the mission.

    And....

    I have nothing to say about this. No sarcasm. Nothing witty. Just.
    This mission was absolute Bullshit.

    I failed a total of 27 times.

    Tells you how much I hate this mission.
     
  13. Niv3k

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    It's probably nostalgia but I love this game. Playing as the Decepticons and wrecking the whole city is great fun. And don't forget free roaming (kinda) with the Autobots, while taking a huge donut from a roof.
     

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