So is the PS2 Armada game any good?

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  1. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    If this needs to go into a different forum, please excuse my ignorance, I just figgured it would get more responces here.

    Anyway, after years of saying "I have NES, SNES, N64 and I suck at all of them, why would I need a new game system?!" I cracked yesterday and bought a PS2. I saw the Armada game in the bargain bin and was tempted to buy it but I wanted to get some feedback first. Pluses? Minuses? Is it worth $20?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KanedaX

    KanedaX Twitchy Triggerbot

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    Try to find it for less than 20... you should be able to get it at a GameStop for $10. As for the game itself, it's not that bad. The controls are kind of a pain, and it is a surprisingly difficult game, but it's kinda fun to be able to transform and drive around slamming into Decepticlones.
     
  3. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    It's a pretty decent game, yeah. Best TF game ever made.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    First off, congrats on getting a PS2. It's a fun system and there are quite a few neat games on it.

    Secondly, YES. The Armada game is a whole lot of fun. The gameplay is pretty straightforward, the shoot-'em-up aspect can get hard - as it should. Also, the visuals are fantastic.

    It's a really, really fun game.

    PS: Let me know if you really get into the game, because I have the complete guide to the game and would be happy to get rid of it for supercheapo.
     
  5. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Pros

    • Excellent graphics
    • Strong responsive game play - Closest comparison is XBox's Halo
    • Challenging enemies
    • Realistic environments
    • Environments don't have any invisible walls
    • Cut scene and gameplay graphics are very close to identical

    Cons

    • Some parts can be frustrating
    • Some of the boss Decepticons can be cheap if you're not careful
    • Unicron isn't as challenging as the other Decepticons are

    But overall this is a STRONG game. Definitely the best TF game out there. Which I guess doesn't say muc since there aren't that many to begin with :lol 
     
  6. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    My local SEARS had it(and still has a bunch of them) brand new for $9.99. At that price I couldn't refuse. I bought one.
     
  7. LoC Soundwave

    LoC Soundwave 俺の魂は燃えていない!

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    I LOVE this game :D  Nuff said

    I can't even count the numerus times I've replayed it.

    And a tip, when you've completed the game a couple of times try using the "every minicon" "unlimited powerlink" and "unlimited stealth" cheats and check out the decepticlones close up, they're realy well detailed and the AI is quite impressive (if you teas them that is :D  )
     
  8. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    I actually got an extra copy for Christmas that I need to return to Sears... But yeah, it's a great game if you're a Transformers fan. As a video game, it's pretty good but the sheer numbers of enemies in some areas is insane and the difficulty can get downright sadistic. But it's a fun game for a fan, when you get to the Tidal Wave boss battle, you'll know it's a good game.
     
  9. chocula78

    chocula78 Satellite Systems Engr TFW2005 Supporter

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    The game has some of the best graphics for the PS2 and it is hard as shit on the normal game difficulty. It is a blast to play though. You won't find a better TF game out there. I just hope the games for the upcoming movie are friggin' sweet.

    A sweet TF game is something I have craved almost as much as the new movie.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Sweet, thanks for all the input guys! I'll have to make a special trip to Sears to see if they have it for that cheap 'round these parts.
     
  11. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    The game really deserved to do better, but Atari really didn't put much effort into promoting it. Its too bad - Melbourne House was in the early stages of developing their Cybertron game in mid 2004 when Atari moved them to another project, cancelling the game.

    About a year later Atari sold their Hasbro game licenses (including TF) to Hasbro. Fandom knee-jerk reaction was that Hasbro alledgedly pulled the license from poor Atari. Without any evidence, I might add.


    I'm pretty sure Activision (or whichever subsidiary or third party studio they assign to do the movie game) will probably not do as good a job.
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Maybe they'll give the license to EA Games, so the new Transformers game will be buggy and half-patched as EA Games boots it out the door and into the public's hands, with nearly no online support!!
     
  13. Tfgraveyard

    Tfgraveyard Not a Fan of the Fans

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    Wha???

    I've been playing it since it came out, and I can not kill Unicron.

    Maybe I just suck. :) 

    Anyway, I paid full price for it, and never regretted it once. Awesome game.
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's pretty good, I haven't had much of a chance to play it though but I did find the controls a bit hard and some parts pretty difficult. But it is fun and very visually pleasing.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I liked it.
    My only problem was that there was not too much to provide a sense of scale.
    The robots only look so big in the mountains and in the Amazon, etc.

    That, and the fight with Tidal Wave is nigh impossible without a cheat code.
     
  16. ASSASSINAWOKEN

    ASSASSINAWOKEN Well-Known Member

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    Tidal Wave's introduction video is pure awesome heck the whole level was awesome for that matter.

    AA
     
  17. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It's a brilliant game, well worth getting. Once you get used to the controls they aren't all that confusing. Minicons are awesome too, allowing a massive amount of customisation.
     
  18. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  :lol 

    Nah, you don't suck. You're just not as good as me :D  ;) 

    Unicron was one of the few bosses that didn't take me multiple tries to figure out what to do. The main Decepticons took me multiple tries before I got their pattern of attack
     
  19. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    Very fun game to play. Just that game alone is worth buying a PS2 for. Smashing into Decepticlones and then switching to robot mode and opening fire just looks so damn awesome.
     
  20. Backscatter

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    It's still my favorite PS2 game. I still play it to relieve some stress. Blasting Decepticlones is something I'll never get tired of. :D 
     

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