Nintendo DS/Ps2 games?

Discussion in 'Transformers Video Game Discussion' started by Maximal Dinobot, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Maximal Dinobot

    Maximal Dinobot Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. The only game I've played in detail and own is the Armada game on Ps2 from way back and I really liked it. I want to get into some of the older games and despite my dislike of the movies, I'm told the games aren't bad. For Ps2, I think there are only movie-based games but Ds there's movie games, Prime, Animated, War for Cybertron...

    So as you can guess, I'd like you guys to recommend me Transformers games for the Ps2 and DS. I liked the Armada game so if any are similar, that would be cool. If there are any glaring flaws to point out with the good, that would help too.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Flaming Matrix

    Flaming Matrix Murder claw master

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    For the ps2, I recommend the first movie game (an action game with somewhat decent free roam). For ds I also recommend the first movie game (an action game that ironicaly has better free roam than the ps2 version), Transformers Animated (a side scrolling puzzle game), and Transformers prime (a beat em up with the ability to transform whenever you want). Also, if you like beat em ups, then you should try Transformers revenge of the fallen for the ps2, it's not too good but maybe you'll like it. Unfortunately when it comes to games like the armada one, there are none. Hope you enjoyed the help!
     
  3. soundwaverulls

    soundwaverulls Taking a break

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    Wow, this post is longer than I meant. I guess I really like talking about this game.

    For the DS, I highly recommend the the first movie tie in game. I haven't played WFC so I can't say if it's the best but if WFC is better, TF1 is still second. There are two versions, Autobot and Decepticons, giving you two different versions of the same story. Also, the Bots get an Arctic map while the Cons get a dessert with Hoover Dam. I recommend the Cons coz it's unusual to see things from their point of view.

    The game's open world with reasonable sized maps that you can roam freely around, between missions, killing enemy TF and humans authorities or just drive around in you disguise. There's also small challenges you can play such as races, throwing objects and surviving as long as possible.

    You get to play as a rookie who you name and choose the Vehicle mode for, as well as five characters from the first film which you can also unlock for free roam after completing all story missions. There are tons of Vehicles that you can scan for the Rookie too.

    I personally feel the story is better for the Decepticons because it's unusual to see things from their point of view and it also takes the old Megatron VS Starscream story and give it new meaning through the rookie who's mentored by Scream but all the other Cons say Meg is the better leader. Both versions have similar stories, the rookie finding out what it means to be an Autobot or Decepticon but the Autobot one, IMO feels less original.

    Although there are a few down sides. The graphics are terrible and there are quite a few glitches like parts of you going into solid objects, sometimes getting caught on nothings and sometimes being able to walk through walls. The vehicle modes are also very hard to steer. The AI is quite simple and I think Jazz is harder to beat than Optimus as the Decepticons.
     
  4. Maximal Dinobot

    Maximal Dinobot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the responses.

    Looks like I need to track down the first movie games. Having to look for both ds games might be annoying. So for the ds, story mode can only be played with your starting character? Do the first movie games follow the movie's plot? And if you're playing as an Autobot, is what you can destroy in free roam restricted compared to the Decepticons? Like can Autobots hurt humans?

    I've heard RotF on ps2's pretty bad?

    Any opinions for RotF and DotM on the ds?
     
  5. soundwaverulls

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    Some levels of the DS game, you play as movie characters, some the rookie. I think there might be 1 more level for the film characters however as these levels are split between 5 movie characters (some levels as one character, some as another) you play as rookie more than any 1 film character.

    The story is loosely based on the film's but it's mostly it's own thing. The amount of destruction you can do is no more limited for the Autobot version than the Decepticons. However all you can really do, in either versions, is shoot up cars, trucks, trees, other small objects, Earth Authorities that respond and whatever Autobots/Decepticons you come across. There are no humans on foot to be seen, never mind kill.

    I haven't played DOTM on DS but it doesn't look good and if you get the 3DS version, I think you're limited to Vehicle and Stealth Force mode. However, I have played ROTF on DS. It's nothing special but still really fun. It isn't open world, it's story is pretty weak and there are less named characters to play as (you play as a rookie you name and choose the Vehicle of again but there's only three ground vehicles to choose from and you choice in permanent) but I still enjoy it. It's more like a series of challenges, loosely connected by a story.
     
  6. Guardian_Prime

    Guardian_Prime Autobot Leader

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    If you have a modded PS2 or a Swap Magic disc, you should try out the Japanese G1 game Transformers Tatakai. It's an interesting game as you can play as a huge roster of G1 characters and fight some huge ones like Predaking, Trypticon, Computron, and Skylynx. The gameplay is a basic brawler with some special abilities and you can transform at anytime. The controls aren't great, but they aren't super bad either. All in all it's got a lot of good (like being totally in english if you want and a huge roster of playable characters) and a lot of bad (such as terrible voice acting and kind of boring levels).
     
  7. Bumblebee765

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    I haven't played any TransFormers games on the PS2 yet, but the only system I own any TransFormers games for is the DS. :wink:  Personally, I can't recommend War for Cybertron for the DS enough. I got the Autobots version back in 2010 when it came out (At least I think it was that year, am I mistaken?), and I got the Decepticons version in the summer of 2011, and I still love playing them! They're not challenging to the point of frustration, but they provide a bit of a challenge. Leveling up your characters all the way to level 20 can be time consuming, but I go through and play different levels when I do that, so the game play doesn't get stale. Also, if you do get this game, when you level up your characters, level up to their special abilities first, so you can be sure to get them all. :wink:  If you know somebody else with the game, I'd highly recommend the multiplayer. My cousin and my brother both have the game (Decepticons and Autobots, respectively), and since I have both I let my other cousin use the Autobots version so we can all play the multiplayer, and we love it!

    I've also played the first movie game (Autobots version, but I'm sure they're not that different :wink: ), and I'd also recommend that one, but not as much as War for Cybertron. The best part of that game is being able to be your own TransFormer, and change your vehicle mode from ones you've scanned at will. Customizing the colors of your vehicle (and robot too I guess) mode is pretty cool as well. I remember I was always a red and orange hot rodder. :D  I never used the multiplayer or Wi Fi features on that game, but I assume they were good.

    Finally, I own the Revenge of The Fallen and Dark of the Moon games for the DS (both Autobots versions), but they're not as good as the other games. The savior of Revenge of The Fallen is the multiplayer and the ability to customize your weapons, which I don't remember being able to do in the first movie game. :wink:  Dark of the Moon was fun, but a bit too easy. I haven't done multiplayer in that version yet, since I haven't found anybody else who has the game, but I assume that it's fun since the other two I've used it on are awesome! :D 

    Hope my wordy post helps! :) 
     
  8. soundwaverulls

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    Just something I need to correct. The Decepticon version of the first DS game has the Qatar village and Military base, instead of the Arctic. Both have the desert with Hoover Dam. Sorry.

    Edit: While I'm writing another post here, I may as well list a couple of positives about the ROTF DS games. Something I failed to do previously. The graphics are improved over the 1st game, making them close to standard DS quality. Also, while the Vehicle steering still isn't great, I think it's better than the 1st game's. Finally, like bumblebee765 said, you can customize weapons. Extra weapons and upgrade are (poorly) hidden bonuses you can scan in each level. Also, when the enemies die, the Energon Cubes they drop can be spent on upgrades of your choosing, rather than give health, which slowly replenishes itself in this game.
     
  9. DinoFreakUSA

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    I highly reccomend the TF1 DS versions. They are reasonably large open world. You can choose from multiple vehicle modes and change their colors. You have free roam and missions. I have the Autobot version but I would reccomend the Decepticon version more. In the Decepticon version, you have a military base with plenty of things to attack and throw around, while in the Autobot version you have an admittingly boring Artic area where you probably won't vare to visit after the missions. Plus with the Decpticon version, you can fly as a jet in free roam with Starscream but you can't in the Autobot version without a multiplayer unlockable.