Transformers: Cybertron Adventures: Wii Game Review
There is more than meets the eye in Transformer: Cybertron Adventures for the Wii, but how much? Check our review to find out!
As a standalone game, Transformers: Cybertron Adventures is a pretty weak game. However, if you are a big Transformers fan, or you really liked Transformers: War for Cybertron (on XBox 360 or PS3), Cybertron Adventure might appeal to you.
On the Rails
Cybertron Adventures is a rail shooter. This means that you cannot control where your character moves, you just focus on shooting the enemies on the screen. You can control when you duck behind cover to avoid enemy fire and also pick between four weapons, including a sniper rifle, gatling gun, and a missile launcher.
Every now and and then, your character will transform and you will need to drive to the next part of the game quickly while still encountering enemies along the way.
Stuck in Low Gear
Unfortunately, the controls for driving are pretty bad. The robot sections are definitely better, but the game itself is not that hard thanks to auto-healing while hiding and there really isn't much reason to change weapons often. Boss battles are more annoying and tedious than challenging. There is co-op, but your partner will have even less control in the game. The graphics are not very pretty, but at least the voice acting is really good.
Additionally, if you haven't played War for Cybertron yet, you may get lost in the story. However, if you have played War for Cybertron, you'll find that the story really adds to the experience. The game is easy to pick up and play, each chapter lasts about 11 minutes and the whole game can be beaten in about 3 hours. Because of this, it may be better to just rent the game unless you are a big Transformer fan. The game is definitely fun for the most part but, if you like rail shooters, there are definitely better ones on the Wii out there.
Transformers: War for Cybertron - Launch Trailer
ESRB Rating: T for Teen