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POSTED 30/6/10


TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON

Activision
Xbox 360 (also on PS3, PC, DS)

Pop culture sponges that we are, there was one phenomenon that proved resolutely non-absorbable back in the 1980s; Transformers. Maybe its due to the fact that, at least at last check, there was no doodle between our legs? Germaine Greer may be pounding down the door any second, but Transformers was a boy thing. Manna for the testosterone fuelled. Oestrogen need not apply in fact it could downright piss off.

Why are we babbling instead of reviewing? Well, if you dont get it by now, were not really qualified to review Transformers: War for Cybertron. So, take what we have to say with a pinch of shit (which you likely do usually), for were clueless to the apparent magnetic charm of these robots with the natty ability to fold up into useful objects like planes, trains, automobiles and, for all we know, vibrators. Actually, that might be one way to get us interested...

What we do know is that rather than being a crappy film tie-in, the designers had free reign to be drooling fanboy loyal to Transformers lore. Unfettered by having to slavishly follow some doofus-penned movie plot, the series is stripped to the basics.

Ultimately, those basics are robots fighting robots Autobots (the goodies) versus the Decepticons (baddies) - in a third-person shooter homage to all that is more than meets the eye; be that locally or online. We found the exploration bits a bit finicky control-wise, but the down and dirty robo-Fight Club action was kinda fun especially when strategising as to what form to take.

However, we still dont really get the slavering worship sorry guys, we tried.

take me back to the start...

 



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