Hello my awesome readers!
Today is review Friday, and I'll be going over some of the game play of Transformers War for Cybertron!
Hope you enjoy!
Since I haven't beaten the game, I'll mostly cover the game play. Most of the controls are introduced to you early on in the game, and you can even access tutorials (though I didn't when I was playing, because I'd already looked at the manual.). The control layout is very good, though the default for transforming can be a little sensitive. The default for transforming is set to the L3 button, and at times you'll probably find yourself accidentally pressing it when you didn't mean to. If you want, you can change it to the Triangle button (PS3), but then you will change your weapons switch button to another one, though I don't remember which, since it wasn't a great change. Apart from that, the game has very solid controls, though the grenade button is mapped to the Circle button. As far as game play goes, it is a third person shooter, ranging from ground combat as the robot and ground vehicle forms, to the air with the jet form. So far, levels are usually clearing rooms of enemies, mini boss fights, and objectives like planting a bomb on an enemy assault ship. I really like how seamlessly your character transforms from one form to another, making combat, and the use of your two forms very smooth and cool. You also get a couple special abilities with the character that you chose for the mission. Whether it's placing a sentry gun, or absorbing health from a nearby enemy, there is a nice variety of special abilities. The weapons are also pretty cool. Especially online, when you get to choose what you use. There are your basic shooter weapons, like an assault rifle, sniper rifle (though it's called a type of pistol), rocket launcher, and shotgun. There are also special weapons, like the plasma cannon, minigun, and a few others.
Online is lots of fun too! You have four classes, Scout, Scientist, Leader, and Soldier. I prefer the Soldier, because he transforms into a tank, and I use a minigun and rocket launcher. Each class has it's own special abilities that you use, and unlock, as well as weapons specific to each class. The scientist has a special repair tool that allows him to heal team mates, and he also transforms into a jet. Scouts can cloak themselves, and use sniper rifles. Leaders can boost their team mates stats, and use some fairly good weapons. And from my description above, soldiers use heavier weapons. Like in Ghost Recon, you level up each class by using it. There is also a wave survival type mode, where you work co op with friends to survive waves of enemies. Not much needs to be said about this mode, since it is similar to other wave modes.
Over all, it is a great game so far!
I give it a 8.8 out of 10!
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