Transformers Prime: The Game (Video Game Review)
Transformers Prime: The Game follows closely to the storyline of the animated series. You'll play as Optimus Prime and company in an epic battle to defeat the Decepticons headed by the evil leader Megatron after he has found an ultimate weapon making him more powerful than ever before. Action in the game is split into various missions where you'll take control of one of five Autobots in the battle to save the planet. Optimus Prime, Arcee, Bulkhead, Bumblebee and Ratchet will all be used throughout the game each with their own unique missions, fighting abilities, personality and look, and Jack, Miko and Raf make appearances from the show to give friendly advice or to drive the game's narrative forward. Transformers Prime: The Game presents a storyline that is sure to thrill fans of the series and plenty of exciting moments throughout the game's campaign.
Although there are a variety of mission types and fun diversions to break up the action, fighting in the game is what will make or break Transformers Prime: The Game. This is possibly where the game shines through the most however. Each Autobot really feels as though you're fighting with a new character, and fighting off dangerous Insecticons and Decepticons is a blast whether you're getting in close with some melee attacks or holding back and firing continuous laser blasts at your foes from a distance. The game even allows you to transform and gain momentum with lunging attacks or to simply ram into your enemies. As you progress through the game, you'll find hidden items that are used to gain unlockables such as character bios. Of course, playing on Nintendo Wii can differ slightly from your time spent on the game on Nintendo's portable systems, but whether you're using motion controls or touch screen controls, Transformers Prime: The Game is a blast to play and easily the best Transformers game available on a Nintendo system.
Transformers Prime: The Game is now available from all major retailers for the MSRP of $49.99 on Nintendo Wii U, $39.99 on Nintendo Wii, $29.99 on Nintendo 3DS and $24.99 on Nintendo DS. Transformers Prime: The Game is rated E by the ESRB for Fantasy Violence. For more information on the game, check out the official Transformers Prime: The Game website.
Developer: Now Production
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS (reviewed) & Nintendo DS
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Score: 9 out of 10