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If you choose the Autobot campaign, Revenge of the Fallen pretty much follows what happen in the film. There are two sides to every coin however, and it's nice to be able to play as the Decepticons as well, being able to change the plot. Some parts are fleshed out to create a combat level, or extra ones, which sometimes works and other times feel unnecessary. The game, playing through both campaigns, takes around ten hours so there's a fair amount to do.
There's a wide range of Transformers to choose from with a satisfyingly large range of abilities and weapons, so you will be able to find one to suit your playstyle. All the Transformers have primary and secondary weapons, which will need to be swapped between regularly as some overheat more easily than others. Abilities have a set recharge time, stopping you from over using them. Some forward thinking is required, if you use an ability too early it's useless, so you have to decide fast if it's right for the situation, which can be end up being frustrating.
The controls are difficult and the game is unforgiving if you get confused or don't react fast enough. One trigger controls weapons, the other transforms you into the vehicle. The vehicle trigger also controls how fast you travel in that mode. Hold it down all the way and you go too fast to turn corners, not enough and you keep on swapping between vehicle and bot. Getting the right balance will probably give you cramp in your fingers, having to hold them in a strange position, so short breaks are advised between levels.
When your health is low, the game becomes almost impossible. The screen turns red and has the strange symbols from the film flashing all over it, making it confusing as to where enemies are and where cover is so you can recharge your health.
Boss fights are tricky. The only problem is no checkpoints. You tend to spend about five or ten minutes getting to a Boss, who is a lot tougher and deals out more damage than the minions you encounter throughout the rest of the levels, and they don't hesitate on dishing it out on you, especially before you've had the chance to react from the end of the cutscene.
Visually, the game looks fantastic. The Transformers are very detailed, and environments are semi-destructible and look realistic when they are.
Voice acting for the Autobots is superb, the Decepeticons on the other hand are very hard to understand (mechanical/electrical effects have been over used, especially on Starscream) and the humans are average (they hardly appear).
I received this game for my birthday as a present and I loved it from the start. It's been created with much care and the favourite parts of fans Transformers experiences have been placed impeccably within the game.
For example everyone knows that the main point of Transformers is being able to transform between vehicle to robot. However they are primarily robot which is where the genius of the game comes in. When you choose your character either Decepticon or Autobot you are the robot version but with one easy press of the left trigger you can transform between each mode.
The great part of the story campaign mode is that you can choose which path you want to follow, will you save the world from the Decepticons or will you join forces with Megatron and try to take over it? Either way you can choose and follow the path that you wish.
The online mode is also fun to play. You can play many different game types such as solo death matches, team deathmatches and many more. It is good to play online and is easy to connect up to friends to join forces with them and take on other gamers from around the world.