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Video Game Review: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Wii U Version

Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark

I was sent a copy of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for the Wii U so that I could play it and review it. Opinions of the game are 100% my own.

I have played many Transformers video games in the past. Most of them were based on the movies and one based on the Transformers Prime cartoon. They were pretty decent but lacked something. They were rigid in that the characters couldn’t transform at will and the worlds weren’t immersive enough. While past games felt repetitive this game takes you through Earth and Cyberton and it feels like you can go on forever and around each corner it will be different. Plus you can transform at any time. I love being a flyer character and leaping off the side of a structure and transforming mid fall. that is how you should be able to play a Transformers game, transform at any time for different situations. It is awesome!

Optimus Prime In Game

I’ve played through many levels so far and I have to say that the only way I was able to do that was to switch the game to Easy mode because it was dang hard for me. I’m starting to get the feel for this third-person shooter now so I may bump things up to normal soon. The game uses a ton of buttons and I really wished that it had taken advantage of the Wii U gamepad. I pretty much only play on the gamepad because the Wii U is in the family room so other people are watching TV while I play. I guess if the gamepad was used to its full potential as an extension of the game rather than just a smaller version of it I’d miss out on that extension of the game aspect because I pretty much only play on that little screen. Only when the kids are in bed or out of the house do I switch to the full TV Screen to play. Continue reading Video Game Review: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Wii U Version

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

I never got a chance to play TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON and TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON titles, but I did play the Transformers Prime game and a few others on the Wii. Now I have the Wii U and this new game TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK looks to be amazing. It brings together the Transformers Movie world with the War for Cybertron world into one game. And it looks incredible. I saw some of the game at Toy Fair and really liked it. Now you can check out the videos like the one below at the Transformers Game site.

The Game will be released on June 24, 2014 which is a couple of days before the next movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to hit theaters. You can pre-order Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark through Amazon.com Continue reading Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark