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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review At Kombo

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Transformers films are not the greatest narrative accomplishments of our era, but they are good for big dumb explosions and special effects gone wild.  The recent Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, isn't really good for anything.  I lost several hours with the game so that you do not have to, and the end result has just been published in my review over at Kombo

I could give you a detailed list of how Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen either disappoints or simply fails to impress, but we're talking about a video game based on a film based on a cartoon which in itself is based on a line of action figures and toys. This game only exists to feed the marketing machine, and as such isn't a dreadful game, but it isn't enjoyable either. Revenge of the Fallen is just going through the motions, borrowing elements from better games and combining them with material from the film to pad out the play time. The end result is blandly average and we've seen it all before.

It's a shame that poor games such as this one will sell plenty of units based on brand name appeal.  Revenge exists only to make quick money with a sub-par product based on a popular title, and I eventually just had to turn it off and cleanse my gaming palate with a replay of my favorite parts of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and Bionic Commando.