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#1 The Notorious ROB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

The Notorious ROB

Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

Reviews:
IGN 9.0

Is anyone thinking about getting this game?

Edited by The Notorious ROB, 01 July 2010 - 05:27 PM.


#2 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:29 PM

Mine was supposed to be delivered today but UPS didn't leave it for some unknown fucking reason. Will get it tomorrow.

#3 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

when it hits 30 ill get it. i hope they have some kind of dlc where you can have g1 skins.

#4 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:20 PM

I picked up my pre-ordered copy this afternoon from Rapestop and pondered flipping the three copies of Motorstorm: Pacific Rift I picked up from Sears over the weekend to them. But they only have that 'trade 3, get $10 extra' dealie going on now, so I would barely make 2x what I paid for each.:lol:

That is, unless I plopped in a Sudoku Ball Detective or two between two trades of them.

Anyway, for those getting this game there's a glitch involving the game data install and the patch(1.01) that's already up and ready to be downloaded as soon as you load up the game the first time.

It's been recommended by numerous people that you log out of PSN, then install the game data, then quit out of the game, log back into PSN and install the patch after installing the game data.

Otherwise there have been reported freezing issues.:cry:

#5 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   6078 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

I love the game so far.. however there is one major piece of the story in chapter one that's not right.

Spoiler



The spoiler is in reference to the story in chapter 1 and the beginning of chapter 2

#6 The Notorious ROB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

The Notorious ROB

Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:28 PM

I love the game so far.. however there is one major piece of the story in chapter one that's not right.

Spoiler



The spoiler is in reference to the story in chapter 1 and the beginning of chapter 2

Read your post on the Xbox 360 Thread. Did you get it for PS3?

#7 snowsquirrel   solid squirrel CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

It is $39 until end of week, at BB/FS/WM in Canada, which is tempting.... I have a backlog, but... I'd really like some feedback on how the single player story is? Is it cinematic, and interesting, or lame?

~S

#8 plasticbathmonki   Powered by apathy CAGiversary!   1139 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

I picked it up yesterday...so far it's pretty kick ass, although it did take forever and a day to load it....

#9 ItzTitoYo   dabingbadaboom CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:14 PM

I love the game so far.. however there is one major piece of the story in chapter one that's not right.

Spoiler



The spoiler is in reference to the story in chapter 1 and the beginning of chapter 2


As a true Transformers fan I think what bothered me off the bat was the fact that the story takes place 1000 years before they head to earth. Yet, they all have their vehicle forms on Cybertron which we all know they attain only after they land on earth. I can understand why they would do this, because I'm sure no one would recognize Optimus or anyone else in their true robot form. Either way, this game recieved some great reviews by both gamers and ign so I will be picking this up.

#10 TJFreeman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   43 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:17 PM

As a true Transformers fan I think what bothered me off the bat was the fact that the story takes place 1000 years before they head to earth. Yet, they all have their vehicle forms on Cybertron which we all know they attain only after they land on earth. I can understand why they would do this, because I'm sure no one would recognize Optimus or anyone else in their true robot form. Either way, this game recieved some great reviews by both gamers and ign so I will be picking this up.



Watch the first episode of the Transformers cartoon (1980s G1 version) they did have vehicle forms they just werent earth vehicles.


So far this game is great ... i do think there should have been a little more with Megatron and Starscream in their first meeting. Oh well it was nice to see Jetfire hangin out with Starscream.

#11 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

Watch the first episode of the Transformers cartoon (1980s G1 version) they did have vehicle forms they just werent earth vehicles.


So far this game is great ... i do think there should have been a little more with Megatron and Starscream in their first meeting. Oh well it was nice to see Jetfire hangin out with Starscream.


yeah youre right they did have vehicle forms on cybertron but they didnt have wheels they hovered. thats a surprise i didnt realize starscream
Spoiler
is the whole games story original or are they using the comic books or cartoons to draw from?

#12 TJFreeman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   43 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

seems like they are drawing from the comics, the cartoon , and even a little from the movie ( Brawl and Barricade) .

#13 paddlefoot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1833 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

yeah youre right they did have vehicle forms on cybertron but they didnt have wheels they hovered. thats a surprise i didnt realize starscream

Spoiler
is the whole games story original or are they using the comic books or cartoons to draw from?


Spoiler


seems like they are drawing from the comics, the cartoon , and even a little from the movie ( Brawl and Barricade) .


I wonder if they did that because most of the original decepticons were either guns, jets, or a cassette player w/ cassettes.

#14 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:03 PM

Installing now.

#15 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

Spoiler




I wonder if they did that because most of the original decepticons were either guns, jets, or a cassette player w/ cassettes.



i wonder if its that one where jetfire first came back. dammit now i want to know.

#16 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   6078 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

I can't wait to get home and play some more of this. All my criticisims of the game is just me nitpicking. I'm nitpicking because I'm so much because I love the series... but otherwise its a great game and I don't want anything I saw to discourage anyone from picking the game up.

With that said... I really don't like the fact that I'm smashing crates open for energon and ammo... feels like 1990 or something.

#17 m_d_amore   BrooKlyn Bum CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

m_d_amore

Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

co-op later Thom??

#18 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:41 PM

I can't wait to get home and play some more of this. All my criticisims of the game is just me nitpicking. I'm nitpicking because I'm so much because I love the series... but otherwise its a great game and I don't want anything I saw to discourage anyone from picking the game up.

With that said... I really don't like the fact that I'm smashing crates open for energon and ammo... feels like 1990 or something.

Please tell me there's at least some gunplay involved in each level and it's not like Transformers Tataki from overseas. I seriously considered importing that game because they had the G1 characters in it, until I found out by watching YouTube videos that you're mostly fighting clones of the lesser characters on either side(Ironhide on the Autobot side, clones of the jets on the Decepticon side) and largely using punches and kicks.

#19 m_d_amore   BrooKlyn Bum CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:53 PM

just open your copy and find out sheesh. Mp has spawn campers hooray

#20 ItzTitoYo   dabingbadaboom CAGiversary!   385 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:46 PM

I'm definitely thinking of picking this up, but I want to know if the pre-order characters, given by Gamestop and Amazon, are attainable through in-game challenges?

#21 KillerRamen   OMG Lilac PSP! CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:18 PM

I was initially worried since it took quite a while for reviews to come out, but I will be picking it up eventually. I don't think it will go down in price as fast as Activision's blur, but I can wait it out.

...How big is the install? I want to pick it up for my PS3, but my 60 gb is about full.

#22 darthmalice777   The Fett CAGiversary!   1239 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:29 PM

...How big is the install? I want to pick it up for my PS3, but my 60 gb is about full.


5GB install for PS3

#23 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

Thoroughly enjoying this so far. There's nothing groundbreaking or innovative but damn if it isn't fun. Just beat Chapter 3. I think my only issue with the game so far, aside from the occasional slow-down, is the instances where enemies are one-hit kills.

#24 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:10 PM

Anyone know where the official forums are? They NEED to add a Mute option.

#25 icedrake523   Good News Everyone! CAGiversary!   3700 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

My copy finally came in the mail today. I just finished the first chapter of the Decepticon campaign. It was awesome.

#26 pram12   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   480 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:05 AM

No demo for PS3 as far as I've seen. No demo = no buy for me. I heard there is a demo on Xbox though?

#27 ruth.gracia   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

I am looking forward to give it a shot. I loved the movie a lot.

#28 icedrake523   Good News Everyone! CAGiversary!   3700 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

No demo for PS3 as far as I've seen. No demo = no buy for me. I heard there is a demo on Xbox though?


Sorry but that's a pretty dumb reason. Especially since the demo was pretty watered down in terms of what you can do in it. The only thing it really does is give you an idea of how the controls work (which are great).

#29 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

I really should've held off on buying this until I was 100% sure I was going to be into the style of gameplay. From the levels my buddy and his one niece were playing last night and this morning it's more or less a run n gun type shooter with a bug/glitch where you sometimes can't collect a health power up, even if you're super low on health.

I was kind of hoping they would've been able to make the combat be a little bit more unique, instead of maybe 1-2 melee moves(weapon each character has, maybe one 'bash' move from what I've seen)and the rest being just a straight up shooter.

Plus you're fighting off generic clones like in every other game. I would've thought with the 'zomg power of the PS3' that they would've been able to make it so you're fighting against recognizable enemies a better portion of the time. But as usual those battles are relegated to boss fights.

This game will probably end up on my trade list sooner than later since thus far I haven't liked what I saw as far as gameplay went. Although I have yet to play it myself, so maybe I'll end up liking it.

But I do wish they gave you the ability to free roam and not have the levels be so damned linear. I wanted to explore Cybertron.

#30 SynGamer   Daydreamer & Dilettante. Rated M for Mature. CAGiversary!   8804 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:04 PM

Play the game before you form an opinion, thanks ;)

So far I'm enjoying the game. The shooting and enemies are a big repetitive, but at the same time the pacing is great. The chapters are broken up to the point that I'll be playing for an hour plus and the chapter ends and I'm like: already? Just finished chapter 5/Decepticon campaign. Looking forward to the Autobots campaign. Definitely need a CAG night for this sometime soon. I think what I like most so far is the pacing + what weapons you use on enemies at any given time. Most areas will have snipers you need to take out with regular bots on the ground around you which means you need to change things up a bit to get through.