Pros: Cool Story, Iconic Character, New Look, Solid Play
Cons: Weak Multiplayer
I recently re-installed my copy of Transformers War for Cybertron a few weeks ago to give it another play through with the next one coming up around the corner. I will say I still like this game, the graphics are not bad, the unreal engine seems to hold up quite well. The controls are good, although having played this game originally on my X-Box 360, playing on the keyboard and mouse was a change. Hooking up a controller to your PC makes playing some of the ports much better.
I really liked the story this game has. I think it does a good job introducing the various characters. It also shows where this battle stems from and where its going. You get to play both sides, which at first I wasn't a fan of, but once I got the Decepticons backstory I was good with it. You have two options when starting the game, you can start with the Decepticons or the Autobots. The choice is yours, I tried it both ways. I really liked getting to play the game and then metting up and helping character I remembered from my childhood cartoons.
Controls & Gameplay
Gameplay is fine in my opinion. I am not a hardcore gamer, more of the working man/father whos gets some gaming time in when I can. So I didn't have any complaints as to the aiming, movement, transforming etc. The levels are very linear, but I didn't really notice it, as most of these types of games make you follow a more narrow path. Leveling up is done through Teletraan 1. I thought that was a nice touch.
Replayability & Multiplayer
Replayability I wouldn't say is the highest. Once you fought your way through the campaign I didn't really feel like I needed to try and go through it again for a special reason. The multiplayer isn't bad. They treid the Gear of War/Halo concept with the various ways of bad guys and the team deathmatch seemed to be the main ones. My only complaint is that you cannot do this via single player. I liked fighting the horde in GoW by myself, challenging myself to see how far I could get. Also I'm not very big on playing online and having 10 year olds talk trash to me, becasue they have nothing but free time to memorize every map, gun location, and hiding spot in a game like this.
Overall I am still happy with this game, and would easily recommend it to anyone a fan of the characters, or someone looking for a game to play and hasn't played it.