What happened in the three hours of the game?
The first three hours depended on which side you wished to play on.
If you chose to play as the Decepticons, then you were searching for the rumored "Dark Energon" (an extremely powerful and dangerous form of energon). After obtaining the Dark Energon, Megatron orders Starscream to plant the dark energon into the energon bridge where it will power the machine making it possible to mas produce Dark Energon. After The Dark Energon is planted Megatron moves onto destroying the Autobot Capital Iacon City (attempting to destroy planet Cybertron along with it).
Now if you chose the Autobots, your story begins after the Decepticons story ends. With a certain leader dead Optimus becomes the leader of the Autobots for the time being. Your first mission is to restore power to the communications grid and get the defensive guns working again. After some important story dialog passes you are taken to Kaon Prison where you must rescue a fallen comrade. After you escape the prison, Optimus speaks to the high council where he is deemed a Prime. Now you are Optimus Prime and must stop Megatron before he completely destroys the planet.
What was the most challenging part you completed?
Hard mode on this game is actually somewhat of a challenge. You take a lot more damage and are forced to take cover during fire fights. if you don't your health will just disappear. Defeating the bosses of this on hard, were definitely a challenge. being bosses means they hit hard to begin with. Adding your on hard mode means they hit harder, much harder. Each final boss was a challenge in it's own respect. Decepticons had it much easier though. The whole area is one big cover-zone, but they also had the highest demands for defeating the boss. Autobots had a much harder boss. With little to no cover and missles that would track you down this boss was a pain.
What was the best part of the story?
The story in general was a decent concept. Seeing how this game sets the scene for the 80s cartoon, it really "attempted" at fleshing out what happened on Cybertron, that made the Transformers go to earth. I say attempt because it wasn't the best effort at explaining. there were mistakes here and there but what story doesn't have a few mistakes?
Share the most innovative gameplay mechanic.
What would Transformers be without bad-ass transforming capabilities? Transforming really sets this apart from your average Third Person Shooters. At times you were forced to transform just to get out of a sticky situation. I found myself transforming on a regular basis and using my vehicle modes weaponry, because my pistols or other weapons were out of ammo. During missions you had to use your vehicle form to escape from drastic situations that appeared during the story.
What ice cream flavor best represents this game?
I don't think there is a flavor too describe the taste of pure unadulterated robot carnage. With explosions and bullets flying the game was just insane. It had my heart racing at times while I thought to myself "Am I going to survive this". Luckily I did and I enjoyed every bit of this game because of it.
This game is definitely not for everyone though. if your just looking for a solid Third Person Shooter, then just rent this game. Now if your a true transformers fan and are looking for a game to entertain you for a couple of days, buy this puppy now
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