Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition is a vehicular combat game based on the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It was developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Activision for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii. It serves as the counterpart to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, which were developed by High Moon Studios.
Why It Sucks
- You are locked in your vehicle form for the entire game. This is a Transformers game where you can't change forms.
- On that topic, every enemy is also fought in their vehicle form; there isn't a single robot model in the entire game.
- The game feels lazily and cheaply made; there are only around three car models for enemies, Starscream assists you in boss fights and talks frequently but never appears on screen, and the game's 18 levels frequently recycle sections of a paltry six maps. There aren't even any death animations; when you run out of health the game abruptly cuts to a game over screen.
- There's no acceleration button; you control your basic car form as though you were walking, which some may find awkward.
- You have to constantly stop to collect energy and weapon pickups to stand a chance against the constantly respawning enemies.
- There are a grand total of two enemy types; normal cars, and normal cars with bigger health bars (including the bosses).
- Every level feels the same; they all consist of getting to X amount of waypoints while clearing out all enemies.
- Every character plays identically save for Ironhide and Soundwave having a pathetic shotgun instead of missiles.
- The game's attempts at variety fail due to them having the same "kill all enemies then gather up items" formula.
- Virtually non-existent story that adds nothing to the movie and has an insulting ending.
- The game can be beaten in less than two hours.
- Ths game was ported to the Wii after very clearly being designed for the 3DS. For a Wii game, the low production values and lack of content seem especially unforgivable.
Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition was heavily panned, respectively receiving Metacritic scores of 34 and 30 for the Wii and 3DS versions.