Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for PlayStation 4
PS4

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

Jun 24, 2014
6.51
playscore
Average
1575th of 5256

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About this game

Developer: Edge of Reality
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

The game begins in the film continuity with a mysterious purple meteor crashing into Earth. The Autobots reach the crash site and Optimus sees an ancient Cybertronian relic called the Dark Spark, the antithesis to the Matrix of Leadership. Whereas the Matrix grants wisdom, the Dark Spark gives the user the power to bend the universe and its inhabitants to their own will. The Autobots clear out the mercenaries defending the relic, but fail to stop the bounty hunter Lockdown from escaping with the relic. The perspective changes to Cybertron, where Megatron and Optimus give explanations to their factions' current state: the Autobots face their darkest hour, but its the opposite for the Decepticons.

Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
5.48
Ben TarrantJul 01, 2014
Hindered by its desire to deploy alongside Michael Bay’s latest abomination, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark shoots itself in the robotic foot, fumbling with a poor narrative, terrible voice acting, and significantly less polished gunplay than fans of High Moon’s output may be used to. ...It’s not always entirely drab – a bit of mindless blasting is always entertaining in short bursts – but much like the weedy Ultra Magnus, this is still a shadow of the title that it’s trying to replace.
Dean JamesJun 30, 2014
Overall, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a very playable but disappointing game. After the high marks that were set by High Moon Studios’ two Cybertron games, this just feels like a lackluster follow-up. The method of trying to tie in the movie universe seemed way too forced and with the game being so short and lacking in environments, it almost feels as if it was rushed just to make the movie’s release date.
Angelo M. D'ArgenioJun 24, 2014
I would say that Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark was a disappointment, but that would mean I expected something from it, and I didn’t. This is just another movie tie in title, and nothing much more. It tries to tie in the original cartoons, the movies, and the video games, but it fails. It just feels like a corny fanfiction crossover plot painted over a mediocre third person shooter.

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