Now that’s not completely fair; surely there are some fans out there of the Transformers Famicom classic, Convoy no Nazo, right? Anyone? Okay, let’s face it, one of the greatest franchise no-brainers for videogame adaptations hasn’t really had one that soared, critically speaking. The first movie’s game adaptation was a pretty limp affair, but it also didn’t have what’s now tempting me to play the second: real, honest to goodness classic Transformers.
No one should be frowned upon for digging Bay’s Autobot and Decepticon aesthetic, but just take a gander at the old school Optimus Prime—being offered up as downloadable content for the Revenge of the Fallen game—for a peek into a less spiky past.