Pure Nintendo: "Transformers: Rise of The Dark Spark has an identity crises. It desperately wants to be the cool kid on the playground. It was a nice attempt but doesn’t stand up to any other Sci-fi adventure game. The game does have some surprisingly difficult sections, but those are probably blamed more on game mechanics than game design. In its defense it’s perfect for tween age. Just like it’s demographic, Transformers: Rise of The Dark Spark is stuck in that transition from child to teen. Maybe if I were a teen I would really enjoy this game. But I am not and this game flirted with unplayable."