"I love the Transformers as a concept, and especially enjoy them as the original toys and cartoon. The first film by Michael Bay wasn't bad either as pure popcorn action. But the game based on that film was a pure cash-in tie-in. The second film has come and gone, and the consensus from even loyal fans is that it wasn't as good as the first one. What that meant for the inevitable video-game adaptation, one of the industry's most reviled genres, was not a subject of optimism, despite some positive early leaks about the game."