The Transformers franchise has had it’s share of clangers in the video games industry stretching back to the mid-80’s. Many developers have tried and failed to make a decent game based on the robots in disguise and it wasn’t until 2010 that the Hasbro property would finally get some critical and financial success with Transformers: War for Cybertron.
Entrusted to High Moon Studios, the game received rave reviews from fans and critics alike as “the most highly-rated, critical success of any game that’s had the Hasbro brand”. 2012 saw the inevitable release of a sequel, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and although not as popular as it’s predecessor, it still received positive reviews. Fast forward to 2014, a new developer at the helm and a third game is the series has been released, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Have Hasbro gone three for three? Well no.
To put it bluntly Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark demonstrates just how easy it is to ruin a good thing.
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