New Transformers Video Games — Transformers: War for Cybertron

Finally, someone decided to make the game we’ve all been waiting for, based on the G1 version of the transformers we remember from the 80s cartoons. Game play will be based on the planet Cybertron, the home of the autobots and decepticons.

The story line for the game will be split between the Autobots and Decepticons. You can play either or both paths. Playable characters include Optimus Prime, Ratchet, Bumblebee, Megatron, Starscream and Brawl.

The official website is at: http://www.transformersgame.com/.

Below is a teaser/reveal trailer. No gameplay, just cinematics, but still pretty cool.

Wits & Wagers for XBL

I tried out Wits & Wagers for XBL. The concept of the game is a series of questions, and for each question you guess what the the closest answer is without going over that actual value. Then you see all the answers selected by all the users, and you place bets on the closest answer to the real answers without going over the real answer. The person with the highest number of chips at the end wins. It’s a fairly simple game, with a number of features thrown in just for eye candy that I found the game to be not worth it. You may want to check it out, but was a bit disappointed by it, and have decided to not get the game and I removed the demo from my computer.

It’s not worth 800 points. I think there are a few people who may like it, but honestly, get Scene It! instead.

Rocky & Bullwinkle Game for XBL

I tried out the demo version of Rocky & Bullwinkle for XBL this weekend. It’s listed as a party game, so I thought it might be something my girlfriend and I might enjoy. We both enjoy playing “Scene It!” and are glad to hear a new version is coming out at the end of the year. So when I saw this as a party game, I figured I would give it a try.

I played it for about 5 minutes… It sucked! Seriously. This is a series of mini games to play, oh should I say microgames. The games are so short, and in some cases, not well designed that I’m just like “WTF”. I game mechanics are overly simplistic and you don’t feel like you’re getting any level of enjoyment out of it. You would think that have a brand like Rocky and Bullwinkle, they would do something a little more creative and interesting. Unfortunately they do not.

After a few minutes, I removed the game from my harddrive. What a shame. It’s 800 points to get the full game. Umm, don’t, really, don’t.