After the first Transformers movie, I played the first installment of the PSP game and that does not live to my expectation and I gave up after 2 stages. I simply did not enjoy the game. When the latest transformers movie game released on PSP again, I decided to give it a try. Somehow this game seems better than the previous.
Revenge of the Fallen game is more action pack like the movie. You get to between Autobot and Decepticons with more choices of character than the previous game. The game in 3D allow you to roam around to shoot on anything that move. There are plenty of Autobots and Decepticons for you to shoot. Remember Revenge is a dish that best served cold.
If you think Optimus Prime in the movie is cool to face off with 3 Decepticons, you get to do more than Optimus Prime. Wave a upon wave the enemy will come to you. If you choose to be a Decepticon, you will face a harder time as not only Autobots are coming for you, the human too! Nonetheless if you collect enough "pink energy cubes", you can use your special skill against them. Each character has different special moves but sadly only some are really useful.
Unlike the previous game, you can't transform yourself at will. The only time you transform in the game is when you use your special skill and that happen for a few second. At certain stages, you get into racing and shooting in the vehicle mode.
The game could be rather long and boring with all the shooting. The only thing that I am happy about the game is not graphic as it's look very edgy but the voicing.
All in all, the tactic in this game is to shoot, dodge, collect weapons upgrades and activate special power. The controls and camera view can be frustrating at time but none is more frustrating to meet the Megatron and even you are winning, he got away. That drag the stories and you have to go through more similar stages to fight him all over again. In short, the stages setting are rather Repetitive.
Overall the game shows improvement from the previous game but even with more choice of characters, you just want to finish the game and call it a day. Do remember that this review is for PSP version only. Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and Wii game play are very different as far as I know. Xbox360 version is way better. :)