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  • Summary: Fight your way through both Earth and Cybertron universes in an unforgettable battle to secure the Dark Spark. Play the expanded four-player co-op online escalation mode with new upgradeable defenses and challenging Power Foes. The new leveling system spans campaign and escalation, allowing players to unlock rewards that will aid progression in both modes. Expand
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  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    40
    Rise of the Dark Spark is a bad Transformers game to begin with, and the corners cut on the Wii U make it the worst one of all.
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    35
    Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark tries to coast on the goodwill established by the previous two games, but mishandles their gameplay concepts with a badly rushed execution. Boring level design, an awful framerate and a confusing story make this game a slog from start to finish.
  3. Jun 30, 2014
    30
    Perhaps the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Rise of the Dark Spark are just as high-quality as their predecessors, but on Wii U, Rise of the Dark Spark is everything Nintendo fans have come to loathe about movie tie-ins and multiplatform gaming: a lazy port with missing features that treats Nintendo players like second-class citizens.
  4. Jun 30, 2014
    20
    Starting off weak and getting not only worse, but extremely tiresome due to repetitive gameplay and some horrendously awkward controls, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark smacks of a cheap attempt to cash-in on the new movie release, not even properly linking to the feature film for those awaiting its release or tying various story threads together from the previous movie and game releases.
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  1. Jul 27, 2014
    5
    This game is not bad. but the wii u version is. they ripped out escalation mode entirely and the framerate is awful. get the ps3/ps4/xone/360/pc versions. they are better. Expand