It is completely spectacular, consistently amazing, and occasionally staggering in its scope and majesty. We are of course talking about the Spielberg-fuelled big-screen interpretation of our favourite robots in disguise. The tie-in videogame on the other hand, needs to be consigned immediately to the scrapheap.
Blame yet another rushed development schedule, a game lacking in even the most basic spit and polish in order to get it out in time for the movie's release. What we have is the rusted framework of a free-roaming action adventure, as you battle on the side of good (the mighty Autobots, but mind the property damage else you'll have the army after you) or evil (Decepticons, who have the same problem, but who see an army advance as another chain-link in a points-racking collateral damage combo).
The differences between your choices (save or enslave) are far from distinct, with the mundane structures of the missions blurring any true divide between the two. What we have is a rack of carbon-copy objectives that revolve around smashing things until they explode.
Enormous robots walloping the seven shades of coiled springs out of each other should be brilliant fun, but the game's fighting system is beset by a woeful control scheme that frustrates rather than stimulates, a problem that makes any ground-based transformed vehicle (car, truck) virtually uncontrollable.
There's no feeling of weight behind transformation either. The robots feel like brittle exoskeletons, while in vehicle form cars and tanks fly off your bonnet with all the force of a water balloon.
Graphically, this feels like an illegal bootleg of the other multiformat versions, with cut-scenes and gameplay both having a terrible washed out look to them. We know the Wii can do better than this; heck, it deserves better. Just look at Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix.
Take our advice. Hold onto that 40 quid, see the movie a few more times then buy a collectable and re-enact your favourite scenes. It'll be a lot closer to the big screen adaptation than this cheap cash-in. Movie licence tie-ins have just sunk as low as they can possibly go.