Honestly, I'm not even sure whether I'm supposed to be able to have got it or not, as Target has it on a street date of 6-27-07, but Gamestop gave me an automated call on Tuesday saying I could pick it up Wednesday, which I did after work. Having played it some now here are some of my impressions.
It is quite fun, although the one thing that bugs me is that you cant look up and down.
I am thrilled that in addition to the "generic" Autobot that you play, there is at least one mission where you play as Bumblebee(I just beat that one)
I like the ability to scan different vehicles for your Autobot, that way you can change it up a bit, although I'd like it even more if I could change the color scheme of each vehicle as opposed to it being whatever color it is that I scanned(although I think there have been one or two vehicles where I've seen different color ones of the same make, and scanning those yeilded an already scanned or no results.
The manual is really a bare bones manual, nothing very useful was revealed in it, as the game gives you a walkthrough of the controls and whenever you gain a new ability. The credits aren't even in the manual. Speaking of which, I was suprised by the amount of voice work in the game so far, I guess I'm just not used to having voice on my portable gaming system aside from the occasional "Objection!" or "Hold it!"
I like the voice of the Autobot, and there is one moment listening to Bumblebee that is what I would call a "Wreck-Gar moment", although most of it is just generic radio noise while you read what he is transmitting. Barricades voice is nice as is Primes and Ironhide(although I don't think it is Cullen, but I haven't bothered to view the credits on it yet.
Two save slots are on it, but as there is a multicard multiplayer option as opposed to download play, multiple copies of the game would be preferred anyways. I really prefer when there is at least a nerfed download play option. Although I understand they want your friends to get their own copy, it still stinks.
Oh, and while not as bad as Jump Superstars, I still find myself touching the screen with my thumb for scanning and transforming as opposed to pulling out the stylus to use it, or keeping the nub on the strap wrapped around my thumb while I'm playing.
I really ought to get one of those wifi adapter things so I can try the online component.