Originally Posted by Optimus_Prime_
If the Alien in Alien suddenly spoke in a John Wayne-esque voice, you'd struggle to take the concept as seriously as Ridley Scott intended it to be taken. Transformers are ENGLISH speaking aliens who interact and have fun adventures with humans. You take that aspect away and you'll have something that only vaguely resembles Transformers. Even the basic premise though is nonsensical crap. No advanced robot gains any strategic advantage from transforming into our cars and trucks.
1) Intelligent aliens would adapt to their new environment. They studied the local culture then adapted. For Optimus Prime it was a truck driver.
2) Transformers don't go on "fun" adventures with humans. They typically stop the decepticons from destroying Earth or humanity.
3) You don't take anything away by adding cyberpunk themes and making TF an epic space opera.
5) So your saying if you were stuck on a primitive alien planet it wouldn't help to be able to blend in with the surroundings.