Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron

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Review: Transformers: War for Cybertron

The Transformers license can make for a darn good game - if the developers have the Touch.

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Jared

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Well, certainly looks and sounds like something I would expect from a Psudo-Movie Francise point of view...

If I get bored in summer its something I can at least look at purchasing to keep me busy
 

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This is something I have really been wanting to pick up. And all of the comparisons between this and Batman: Arkham Asylum as truly great game adaptions, only adds fuel to the fire. I would be able to get it now, if only I didn't need stuff like food. and rent. and WoW subscription.
 

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I thought it was ok. The linearity of the entire campaign really killed it for me. But the action, ohh the action, is very solid, even with the weaker Decepticon side. I definitely thought this was a much much better representation of what Transformers as a game should be. Good on them!

Co-op mode is where it's at with this game. Make some friends and enjoy it on Hard Mode.
 

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Really enjoying the multiplayer on this game. I am addicted to Scientist/Disguise. :) Good review though! Thanks.
 

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"..........it's a game that fans of the Transformers will feel is made by them, for them."

Too right John. The lead designer of the game at High Moon Studios is a fan of the original cartoons, and wanted to make the game feel like an authentic Transformers game for gamers and Transformers fans alike, no just a wonky shadow of Bay's movies.

I guess he pretty much hit the nail on the head.
 
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I was very much looking forward to this, but no split-screen play has kind of killed the co-op for me.

I was planning on winding away some days with the missus playing this, i'd assumed the co-op and horde mode bit would be splitscreen playable much like gears was.

:(

EDIT- then again I might get it when it comes down in price or get it pre-owned.
 

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I'm really, really loving Transformers: War for Cybertron. I've always been a fan of Transformers and WFC is just an amazing adaptation.

However, I felt that the storyline missions weren't broken down enough. While I have no problem with games with length (I mean, who doesn't like more gameplay?) but the missions were ridiculously drawn out. If they had split every mission into two missions, I think that'd be better and more approachable, but it's hard to play campaign in short bursts, as chapters are widely spread out and the missions themselves take hours.

Other than that, and some balancing in the multiplayer, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the game. I love how they had less widely-known characters, and each has a familiar, yet distinct design. I'd like to see some DLC containing extra chassis for multiplayer, and a sequel wouldn't be too bad if they were really dedicated to it. Transformers: Year One, anyone?

Also, BLAM!

EDIT: I just realized I was signed into my old account that I thought I had lost.
Guess not.
 

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As a strange kind of Transformers Fan, one who never had any toys and did not see the animated representation, but absolutely loved the comics, i'm happy that this game is good AND is set entirely on Cybertron.

The Transformers concept itself might hinge on the whole "Robots in Disguise", and therefore "Alien Robots on Earth....in Disguise" thing, but i've always preferred the stories of endless war, impossibly over-the-top power struggles and desperate sacrifices on Cybertron over the "present" and more mundane Stories on Earth. I guess humans just tended to get too much in the way ^^.
 

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The more I hear about this game, the more I'm inclined to put some cash aside for it. If it really is this much of a return to what makes Transformers awesome, I'm all for it.
 

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My one complaint so far? I'd love to see more variety in multiplayer skins. And yes, I realize this is pretty petty all things considered, but it seems like everytime I play Team Deathmatch and pick Leader I get stuck with Soundwave's form, which isn't bad but I like my Optimus config better as well as having more variety with the Ironhide/Ratchet models. Hoping this is something we see in DLC later along with more maps.

That aside, I've had a ridiculous amount of fun with this game. And I haven't even tried Escalation yet.
 
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Transformers was always an odd beast. It was one of the few shows from my youth (Ok...late-teens :p) where I could empathise with both sides. And that's why the Bay re-jerk hit me so hard.

But...

Even a jaded old cynic like myself can see the pure childhood beauty in this. If only everything in life could be as reliable as Bumblebee's car form.
 

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What was that song at the end!? It sounded pretty bad ass >.>

OT: LOVE THIS GAME! I am trying to level my four classes equally and currently have them all at level 5. As for campaign I'm on chapter VIII still. This game inspired me to get season 1 of G1...which I haven't popped into the DVP yet and keep hearing is garbage xD It's all good though, Me Grimlock not care!
 

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I gotta say that it looks and sounds good. But I'm not a Transformers fan and neither are most of my friends so I probably won't ever play it.
 

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Shoggoth2588 said:
What was that song at the end!? It sounded pretty bad ass >.>

OT: LOVE THIS GAME! I am trying to level my four classes equally and currently have them all at level 5. As for campaign I'm on chapter VIII still. This game inspired me to get season 1 of G1...which I haven't popped into the DVP yet and keep hearing is garbage xD It's all good though, Me Grimlock not care!
It's called "'Til All Are One" by Stan Bush. He wrote "The Touch" and "Dare" for the 1986 animated Transformers film. It plays over the end credits to the game. And yes, it's awesome. :D

AvsJoe said:
I gotta say that it looks and sounds good. But I'm not a Transformers fan and neither are most of my friends so I probably won't ever play it.
You don't really need to be a fan to enjoy this game. Being able to instantly change into a vehicle makes it a great multiplayer experience.
 

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Wonderful wonderful review. I totally agree, especially in the paragraph you mentioning robots versus robots, nothing else. Pure metal bashing joy.

That's how Michael Bay should produce his movies. With less irritating and obnoxious humans and more metal grinding experience. Seriously, my Japanese girlfriend gave it to me and I am h o o k e d!
 

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Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
 
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Not a big transformers fan myself (before my time) but I realy liked this game though certain classes online are OP (tank) and others UP (scout) but otherwise it's a realy good game...
I'm suprised it's by activision.
 

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tehroc said:
Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
Thouse are the Cybertronian form... not the terran vehicules form, they look like the terran for but not exactelly
 

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They are "Cybertronian vehicles" apparently.

Because they look funky and hover. I think.
 

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tehroc said:
Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
http://gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Components.ImageFileViewer/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles.00.00.00.00.09/0407.optimus-vehicle.jpg_2D00_610x0.jpg

Really? How many trucks like this have you seen on Earth? :)

They're supposed to be similar I think to the earth forms in relative size and shape, so Bumblebee looks like he could be close to a bug, but the design is cybertronian/alien. Or they just wanted something that looks cool.
 

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Fallen-Angel Risen-Demon said:
Not a big transformers fan myself (before my time) but I realy liked this game though certain classes online are OP (tank) and others UP (scout) but otherwise it's a realy good game...
The classes aren't badly balanced at all, really. You might think soldiers are OP compared to scouts if your tactics as a scout are to try and take the soldier on face to face. Leaders can do that, especially with war cry (and their utterly brutal melee attack), Scouts and Scientists, well, can't. But if you're a scout, you have cloak, so you don't need to take the Soldier on face to face, and if you do then you deserve to lose, you cloak, run up behind him, whack him with your melee and then finish him with your shotgun. Or you can snipe him, a headshot with the Null Ray takes half the soldier's health off, and it doesn't exactly have a slow refire rate.

Indeed, the scout is basically the counter to the soldier, it's the one class the soldier is least able to deal with.
 

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Fallen-Angel Risen-Demon said:
Not a big transformers fan myself (before my time) but I realy liked this game though certain classes online are OP (tank) and others UP (scout) but otherwise it's a realy good game...
The classes aren't badly balanced at all, really. You might think soldiers are OP compared to scouts if your tactics as a scout are to try and take the soldier on face to face. Leaders can do that, especially with war cry (and their utterly brutal melee attack), Scouts and Scientists, well, can't. But if you're a scout, you have cloak, so you don't need to take the Soldier on face to face, and if you do then you deserve to lose, you cloak, run up behind him, whack him with your melee and then finish him with your shotgun. Or you can snipe him, a headshot with the Null Ray takes half the soldier's health off, and it doesn't exactly have a slow refire rate.

Indeed, the scout is basically the counter to the soldier, it's the one class the soldier is least able to deal with.
 

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Fallen-Angel Risen-Demon said:
Not a big transformers fan myself (before my time) but I realy liked this game though certain classes online are OP (tank) and others UP (scout) but otherwise it's a realy good game...
I'm suprised it's by activision.
The game is very balanced. Nothing is over or underpowered in this game. Almost every time I play the Scout, I'm either top or close to the top of my teams scoreboard. Hell, I went 10-2 in my very first match with the Scout.

The ticket to the scout is being versatile. Don't stop moving. Jump, barrel roll in car form and dash as much as you can when facing an enemy to throw off their aim. Tactically use your cloak ability so you don't get slaughtered.

OT: This game is the most fun I've had in a long time. Co-op is a freaking blast with friends and multiplayer is pretty easy to get the hang of. The only complaint I have is that they really need to work some connection issues that have been annoying me.
 

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This looks pretty fun. Simple but full of robot on robot action and that's how I like it. Only thing though. How can they transform into vechiles if they haven't visited earth yet? I mean this guy was a transformers fan didn't he know they just transformed into generic space vechiles before hitting earth? Oh well I suppose that would kinda make things more generic looking and iconic designs a little less iconic. And that's all to the game? Just a dozen levels and multiplayer? Where's the sidequest invovling the dinobots or a secret level in which you can play as beast machines?
 

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tehroc said:
Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
QFT. I mean, yea, they're "hovercars" or something, but I dunno... cars just seems weird on Cybertron well before earth came into the picture. I suppose you gotta stay within the canon, though, as seeing Bumblebee turn into a strange techno-speeder would feel wrong, too.

Of all the things reviewed though, the multiplayer sounds the most appealing. I, too, will have to rent it and check it out.
 

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As a non-fan, I have to say that the gameplay looks pretty decent.

Probably not good enough to part me from my cash, but certainly not bad.
 

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Anyone who is boggled as to why the Transformers turn into cars and stuff on Cybertron, ask yourselves this:

What should they transform into?
 

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Popcicle42 said:
tehroc said:
Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
QFT. I mean, yea, they're "hovercars" or something, but I dunno... cars just seems weird on Cybertron well before earth came into the picture. I suppose you gotta stay within the canon, though, as seeing Bumblebee turn into a strange techno-speeder would feel wrong, too.

Of all the things reviewed though, the multiplayer sounds the most appealing. I, too, will have to rent it and check it out.
I actually felt quite relieved that Optimus&co didn't transform into old-fashioned earth vehicles, and turned instead into these high-tech hovercars.

Besides that, why should it bug you? Human-like features aren't built for speed anyway. If i could turn into a car, i would.
 

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The one thing that annoys me about the game is that all the transformers (except the planes obvuously) all turn in to cars, trucks etc. However they dont drive on the floor they just hover about and strafe rather than turn so why do they have wheels?
 

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Pipotchi said:
The one thing that annoys me about the game is that all the transformers (except the planes obvuously) all turn in to cars, trucks etc. However they dont drive on the floor they just hover about and strafe rather than turn so why do they have wheels?
there's a button you can press that stops them hovering and uses there wheels for the extra speed >_<
while hovering you get to strife, but its much slower, with wheels down your pretty much limited to going forward.

also good review, I been playing this almost every day since it came out, and you really did the game justice. which makes since if your a TF fan like you seem to be.
 

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GloatingSwine said:
Anyone who is boggled as to why the Transformers turn into cars and stuff on Cybertron, ask yourselves this:

What should they transform into?
Damn good point. I own and have completed this game, big fan of the original series and for the first time since the ps2 game, I can say I really enjoyed a transformers game. Going back to the quote I copied, I read some of the Dreamwave comics and the designs the game team came up with aren't that far removed from what dreamwave depicted when they reinvented the cybertronian forms. Personally I liked the fact that the vehicles in the game (well the fast sporty ones anyway) hovered and drop down their wheels to a kind of magnetic wheel to stick to the planet as they thrust along. I thought it was clever and an interesting way of showing the old forms in new ways.

Anyways fantastic game and fast, frantic and fun multiplayer, I recommend it heartily!

Oh I saw this and thought I would share it with you guys, fantastic ad for those who get the reference! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctkjNF9JSPE&feature=player_embedded
 

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I got this yesterday. Totally lived up to the promises too. My only 2 complaints are the totally useless buddy AI and the relatively short amount of time you get to kick-ass in jet form. Could've done with a little bit more of Starscream, IMHO.

EDIT: Fortunately though, it's an Activision game (something I never thought I'd hear myself saying) so a sequel is probably already in the works.
 

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GloatingSwine said:
Anyone who is boggled as to why the Transformers turn into cars and stuff on Cybertron, ask yourselves this:

What should they transform into?
Exactly. Why would technology such as cars and jets be off limits to a race of hyper-advanced sentient robots? Besides, this is possibly the best way to deal with both transit and transportation - every bot has a fast and reliable way of getting from A to B much quicker than on foot, and extremely big bots could even transport smaller ones.

OT: As of right now, this game is my personal GotY. Even without the attached license it's a pretty good game, but the fanboy/nostalgia factor pushes this title right to the top for me. (That said, Darksiders and Alan Wake aren't far behind.)
 

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Just literally completed the game and it's the best I've played to date, campaign is fun, not repetitive at all, the characters are good, but i would like the option to play as more transformers in the story mode and not just a choice of 3 for each mission. Multiplayer is great, although they have copied of MW2 a little with the kill streaks...but at least they are not over powered.

I also like how Optimus is the only transformer with the proper sound from the cartoons, or just about, meh Bumblebee should have that sound, isn't he like, the mascot of transformers? But mehh, still awesome XD

aside from little bugs it's amazing and i hope High Moon Studio's make more, or maybe Beast Wars?

Oooh btw the song at the end of the game is unreal, for geeks like me anyway XD
 

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The gameplay itself is really kind of mediocre. But the story combined with the nostalgia of a real TF world make it a great game.

Was pretty freakin' awesome the first time I was playing co-op campaign with friends and we all transformed into car mode and sped away. Almost brought a tear to my eye.
 

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Wow, this is miraculous news. I'm sure Transformers fans were counting on having the franchise redeemed one of these days, but this soon? And with property used in the movie?? (Those butt-ugly designs look much better in a video game than they do on the silver screen.)
 

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Oooh btw the song at the end of the game is unreal, for geeks like me anyway XD
Just finished it. I cried a little inside when it hit me :D
 

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Not played it yet but apparently activision are keen to kill the horse and beat it already!

Honestly i'll probably never play this just because of it been an activision product!
 

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He didn't mention it but the PS3 version is really laggy in multiplayer, like unbearably at most times.
 

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He didn't mention it but the PS3 version is really laggy in multiplayer, like unbearably at most times.
really? only time it dose that for me is when i have the PC on to, other wise its fine.
great game though over all :3
 

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Brilliant game, clocked both campaigns very nice explanation that could realistically be fitted to the majority of the transformers universes which is nice. I'm just getting into the multiplayer on ps3, not laggy at all I found, until my broadband capped and is too slow to join any games for now...

Times like these I hate NZ for having the worst internet on the planet! ><
 

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Butterjaw said:
Brilliant game, clocked both campaigns very nice explanation that could realistically be fitted to the majority of the transformers universes which is nice. I'm just getting into the multiplayer on ps3, not laggy at all I found, until my broadband capped and is too slow to join any games for now...

Times like these I hate NZ for having the worst internet on the planet! ><
But you have the prettiest girls! <3
 

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KoreyGM said:
He didn't mention it but the PS3 version is really laggy in multiplayer, like unbearably at most times.
Oh Thor yes. This game is a brilliant gem being shat on by horrible online connectivity and it's really pissing me off. I've barely been able to play today because it disconnects so much.
 

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.]I was very much looking forward to this, but no split-screen play has kind of killed the co-op for me.

I was planning on winding away some days with the missus playing this, i'd assumed the co-op and horde mode bit would be splitscreen playable much like gears was.

:(

EDIT- then again I might get it when it comes down in price or get it pre-owned.
yeah seriously...I was up and ready to make this one of two special games that I'll actually buy full-price when I found out there was no slit-screen co-op...yup sorry not paying full price for a single player game (online co-op doesn't count for me)
 

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I found Transformers: War For Cybertron to be very fun. It really seemed to be written for fans of the 80's cartoon show. The game-play was fun and the story was very good. Playing as Megatron and Optimus Prime was quite fun.

I was there was a level made where you could play as Omega Supreme and could have fought Trypticon
 

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Picked this up on launch day and I've been very pleased. Great controls, some really fun fights, and a surprising amount of challenge. Some of the fights seemed ridiculously difficult until I figured out the trick, but even then it took some maneuvering on my part.

My only real nitpick is that I do feel the aerial combat as a jet in those levels is lacking any real way to dodge when transformed. You can do a barrel roll and move to the side, etc. but you'll still be hit while doing so. That's my only complaint, though, and otherwise it's a really fun game.

I think the multiplayer is pretty balanced, too. It's really a matter of using abilities in conjunction with one another and using the map to your advantage. As a Scientist and Scout you need to get the drop on people (or just snipe them if you're a Scout - lots of fairly easy kills that way). All in all the complete package is pretty good, and I'm looking forward to seeing what High Moon comes up with next.
 

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Darth Sea Bass said:
Not played it yet but apparently activision are keen to kill the horse and beat it already!

Honestly i'll probably never play this just because of it been an activision product!
You do realize Activision are only the publisher and had nothing to do with the making of the game, right?
T:WfC was developed by High Moon Studios, and many of those guys are dia-hard G1 fans.
 

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Pipotchi said:
The one thing that annoys me about the game is that all the transformers (except the planes obvuously) all turn in to cars, trucks etc. However they dont drive on the floor they just hover about and strafe rather than turn so why do they have wheels?
Have you played the game properly? They strafe and float around in hover-mode, but you just hit the left trigger/L2 and they drop down the wheels and drive as normal.
GloatingSwine said:
Fallen-Angel Risen-Demon said:
Not a big transformers fan myself (before my time) but I realy liked this game though certain classes online are OP (tank) and others UP (scout) but otherwise it's a realy good game...
The classes aren't badly balanced at all, really. You might think soldiers are OP compared to scouts if your tactics as a scout are to try and take the soldier on face to face. Leaders can do that, especially with war cry (and their utterly brutal melee attack), Scouts and Scientists, well, can't. But if you're a scout, you have cloak, so you don't need to take the Soldier on face to face, and if you do then you deserve to lose, you cloak, run up behind him, whack him with your melee and then finish him with your shotgun. Or you can snipe him, a headshot with the Null Ray takes half the soldier's health off, and it doesn't exactly have a slow refire rate.

Indeed, the scout is basically the counter to the soldier, it's the one class the soldier is least able to deal with.
Soldiers are massive and slow targets, easily blasted up by the scientist/scouts. I tend to play as the leader class, and soldiers really aren't very overpowered at all. The only problem I face is their whirlwind attack, though I've found a nice counter in 'disruption'. They come swinging, and are so easily caught off guard when forced into their vehicle-form.

Pretty much nothing is unfair in that game. As long as you play strategically, you can overcome anyone. It's incredibly satisfying.
 

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GloatingSwine said:
Anyone who is boggled as to why the Transformers turn into cars and stuff on Cybertron, ask yourselves this:

What should they transform into?
Giant guns that get fired by their incompitent soldiers who ultimately want to see them dead!!! D=<

In all seriousness, though, Cybertron had vehicle forms in the cartoon. The very first episode does have a bit of an interlude on Cybertron and it does show a few Transformers with cybertronian vehicle forms. So there you go.

OT: Game is awesome. Multiplayer is balanced, single players gives you a good challenge, visuals are stunning especially with the constantly moving parts in the world and on the robots and the "Horde" mode is fairly difficult as well. Overall, good difficulty curve without being impossible = transition back to real gaming. At least, real gaming how I see it.
 

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Sonicron said:
Darth Sea Bass said:
Not played it yet but apparently activision are keen to kill the horse and beat it already!

Honestly i'll probably never play this just because of it been an activision product!
You do realize Activision are only the publisher and had nothing to do with the making of the game, right?
T:WfC was developed by High Moon Studios, and many of those guys are dia-hard G1 fans.
Yeah the game probably is good but that's despite it been published by activision not because of it.

Guarentee if this sells at all well activision will get them working on war for cybertron 2: Modern war for cybertron. and then another and another.
 

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I just have this strange feeling that they shouldn't have been Earth vehicles, until they are here. Actually, I always thought it was weird, until I saw beast wars.

This is something Beast Wars did right. They were just robots until the landed on the planet and searched for appropriate forms as disguises. If they were cars and jets they'd just stand out.

I guess I'd rather they just used generic carish/jetish/tankish things, but then it still wouldn't be right according to G1 canon.

I dunno what I'm trying to say...
 

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Darth Sea Bass said:
Yeah the game probably is good but that's despite it been published by activision not because of it.

Guarentee if this sells at all well activision will get them working on war for cybertron 2: Modern war for cybertron. and then another and another.
Don't worry, if Michael Bay actually makes Transformers 3 the last one, WfC won't be "exploitable" anymore and dropped immediately, it's the Activision way.
 

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Darth Sea Bass said:
Sonicron said:
Darth Sea Bass said:
Not played it yet but apparently activision are keen to kill the horse and beat it already!

Honestly i'll probably never play this just because of it been an activision product!
You do realize Activision are only the publisher and had nothing to do with the making of the game, right?
T:WfC was developed by High Moon Studios, and many of those guys are dia-hard G1 fans.
Yeah the game probably is good but that's despite it been published by activision not because of it.

Guarentee if this sells at all well activision will get them working on war for cybertron 2: Modern war for cybertron. and then another and another.
Some how, I doubt High Moon Studio's would, and if they did, it would be set on earth.

Activision has had very little input on this, literally all they have done is published it. High moon have done most of the work along with Hasbro, Hell this game has been classed by Hasbro as the Official prequel to the cartoons.

also they are creating toys based off the designs that High Moon created. tbh i think they did an excellent job
 

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This is something Beast Wars did right. They were just robots until the landed on the planet and searched for appropriate forms as disguises. If they were cars and jets they'd just stand out.
Although, of course, in Beast Wars they were on an otherwise completely uninhabited planet, so it wouldn't have mattered what the fuck they looked like. Also, y'know, if you're trying to blend in anywhere except Australia being a twenty foot long spider is not the way to do it.
 

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I will get this game in memory of all the awesome potential that was mercilessly slaughtered by Micheal Bay for the movies.
 

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God I hate that credits song.

Not only does it sound bad but.. someone didn't do their homework...

"Transformers, defenders of truth"

The Decepticons are transformers too... that line is flawed.

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Only thing I don't understand, if it occurs 4 million years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms?
Fixed. Also, as many have said, they are cybertronian vehicles. If you watch the original show, their vehicular forms were hover cars and jets and the like before they came to earth.

Hell, Soundwave was a lamp post. That's part of my biggest beef with the game is the little mistakes in story. But I can easily overlook it due to the fact that every transformers game before it has let me down MUCH greater than that. Frankly... it's fun... and that's what matters.

And lastly (till the next time) Stan Bush did that song?! I'm so disappointed right now...


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orangeapples said:
This is something Beast Wars did right. They were just robots until the landed on the planet and searched for appropriate forms as disguises. If they were cars and jets they'd just stand out.
Actually, they didn't take on beast modes to hide, they took them to protect themselves from the high amounts of energon that existed on the planet.

I'm getting the impression that no one seemed to understand the history of the transformers and that's the problem we are running into with the vehicle forms.

Cybertron was built by the Quintessons to be a giant factory and created the transformers as factor workers. At that time, they were just robots, they did not transform. Eventually, the robots rebelled and the Quintessons fled. There was peace on the planet for a while, then the military grade robots (later known as the Decepticons) wanted to be in charge, while the factory workers (Aka Autobots) resisted their tyrannical rule. The Autobots invented a means to hide themselves from their enemies, and thus the first Transformers were born. They really were robots in disguise, and it had nothing to do with hiding from humans. They were hiding from their enemies. The Decepticons soon followed suit when the advantages of being able to transform were seen.
 

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If this game takes place before transformers go to earth, why do they still transform to earth like vehicles? In fact why do they even need to transform in their own planet?
 

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poiumty said:
Popcicle42 said:
tehroc said:
Only thing I dont understand, if it occurs 1000 years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms? That's the only real nitpick I see on premise.

I haven't played it yet and do plan on perhaps renting it.
QFT. I mean, yea, they're "hovercars" or something, but I dunno... cars just seems weird on Cybertron well before earth came into the picture. I suppose you gotta stay within the canon, though, as seeing Bumblebee turn into a strange techno-speeder would feel wrong, too.

Of all the things reviewed though, the multiplayer sounds the most appealing. I, too, will have to rent it and check it out.
I actually felt quite relieved that Optimus&co didn't transform into old-fashioned earth vehicles, and turned instead into these high-tech hovercars.

Besides that, why should it bug you? Human-like features aren't built for speed anyway. If i could turn into a car, i would.
I suppose it's more that a civilation built entirely by robots can transform into other, faster forms... and they choose something that looks like a 90's Audi TT with hoverwheels. For a race of mechanical aliens 1000 years in the past, I'd think they'd look more... alien? But, as I said, it would look even stranger to see him be a Camero with wheels, and Shia LaBouf in the driver's seat, so I'll accept the hovercar happily over that! Plus, you want some sort of connection with the characters you already have... if Bumblebee didn't turn into something car-like and yellow, then I guess he wouldn't really be Bumblebee, would he!

That said, I guess you could say the same for the "human" form, too... why not a spider walker, or tripod, or something else? Two arms, two legs, human-ish face. But that's the imagery of Transformers, and I wouldn't want someone messing with a part of my childhood too much.

As for turning into a car... well, depends on the car. I'll take a pass if I turn into my crappy Honda Civic, but if I could turn into a Bugati Veyron...
 

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O-o..What was the name of the song that was playing at the end of the video?...O-o..and where can I find it?
 

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Ok so the only other beef with this game I have is the current server issues. The connection rate is quite poor and it's crippling this otherwise AMAZING game.

Draconalis said:
God I hate that credits song.

Not only does it sound bad but.. someone didn't do their homework...

"Transformers, defenders of truth"

The Decepticons are transformers too... that line is flawed.

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tehroc said:
Only thing I don't understand, if it occurs 4 million years in the past why do they have Earth vehicle forms?
Fixed. Also, as many have said, they are cybertronian vehicles. If you watch the original show, their vehicular forms were hover cars and jets and the like before they came to earth.

Hell, Soundwave was a lamp post. That's part of my biggest beef with the game is the little mistakes in story. But I can easily overlook it due to the fact that every transformers game before it has let me down MUCH greater than that. Frankly... it's fun... and that's what matters.

And lastly (till the next time) Stan Bush did that song?! I'm so disappointed right now...


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orangeapples said:
This is something Beast Wars did right. They were just robots until the landed on the planet and searched for appropriate forms as disguises. If they were cars and jets they'd just stand out.
Actually, they didn't take on beast modes to hide, they took them to protect themselves from the high amounts of energon that existed on the planet.

I'm getting the impression that no one seemed to understand the history of the transformers and that's the problem we are running into with the vehicle forms.

Cybertron was built by the Quintessons to be a giant factory and created the transformers as factor workers. At that time, they were just robots, they did not transform. Eventually, the robots rebelled and the Quintessons fled. There was peace on the planet for a while, then the military grade robots (later known as the Decepticons) wanted to be in charge, while the factory workers (Aka Autobots) resisted their tyrannical rule. The Autobots invented a means to hide themselves from their enemies, and thus the first Transformers were born. They really were robots in disguise, and it had nothing to do with hiding from humans. They were hiding from their enemies. The Decepticons soon followed suit when the advantages of being able to transform were seen.
Thank you, just mentioned everything I was going to bring up, especially the bit about the Beast Wars. I'd also like to add that the cybertronians in Beast Wars did have vehicle modes, you just never see them in their cybertronian form during the show. For instance, Dinobot (Raptor) was Dynobot on cybertron and his alternate mode was a digger of sorts.
 

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The one thing that really aggravates me about this game is that there is no offline multiplayer. They raved about this game being build for multiplayer (aka, it would have a short story) and I hoped they wouldn't make the whole bloody thing online. Really wanted to play this game split screen with my Wife, but they must think no one who's interested in a Transformers gave has any real life friends who would come over to play.
 

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Butterjaw said:
Thank you, just mentioned everything I was going to bring up, especially the bit about the Beast Wars. I'd also like to add that the cybertronians in Beast Wars did have vehicle modes, you just never see them in their cybertronian form during the show. For instance, Dinobot (Raptor) was Dynobot on cybertron and his alternate mode was a digger of sorts.
I was actually going to mention that... but I wonder sometimes. It might have just been the CGI of the 90s, but their "protoform" modes didn't look like they had an alternate form. Especially when you consider what a massive Cybertronian nerf "The Great Upgrade" was. I know they should have alternate forms... but I debate if they really did.

Hell, after the war was over, and peace reigned for as long as it did... why would they need alternate modes for which to hide, anyway?
 

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The one thing that really aggravates me about this game is that there is no offline multiplayer. They raved about this game being build for multiplayer (aka, it would have a short story) and I hoped they wouldn't make the whole bloody thing online. Really wanted to play this game split screen with my Wife, but they must think no one who's interested in a Transformers gave has any real life friends who would come over to play.
Well, you could always play campaign with her...*shrugs*
 

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I was actually going to mention that... but I wonder sometimes. It might have just been the CGI of the 90s, but their "protoform" modes didn't look like they had an alternate form. Especially when you consider what a massive Cybertronian nerf "The Great Upgrade" was. I know they should have alternate forms... but I debate if they really did.

Hell, after the war was over, and peace reigned for as long as it did... why would they need alternate modes for which to hide, anyway?
Well they'd evolved that way, the alternate forms were just part of their make up. And clearly they adapted it to become anything, hence the beast forms and also plant forms in Beast Machines. They were able to survive on any planet due to their ability to adapt via alternate forms.
 

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Not a fan of the franchise personally but this seems like an interesting thing to pick up during a gap in my schedule. Especially nice to see that this is a game getting released on PC as well as consoles without an absurd length of waiting time.
 

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Butterjaw said:
Beast Machines.
Let us not mention that abomination, please.
But... I liked it. Maybe I just didn't notice it, but is there a wide-spread consensus that BM was awful...? I mean, yeah, it was different, but personally I found it nearly as enjoyable as BW.
 

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But... I liked it. Maybe I just didn't notice it, but is there a wide-spread consensus that BM was awful...? I mean, yeah, it was different, but personally I found it nearly as enjoyable as BW.
I don't know how wide spread it might have been, but I know that's when the established lore started to go out the window, and the series got bad. Everything after that was a nose dive (The japanese shows that were terrible)

My biggest complaint about that series, was the "Organic core" of cybertron... The planet was built. There is no organic core.
 

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Draconalis said:
Sonicron said:
But... I liked it. Maybe I just didn't notice it, but is there a wide-spread consensus that BM was awful...? I mean, yeah, it was different, but personally I found it nearly as enjoyable as BW.
I don't know how wide spread it might have been, but I know that's when the established lore started to go out the window, and the series got bad. Everything after that was a nose dive (The japanese shows that were terrible)

My biggest complaint about that series, was the "Organic core" of cybertron... The planet was built. There is no organic core.

Yes the organic core bit was abit odd, but the series was good generally. It was different to Beast Wars, I was abit miffed about them turning Rhinox evil (properly this time)
and Ratrap losing all his weapons... but it worked I guess. I only brought it up to mention the plant forms as an example of the evolution of the transformation mechanism.
 

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I demand (ask) someone to find the end of that transformers song at the end of the video because it sounds pretty badass.
 

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Ots an ok to good game but its a bit to simple needs more weapons needs more customization, levels need to be larger especially the flying levels.

Still tis the ebst TF game hands down...but all in all it could be better.... I give it a solid 7.....
 

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Its interesting to note how this thread has transformed from Game Mode, to Show Mode.


I wonder... have they replaced that malfunctioning "keyboard control" transformation cog?
 

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ok I have a few words to say , first I have not stopped cussing at the tv yet .
playing this game with the ps3 interface is like trying to pull a hang nail out of your toe with your teeth it aint gonna happen . I love to die from a good ai fight ...... not from falling thew the floor because you cant walk , aim , shoot AND jump all at once = out come of 11 story fall .
having multiple options for the controller setup is great ... if that option changes more then 1 button IE not just swapping them . old guy here what ever ha-pend to letting ME decide what buttons I want to use ? there was at one time a "STANDARD" CONTROLLER LAYOUT ? HMMM HOW OLD ARE THE KIDS MAKING THESE GAMES NOW ?
meh 70 $ down the drain 5 min and im taking this game to the street and GIVING IT AWAY !! LOL inter face is that bad or im that pissed dono ?
it should be fun flying a ship meant for combat? starscream is carting his dead mom and her family in his hold its like flying a turtle in your pants ?
I just started the second chapter and its already apparent this game is another that is all looks / brains but just no coordination on the tech aspect = fail emer-tion yar I cant spell suck it :p
 

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War for Cybertron is fantastic and actually fun online as I can't even hear the people with mics. Despite what people say the classes are balances just fine I play a scout and I use hit and run and get high kill streaks. If I linger around too long I get destroyed and that's exactly how it should be.
 

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WrcklessIntent said:
I demand (ask) someone to find the end of that transformers song at the end of the video because it sounds pretty badass.
Stan Bush, til all are one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHQcKxFd7E

There ya go.
 

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Anyone who is boggled as to why the Transformers turn into cars and stuff on Cybertron, ask yourselves this:

What should they transform into?
well I say this in the cartoon. they turn into vehicals to get around faster. they vehicals they turn into are just high tech versions of cars and planes, so the game got it right in that respect.