Reviews and Problems with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
11 November 2013
Excerpt: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron does an excellent job of portraying the Transformers , in my opinion. There have been good Transformers games and not-so-good Transformers games, but the characters are very faithfully presented in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron . The environments on Cybertron are nicely done as well; there is a good bit of repetition of textures, but there is enough variety in larger constructs to give a very unique feel to some of the areas.
Summary: Transformers: War for Cybertron was one of my top multiplayer games of 2010. Something about it just worked surprisingly well, and High Moon Studios deserved oodles of kudos for providing the Transformers license with an original, structurally sound, vastly entertaining game that respected the franchise in a way other games (and certain movies) had not.
Excerpt: The Transformers series has become an annual franchise for Activision. While not nearly as important as the likes of Call of Duty, Activision's Transformers games have consistently received fairly positive reviews both from Game Freaks 365 and mainstream video game sites at large. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron carries on the mantle honorably.
Conclusion: A tale of two games, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron plods through its opening acts only to redeem itself with a strong showing at the end. Plenty of fan service will make series vets smile.
Excerpt: For years now many games that were tied in with movies have struggled to make any impression on me and other gamers whatsoever. Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron has changed my outlook on games that have movie tie-ins. The graphics in Fall Of Cybertron are excellent, especially considering what I expected to find. It's probably the first thing you will notice. When I first started playing Transformers I immediately noticed the detail and makeup of the autobots.
Excerpt: Two years ago, Transformers: War for Cybertron delivered a worthwhile videogame adaptation to the oft-mishandled Transformers property. In spite of the fast-paced shooting action and a great multiplayer mode, the title’s issues – sub-par AI and a lack of visual diversity – prevented it from being a worthy pickup for the average gamer.
Pros: Strong diversity in combat and visuals, Solid retelling of franchise cannon, All-star cast, Deep and enticing multiplayer
Cons: Campaign combat starts off dull, Mid-level loading damages immersion, No more campaign co-op
Conclusion: Fall of Cybertron is undoubtedly an improvement over an already impressive debut, yet it doesn’t feel nearly as invigorating or daring as War for Cybertron did. Small gameplay changes and visual improvements are welcome additions to War’s clever formula, but a clunky story that treads too much water and trades on too much nostalgia squanders the considerable potential that this fledgling series had accrued.
Excerpt: Developed by the acclaimed team at High Moon Studios, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows players to experience the darkest hours of the war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as the vie for control of their dying home world. Fans will fight...
Pros: - Fans will enjoy the story, - Various multiplayer modes
Cons: - Frame rate issues, - Sound lag and freeze ups, - No campaign co-op