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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PC/Mac DVD)
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- Media: DVD-ROM
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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the darkest hours of the apocalyptic war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character's unique abilities.
With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock's nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Fight through both sides of the Transformers' most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their homeworld.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows you to go head-to-head as Autobots and Decepticons with its multi-player online mode. Create your own personalised character and weaponry with the most advanced and in-depth customisation ever before seen in a Transformers video game.
|Battle as Grimlock and your other favourite Transformers|
- Apocalyptic Setting: Play as both Autobots and Decepticons in an epic story set amongst the ruins of the Transformers home planet, ravaged from years of war. Experience the never before told final battles that culminate in the legendary exodus from Cybertron.
- Convert Character Forms in Gameplay: Capture the true power of the Transformers in gameplay with endless variety. Each Transformer you play brings truly unique abilities to the battle. Transform, combine, blast, melee, stealth, fly and more!
- Epic Scale: Fall of Cybertron delivers epic battles on a massive scale. The setting and characters are HUGE! The battlefield will quake with the fury of gigantic Transformers like the combiner Bruticus or the ferocious Dinobots. The city-sized Autobot Metroplex changes the scale of everything.
- True Customisation: The battle continues online in thrilling multiplayer combat. Drop into deep multiple multiplayer modes with up to 12 players. Create your own Transformers using a character creator that offers unprecedented choice.
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Note. It is not clear from the description but it is a Steam code, not a disk.
You get to take part in the last days of the civil war on Cybertron just as Optimus Prime and his Autobots are preparing the Ark to leave in search for a new home world.
I have only played the Campaign at the moment- on thing I would recommend having a computer with good specs to play my graphic card & RAM was not so good so it did stutter sometimes but that was fixed by turning down the graphic display in setting - enjoy playing
Fall of Cybertron is the sequel to the enjoyable-but-lightweight War for Cybertron and is an improvement over that game in almost every way. Like its forebear, it's a linear third-person shooter which tells a large-scale story involving many characters, with you playing different Autobots or Decepticons on different levels. Unlike its forebear, it's a bit more generous and smarter in differentiating the characters and allowing you to use their full range of abilities.
Part of Fall of Cybertron's appeal is that it takes what is usually the starting point for the Transformers mythos - the launch of the Ark from Cybertron, the subsequent Decepticon ambush and the crash of the starship on prehistoric Earth - and turns it into the grand finale. The build-up to this event is depicted through a series of missions where the Autobots try to get the ship ready for take-off, secure new fuel supplies and fend off Deception attacks, with a series of side-missions depicting the search for the missing Grimlock and his team (the future Dinobots, who get probably their most logical-ever origin story in this game). From the Deception POV, there are a series of missions about trying to defeat the Autobots whilst - as usual - there are internal conflicts and attempts by the treacherous Starscream to supplant Megatron as leader.
The game is heavily focused around combat, although some of the characters (Cliffjumper and Starscream) have more stealthy options available to them. A lot of the time you are fighting in robot mode, diving in and out of cover to exchange fire with enemies, but the game also provides many larger areas where you can switch to vehicle mode for a more mobile experience. The first game was guilty of neglecting the Transforming mechanic (which is a bit stupid), but the sequel makes full and vigorous use of it. Indeed, the one level where you command Grimlock has you limited in being able to transform only when Grimlock gets mad enough (represented by filling a bar by defeating enemies) and then giving you a ridiculous number of overpowered abilities in dinosaur mode. Another sequence has you controlling the gigantic Decepticon Bruticus and smashing your way to victory.
The game also maintains interest by providing a series of massive set-pieces. The game is limited in the freedom it gives you to change or alter the storyline (you get two slightly different endings depending on whether the Autobots or Decepticons get the upper hand in the battle for the Ark but that's about it), so it makes up for that by making the combat fun and by making the levels as memorable as possible. One sequence has you alternating between the Combaticons as they work together to take down a bridge to block an Autobot transport. Another features you as Cliffjumper infiltrating a ruined party of Cybertron and taking down enemies through stealth attacks. Jazz takes part in a combat mission using a physics-based energy grapple, whilst Optimus Prime has to fight his way through enemy lines by lighting up targets for the massive Autobot Metroplex to destroy. The designers work hard to provide big, epic moments at every point of the story (some shamelessly cribbed from the comics, TV series or, especially, the 1986 animated movie) and generally pull it off. Long-term Transformers fans will likely play through most of the game with a big grin on their faces.
The game's biggest success is the depiction of the battle for the Ark. Ususally depicted as a one-sided massacre, the game turns it into a furious battle in space, on the hull of the ship and inside its decks. The POV switches rapidly from Soundwave boarding the ship with his cassette warriors to take down its main guns to Jetfire shooting down grappling hooks outside to Bruticus smashing his way along the hull to Jazz trying to take him down, and finally to a brutal slug-fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron. As final missions go, it's exceptionally good, despite the massive cliffhanger ending.
The game still has some drawbacks. Whilst the stealth sequences and the sequences where you play as overpowered killing machines break up the third-person shooter scenes, you still spend a lot of the game exchanging fire with distantly-glimpsed enemies down corridors. It's also highly unclear what half the weapons in the game actually do (due to some uselessly non-descriptive names). There's also an upgrade system which never really feels that necessary to use.
The drawbacks are fairly minor, however. The game is fun, makes much more interesting use of the licence than its predecessor and has a great, pulpy storyline. More recent fans of the franchise may miss a whole host of Easter Eggs, but old-school Transformers fans will enjoy the tons of references to the many different incarnations of the franchise. If there is a major problem, it's that the game ends on a cliffhanger which is not likely to be resolved any time soon: the planned third game in the series has been turned into a tie-in with the upcoming new Michael Bay movie and won't resolve the story at all.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (****½) is available now in the UK (PC, PlayStation 3, X-Box 360) and USA (PC, PlayStation 3, X-Box 360).
single player, although fairly short, is interesting, adds alot of variety, has a strong plot, uses references to the transformers legendary G1 series and 80's movie, using catch phases and movesn that any Transformers fan of any note should know.
On the PC the graphic options are limited, but the setting is fantastic. characters are interesting, and you feel you play a roll in a movie.
The controls are ace, the multiplayer in depth and varied, adding to that the fact you can build your own tranformer to dominate online.
Extra Multiplayer DLC is availible, and more is too come in the future, a drag in a sense, but really the modern day game thing now.
Single Player doesnt include the choice of co-op this time, but you dont miss it at all.
I WANT THE NEXT ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I suggest you all TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT
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