These characters remain extremely popular since 1984. They are not the usual toys - they acted in movies and cartoons, appeared on the comic books' pages and were the prototypes of numerous video games. Have you recognize these legendary heroes of different-aged boys? Of course, we are talking about Transformers - the robots from our childhood. The time is passing, but these heroes are up-to-date and popular. And on the 21-st of August, 2012 their new adventure started.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron tells us about the latest days of the native transformers' planet. The dark cruel civil war between Autobots and Decepticons continues, and evil Decepticons want to destroy Cybertron with every Autobot on it. But Autobots are not going to give up, and you need to help them, saving their home and fellows.
While the story in the new game's version is rather usual and predictable, the developers focused on the realization. In comparison with the first version of Transformers - War of Cybertron - this game looks better from different points of view. The design, missions and combat system - everything has changed and almost everything for better.
Cybertron is the technological heaven with fantastic landscapes and unusual nature. The developers did their best to represent the atmosphere of totally mechanical world, where Transformers were born. This planet looks like the endless desert with lonely standing bunkers. But each bunker is the technological station with up-to-date equipment from the world of machines.
Also the heroes themselves are perfectly fit to the surroundings. For example, you can meet a great heap of garbage during your journey through Cybertron, but when you come closer, you will realize that it is one another mechanism. Every individual Transformer was designed with a special diligence, and that's why the whole picture looks really impressive.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is not the game for one night. Here you will need to pass the devil's dozen missions, and each mission will be unique and complex. The developers spent a lot of time, creating all these quests and tasks, and that's why it is really interesting to play. You won't know what is situated around the next corner before you turn. Each mission has an interesting story, but sometimes it is really much more exciting to watch them than to play.
You will need to fight against the enemies using all your skills and even stealth. The bosses are powerful and strong (sometimes), but your hero also has impressive abilities.
Combat system and gameplay
In Transformers: Fall of Cybertron we will get a huge set of new weapon that causes very big explosions. Almost every your action will cause the one. But all these stuff is unnecessary when your opponents are stupid bots. The game's level of artificial intelligence is very poor, and that's why you will easily destroy most of your enemies with several shots.
In the previous version of Transformers we had a problem with gameplay - it was difficult to manage Transformer when it was a vehicle. This time the developers decided that this problem isn't worth their time. That's why you will get a powerful and impressive automobile, that is completely out of control. Some missions will require your "automobile essence", and those ones will be very difficult even for skillful and patient gamers.
The camera is one another disadvantage of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It shakes and often shows poor angle. But after short training you will get used to it.
The ratio of advantages and disadvantages of the Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is approximately 50/50, but if you are the fan of transformers' story, you will surely like this game. The others just need to try.
The official trailer: