The Transformers are back fighting for every spark and bolt on planet Cybertron. If you have been a fan since the 80s, then you will simply love Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron. High Moon Studios have captured the Generation 1 of Transformers so brilliantly, that it gives the old fans and the makers the recognition that it deserves. This review will contain spoilers.
After the events of War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron continues the last part of the Cybertron story and how the Auto-bots and Decepticons got to earth in the first place. Firstly, the game has you playing as Bumble-bee in the arc. The arc is the last chance the Auto-bots have to leave Cybertron and survive. Megatron and his Decepticons think otherwise and want to defeat the Autobots and stop them from leaving.
After the prologue, you will go back a few days to see how the events unfold before the last showdown between Optimus Prime and Megatron. Fall of Cybertron is visually great and the sound is fantastic. High Moon have perfectly captured the feel of how Cybertron should be,the art of transforming and everything else. The only downside to Fall of Cybertron is that the game is split in to linear chapters which are divided into two; both Auto-bots and Decepticons, not playing through the game twice as in War for Cybertron to see both outcomes.
It is a disappointment but, then again, as this game pretty much finishes this series off, it’s a wise decision to go down this route of playing through the campaign.
On the way through the campaign there’s plenty of excitement experiencing the big showdowns and even bumping into Metroplex, this huge Auto-bot which leaves nothing but scrap metal behind it. You will also encounter Grimlock and his new transforming dinobot form due to Shockwave’s experiments. The game gives you different experiences from flight to stealth and then all guns a-blazing.
I played the game on hard straight away and found it to be easy to be honest. If you are achievement or trophy hunter then you will easily 100% this game without breaking a sweat.
High Moon has kept the upgrading process of using Teletran 1, or Cybertron stores as I like to call them. You can upgrade weapons to be a lot more powerful, equipment to use to help overcome the sticky situations and permanent bonuses as well, though it does cost a lot of Energon, earned through killing enemies or found around the map.
There is multiplayer, too, and it completely works. The game manages to make it pretty balanced, which is a surprise like the first game, but it takes practice to master the maps and where the opposing players will be. The highest rank you can achieve is level 20, and you can even customize your own Transformer! How cool is that?! Make him stick out like a sore thumb, or make him look like the coolest Transformer on the block…
If you are a new fan to Transformers or old, you will simply love this game. Transformers Fall of Cybertron is a must have game for all Transformers fans!