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Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010)

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The heroic Autobots and tyrannical Decepticons wage war for control of the planet Cybertron.

Directors:

Keith Arem, Sean Miller

Writers:

Adam Foshko (storyline consultant), Dan Jolley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime (voice)
Johnny Yong Bosch ... Bumblebee (voice)
Sam Riegel ... Starscream (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Megatron / Ratchet / Omega Supreme / Trypticon / Motormaster (voice)
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Soundwave / Cybertron (voice)
Travis Willingham ... Sideswipe / Hot Shot (voice)
Troy Baker ... Jetfire / Zeta Prime / Additional Voices (voice) (as Troy E. Baker)
Steve Blum ... Narrator / Barricade / Shockwave / Ramjet (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Breakdown / Grimlock (voice)
Nolan North ... Brawl / Additional Voices (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Ironhide (voice)
Richard Epcar ... Skywarp (voice)
Graham McTavish ... Thundercracker (voice)
Jamieson Price ... Warpath / Ultra Magnus / Additional Voices (voice)
Liam O'Brien ... Air Raid / Cyclonus (voice)

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Transformers: War for Cybertron features two distinct storylines: the AUTOBOT campaign tells a story of heroism to save their home planet against overwhelming odds, and the DECEPTICON campaign tells a story of an unquenchable thirst for power to control the universe. Written by Step 3

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There is a common misconception among fans that the game is supposed to be a prequel to the original The Transformers (1984) television show. This is false. Hasbro, the toy company behind Transformers stated the game is a prequel to the Transformers Prime (2010) TV show, although in an interview with voice actor Peter Cullen, he seemed to have denied this. Some say War for Cybertron is in-continuity with whatever Transformers universe any given person thinks. See more »

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Ironhide: Surrounded by Decepticons, just the way I like it.
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Spin-off Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (2014) See more »

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Till All Are One (Transformers Theme)
Performed by Stan Bush
Written by Stan Bush & Lenny Macaluso
Nightstreet Music BMI/ Macaluso Music BMI
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Wooo Cybertron
5 June 2013 | by TiekozuluSee all my reviews

Transformers robots on Cybertron say what? That's right boys and girls Brandon's back and I finally got around to playing Transformers War for Cybertron. For those of you who know me you know that last year I put Fall of Cybertron on my top 5 games of the year. Well this game sadly is no where near that caliber of a game. The story in this one wasn't nearly as good it felt like the cartoon with how the plot was, but I'll get into that later.

The plot is simple and easy if you play it in chronological order that is. See you can start out playing as the Decepticons; which why wouldn't you or you can start out on level six and play as the Autobots. If say you are a huge Autobot fan and can't wait to play them then you will end up missing what is basically the beginning of the game. It isn't crucial that you play it but it does help. If you start out right playing as the villains you can play as Megatron or two other a**holes that I honestly never heard of. The basic plot for the Decepticons is to harvest dark energon and use it to corrupt the planet of Cybertron and rule it. Or evil villainous plot number 845 seriously is it just me or are you sick and tired of seeing the same generic take over the world thing happening over and over. My biggest problem with the Decepticon's campaign is the fact I can only play as two know Decepticons Megatron and Soundwave. They don't have Shockwave or Starscream as playable characters. That got a bit annoying if I do say sir, the lack of characters was sad to me but I guess they couldn't blow their load on the first game. The Autobot campaign was much better but still lacking in anything truly interesting. I was happy to see I recognized the characters but lets be honest we all would just play Optimus Prime the whole time because he is a bad mother f*****. They're campaign consist of stopping the corruption of Cybertron and saving their allies. The thing I noticed was both campaigns play out exactly the same. They have fights with Starscream in the beginning, they both have to fight a boss that has weaker enemies do their fighting, and at the end they have to fight a giant robot for whatever reason. Essentially you replay the game just with a different background. Overall the story doesn't compare to what Fall of Cybertron has.

The voice acting is good but I just believe that they were given s***** lines. Some of the crap they say is just so d*** cheesy it amazes me that they were told to even say it. The characters are very one dimensional just like they are in the cartoons and movies each has their one quark that they stay with the entire game. Examples, Starscream is constantly trying to take over the Decepticons, Megatron is always saying I will destroy you, and Optimus is a real goodie goodie. The sound effects are amazing I was truly impressed by all the woo wah sounds. Those were robot sounds people just cut me some slack.

The game looks average it did come out three years ago but I wasn't anything I was impressed with. I also have to say I enjoyed the character models a lot and I mean a lot but Cybertron got old quick. I understand their home world is one giant robot but Jesus I got tired at look at brown metal s***.

The game plays fairly well and I enjoyed the game for what it is worth. This is where the game loses me though because once you play the first three levels that is the entire frigging game. Eight hours was the perfect amount of time for this game if it was any longer it would've p****** me off. They have about seven enemy types and no cinematic experiences worth a s***, this was truly lack luster. The game could be challenging and they do that Halo thing where you never have enough ammo to finish a level so you are constantly switching guns which would be OK if some of the guns weren't total garbage d***. Vehicle mode is only useful in one level of the game that is in space otherwise it is only there when they make you do it. Even better is the fact I had some glitches that hurt the game for me.

Overall even with the complaints this game isn't bad. I played a little online and that seemed sort of shoehorned in. If you do find this game for eight dollars like I did then you won't be disappointed. If you are a huge Transformers fan boy you will nitpick more then I did, if you happen to just like robots kicking the s*** out of each other this is worth checking out. I say this is a bargain bin purchase it. I give this a plain ole C.


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