Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is one of best action games of the year and one of the best sequels ever made.
Fall of Cybertron
Developer: High Moon
Platform: Xbox 360
Released: August 22, 2012
The visuals for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron are very improved from the first installment in the series which was for all of us known as War for Cybertron which was for nostalgia factors was a pretty decent game to most and to other was a near perfect game and the visuals were nice to look at then. But now this is Fall of Cybertron and the visuals are quite impressive and crisp and flow nicely in the singleplayer campaign and they are pretty improved as I mentioned and this visuals just make this game look and help with making this Transformers a much more enjoyable experience to look at and the detail to some of the locals you get to go through are done very well in detail and you get to go through certain areas of Cybertron like the ancient City of Rust and other's like it and in general the graphics in this game is very stunning flows really well with minor issues to the frame rate in certain areas of the game where it might be a little to hectic but it still runs well.
So you also have the detail to all the character's that you get to play as and the detail to them all are beautifully done well and they are all great to look at and really brings out the big kid in me and maybe for most you fans of the show from the 80's and anyways the detail to Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Metroplex, Jazz, Cliffjumper, Sideswipe, Vortex, Blastoff, Brawl, Swindle and the many more Autobots and Decepticons that you will get to see and play as and basically the detail to them all are done really well. So in general for the visuals for this game is that fact that they are improved upon from the last game and you will find the visuals very impressive and you should not be disappointed in the visuals at all.
The audio for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is as it was for the last game was very impressive with the original cast from the T.V show or I think most of the voice over work was done by some of the cast of the original series well maybe except for maybe a few characters in the game but mainly the voice over work is really great as it was in the first. The musical score/sound track to this game really good as well and goes with setting the mood trough out the game and really make you get into the game and I'm going to talk about the voice work again that is with one of the character's in the game and this is the voice of Cliffjumper really sounded like it was done by comedian Patton Oswald I might be mistaken but I'm just saying because I have played through this about three or four times and and I swear it's Patton Oswald at times but it's probably not and still the voice work is great.
So the sound effects for this game are great as well and with that said the audio for this game in general is just plain superb and is great from the voice work to the musical score/ sound track and the sound effects every aspect of the audio was just perfect and is great to hear and you as the play should appreciate it and might even love it as well. So basically in short the audio is just plain perfect to hear.
So the gameplay for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is very much improved a upon from the last game greatly and I'l just get this out of the way now with some of the issues that was not in the last game and what was taken out of this game and they are with the last game you three player co-op in the campaign which was in the last game and no cover system was not in the last game and now in Fall of Cybertron their is no co-op and their is no cover system which is a bit of a let down now no co-op and still no cover system and sorry for the repeat but it a bit of a reminder to you and my self. So the game will put you right in the thick of things with a simple and pretty fast tutorial which you will play as Bumblebee and in stead of two separate campaigns like in the last game where you got to play as one of three Autobots through out the game and the same for the Decepticons and that is also not the case this time around and this time around you playthrough the campaign as a handful of of Autobots and Decepticons and in this case you will play as Optimus Prime after the Bumblebee part, then as Cliffjumper which is a stealth part, Jazz where you use a grappling hook which is similar to Bionic Commando because that game was more like Spider-Man: Web of Shadow but their is really no real comparison you will have to just use the grappling hook in areas to get from one ledge and make a bridge and even help you pull some rubble or debris to help you move on through an area.
So after this the game will shift you through playing as some of the Combaticons and you will start as Vortex, the you play as Swindle who also has a grappling hook which you will have to use through the two chapter's of this game and you get to play that the combined strength of Bruticus which this fun and then you get play as Soundwave a couple of time which is very brief the first time and then you play as Megatron and after that you play as Starscream which is a stealth oriented chapter where you get to sneak into Shockwave's tower to free Grimlock and the Dinobots. So you get to play as a bunch of Autobots and Decepticons with some different play styles and which make's the the campaign fresh and new trough out the game and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a epic experience with great action and a great story that was told and with the few issues like no co-op in the campaign and no cover system and the other issue and I know I mentioned the word epic well that just with the feel of the story and the game is not that hard either and the campaign will probably run you about 6-7 hours on normal and about 7-8 and the hard and it's just to get you to the two online components in the game and they are Escalation and the Online which I'm going to get soon. So in short the campaign may be short but it is epic and you should have fun with it and the campaign is just simply great and is a blast to play.
The mode known as Escalation for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a fun wave based mode that is similar to Gears' horde mode, Halo's firefight and COD: WAW's zombie mode which are all great in their own right and Escalation is right up their with all of them it's fun even if everyone is not communicating with each other but everyone is on the same page working together or even not it 's just a great mode and I wish I did not missed out on it when I believe it came to War for Cybertron as DLC and anyways it's great to play with up to four players and/ or play by you self but it is easier with four. So in short Escalation is fun and great to play.
Now the online for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron what can I say about the online and I'll start with a bit of the bad and that is if you join a match and you are new to the game or what not you might get self handed to you and that if the game or match is not lag fest and in the few weeks I have had this game I have probably enjoyed about six or seven match's of fun and that were lag free and the on-line is still fun and addictive even with that lag issue and even despite the weak match making with the game putting people that are a higher level then you in most of their loadouts or they have already primed up which is the same this as COD's prestige. So the online gives more modes which is a great thing so you don't have to just choose from two modes so this time you have four modes and you have you standard Team deathmatch and Capture the flag game modes and you have the two new mode for the series which is conquest mode where you have three capture points that you have take control and gain points and the other new mode is called head hunter and that is where you have to kill your opponent to and capture is spark and take to one of the drop point on the map which changes through out the match. So with the lag issues and the lack of balance in the online and the added new game modes this game does deliver and is just plain fun regardless and will keep you addicted for a while.
So the overall for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is that it is worth every penny for the fact that it as been improve upon from the last game from the new visuals the out stand audio, a great gaming experience with an epic campaign and a balanced bunch of characters to play as and great online co-op Escalation mode and a pretty decent, fun and addictive online experience it all just screams this is the best damn Transformers game ever made. So it is worth the price tag.
The score for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is:
9.5 out of 10
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is one of the best action games of the year and one of the best sequels ever made.