Review: Transformers – Fall Of Cybertron (PS4)

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron transports you to the final days of the planet Cybertron where you will experience the apocalyptic war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS.

Pros:

  • The graphics have been vastly improved and look stunning. Huge improvement over the original version
  • Amazing set pieces like One section sees you play as Prime fighting hordes of Decepticons, As Metroplex destroys cybertrons defensive cannons in the distance, Jaw dropping stuff right there
  • Full platinum trophy.
  • Comes with three DLC packs that can be used in Escalation and online multiplayer.
  • Openming tutorial section.
  • Collect shards from enemies and finding cachesof them, Spend them at Teletraan one to upgrade your guns and buy buffs and new items.
  • Handling is tight and responsive, A lot more fluid than the last incarnation, Flying in game is actually really easy and looks good. Transforming can be customised to be a click or hold input, Driving is tight.
  • The promise of more characters does NOT disappoint in any way. We have Bruticus as a playable character for christ sake. I’m not going to name them all, I don’t want to ruin the surprise
  • DINOBOTS!! not a spoiler as they are on the front cover! except for the name change for Slag sorry I mean Slug
  • The amount of effort gone into the voices and sound effects is on par with the graphics
  • Escalation is a horde type affair and makes a return to the series. It sees you face off against waves of enemies with boss fights in between and enemies getting stronger as you progress.
  • Campaign play time will easily 8 hours.
  • Three difficulty settings.
  • Good check pointing so if you die you wont have to replay a large chunk of the game
  • The story is compelling and engaging, Plays out like a very well done G1 extended episode
  • Lots of collectibles like blue prints for new weapons, audio books giving more back story to the campaign
  • New feature where you can rate the weapons and equipment
  • Levels are wide open but you never feel lost with subtle sign posting added
  • Multiple routes to your destination eliminating the whole corridor feel to previous games
  • Fans of the G1 cartoons will love the references made in the story.
  • The last game had a bad rep for using the same enemy skin time after time so it felt boring, Here im pleased to announce its not as bad but with multiple skins used it feels like you are actually fighting different people
  • The main character models are done well, Unlike the films they actually resemble their G1 counterparts
  • Even the credits get a fan service leaving you laughing and singing away.

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Cons:

  • Online population is not there so finding a game is tough.
  • No splitscreen or local play.
  • The first level is actually the most dire one, Slow paced and not very fitting for the rest of the game.
  • Playing on higher difficulties makes the AI very cheap with their shots.
  • QTE events although to be fair they are easy but as a personal rule all QTE are evil.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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