Review: Transformers Fall Of Cybertron

Following the some what mediocre War For Cybertron, High Moon once again take the reins and give us the next installment Fall Of Cybertron. Promising a true fan tribute to all things transformers. We have heard this before but with the promise of more favourite characters entering the fray, we couldn’t help but be cautious. So do High Moon deliver on all this promise? Lets find out…..
Pros:
  • The graphics have been vastly improved and look stunning. Really top drawer stuff. The detail is incredible and the view points are a joy to look at
  • 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
  • Handling is tight and responsive, A lot more fluid than the last incarnation, Flying in game is actually really easy and looks good
  • 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
  • Campaign play time will easily 8 hours
  • 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, They made me smile!
  • 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
Cons:
  • As tight as the controls are the layout can get confusing, especially when swapping characters
  • The first level is actually the most dire one, Slow paced and not very fitting for the rest of the game
  • Few loading points in game can slow it all down and do nothing but annoy due to their timing
  • 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
In summary it is the best transformers game since the PS2 classic. With so much emphasis on giving the fans what they want, You can tell this game was made by fans for the fans. I enjoyed every minute of the game and would be inclined to play through the campaign again. I would highly recommend this to any Transformers fan just for the character roster alone. Add the good gameplay and amazing graphics, You have a sure fire hit on your hands. Well done to High Moon for delivering on their promises.

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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