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REVIEW: Transformers War for Cybertron

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Have you ever enjoyed watching the cartoon series Transformers leading up to the first two real-life version movies of the Transformers? From what I can say is that after visiting paramount studios in Los Angeles, getting my picture taken in of the models of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, and downloading the first two Transformers, I learned about a prequel game that was created for the story of the war that took place on the Transformers home planet of Cybertron. Prior to the first two movie games called Transformers: War for Cybertron and I decided that this is definitely a game I should try, and so I did.

Transformers: War for Cybertron is a third person shooter video game developed by High Moon studios and published by Activision. The game was registered for the Xbox360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The story of the game takes place on the planet, Cybertron prior to the Transformers arrival on Earth. The Autobots and Decepticons are engaged in a civil war for control of the planet.

The game revolves around the use of a substance known as Dark Energon, a substance that Megatron the leader of the Decepticons wants to use to reform Cybertron after the war and the Autobots who are led by the previous leader Zeta Prime before Optimus are trying to stop Megatron and his army at all cost. The vehicle forms of both factions consists of cars, trucks, tanks and jets, but not like one of earth and the vehicle modes are equipped with powerful weaponry as well as the robot modes. This has both a Decepticon campaign and an Auto campaign to beat.

The story begins with the Decepticon campaign and then later transitions to the Autobot campaign and both campaigns have a lot of objectives that are tough to beat, especially the final missions. Obviously my favorite campaign to play is the Autobot one because I fight for the good side, not evil side. What makes each mission of the campaigns unique is that you have a team of three characters to choose from to play as at the beginning of each mission. You can only pick one and the others are your teammates.

I can’t go too far into this game because if you’re a young Transformers fan and have seen the movies in the series so far you’ll want to know the story of War on Cybertron leading up to the planets downfall before the transformers arrival to earth. Just know this when playing this game. You will be faced with many obstacles that are challenging to overcome throughout the campaign especially the bosses you fight at the end.

Even though you fight on both sides in the game, think about the goals of both sides. If you’re a Decepticon then your mind is clouded by darkness, but if you’re an Autobot, then you’ll see the light. You’ll find that I’m actually taking the Transformers creator Primus because of how he sees the goals of both factions in the game.

I found this game definitely to be worth playing. So when you give this game a try, remember the words of Primus: “Till All Are One”.

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