New Transformers Game Comes Over All Emotive

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karloss01:
can't wait for this, the only problem the first one had was that very few played it (now almost no one).

On weekends and holidays, you can find around 1000 players online, but that's about it, i think many people who have it don't play multiplayer because it isn't supported that well, so it's quite buggy.

Shame, if it was popular still we may have new maps and characters =\

Thyunda:

arc1991:

Thyunda:

Grimlock wasn't exactly simple-minded in that continuity. Didn't he succeed Optimus as Autobot leader?

I mean in this game, that is the story behind Grimlock in this game :P

And when the hell did Grimlock ever command the Autobots? o.O

...oh. See. I don't know the continuity this game is set in...I thought you were referring to the....well...look, it's confusing. I don't know how it happened. Prime died, Grimlock succeeded him, and during his reign, the Decepticons were made his bitches. Where Optimus was merciful, Grimlock was violent. He even wore a crown. Me Grimlock, King.

I must see this...was it a TV series or comic? :')

I can just imagine it...

Ironhide: Grimlock, Sideswipe has been kidnapped by Megatron, What should we do?

Grimlock: ME GRIMLOCK SAY SMASH MEGATRON!

Ironhide: ...Well yeh, but what about Sideswipe?

Grimlock: We rescue Sideswipe...THEN SMASH MEGATRON!

Ironhide: Yeh but HOW do we rescue Sideswipe?!?!

Grimlock: Me Grimlock need time to think...in the meantime...SMASH MEGATRON! xD

arc1991:

Thyunda:

arc1991:

I mean in this game, that is the story behind Grimlock in this game :P

And when the hell did Grimlock ever command the Autobots? o.O

...oh. See. I don't know the continuity this game is set in...I thought you were referring to the....well...look, it's confusing. I don't know how it happened. Prime died, Grimlock succeeded him, and during his reign, the Decepticons were made his bitches. Where Optimus was merciful, Grimlock was violent. He even wore a crown. Me Grimlock, King.

I must see this...was it a TV series or comic? :')

I can just imagine it...

Ironhide: Grimlock, Sideswipe has been kidnapped by Megatron, What should we do?

Grimlock: ME GRIMLOCK SAY SMASH MEGATRON!

Ironhide: ...Well yeh, but what about Sideswipe?

Grimlock: We rescue Sideswipe...THEN SMASH MEGATRON!

Ironhide: Yeh but HOW do we rescue Sideswipe?!?!

Grimlock: Me Grimlock need time to think...in the meantime...SMASH MEGATRON! xD

http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Grimlock_(G1)

This will tell you everything you need to know.

The Gentleman:
Is it just me or is this trailer trying really hard to give off Reach vibes?

Reach and Gears 3, yeah. Still, I think it's different enough to pull it off.

The look in Optimus Optical lenses when he held Bumblebees hand tells us he is a true leader. I hope we get to play as grimlock. Also hope that we can choose between two different stories, Autobots and Decepticons, instead of playing the first half of one game as one side and the last bit as the other.

Me: Some of my friends baught the first one but the gameplay didn't really grab me like the original trailer.

War for Cybertron creator: DINOSAWRS!!!

Me: /)^3^(\

I still gotta play War for Cybertron, if only because this one looks even better.
Really awesome trailer.

Mantonio:
This single trailer is more awesome, and has more emotion, than all three of Michael Bay's movies.

I get a big sense of hopelessness from this. Like, there are no battlefields anymore. There's just killing and killing, as both sides start to run out of men. Pure anarchy, as the world just tears itself apart.

Also, notice how they're mostly using hand to hand weapons. To me, this gives the impression that they're just running out of ammo, and having to resort to melee.

Basically this. That is dead on the sense of this trailer. Bumblebee took a shot that shot to save Optimus, the last Prime, bearer of the Matrix which is the only thing that can save Cybertron when the time is right (play the first game to learn more). His sacrifice and feeling of loss is the theme of this trailer. They are fighting a losing war and the losses are taking their toll. The planet is being torn apart and nothing seems worth that much bloodshed but they must keep fighting to save the planet and their race.

Sold. War for Cybertron is the best shooter since CoD 4 to present. Just a peice of art Escalation and Multiplayer mode. They've set bar high, seeing as it's a direct sequel, but even if it's 1/4 as good it'll be fun as hell and I'll spend atleast 25 hours playing it. <3 High Moon.

I dunno about the game, but these guys should have been the one to direct the films.

arc1991:

karloss01:
can't wait for this, the only problem the first one had was that very few played it (now almost no one).

On weekends and holidays, you can find around 1000 players online, but that's about it, i think many people who have it don't play multiplayer because it isn't supported that well, so it's quite buggy.

Shame, if it was popular still we may have new maps and characters =\

Join my group (War for Cybertron hook up) and we'll find people for you to play with. I'm the only member but it's week old and I haven't advertised it yet. I'd send a link but I'm on my an Ipad, sorry.

ChromaticWolfen:
The look in Optimus Optical lenses when he held Bumblebees hand tells us he is a true leader. I hope we get to play as grimlock. Also hope that we can choose between two different stories, Autobots and Decepticons, instead of playing the first half of one game as one side and the last bit as the other.

According to Game Informer it's one long story that has you changing sides over and over during and it's single player Campaign only.

Judging by the other posts... So I'm the only one here wondering about Arcee's status in this game? they say it's part of Transformers Prime's History which has Arcee(as a Motorcycle) but she was a Car in the multiplayer with a Voice Actress in T:WoC.

Everytime someone tries to take Transformers seriously, or talks about how emotional a moment like Optimus Prime dying (~10000 times) all I can think about is that they're talking about a game, that came from a story for a show made for a line of toys- intended to make you buy the toys. I can no long take any of what the trailer or conversation is trying to say.

Transformers is, and always has been a joke to me. And I dont think I'll ever understand the other point of view.

This comic sums up my feelings very well

If anyone was wondering about the soundtrack/song playing here it's Puscifer - The Humbling River. Absolutely AMAZING song.

Yeah, I ADORE pretty much everything Maynard Keenan has ever done, but that song was pretty out of place.

Caligulove:
Everytime someone tries to take Transformers seriously, or talks about how emotional a moment like Optimus Prime dying (~10000 times) all I can think about is that they're talking about a game, that came from a story for a show made for a line of toys- intended to make you buy the toys. I can no long take any of what the trailer or conversation is trying to say.

Transformers is, and always has been a joke to me. And I dont think I'll ever understand the other point of view.

This comic sums up my feelings very well

...so you're in the thread why? There's dumping on a trailer, which this thread is for (or praising, if you swing that way), and there's shitting on an entire franchise and fandom.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Thought it was a touch cheesy at points, but a little melodrama is better than Michael Bay's bloody mood whiplash between war/death scenes and dick/fart jokes. Also, I like that they decided to make a non-combiner Autobot bigger than Optimus and Megatron, which isn't as common as one might think.

That trailer just totally doesn't work. But at least, if it ends up being Just Another Shallow Cover-Based Shooter, it won't be such a disappointment as Gears was (after its trailers).

BTW what's that everyone has against Bayformer designs? I'm beginning to think I'm indeed the only one who likes those complicated tech designs.

I guess I'm the only one who liked this song with this trailer? I thought it was perfect, moody and slow, and the lyrics were perfect. I've been imagining this song to some kind of Mechwarrior thing for a while, and then this came out and I was all like, perfect.

I don't get why people are so turned off by the music. It makes perfect sense to me.

The story behind the Autobot/Decepticon war varies depending on the series, but in many cases it is considered to be an unnecessary ideological conflict that ultimately consumes & destroys the Transformer's home planet. In other words, it's an anti-war story in virtually every incarnation I've come across.

Here we see a world consumed by war, where everyone has been essentially forced into military service and forced to kill people they once considered friends (in many series, Optimus and Megatron are best buds prior to the war erupting).

Some sad music seems fitting. The team that selected the piece gave the trailer some emotional gravity with it.

I think the emotional music would have been better if it wasn't constantly drowned out by crunching metal and explosions.

See people, this is why when you're going for a sad, slow trailer you need to either put everything else in mute or severely lower the volume. Otherwise it just comes out as some dick on Youtube putting some dumb-ass song over a clip that doesn't need it.

And I think we can all agree we hate those people.

The song by its self has more emotional impact than the trailer. This is another example of serious missuse of Maynard James Keenan who seems to be popping up more and more in trailers recently, seems movies and games have a serious MJK hard-on. I a big fan of his work and wish people would stop making it loook so manipulative and emo by trying to use it to add 'emotional weight' where there is none to be had.

"The Humbling River" is a pretty powerful song and setting giant robots to it is pretty silly, It just makes people want to laugh t the flaseness of it.

Nature, nurture, heaven and home
Sum of all and by them driven
To conquer every mountain shown
But have never crossed the river
Braved the forest braved the stone
Braved the icy winds and fire
Braved and beat them on my own
Yet I'm helpless by the river

See, NOT about giant robots. Most proably another one of MJK's songs about his mother. (see; wings for Marie).

Of course it's perfectly possible to make such a story emotive.

NOT with that cheesy music though.

Why do all trailers have to end with a dragon roaring (with optional fire) at the camera? I cringe every time now, it's that overdone. It's not even restricted to fantasy any more, now we have dinosaur transformers jumping at the chance...

arc1991:

Caramel Frappe:
It was well played, but the ending sort of rubbed me off the wrong way. Like when the 'evil' decepticon turns into a T-rex, it made me go "There's no machine or vehicle that turns into a dinosaur.. what is this?" because truth be told my impression was a war of robots with a 'soul' intact to have some emotion.

Yet, the ending made me feel like the war can't be taken so seriously. If he changed to something moderate or believable (yeah I know, it's a cartoon/fiction game but still) then it'd have more meaning in my eyes.

Grimlock (The T-rex) is an Autobot (Red symbol good, Purple symbol bad)

And the story goes, that Shockwave (Pretty much Megatrons right hand Decepticon) scanned a prehistoric earth, and thought it would be a good idea to use the animals he found and construct Dinobots, he then had Grimlocks strike team captured, to be used in his experiment. (because Grimlock and his boys are pretty much the strongest Autobots going, to have them captured would make a huge difference on the war)

However before he could finish his experiment, they escaped, with there memory intact, so they are still Autobots and not Decepticons, however, because of all the tampering done by Shockwave they are a little bit simple minded.

Hell Grimlock is so powerful, he can only Transform when pissed off.

Oooo, nice - where'd you get that background info? I was wondering how they'd explain Grimlock's alt-mode in the game, and this doesn't sound half bad. I hope Shockwave makes a meaningful story appearance in this game, then...
On a side note, Grimlock would have worked as a tank, too; you'll know what I mean if you've read the War Within comics from the tragically short Dreamwave era.

Have to say, I laughed when Ironhide smacked Starscream right in the chops.
Then I immediately went "NooooooooooOoOOOOooOOooo" when someone (Jazz? Trailbreaker? not sure) executed Soundwave. How dare they?!

Not bad, I hope its as well written as the last...tho anything can be better than the movies.....all in all WIN!

Sonicron:

arc1991:

Caramel Frappe:
It was well played, but the ending sort of rubbed me off the wrong way. Like when the 'evil' decepticon turns into a T-rex, it made me go "There's no machine or vehicle that turns into a dinosaur.. what is this?" because truth be told my impression was a war of robots with a 'soul' intact to have some emotion.

Yet, the ending made me feel like the war can't be taken so seriously. If he changed to something moderate or believable (yeah I know, it's a cartoon/fiction game but still) then it'd have more meaning in my eyes.

Grimlock (The T-rex) is an Autobot (Red symbol good, Purple symbol bad)

And the story goes, that Shockwave (Pretty much Megatrons right hand Decepticon) scanned a prehistoric earth, and thought it would be a good idea to use the animals he found and construct Dinobots, he then had Grimlocks strike team captured, to be used in his experiment. (because Grimlock and his boys are pretty much the strongest Autobots going, to have them captured would make a huge difference on the war)

However before he could finish his experiment, they escaped, with there memory intact, so they are still Autobots and not Decepticons, however, because of all the tampering done by Shockwave they are a little bit simple minded.

Hell Grimlock is so powerful, he can only Transform when pissed off.

Oooo, nice - where'd you get that background info? I was wondering how they'd explain Grimlock's alt-mode in the game, and this doesn't sound half bad. I hope Shockwave makes a meaningful story appearance in this game, then...
On a side note, Grimlock would have worked as a tank, too; you'll know what I mean if you've read the War Within comics from the tragically short Dreamwave era.

Have to say, I laughed when Ironhide smacked Starscream right in the chops.
Then I immediately went "NooooooooooOoOOOOooOOooo" when someone (Jazz? Trailbreaker? not sure) executed Soundwave. How dare they?!

arc1991 already gave a link but here it is again http://www.gameinformer.com/p/transformers.aspx

I do have hope for this game. I actually enjoyed the last one but it was far from perfect. This time around though they seam to have taken all the criticism against the game to heart and want to fix the problems people had in the first game.

Sonicron:

arc1991:

Caramel Frappe:
It was well played, but the ending sort of rubbed me off the wrong way. Like when the 'evil' decepticon turns into a T-rex, it made me go "There's no machine or vehicle that turns into a dinosaur.. what is this?" because truth be told my impression was a war of robots with a 'soul' intact to have some emotion.

Yet, the ending made me feel like the war can't be taken so seriously. If he changed to something moderate or believable (yeah I know, it's a cartoon/fiction game but still) then it'd have more meaning in my eyes.

Grimlock (The T-rex) is an Autobot (Red symbol good, Purple symbol bad)

And the story goes, that Shockwave (Pretty much Megatrons right hand Decepticon) scanned a prehistoric earth, and thought it would be a good idea to use the animals he found and construct Dinobots, he then had Grimlocks strike team captured, to be used in his experiment. (because Grimlock and his boys are pretty much the strongest Autobots going, to have them captured would make a huge difference on the war)

However before he could finish his experiment, they escaped, with there memory intact, so they are still Autobots and not Decepticons, however, because of all the tampering done by Shockwave they are a little bit simple minded.

Hell Grimlock is so powerful, he can only Transform when pissed off.

Oooo, nice - where'd you get that background info? I was wondering how they'd explain Grimlock's alt-mode in the game, and this doesn't sound half bad. I hope Shockwave makes a meaningful story appearance in this game, then...
On a side note, Grimlock would have worked as a tank, too; you'll know what I mean if you've read the War Within comics from the tragically short Dreamwave era.

Have to say, I laughed when Ironhide smacked Starscream right in the chops.
Then I immediately went "NooooooooooOoOOOOooOOooo" when someone (Jazz? Trailbreaker? not sure) executed Soundwave. How dare they?!

All info is here ;)

http://www.gameinformer.com/p/transformers.aspx

And it was Jazz, but at least we know Soundwave doesn't die xD

Mantonio:
This single trailer is more awesome, and has more emotion, than all three of Michael Bay's movies.

I concur.

Sgt. Sykes:

BTW what's that everyone has against Bayformer designs? I'm beginning to think I'm indeed the only one who likes those complicated tech designs.

there too complicated though, the G1 designs (not saying they should of kept them though) were waaaay more simple and easier to look at.

Grimlock! GRIMLOCK GRIMLOCK GRIMLOCK! :D

Wow they missed the mark with this one, christ you aren't selling a fucking romantic comedy... or maybe they are.
Actually it doesn't matter, because the trailer is not in any way related to the game and the game will most likely be as the previous ones, complete piss.

jakelly:
there too complicated though, the G1 designs (not saying they should of kept them though) were waaaay more simple and easier to look at.

Yes, but (sorry if I'm missing something), didn't Transformers start as toys and animated TV series? Of course they had to be simple. Bayformers (as shitty as the movies are) were what convinced me HD video actually makes sense. And I hever had problems watching them... But hey, I was raised on Quake 3 arena, where one needs to maintain good visual orientation, so that might be a factor.

Do you know why I made my Tau Stealthsuits black and purple like the War For Cybertron Decepticons? It's because I COULDN'T FUCKING SEE the Decepticons. I do hope this has changed in FoC. I understand the concept of cammoflague(sp), and I understand it wouldn't make a lick of difference to robots who probably have more ways of seeing than I have ways of doing anything.

Sgt. Sykes:
Yes, but (sorry if I'm missing something), didn't Transformers start as toys and animated TV series? Of course they had to be simple. Bayformers (as shitty as the movies are) were what convinced me HD video actually makes sense. And I hever had problems watching them... But hey, I was raised on Quake 3 arena, where one needs to maintain good visual orientation, so that might be a factor.

Transformers started out as a toy line which got an animated show. A few of the G1 transformers toys don't look like their animated forms, Ratchet being the most glaring example; he turned from an ambulance into what seemed to be some sort of field operating table, and wasn't even humanoid.

I probably wont play this game but my skin did tingle a bit when Grimlock appeared:'D
I'm a fan!

Sgt. Sykes:

jakelly:
there too complicated though, the G1 designs (not saying they should of kept them though) were waaaay more simple and easier to look at.

Yes, but (sorry if I'm missing something), didn't Transformers start as toys and animated TV series? Of course they had to be simple. Bayformers (as shitty as the movies are) were what convinced me HD video actually makes sense. And I hever had problems watching them... But hey, I was raised on Quake 3 arena, where one needs to maintain good visual orientation, so that might be a factor.

I get what your saying, and to be fair if in the films they looked like they do in these games that would of sucked even more. if think high moon have got it just right with these games actually. not too simple, not too complex.

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