War For Cybertron
I thought High Moon Studios' non-movie based Transformers game, War for Cybertron, was great. It showed that the license can work as a good game when it doesn't have the pressures and constraints of an upcoming film release. While sales figures have yet to be released, it’s safe to say the game was a success, currently holding a 77 (360) and 78 (PS3) on Metacritic. Like the movie industry, a successful game from a certain developer usually broaches questions of sequels or expanding the property in some way. Those questions were asked at BotCon.
High Moon Studios' Transformers: War for Cybertron received some great press in the build up to its release for a variety of reasons. It’s based on a beloved toy and TV show, yet it’s not tied to any specific license, it’s being made by people who are knowledgeable and passionate about the material and finally there have been comparisons made between its development, dubbed this year’s Arkham Asylum, and its substance, dubbed a Gears of War-esque shooter. With all this knowledge going into my time with War for Cybertron, plus the fact that I’m a Transformers fan, it was hard not to still feel worried it would disappoint. Luckily for Transformers fans everywhere, High Moon Studios does not disappoint.
We first covered the new Transformers game, Transformers: War For Cybertron, way back when it was first announced with a rather pretty cinematic trailer. The trailer was somewhat impressive, giving fans enough reason to get excited about a Transformers game for once. Unfortunately, we all know how easy it is to be smitten with a flashy cinematic and then find out the actual gameplay footage is a colossal let down. Luckily, with the reveal of the first gameplay footage from War for Cybertron, Transformers fans can breath a sigh of relief. The gameplay, so far, doesn't disappoint and even got me a little more excited about the game.
The folks over at IGN have been given the privilege of debuting the full reveal trailer for High Moon Studios new game Transformers: War for Cybertron. IGN have been brandishing around slogans like "2010s Batman Arkham Asylum?" and while I'm not quite convinced the game will be that good it is certainly an impressive trailer.