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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby ponycorn » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:12 pm

Firstly, that is one gorgeous picture of Cybertron! =P~

Too bad there's not also an offline split screen co-op option. I guess me and my husband will just be passing the controller every death/checkpoint.

I'm SO glad this game doesn't relate the the live action movies. It seems to loosly relate to G1 cartoon? If the story in the game is good, and maybe if we get a sequel to it, we may be looking at another continuity! I woldn't also mind reading supporting fiction for the game.

I'm also glad this is a shooter!
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby HECTOR » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:51 pm

I assume that since Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are busy

What could be more important? I think they can spare a day in the recording booth for this!

Sorry but can somebody tell me why playing this on the Wii is so important? When the game was announced, half of you were worried sick that it might not get a Wii release. Now that it it's for sure there is rejoicing from on high. I really don't know what the appeal is and need to be enlightened. For me, given the choice between zany motion-controller and next gen graphics, I'll go with the next gen graphics every time. It just feels like taking a step backwards. Don't get me wrong, I know how fun the Wii is. I have one myself. I just don't know why waving the remote around occasionally is so much better than the cutting-edge visuals of the PS3 or XBOX. Especially with a game like this.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Scatterlung » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:27 pm

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HECTOR wrote:
I assume that since Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are busy

What could be more important? I think they can spare a day in the recording booth for this!

Sorry but can somebody tell me why playing this on the Wii is so important? When the game was announced, half of you were worried sick that it might not get a Wii release. Now that it it's for sure there is rejoicing from on high. I really don't know what the appeal is and need to be enlightened. For me, given the choice between zany motion-controller and next gen graphics, I'll go with the next gen graphics every time. It just feels like taking a step backwards. Don't get me wrong, I know how fun the Wii is. I have one myself. I just don't know why waving the remote around occasionally is so much better than the cutting-edge visuals of the PS3 or XBOX. Especially with a game like this.

I think the issue might be that people have Wiis and don't want to buy another console...
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby HECTOR » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:34 pm

Scatterlung wrote:
HECTOR wrote:
I assume that since Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are busy

What could be more important? I think they can spare a day in the recording booth for this!

Sorry but can somebody tell me why playing this on the Wii is so important? When the game was announced, half of you were worried sick that it might not get a Wii release. Now that it it's for sure there is rejoicing from on high. I really don't know what the appeal is and need to be enlightened. For me, given the choice between zany motion-controller and next gen graphics, I'll go with the next gen graphics every time. It just feels like taking a step backwards. Don't get me wrong, I know how fun the Wii is. I have one myself. I just don't know why waving the remote around occasionally is so much better than the cutting-edge visuals of the PS3 or XBOX. Especially with a game like this.

I think the issue might be that people have Wiis and don't want to buy another console...


Well if that's the case then I highly recommend getting a next gen console! A bit pricey but worth it!
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby SlyTF1 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:42 pm

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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby SlyTF1 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:52 pm

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HECTOR wrote:
Scatterlung wrote:
HECTOR wrote:
I assume that since Peter Cullen and Frank Welker are busy

What could be more important? I think they can spare a day in the recording booth for this!

Sorry but can somebody tell me why playing this on the Wii is so important? When the game was announced, half of you were worried sick that it might not get a Wii release. Now that it it's for sure there is rejoicing from on high. I really don't know what the appeal is and need to be enlightened. For me, given the choice between zany motion-controller and next gen graphics, I'll go with the next gen graphics every time. It just feels like taking a step backwards. Don't get me wrong, I know how fun the Wii is. I have one myself. I just don't know why waving the remote around occasionally is so much better than the cutting-edge visuals of the PS3 or XBOX. Especially with a game like this.

I think the issue might be that people have Wiis and don't want to buy another console...


Well if that's the case then I highly recommend getting a next gen console! A bit pricey but worth it!


Yeah! And not one of those shitty ones, like the 360. Get one that doesnt break down every 3 seconds! Only other option PS3!
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby YRQRM0 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:13 pm

YES!!!!! Wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grin: :grin:

The reason I rejoice, is that after 7 years of keepig the PS2, everyone around me asking what my gamertags and stuff were, I finaly decided to except my parents' offer to get the 360, when my sister butts in and asks for a Wii instead. So every since the info got out I've been dying and afraid it'd be not released on Wii. So I'm getting a Wii this Christmas, and now I'll have another reason to like it.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Cyberstrike » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:31 pm

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ponycorn wrote:I'm also glad this is a shooter!


If it'a shooter then guess I'm going to skip it. I don't like FPS games.

If it is/was an RPG or action/adventure games I would be a very very happy Transfan. After playing almost every bloody FPS on the N64 I got and still am completely burned out on the FPS genre. If a demo is released on XBL I'll give it a try, but after the disappointment I had with the demo of Bioshock 1, I'm not holding my breath.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Abraxsis » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:42 am

Still don't know about this game. The fact that it's a fps sounds like a major plus for me, hate rts type games. And I doubt this type of game would work as an rpg. But I'm kinda hating the look they went with on the characters. Soundwave just doesn't look right, the others, especially Megs, look like crap. And if these looks are going to be canon and the start of a new era, I think I still want out. This g1 type look crossed with the movie look has me totally turned off to this. Just blech!
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby NassaDane » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:50 am

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First of all i have always been facinated with the planet Cybertron so this does look very interesting to me. But the whole online stuff scares me. If the game is anything like most of the xbox game i've played that support online this will be bad. If its anything like "RE"5 then i will not be getting this. But if it is unique to itself then i will be interested. I know i will get it on the DS, probably free, if you know what i mean. But for the bigger consels that is another story.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:55 am

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i would like it better if it has offline multiplayer and if after you finish a level you go to the ark where you can talk to other transformers change your character and customize them then choose another level in a free roaming fashion

but i dont care if its first person third person or whatever


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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Windsweeper » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:50 pm

I do have reservations about the designs myself. If they're going pre-Earth, I'd have preferred designs closer to War Within. Dreamwave AND IDW used those designs or at least close variations. We even got War Within toys.

I'm not too pushed about the pointed shoulders but at least they look a lot closer to G1 than the Movie.

After the ROTF game where you don't even get to chose when to transform and the 2007 game which was a lot better but still lacked the Armada's game of being able to ram enemies in vehicle mode, I'm sceptical about Activision. I loved their early Spiderman games but their TF efforts could be better.

I too have waited 7 years to upgrade my PS2. Used to play a lot more computer games in my younger days before I got back into Transformers.

Despite my misgivings, I am still looking forward to this.

In the trailer, it's easy to spot Prime and Omega but do we have any idea who the other characters are, if indeed they are meant to be known characters?
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Mechanurgist » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:24 pm

Woo! New Cybertron wallpaper. Excellent.

The game looks like fun if you're into gladiatorial matches, but it doesn't seem to have much depth to it except for fightan and killan. :-?
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Postby AutobotJazz » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:06 am

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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby craggy » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:17 pm

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Yeah! And not one of those shitty ones, like the 360. Get one that doesnt break down every 3 seconds! Only other option PS3!

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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Scatterlung » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:16 pm

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Scatterlung wrote:I think the issue might be that people have Wiis and don't want to buy another console...


Well if that's the case then I highly recommend getting a next gen console! A bit pricey but worth it!


Scatterlung wrote:... and don't want to buy another console...


I know it's Christmas but there's the little issue of money. People don't want to dish out the extra hundred or so for a PS3 or XBox when they already have a Wii and they shouldn't have to.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Cyberstrike » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:38 pm

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The more I read about this game the less I seem to care about it. I can't seem to find anything that I care about, while a big factor is how bored I am with the whole FPS genre, but even if it was RPG I think I wouldn't be excited. It's funny I'm almost counting down the days until Mass Effect 2 is released but I'm not all that interested in Transformers: War for Cybertron.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Scatterlung » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 am

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Cyberstrike wrote:The more I read about this game the less I seem to care about it. I can't seem to find anything that I care about, while a big factor is how bored I am with the whole FPS genre, but even if it was RPG I think I wouldn't be excited. It's funny I'm almost counting down the days until Mass Effect 2 is released but I'm not all that interested in Transformers: War for Cybertron.

It's a 3rd Person Shooter (Like Armada) not an FPS.

What's not to love though?

Dedicated developers. A committed design team. A thorough story that'll explore the characters as well as the war. We get to see Megatron, Starscream and Prime all meet for the first times and see how they spirals off. Multiplayer, co-operative and likely competitive. No squishy humans. Varied gameplay elements, not just "Transform and shoot". And we now know they're getting the original cast to voice them. Cullen's confirmed, I believe.

A lot of love's gone into it. I'm real excited. Keeping it bottled up for the most part since the game's a far ways away but still.
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Re: Official press release for Activision's Transformers "War for Cybertron" game

Postby Cyberstrike » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:04 pm

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Scatterlung wrote:
Cyberstrike wrote:The more I read about this game the less I seem to care about it. I can't seem to find anything that I care about, while a big factor is how bored I am with the whole FPS genre, but even if it was RPG I think I wouldn't be excited. It's funny I'm almost counting down the days until Mass Effect 2 is released but I'm not all that interested in Transformers: War for Cybertron.

It's a 3rd Person Shooter (Like Armada) not an FPS.


That's still not a great selling point for me.

What's not to love though?

Dedicated developers. A committed design team. A thorough story that'll explore the characters as well as the war. We get to see Megatron, Starscream and Prime all meet for the first times and see how they spirals off. Multiplayer, co-operative and likely competitive. No squishy humans. Varied gameplay elements, not just "Transform and shoot". And we now know they're getting the original cast to voice them. Cullen's confirmed, I believe.

A lot of love's gone into it. I'm real excited. Keeping it bottled up for the most part since the game's a far ways away but still.



I guess after going full bore with Transformers in 09, I'm little burned out in 2010.
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