They don't go to Earth through that space bridge. Recall that it was made unstable and had to have the ships get through it ASAP. It ultimately doesn't take them to Earth.Henry921 wrote:Fall of Cybertron is not going to be easy to reconcile at all with the Prime cartoon, given its very G1-ish conclusion when both the Ark and Nemesis travel through the Space Bridge towards Earth,
Starscream probably got back at some point off screen.Henry921 wrote:with Starscream completely unaccounted for and Grimlock possibly ahead of them following his apparent transport through the space bridge from Shockwave's duplicate tower; which has already been contradicted by Rage of the Dinobots, but I digress.
And as for Grimlock, I never got the impression that he got sent through the space bridge. His fate was rather ambiguous to the nth degree, leaving plenty open room for him to still be on Cybertron after the game. He's running away, there's a blinding light, and then the scene cuts away. for all we know, he could have fallen off the platform he was on and plummeted far to the ground below, away from the space bridge's reach (though he'd be in for some serious repairs after a fall form that height).
Which we aren't shown or told that they ever made it to.Henry921 wrote:The characters were all en route to Earth,
How exactly?Henry921 wrote:with damaged but still functional ships. Barring some event knocking them all into stasis lock, there should've been some remaining crew members to pilot the ships. I understand the ending is meant to be ambiguous, even a bit cliffhanger-y, but it doesn't reconcile with what we know from the backstories in Prime and Exodus.
Matt Tieger mentions having worked from the Binder in several interviews about BOTH games. They wouldn't have come up with the games' stories that they did had they not worked from the Binder.Henry921 wrote:I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the developers at High Moon didn't get copies of the Binder of Revelation to work from, and while they clearly followed Hasbro mandates, Hasbro didn't have much involvement in the story besides approving its content.
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Aligned_timelineHenry921 wrote:Thus I'd posit Fall of Cybertron as a continuation of War for Cybertron in a splinter timeline, creating a new micro-continuity. Relatively little is needed to reconcile War for Cybertron with Exodus, but a lot more work would be needed with its sequel.
We've got multiple universes and splinter timelines of said universes already: let's put 'em to use.