chuckdawg1999 wrote:Marvel G1 Comics, they were on the ark with the other Autobots and awoken by teletran-1 to stop Shockwave.
Yet ,this take place on Cybertron still and the Dinobots already have their dino altmodes, which the Marvel G1 versions didn't get until arriving on Earth.
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Poor WFC doesn't fit in anywhere. Has to eat his lunch with the janitor at school.
It fits with Prime, more or less.
Shadowman wrote:Aligned is a about as much of a mess as G1 was. WfC/FoC, Exodus/Exiles, and TFP all barely fit in with each other. I'll chalk it up to miscommunication, the people working on all three pieces not working together. They've only recently been patching it all together, like Ratchet retelling bits of Exodus in TFP, or FoC Cliffjumper integrating parts of his TFP design.
I wouldn't necessarily say "barely". The mai nreason it's hard to see them fit together is due to people not wanting to.
lowman_x wrote:It definitely feels like putting WFC within the TF:Prime continuity was an after thought. I remember reading promo material about WFC (well before TF Prime had even been mentioned) saying how we would, for the first time, get the true history of the Transformers before they came to Earth. We would get the chance to experience the TF civil war. It all alluded to being the beginnings of the G1 continuity.
Those are some pretty vague word if they didn't specify G1.
Plus, this interview
with Matt Tieger and Aaron Archer from 12/18/2009 (a whole six months before WFC was released), it was said that the game would serve as the foundation of and the start of "the latest, and possibly last, Generation."
lowman_x wrote:I also don't believe that the character designs were just meant to be homages to G1 characters - I honestly believe that this was meant to be an updated retelling of the G1 continuity (like IDW did with the "-ation" series) and that's what the designers went into the game basing it on - "We're doing G1! Booyah!".
But like shaodwman said, several designs from Animated were more G1-esque than those of WFC, yet we don't consider animated to be a re-imagining of G1.
lowman_x wrote:THEN I think Hasbro came in (after the game had started to be made)and went: "Well, we're starting a new continuity called TF: Prime which is kinda a cross of Bayverse, G1 and a bit of Animated and we really want to market that... so... we're going to say that everything from here on out is in that continuity. Oh, and that game you've been working on and obviously basing on G1? Yeah, that's now Prime continuity too. Anyone got a sturdy shoehorn? You're gonna need it. Any sequels? Yeah, you're gonna have to start throwing in obvious TF; Prime stuff for those." (Like Cliffjumper's head design in the latest promo stuff.)
I think that's where the main confusion is coming from because, even though we're being told the game is not G1 continuity, I think it's obvious enough that it was originally meant to be.
I'd think they would be a little more professional than that. The reason for all the diversities is due to Hasbro giving enough leeway to serve the stories of each.