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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler)

Transformers News: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler)

Friday, June 20th, 2014 6:33PM CDT

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With only four days until the release of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark video game, it appears we have a last-minute addition to the character trailer series: Age of Extinction's main baddie, Lockdown! Via GameTrailers.com, we get a nice look at how Lockdown will look in the upcoming game.

Possible spoiler alert, though. As well as giving a look at Lockdown's game model and how he interacts with the world around him, there are also a handful of cutscenes that give away a little bit of the game's story content. If you wish to proceed with viewing the trailer, scroll down below and click play. You have been warned!

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Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1584312)
Posted by 1984forever on June 21st, 2014 @ 6:25am CDT
WHY WAIT? Today is Saturday! Many fans live in Anytown USA where every town has the exact same stores as the last, but those fortunate enough to have a "mom and pop" store can get RotDS today :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1584345)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 21st, 2014 @ 10:23am CDT
Excited to get your mitts on Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, to be released in three days? How about to go view Transformers: Age of Extinction, to be generally released in six days? Can only afford one of the two?

Why not both?

Video game retailer GameStop has you covered! If you buy a brand new copy of Transformers: Age of Extinction on day one (24 June, this coming Tuesday), you will receive a pair of goodies: an exclusive poster featuring characters from the game and two digital tickets to see Transformers: Age of Extinction in theaters! Also, Powerup Rewards Pro Members will gain up to 40% in-store credit if they trade in any games or accessories toward a brand new copy of the game!

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Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1584347)
Posted by It Is Him on June 21st, 2014 @ 10:58am CDT
Woot news credit
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1584349)
Posted by It Is Him on June 21st, 2014 @ 11:03am CDT
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Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1584378)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on June 21st, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
ANyone know if Gamestops are doing any midnight launches?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585413)
Posted by VirusCarnage on June 24th, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
I got the game, it's decent probably better then FoC tbh.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585494)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:10pm CDT
So after watching a video that contains all the cutscenes of Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark's story, I'm feeling a little mixed.

The Fall of Cybertron components are good, but the Age of Extinction component felt thrown in there just because the new movie's coming out in three days. Not to mention that ten of the fifteen missions take place in the Fall of Cybertron setting. Also, it doesn't really explain how the Dark Spark is able to traverse between dimensions. I was also expecting some inter-dimensional shenanigans going on, like having both Optimus Primes meet and team up to defeat their common enemy.

Overall, I feel this is more of an expansion of Fall of Cybertron with a bonus "this is what an Age of Extinction game would look like if it were made by High Moon Studios" scenario than an actual game. I'll still get the game, but it won't be anytime soon.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585499)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:22pm CDT
Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585503)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?


Only one I seem to find was that Megatron was in his post-Metroplex body. Beyond that, no. Though oddly, the main menu shows Megatron in his pre-Metroplex body. It also accounted for how Shockwave meets the Insecticons. No Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in the story, and Age of Extinction Grimlock doesn't speak at all, beyond roaring.

I think you'll be comfortable placing this story in within the main universe (apart from the Megatron quibble).
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585506)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?


Only one I seem to find was that Megatron was in his post-Metroplex body. Beyond that, no. Though oddly, the main menu shows Megatron in his pre-Metroplex body. It also accounted for how Shockwave meets the Insecticons. No Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in the story, and Age of Extinction Grimlock doesn't speak at all, beyond roaring.

I think you'll be comfortable placing this story in within the main universe (apart from the Megatron quibble).
Does it take place between WFC and FOC, or between events within FOC?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585507)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?


Only one I seem to find was that Megatron was in his post-Metroplex body. Beyond that, no. Though oddly, the main menu shows Megatron in his pre-Metroplex body. It also accounted for how Shockwave meets the Insecticons. No Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in the story, and Age of Extinction Grimlock doesn't speak at all, beyond roaring.

I think you'll be comfortable placing this story in within the main universe (apart from the Megatron quibble).
Does it take place between WFC and FOC, or between events within FOC?


The Cybertron portion is within Fall of Cybertron, as they promised. The Ark had not yet launched.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585510)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?


Only one I seem to find was that Megatron was in his post-Metroplex body. Beyond that, no. Though oddly, the main menu shows Megatron in his pre-Metroplex body. It also accounted for how Shockwave meets the Insecticons. No Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in the story, and Age of Extinction Grimlock doesn't speak at all, beyond roaring.

I think you'll be comfortable placing this story in within the main universe (apart from the Megatron quibble).
Does it take place between WFC and FOC, or between events within FOC?


The Cybertron portion is within Fall of Cybertron, as they promised. The Ark had not yet launched.
Shockwave meeting the Insecticons makes it sound like it takes place before FOC since he's already familiar with them prior to that game, having sicced them on the Lightning Strike Coalition Force in the game's pre-story events (and in its prequel comic).
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585512)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 24th, 2014 @ 5:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Any notable contradictions between FOC and Cybertron portions of ROTDS?


Only one I seem to find was that Megatron was in his post-Metroplex body. Beyond that, no. Though oddly, the main menu shows Megatron in his pre-Metroplex body. It also accounted for how Shockwave meets the Insecticons. No Fall of Cybertron Grimlock in the story, and Age of Extinction Grimlock doesn't speak at all, beyond roaring.

I think you'll be comfortable placing this story in within the main universe (apart from the Megatron quibble).
Does it take place between WFC and FOC, or between events within FOC?


The Cybertron portion is within Fall of Cybertron, as they promised. The Ark had not yet launched.
Shockwave meeting the Insecticons makes it sound like it takes place before FOC since he's already familiar with them prior to that game, having sicced them on the Lighting Strike Coalition Force in the game's pre-story events (and in its prequel comic).


Crap, I forgot about that. #-o
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585524)
Posted by VirusCarnage on June 24th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
I don't think it specifically said when it was taking place other then before the Ark was launched.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585530)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
viruscarnage wrote:I don't think it specifically said when it was taking place other then before the Ark was launched.
Checking back at the Game Informer article I transcribed, that does seem to be the case. Go figure.

Meanwhile, back on the robots’ home planet, Owen explains that this new game occurs before the resolution of Fall of Cybertron – which concludes with the majority of the cast departing the planet.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585535)
Posted by It Is Him on June 24th, 2014 @ 7:03pm CDT
I heard escalation wasn't working earlier. Anyone have experience with that? Can anyone provide a quick review?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585542)
Posted by VirusCarnage on June 24th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:I heard escalation wasn't working earlier. Anyone have experience with that? Can anyone provide a quick review?

Escalation wasn't working on 360, it was fine on PS3, I played one game of it on Broken Hope (WFC remake.)

I think Escalation is better then it was in FoC but still has the stupid wave limit. 8 maps come loaded on the disc, with a shit load of characters. Gameplay wise it's solid, if it was like WFC with no wave limit I would love it to death. But to get to wave 15 right now takes like 30 minutes, not long at all to beat a horde type game. So generally I think it's an improvement from FoC but not as good as WFC.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585544)
Posted by Mungtavious on June 24th, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Excited to get your mitts on Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, to be released in three days? How about to go view Transformers: Age of Extinction, to be generally released in six days? Can only afford one of the two?

Why not both?

Video game retailer GameStop has you covered! If you buy a brand new copy of Transformers: Age of Extinction on day one (24 June, this coming Tuesday), you will receive a pair of goodies: an exclusive poster featuring characters from the game and two digital tickets to see Transformers: Age of Extinction in theaters! Also, Powerup Rewards Pro Members will gain up to 40% in-store credit if they trade in any games or accessories toward a brand new copy of the game!

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So disappointed about this. I went to my store today and they didnt even have the promo for this :sad: No pre order content either and usually they give that out still on day 1 where I'm at.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585546)
Posted by Mungtavious on June 24th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CDT
Hey guys im new here but been on the site for a few years. just wanted to give you a little review I guess for the game. If you own FOC keep it for the sole purpose of PvP multiplayer. Rise has combined the first 2 games escalation modes into 1 with the ability to have any character on any map which we didnt get in FOC. Gameplay wise, this is exactly the same as FOC in every way with the few addition gimmicks added for abilities in both modes. so basically if you keep or go buy FOC and have this it will equal to 1 Game pretty much just switch back to fall if you feel the need for some TDM. If anyone has 360 feel free to add me for some escalation, I purchased the game today but unfortunately i have to wait until tomorrow to play all day so feel free to give me a message to play.

My GT is Mungtavious
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1585717)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 25th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
Mungtavious wrote:So disappointed about this. I went to my store today and they didnt even have the promo for this :sad: No pre order content either and usually they give that out still on day 1 where I'm at.


What retailer did you go to? If you didn't go to GameStop, that might be why, since those day one deals are exclusive only to GameStop.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1586446)
Posted by Syn_13 on June 28th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
I loved both FoC and WfC but have mixed feelings about this one. I was looking forward to more TF action as I've loved the gameplay in this game series so far, but the concept of combining the two universes has put me off. I'm not a huge lover of Bay's movie universe, I can take it or leave it, but this sounds a bit too ambitious and could easily lead to a confusing, convoluted mess of a story. I'd rather they stick to one universe.

The game is generally getting panned by the critics right now, so I'd like to hear the opinion of anyone on here who does play this and let me know how the single player goes. Not a multiplayer gamer anymore, so I'm not going to pick this up if the single player sucks.
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Posted by diglyd on June 28th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
I have played both of the previous Transformers games made by High Noon which I thought were oozing with quality at least for someone like me who grew up with the franchise as a kid and always had a love for it.

So I was actually surprised that the newest game was made by Edge of Reality. They were the ones who did the ports for Dragon Age Origins and The Mass Effect Trilogy box set.

Ok so here is my first impression of the singleplayer after putting in about 4-5 hours into the game. This is up to chapter 7 which is about half way through the game. See the end for pros and cons.

The first level drops you right into the action trying to retrieve the Dark Spark or at the time an unknown object which has crashed on Earth and created much devastation in the city around you. You play as Drift.

The first thing you instantly notice and realize is that the level looks like complete crap compared to the last game. It is brown, bland, with just flat textures and blocky buildings and skyboxes. The game at first impression basically looks like it should have came out with the Xbox 360 launch or on like it was supposed to be released on the original Xbox or should be found in the $15 bargain in at Target. I am not kidding here it is bad looking.

However the voice work is good but appears to not be normalized in some spots. The score is exciting and has that Hanz Zimmer vibe. It just looks lazy. Everything looks like crap in the first level. There is just no other way to describe it.

The gameplay is largely the same. I was playing on normal. I heard that on harder difficulty levels its kind of unplayable. I also noticed that the AI got stuck a few times or had the Call of Duty they need you to do something before they follow scripting which annoyed me since there is a part where Optimus says charge or something and then stands there until you move.

Anyway once you get past the intro/tutorial level you are back on Cybertron playing as the Decepticons switching between I think Starscream if I remember correctly then Shockwave and Soundwave trying to retrieve the Dark Spark for Megatron.

Throughout this section the action is good and the dialogue banter between the Decepticons is actually really fun and entertaining which is what I loved most about these games. One part I really enjoyed about this section was being able to release Laserbeak and later Rumble when playing as Soundwave but it ws only in specific section and to perform specific basic tasks at least when it came to Rumble. I wish they allowed you to release them at any time all together and not one at a time. At least Laserbeak could be released to kill some of the bugs attacking. Meeting the Insectecons and later playing as one of them (Sharpshot) was also quite fun because he looked good in his bug form. One of the things I did enjoy was who Shockwave looked and performed. I liked his jet form. Overall the jets are more fun to play than any of the vehicles. The main issue I had with the flying levels was that there is a very low artificial ceiling so even though you might be in a very large structure you cant really go anywhere or even that hight up.

After that you switch sides to the Autobots playing as Sideswipe for a few levels, and after that switch again back to the Decepticons. Playing as the Decepticons is generally more fun and the areas look better as they are either on other planets or on Cybertron.

The biggest problem I had with this and future sections of the game reside primarily with the graphics. From what I experienced and saw the game appears to be put together very haphazardly or maybe by different teams or people on the same team working concurrently on different parts of the game but it looks like none of them talked to each other. Its like there wasn't a quality process that was followed to keep everything consistent. Let me explain what I mean by that.

First of all many of the details and animations that were part of Cybertron from the last game are gone. Nothing really moves outside of the robots and if it does its just laser effects or some sort of beams. The levels are very bland and simple in the sense that the setting does not feel like Cybertron and it does not feel alive like it did in the last games. It does not feel alien or mysterious.

The levels are primarily corridors with pipes and sewer textures which look nice but they look like they could be from any random sci-fi shooter and not a Transformers game. There is one section of the game that has monitor consoles scattered around a room with sine waves on them in clumps that looks like art assets out of some human 3rd or first person shooter like Gears of War or Wolfenstein. They just make no sense and they should not be present on Cybertron just because of how they look. They look like TV screens from a game set in some alternate earth history or lab.

The other issue is that each time you switch characters and complete a section the cut scenes are not the same quality. Some cutscenes are gorgeous using the in-game engine and are sharp and colorful. Others are obviously pre-rendered cutscene movie files that look like they were recorded and saved in lower quality using the game engine. Others are like like a combination of the two. Its weird because they might come one after another. In one instance you are watching the in engine cutscene and it looks good and 5 minutes later a shitty pre-rendered movie that is quieter and lower res. What is worse is that their volume levels are not even normalized so one will sound quieter than the other.

The action and dialogue is still good and its well scripted but the movie cutscenes in between the gameplay just do not flow and do not have the same level of quality throughout. As I said its as if the team had no quality controls in place or they were all working on different parts and just slapped it all together without doing the post production audit and work to make sure it all flowed technically. I also had to adjust volume levels initially as the dialogue was way too quiet. On top of that some of the VO does not make sense. In one part you need to plug in some power cores to get power back online and at first your fellow Deception refers to them as a fuse and others as Plasma Core or Power core or something. On the first level on Earth Optimus is surprised to see the Dark Spark and the other Autobots don't know what it is so he explains to them but when you play the 3rd level in the past he is aware of it, he is the one who sent the Autobots to retrieve it and they all seem to be aware of what it is or does. Maybe I am missing something but that made no sense to me.

The other thing I noticed is that the Transformations are also more basic.

The game feels extremely rushed and unpolished. Its almost like FOC had sex with shovelware and this came out as a result. The dialogue, and action is still good and generally fun but the way it looks is an insult to fans and the 2 previous games before it.

There are some bugs too. When I transformed into Bruticus I was instantly stuck on a ledge after blowing up a gun or something and could not move at all. After about 5 minutes of trying to dislodge myself the game locked up and crashed and I lost all my progress since the last checkpoint. On the initial Earth level I also got stuck once and then on Cybertron playing as the Autobots there is a ramp that has a little step and my AI companion got stuck on it and I could not progress until I pushed him over it.

The upgrade system sucks as you have to exit the gameplay and open up stupid lockboxes to open up upgrades for your weapons pausing the action. It destroys the flow.

One other thing I want to mention is that each transformer has a robot mode, a vehicle tank mode that floats and a car form when you hold down the left trigger. The vehicle canons are way stronger than the guns you pick up so if you just stay in the tank mode it makes the game ridiculously easy while in robot form you get destroyed pretty quickly.

I know I said allot of negative things about this game and singleplayer but the gameplay is enjoyable. Its still fun it just looks like ass. SO if you enjoyed the previous games, and if you enjoyed the banter between the robots, and if you generally liked the action this is still a fun game to play. As long as you realize that the polish is gone on the environments and are ok with this the game will be fun to play. Its not the next thing since sliced bread but its a fun Transformers action shooting gallery.

So hope this helps.


So in the end:

Pros:
Good action but simple
Good banter-dialogue between Decepticons/Autobots.
Optimus Prime/JetFire
Starscream/Shockwave/Soundwave/SharpShot/Swindle
Nice Music
Plays like the last games
Nice variety of weapons that feel nice for the most part.
No grenade spam at least on normal.
Other planets look cool but not amazing.
Robots look good like in previous games.

Cons:
Looks like shit especially the Earth levels
Cybertron levels look like ruins/junkyards from some other games like Warhammer Marine not Transformers
Flat Textures even lava looks like ass.
Less background animations
Voice oVer volume is too low
Random and inconsistent Cutscene quality
Dumb A.I.
Bugs (things including you get stuck)
Upgrade system is dumb
Inconsistent quality overall.
Worse then FOC
Looks like it uses allot of other game assets.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1586707)
Posted by NiteStar on June 29th, 2014 @ 6:59pm CDT
Ok just got the game but.... Is it just me or does it seem like no one is playing it.
That's what it feels like for Escalation. I've only had it 2 days and alot of the time I queue up for escalation and get put into an empty lobby....."waiting for players"......thing.
Middle of the day Sunday afternoon and no one is playing the new TF game????
I don't know what's wrong with these games . No one plays them. WFC and FOC are cool for like a month and then the online portion is dead empty there after. And it sucks cuz these have been some of the best TF games to date.
And I can't believe there's no MP. No TDM??? No Conquest????
Not even any new maps in Escalation except like one. All the maps are from WFC and FOC.
And Im only halfway through the story mode but I have practically unlocked every weapon and character already. So fast.
Geez, Don't make me work for anything why dont ya?
Maybe no wonder no one plays these games cuz you finish everything in like one day.
Not done with story mode yet so I'm still assessing the story aspect of the game but the online play seems so just like......empty and nothing.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
NiteStar wrote:Ok just got the game but.... Is it just me or does it seem like no one is playing it.
That's what it feels like for Escalation. I've only had it 2 days and alot of the time I queue up for escalation and get put into an empty lobby....."waiting for players"......thing.
Middle of the day Sunday afternoon and no one is playing the new TF game????
I don't know what's wrong with these games . No one plays them. WFC and FOC are cool for like a month and then the online portion is dead empty there after. And it sucks cuz these have been some of the best TF games to date.
And I can't believe there's no MP. No TDM??? No Conquest????
Not even any new maps in Escalation except like one. All the maps are from WFC and FOC.
And Im only halfway through the story mode but I have practically unlocked every weapon and character already. So fast.
Geez, Don't make me work for anything why dont ya?
Maybe no wonder no one plays these games cuz you finish everything in like one day.
Not done with story mode yet so I'm still assessing the story aspect of it game but the online play seems so just like......empty and nothing.


I think the reason why there isn't as much players online now is because with the launch of Next gen consoles a division has been created. And the PC community is almost dead because the game barely runs. At keast the campaign gameplay is decent though, that's one thing it has going for it.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:22pm CDT
You want to know why nobody seems to be playing it?

Because it's just a bad game in general, and nobody wants to play it. That, and what viruscarnage wrote. No competitive multiplayer, the main idea behind the game is not exactly what they said it would be (in that there would be some interdimensional shenanigans between the two universes going down... which obviously didn't happen outside of the Dark Spark from travelling between the two universes), just a boring story in general, and Escalation is just limited to fifteen waves.

I cannot stress this enough when I say this: Edge of Reality did a poor show with this game. I'm not sure why High Moon didn't do this game, whether it was because they're working on another project, or Hasbro just plain said "We don't want you to do another game", or whatever the reason, but they really should've been behind this one. I was a big fan of War for Cybertron (the game that made me get an Xbox and thus my first Xbox game) and Fall of Cybertron (which is one of my favorite multiplayer games ever), and I really would've liked this game to have been a third chronological entry of the Cybertron series.

This game just makes me really sad. :-(
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:46pm CDT
The movie is longer than this game. I beat it in like, 2 hours, and there is no reason to play it again. At all.
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Posted by Rex Prime on June 29th, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
I like to blame Acitvision on this. Edge Of Reality could have done a much better job, but Activision made it so that they had to release this game as movie-tie-in. Even High Moon did a really bad job when they made DOTM, but it's because Activision made them rush it. Now for AOE, Activision wanted a fast game for a cheap budget, Edge Of Reality was willing to make this for not that much money compared to what High Moon would demand. Edge Of Reality have potential, they could make an awesome TF game, but because this is a movie tie-in, they can't.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 30th, 2014 @ 3:05am CDT
Rex Prime wrote:I like to blame Acitvision on this. Edge Of Reality could have done a much better job, but Activision made it so that they had to release this game as movie-tie-in. Even High Moon did a really bad job when they made DOTM, but it's because Activision made them rush it. Now for AOE, Activision wanted a fast game for a cheap budget, Edge Of Reality was willing to make this for not that much money compared to what High Moon would demand. Edge Of Reality have potential, they could make an awesome TF game, but because this is a movie tie-in, they can't.


It would make more sense for HMS to do the TF game, since they are experienced at making TF games, and let Edge of Reality port CoD over to PS3 and 360, which is what HMS is doing right now.



On a completely different note, the healing trophies are a real pain to finish, it's taken me 6+ hours for 3 trophies.
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Posted by Rex Prime on June 30th, 2014 @ 11:39am CDT
I still think that Edge Of Reality got rushed by Acitivision, same thin happened when High Moon made DOTM. Edge Of Reality did make Loadout, an awesome FPS, and they could have did the same if they were given the time and a better budget.
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Posted by Ravage XK on July 1st, 2014 @ 6:38am CDT
Way to kill what was a pretty decent story from War and Fall and kill a decent run of games to boot. Booo.
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Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 2nd, 2014 @ 2:03pm CDT
Well, I was planning on buying it this week, but I guess not... I liked WfC and FoC well enough, but if I didn't think those were absolutely perfect, I'd probably dislike this game. I was expecting the inter-dimensional shenanigans, but if there won't be any of that, then I'll just skip this game.
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Posted by Rex Prime on July 2nd, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Well, I was planning on buying it this week, but I guess not... I liked WfC and FoC well enough, but if I didn't think those were absolutely perfect, I'd probably dislike this game. I was expecting the inter-dimensional shenanigans, but if there won't be any of that, then I'll just skip this game.


No, not much Inter-Dimensional darma other than The Dark Spark travelling between the FOC/WFC world and the movie world.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1587511)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:41pm CDT
So there's nothing really good about it?
Cue my sad face. I needed a new game.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1587554)
Posted by Rex Prime on July 2nd, 2014 @ 11:08pm CDT
The transforming is still a little bit fun, and the co-op is passable. However, tons of other games out there that are cheaper and better than this.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1587621)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on July 3rd, 2014 @ 9:43am CDT
I haven't played co op on FoC or WfC I ususally stick to the campaign (mostly because I have limited time and don't feel my skills are there to play against other players).
I should at least read the reviews I guess, but I tend to disagree with reviewers. But other players are generally more reliable than reviewers.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1587661)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 3rd, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
Rex Prime wrote:tons of other games out there that are cheaper.


That's the other thing. I don't get into gaming much, the last game I bought was FoC (or GoldenEye for PS3, whichever came out later) and I didn't get it until about 2 months after it was out, so the price dropped. I have never paid more than $35 for a video game. $60 for this? HELL NO.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1588464)
Posted by WiseMan on July 7th, 2014 @ 10:28am CDT
Aaaaaaaaand having now seen the movie, there's no way that what happens in the game could possibly have happened in the movie.

However, considering the whole alternate universe-hopping Dark Spark Macguffin, it's easy to assume that this is an alternate universe from the movie's.

Which I prefer since the movie, in my opinion, was awful.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1588465)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 7th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
WiseMan wrote:Aaaaaaaaand having now seen the movie, there's no way that what happens in the game could possibly have happened in the movie.

However, considering the whole alternate universe-hopping Dark Spark Macguffin, it's easy to assume that this is an alternate universe from the movie's.
Just like all the video games of the previous films. ;)
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592319)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:51pm CDT
A disappointing game. The story was half baked, its a poor movie tie in as it doesn't really connect to the movie all that well beyond the new characters being there, and i could swear its actually a graphical downgrade from DOTM. Beyond that I was hoping they would bring back the classic Escalation model, which I recently went back to and its fun as hell. But they stuck with the FOC model, with really bad enemy AI I might add. The only saving grace might've been the amount of playable characters in escalation, but with the ability to swap out abilities they aren't even characters anymore; just player skins.they shouldn't have added that feature in. 4/10 not really worth it. If you want to play it wait until you can find it in a bargain bin at 10 bucks.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592321)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:53pm CDT
I'm hoping it'll be a freebie on PS+.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592654)
Posted by VirusCarnage on July 22nd, 2014 @ 5:34pm CDT
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Posted by mooncake623 on July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:19am CDT
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Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592816)
Posted by jrgreer74 on July 23rd, 2014 @ 10:39am CDT
I looked on PSN for the downloads. They offer everything that I got in the Gamestop preorder individually. The Wal-Mart exclusive Stinger character isn't offered except in the Battle Pack. I talked to a Rep. and she stated that there is no information on a single release of the character yet. She couldn't specify if there is going to be a single release or not as of now. If anyone is wanting to get these downloads who didn't get the Wal-Mart version of the game, you are left buying the Battle Pack and paying for everything you already have again, at least for now. $1.99 isn't bad, but $5.99 for Stinger is crazy. For those who are looking to get him as a single download all I can say is keep hoping!
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592823)
Posted by FracturedKoi on July 23rd, 2014 @ 11:04am CDT
Yeah, no. I haven't touched multiplayer on this one and haven't even popped it back in after finishing the story mode. If it had competitive multiplayer, I'd maybe think about it. It's just so much worse than the Fall/Cybertron games, and that's a shame since it's somewhat a part of them :/
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592833)
Posted by Yweggo on July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Aaaaaand its WFC DLC all over again. By which I mean Playstaion/Xbox only. You play on PC? Well, TOO :BOT: :CON: :BOT: :CON: BAD! It is too bad 'cause I wanted to be Stinger.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592834)
Posted by Spider5800 on July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
I still don't get where this game is supposed to fit in either timeline. The movieverse parts are supposed to happen before AoE, since Lockdown is still alive, but both Prime and Bumblebee have their new forms that they got halfway through the movie, and somehow Grimlock is involved even though none of the Autobots had even met him at that point.

The Cybertron parts are even more confusing, since Megatron is in the new body Soundwave made him in FoC, but if I remember right he almost immediately set out to turn Trypticon into the Nemesis and attack the Ark after he got that body. Are these parts of the game supposed to take place in, like, the two hours they were waiting for Tryp to transform? Or is it supposed to happen before FoC and they just used the wrong model for Megatron?

Either way, this game's story was a mess. Kinda wish they had just stuck to one universe or the other.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592835)
Posted by Yweggo on July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:47pm CDT
Spider5800 wrote: Or is it supposed to happen before FoC and they just used the wrong model for Megatron?


This is what happened, I'm pretty sure. Still no clue where in Movie-verse its set. Because it seems like they know Lockdown and have faced him. Alternate timeline where Lockdown didn't die maybe?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592837)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
The Cybertron parts take place after WFC but before FOC, with Megatron in the wrong body.

The Movie parts take place in an alternate version of the movie that isn't the same as but still based on the movie itself, just like all of the other Movie video games.
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592840)
Posted by VirusCarnage on July 23rd, 2014 @ 12:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Cybertron parts take place after WFC but before FOC, with Megatron in the wrong body.

The Movie parts take place in an alternate version of the movie that isn't the same as but still based on the movie itself, just like all of the other Movie video games.


Wasn't DOTM considered a prequel to the movie?
Re: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Character Trailer: Lockdown (Possible Spoiler) (1592845)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 23rd, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
VirusCarnage wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The Cybertron parts take place after WFC but before FOC, with Megatron in the wrong body.

The Movie parts take place in an alternate version of the movie that isn't the same as but still based on the movie itself, just like all of the other Movie video games.


Wasn't DOTM considered a prequel to the movie?
If it was, that could be the sole exception.

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