I never really got the chance to get into the Transformers universe. As a kid I grew up with Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!, but Transformers wasn't that popular here in Belgium (apart from the Michael Bay explosionfest). With Transformers™: War for Cybertron
being released a few years ago, I was quite impressed with both the visual style of Cybertron and the fluid controls. Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron
only adds upon that... most of the time.
· Solid third-person shooter controls. There are no cover mechanics or anything out of the ordinary, but being able to transform into a vehicle (jets, racecars, tanks...) and the very solid dashing, you can evade enemy fire in a spectacular way.
· A great single player story with great action-packed environments and a constantly thrilling war.
· The Escalation co-op mode is especially fun. Choose your Transformer (Autobot or Decepticon, depending on the map) with its own special ability to survive 15 waves of increasingly more difficult enemies. The more communication there is with your party, the easier it'll be to survive.
· An overall good difficulty curve. The AI is rather smart and getting into the open, even on Normal difficulty, is an almost certain death. It takes some time to get used to, but you'll quickly master and finetune your tactics for both Singleplayer, Escalation and the Multiplayer.
· There's a bit too little co-operation in my opinion. Escalation is great but it doesn't last forever, and the Singleplayer can't be played in co-op anymore as in War for Cybertron. The co-op experience was the most fun I've had in the game, and quite possibly in any recetly played third person shooters, but it feels a bit underused and forgotten.
· Multiplayer is dead. You'll find people playing TDM for sure, but there's a chance you might find hackers. I also find the multiplayer a bit lacking in its predecessor.
· Great combinations of technical advancement and neon bring the world of Cybertron to life in a spectacular sci-fi way.
· A lot of attention was spent on the singleplayer and it shows, both in good and bad. A top notch enjoyable storyline, but co-op- and multiplayer-modes could have used some extra attention. 8/10