Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

I call him 'Tegamron'

Three or four years ago, I would have fallen to my knees and begged for a Transformers MMO. Today I would not, which is partly because I feel totally burned out on MMOs and partly because my knees increasingly make this unpleasant clicking noise if I bend them too abruptly. But you can be damned sure I’ll at least have a big old fiddle with the character creator in Jagex’s upcoming Transformers Universe even if the long-haul of levelling and whatnot is too galling.

Get a look at the first proper in-game footage below. Spoilers: robots. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jim Rossignol)

I've got something stuck in my teeth...Hmm, this looks like old news, since the DLC has been out for a bit, but since we are the PC’s premier site for Transformers news, I feel duty-bound to post it: below is a trailer for Fall Of Cybertron‘s Dinobot DLC. As you might expect, it allows you to play the lizardly Transformers in multiplayer. It also contains retro Optimus Prime, insecticons (I think? – I originally mistyped that as “invectobots”, which would a different type of transformer entirely) and some other robo-stuff.

For a transformative opinion on the game’s multiplayer, you can read Alec’s verdict here. He also held forth on the single player. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

famous Decepticon Ultra Magnus there

Last week I told you all about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’s barrage of fanservice that is its singleplayer mode, and now here are some thoughts on its team-based multiplayer. >

No posturing Megatron-Optimus stand-offs or piloting of walking cities here: multiplayer is a completely different game, as is so often the case for shooters. While the campaign involves running and blasting easily-dispatched drones as an improbably self-regarding soundtrack booms and familiar faces jabber gags and exposition, FoC’s multiplayer is actually about transforming.> (more…)

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