I’m a big fan of Transformers — the original series (G1). I’ve ranted before at how disappointed I was with Michael Bay’s Transformer movies. I’m not totally against modernizing it (it could’ve looked like this), but he took away the characters and personalities, which is what made them great. Anyway, I won’t get started on all that again.
There’s a new Transformers game coming out June 22, called War for Cybertron. Let me say this: if you like sci-fi / action movies but don’t play video games, you should still watch the videos below. This is how the Transformer movies should have looked! The designs are modernized, but they’re still recognizable. (And it should be expected that they look different — this is on Cybertron before they came to earth and were transformed for disguise here.) And the graphics look incredible! The story is of the civil war that began between Decepticons and Autobots. There is a big story there from the original ’80s cartoon and the comics. (I recommend reading the comic series “The War Within” if you want to know how it all started. Really interesting and philosophical.)
The game director said, “I wanna make the game I’ve been waiting 25 years to play.” And it only gets more awesome from there. Imagine playing as some of the characters shown: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Soundwave, Omega Supreme. And they brought back the original voice actor for Optimus Prime, which is great.
The first video is the interview with the people making the game, the 2nd video is the full trailer, and the 3rd video is the gameplay trailer. They’re all good. FYI, be sure to watch in HD, for the full effect. (If the embedded videos won’t show HD, here’s the links to them: interview, full trailer, gameplay trailer.)
That makes me excited! I will definitely have to try this game! Hopefully the developers can pull it off and make it as fun as it looks to be.
If this had been a movie trailer, I’d be pre-ordering the DVD right now! To whoever is making the next Transformers live-action movies, they need to look at this for an example of how it should be done.