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Release Date: August 21st, 2012 Movie Release Year: 2012

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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When I was a kid, there were a few franchises that I was all about. One was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; another was Star Wars. There was Ghostbusters, and up near the top of the heap was Transformers. As an adult looking back, it was clear that Transformers existed solely to sell toys. That being said, there's a certain nostalgic innocence through which I can view those giant robots that makes me think of them as something more. However, as I encounter Transformers products these days, it helps to remember that a product is exactly what they are. This was never a series that aspired to be high art. Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron is just such a product. It's designed to separate you from your money.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Video Resolution/Codec:
720p
Audio Formats:
Dolby Digital
Release Date:
August 21st, 2012

Video Review

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As mentioned above, the game suffers from a series of technical issues that affect the image quality. In particular, blurry textures, especially when the action gets really fast and furious, make things difficult to see. However, when things look good, they look very good. Cybertron is depicted as a crumbling, war-torn planet, with rotting edifices and smoking debris strewn about the landscape. The robot designs should surprise no one, unless your only exposure to Transformers is through the dreadful Michael Bay movies.

Audio Review

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The audio is generally very good, with plenty of explosions, gun shots, mechanical whirring, and so forth. The highlight is the bevy of talented and experienced voice actors. Peter Cullen once again reprises his role as Optimus Prime, in a performance that never gets old. He's not the only heavyweight, though, with Nolan North (aka Nathan Drake in Uncharted), Jim Ward, Fred Tatasciore, and many others voicing the dueling robots.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a game that is often ambitious, but rarely much fun. It takes too long to get off the ground, and once it does, it never finds a rhythm that works. Couple this with a series of technical issues on the PS3 version, and it makes Fall of Cybertron a dicey proposition. Give it a rental if you're curious.