I think it's safe to say that anyone in my generation (and probably a few others) holds the Transformers franchise very close to their inner child. Well...maybe not the entire franchise as there have been some less than desirable spin-offs over the years. Thankfully though for the next entry into the gaming industry, they seem to have gotten the picture. People want the original transformers, they want Optimus, not some crazy over the top rendition. War For Cybertron is just that while at the same time retaining some artistic freedom.
This game first piqued my interest a little while back when it was just circulating as a rumor. I never thought in a million years that a game developer would ever think of something so genius (hell even I never thought of it). That stroke of genius being to take the Transformers universe, strip it down to it's roots (pre-earth) and make a 3rd person shooter that can be quickly compared to Gears of War (except you can turn into a jet...take that locust). War For Cybertron is without a doubt the game I am most excited for this year, and for good reason.
In the clip below that was just released today, you will see some of their plans for the multiplayer part of the game. An actual war that players will participate in, not just by logging in and fragging their way to a victory but by actually taking a personal approach to the war that cost so many autobots and decepticons their lives. In War For Cybertron players will actually be able to create their own autobot or decepticon and give them a class which will add quite a bit of depth and strategy instead of just mindless shooting. Unfortunatly the process doesn't look very robust at the moment, but the game is still a ways away and for all we know this could just be a teaser.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the tentative release date in June.
Also, all you WoW fans should check back over the next few days as all the major class changes in Cataclysm are being preview and I'll be bringing all the juicy details right here.
Coming or Going - Life hasn't been easy peasy these days. Thoughts of where we'll be come July 1st are dragging down each day, a wet blanket dripping on any rays of sunshine...
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