Curiously enough, gaming seems to be on a roll whenever it comes down to working with licenses. Last year, Rocksteady Games shocked everyone by not only making Batman: Arkham Asylum among the few games that were great for a comic book license however it was actually a great game period, license or not. It does not stop certainly there as later this year, developer Beenox is will certainly release Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions which looks to be quite promising with its unique approach by having 4 different art styles along with 4 unique gameplay styles and could look to be one more solid entry in a franchise that has been actually very hit or miss. Today we have Transformers: WFC done by High Moon Studios (Bourne Conspiracy) and also it’s once again another surprising admittance in a franchise that’s just as bad as the previous 2 licenses and like Batman, your attitude will shift from “please be good, kindly be a good game” to “wait, this is actually a good game? wow, imagine that”. In many methods you can inform this studio genuinely loves the Transformers universe and they had extra hygiene in making everything fit the license from in-jokes to callbacks to designs that looks back towards G1 rather than Michael Bay (which is an actually good thing) and with a campaign including co-op drop-in/drop-out for up to 3 players, a Horde mode variant called Escalation and a very frantic and addicting multiplayer, this is among the greatest surprises this year and allows for a great summer game.
Story: Taking place on the planet of Cybertron, there’s a huge war raging in between the Autobots and the Decepticons as Megatron is trying to take over the planet and rule over everything with an unstable energy referred to as Dark Energon. Using the anxious forces of sky commander Starscream, Megatron goes through Cybertron en route for the key to win the war. On the other hand, after the leader of the Autobots is killed, their side is left without a leader so in comes Optimus Prime to lead the Autobots against the forces of Megatron. Like most installments that have actually accompanied the Transformers license, you play as both factions with your choice on which soldier to bring. Wish to play as Bumblebee? Go all out or the badassness of Soundwave, even? And of course one nice thing is that the game has drop-in/drop-out co op so it’s not like Lost Planet 2 which in turn needed a lobby so if you see a friend playing, just join them.