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The greatest Transformer sub-group to ever exist surely has to be the Insections. Sure, some may argue for the Dinobots, but they are supremely overrated. It's all about Shrapnel, Kickback and Bombshell. These sadistic, eccentric, perpetually hungry villains stole the spotlight in every G1 episode they appeared in, and who could disagree with the fact that they just look awesome?
Okay, so this is merely fanboy wishing more than anything else, but the Insecticons really do deserve an in-game appearance at some point in time. We know Cybertron doesn't actually have any insects on it, but... maybe there are space weevils they could emulate?
If you really want to make sure that a Transformers game doesn't suck, then you are required by the laws of common sense to include "The Touch", Stan Bush’s iconic song from the original Transformers movie. If it's not included, then how are you expected to know that we have both the touch AND the power, which the lyrics clearly state? We simply wouldn't realize. There's nothing worse than thinking you have the power without the touch, or vice versa. It doesn't bear thinking about how one goes through life believing they have neither.
Above: Gamestop just used it in an ad for the game
"The Touch" is, of course, the best song to have ever been written by human hands. In fact, many scholars attest that it wasn't even created by humans, but by a cosmic entity that visited Earth in the Before Times and buried it in the ocean, hoping that one day a man would prove worthy enough to be entrusted with its immeasurable potential. Thus it was, thus always shall it be.
When War for Cybertron was first announced, it appeared that High Moon may have been trying to go for a compromise between the original G1 Transformers and the Michael Bay abortions that ruined everybody's lives. We love influences from the former. We abhor those from the latter. Don't let anything from the recent Hollywood shams infect this game, because those movies form a cancer that, to this very day, is still consuming the rotted-out husk of our collective childhood.
It's no surprise that this game, which has nothing to do with Michael Bay, is looking good, while the last Transformers game, based on Revenge of the Fallen, absolutely sucked the scrote of a dozen dirty dalmations. Hopefully the two properties haven't already been exposed to each other, and War for Cybertron can make its way to store shelves without contamination.
Y'know... couldn't hurt to try!
Jun 3, 2010
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