Normally seeing some “in-game” screens of an announced game aren’t a big thing since there’s always a decent amount of post-processing effects to make everything look sharper than it really is. I’ll even go as far as to admit that such visual trickery has made me jaded which is why I don’t do that many posts exclusively catered to screenshots reveals. But I have to say that my inner geek made me do a small about face since these new images for Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron are as badass as a game about giant robots engaged in war can be.
Ok, so I’m not totally naive in thinking Fall of Cybertron will look this perfect while being played on a PS3 or Xbox 360. From the small snippets of gameplay footage we have seen, including a recent reveal on GTTV, Fall of Cybertron has gone through a nice and rather noticeable graphical overhaul but it can’t look this smooth and sharp can it? I won’t get too bogged down in a visual analysis of screenshots compared to a minute of gameplay footage as it’s just nice to enjoy the finer points of things like seeing Grimlock cause havoc or Optimus Prime gaze at the Ark.
There are still some elements about Fall Of Cybertron that haven’t been revealed yet, but these screens do show us some of the basics the game has to offer. Besides glimpses at heroes and villains such as Optimus, Jazz, and Megatron, the screens give us a better look at the extensive environments that will be included in the game and some of the new enemy classes that will put up more of a fight to gamers thanks to advanced A.I. programming.
The one screen that did grab me the most was the one depicting Starscream in what appears to be an aerial battle. Developer High Moon Studios has promised more sections catered to the alt modes of the Transformers, so engaging in an open aerial battle that isn’t confined to a narrow area could be something is beyond epic if it’s pulled off the right way.
Transformers: War For Cybertron did gamers good by providing an engaging Transformers experience and I just hope that High Moon Studios either doesn’t get too complacent or goes too far out and ultimately forgets what made the first game so much fun. Activision has yet to reveal an exact release date for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, but the game will be out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall.