We haven’t delved much into video game coverage here at the GLA, but when I watched this trailer on IGN for the much-anticipated Fall of Cybertron, I knew you die-hard Transformers geeks would appreciate a word or two about it. Now, I’m definitely not a hardcore gamer, but I have eyes and I’ve been a geek my entire life, so I think I have a pretty good barometer for what is awesome, and this game looks very, very awesome.

In fact, this two-minute trailer has more narrative cohesion than all three Michael Bay Transformers movies combined. The Transformers are re-designed a bit, but still iconic and easily identifiable; there is no masturbatory military fetishism going on; no offensive racial stereotypes in the character design or voice acting; no Transformers “pissing” or “ejaculating” on well-respected and critically-acclaimed actors; no whip-pans, crash-edits, dizzying circular panning shots, or gratuitous panty shots of sweaty bronzed supermodels with no acting ability whatsoever; and Shia LaBeouf’s pot brownie-eating parents are nowhere to be found. It’s just Peter Cullen kicking ass and taking names as Optimus Prime, leading autobots like Bumblebee and Grimlock into some epic-looking battles agains the Decepticons on a war-ravaged Cybertron. Hey Paramount, instead of Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, can we just have a 90-minute animated movie that looks like this???

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is in stores on August 21st.


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Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.