History Videogame / TransformersFallOfCybertron

22nd May '16 7:17:28 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: During the final chapter, after the player beats the FinalBoss fight between Optimus and Megatron, the game has a checkpoint right before the fight that lets them replay it as either character without having to go through the whole level again. [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Not that one might mind...]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: During the final chapter, after the player beats the FinalBoss fight between Optimus and Megatron, the game has a checkpoint right before the fight that lets them replay it as either character without having to go through the whole level again. [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Not that one might mind...]]
18th Feb '16 1:33:53 PM Gouken20xx
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* PressXToNotDie: At the end of Chapter 3. [[spoiler: Metroplex walks up behind Megatron's apparent triumph. The entire back wall is torn out, and the METROPLEX ONLINE message appears. A few moments later, Megatron is flattened by Metroplex's massive fist, and a QTE prompt comes up, allowing you to continue the pounding.]]
12th Feb '16 11:51:41 AM thesleepiestspiny
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** Jazz's unique gameplay focus being a grappling hook references an ability he used in the second episode of the original show.
8th Feb '16 10:13:54 PM MechWarrior
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->''"We have no choice, Bumblebee. The [[TransformersWarForCybertron war]] is lost. Leaving our home is the hardest decision I've ever had to make. It has been a long, painful war with the Decepticons. Whatever lies beyond that portal is our best - and last - hope, my friend."''

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->''"We have no choice, Bumblebee. The [[TransformersWarForCybertron [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron war]] is lost. Leaving our home is the hardest decision I've ever had to make. It has been a long, painful war with the Decepticons. Whatever lies beyond that portal is our best - and last - hope, my friend."''



The sequel to 2010's ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', this game shows the [[AfterTheEnd tailend]] of the war before it left for Earth. Technically the Decepticons have won, but since Cybertron is screwed, it becomes a race to gather what Energon and survivors they can and get off the planet. Because of this, it's DarkerAndEdgier than any other {{Transformers}} game.

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The sequel to 2010's ''TransformersWarForCybertron'', ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', this game shows the [[AfterTheEnd tailend]] of the war before it left for Earth. Technically the Decepticons have won, but since Cybertron is screwed, it becomes a race to gather what Energon and survivors they can and get off the planet. Because of this, it's DarkerAndEdgier than any other {{Transformers}} game.



* AfterTheEnd: Following the events of [[TransformersWarForCybertron the first game]], Cybertron is in the process of shutting down and energon is in desperately short supply. Thick layers of ash cover much of the land, and many of the TronLines that were so prevalent before have gone dark.

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* AfterTheEnd: Following the events of [[TransformersWarForCybertron [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron the first game]], Cybertron is in the process of shutting down and energon Energon is in desperately short supply. Thick layers of ash cover much of the land, and many of the TronLines that were so prevalent before have gone dark.



* ArtEvolution: The characters have changed appearances since ''WarForCybertron'' and seem to be a combination of the WFC designs and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Optimus in particular looks a little more lanky with larger shoulder pieces and Megatron is a little bigger and bulkier, and his armor also has spikes. Also of note, Cliffjumper shares a body with Bumblebee, like his toy and appearance in the DS version of WFC, but his head design has changed from the G1-esque look he had prior to a look far more similar to his ''Prime'' appearance. Considering that the games and ''Prime'' take place in the same continuity, it's likely an intentional change.

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* ArtEvolution: The characters have changed appearances since ''WarForCybertron'' ''[[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron War For Cybertron]]'' and seem to be a combination of the WFC designs and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Optimus in particular looks a little more lanky with larger shoulder pieces and Megatron is a little bigger and bulkier, and his armor also has spikes. Also of note, Cliffjumper shares a body with Bumblebee, like his toy and appearance in the DS version of WFC, but his head design has changed from the G1-esque look he had prior to a look far more similar to his ''Prime'' appearance. Considering that the games and ''Prime'' take place in the same continuity, it's likely an intentional change.



*** Even worse, he doesn't even have a long term plan to defeat the Autobots beyond trying to hold onto a supply of energon that, according to Megatron, he wasted most of. He also thought that using the space bridge was a waste of time and energy, even after he found out that it would lead to another energy-rich planet. He uses resources to fill Kaon with statues of himself and constantly broadcast needlessly long speeches where he admires himself that the {{mooks}} imply happen routinely. Even Megatron considers this a waste, though that's arguably hypocritical (though ''his'' propaganda in ''WarForCybertron'' was intended to demoralize and bully the Autobots into surrender).
** PointyHairedBoss: When Starscream takes charge, he leads a mission to recapture energon the Autobots jacked from the Sea of Rust. Onslaught devises most of the plan and the Combaticons put it into motion. Then, Onslaught discovers the transport system has too many air defenses for an air assault to do anything, and advises calling off the attack. Starscream calls him a coward and sends in the troops, who promptly get slaughtered. Onslaught salvages the mission with just his 5-bot team and manages to get away with at least half of the Energon. Starscream blames him for the "failure", [[ItMakesSenseInContext as half the energon was destroyed when they brought down the transport]], and Onslaught [[CaptainObvious points out the Autobots would have gotten all of it if his team followed Starscream's orders]]. Starscream has him and the other Combaticons arrested for insulting him. (In comparison, Megatron would have likely executed them on the spot for such insubordination, but then Megatron probably wouldn't have found himself in that situation to begin with.)

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*** Even worse, he doesn't even have a long term plan to defeat the Autobots beyond trying to hold onto a supply of energon Energon that, according to Megatron, he wasted most of. He also thought that using the space bridge was a waste of time and energy, even after he found out that it would lead to another energy-rich planet. He uses resources to fill Kaon with statues of himself and constantly broadcast needlessly long speeches where he admires himself that the {{mooks}} imply happen routinely. Even Megatron considers this a waste, though that's arguably hypocritical (though ''his'' propaganda in ''WarForCybertron'' ''[[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron War For Cybertron]]'' was intended to demoralize and bully the Autobots into surrender).
** PointyHairedBoss: When Starscream takes charge, he leads a mission to recapture energon Energon the Autobots jacked from the Sea of Rust. Onslaught devises most of the plan and the Combaticons put it into motion. Then, Onslaught discovers the transport system has too many air defenses for an air assault to do anything, and advises calling off the attack. Starscream calls him a coward and sends in the troops, who promptly get slaughtered. Onslaught salvages the mission with just his 5-bot team and manages to get away with at least half of the Energon. Starscream blames him for the "failure", [[ItMakesSenseInContext as half the energon Energon was destroyed when they brought down the transport]], and Onslaught [[CaptainObvious points out the Autobots would have gotten all of it if his team followed Starscream's orders]]. Starscream has him and the other Combaticons arrested for insulting him. (In comparison, Megatron would have likely executed them on the spot for such insubordination, but then Megatron probably wouldn't have found himself in that situation to begin with.)



* BullFightBoss: Leapers and Bruiser insecticons attack alot by rushing the player [[spoiler:and Optimus will try to ram Megatron if you play as him]].

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* BullFightBoss: Leapers and Bruiser insecticons Insecticons attack alot by rushing the player [[spoiler:and Optimus will try to ram Megatron if you play as him]].



** Shockwave seems to make a point of provoking and talking down to Grimlock after he escapes, even though he basically built him to be the ultimate fighting machine. He believes that he can control him [[spoiler: he can't]].

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** Shockwave seems to make a point of provoking and talking down to Grimlock after he escapes, even though he basically built him to be the ultimate fighting machine. He believes that he can control him him. [[spoiler: he He can't]].



* ChainsOfCommanding: Optimus Prime clearly feels the weight of the responsibility on his shoulders. His refusal to yield to Megatron was the right one, but one can't help but hear the weariness in his voice when he walks through Autobase and other Autobots speak to him. He even has to put one of his badly wounded soldiers into involuntary stasis, despite the soldier pleading that he can still fight.
** In contrast, Starscream isn't burdened by these at all, and it's part of the reason Onslaught in particular detests him.

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* ChainsOfCommanding: TheChainsOfCommanding: Optimus Prime clearly feels the weight of the responsibility on his shoulders. His refusal to yield to Megatron was the right one, choice, but one can't help but hear the weariness in his voice when he walks through Autobase and other Autobots speak to him. He even has to put one of his badly wounded soldiers into involuntary stasis, despite the soldier pleading that he can still fight.
** In contrast, Starscream isn't burdened by these at all, and it's part of the reason Onslaught in particular [[EvenEvilHasStandards detests him. him.]]



* CombatPragmatist: Possibly in reference to his ''TransformersAnimated'' incarnation, Starscream can stick a bomb onto enemies when they aren't looking.

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* CombatPragmatist: Possibly in reference to his ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' incarnation, Starscream can stick a bomb onto enemies when they aren't looking.



** And of course when the player takes contrl Grimlock, he single-handedly lays waste to a small army of them.

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** And of course when the player takes contrl control of Grimlock, he single-handedly lays waste to a small army of them.



* CriticalHit: The Path Blaster's aptly named "Gambler" upgrade makes a random shot in its clip take 2 rounds instead, and does enough damage to instant kill Mooks, cripple GiantMooks and blast open large sections of room. The Riot Cannon's "Planet Buster" upgrade makes the last shot of every clip do 5x damage.

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* CriticalHit: The Path Blaster's aptly named "Gambler" upgrade makes a random shot in its clip take 2 rounds instead, and does enough damage to instant kill Mooks, cripple GiantMooks {{Giant Mook}}s and blast open large sections of room. The Riot Cannon's "Planet Buster" upgrade makes the last shot of every clip do 5x damage.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Fall of Cybertron is this to WarForCybertron. It's a far more violent, graphic, and much solemn and sadder tale. It's arguably the darkest Transformers story told outside the modern comics. Among other things:

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Fall of Cybertron is this to WarForCybertron.[[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron War For Cybertron]]. It's a far more violent, graphic, and much solemn and sadder tale. It's arguably the darkest Transformers story told outside the modern comics. Among other things:



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: During the final chapter, after the player beats the FinalBoss fight between Optimus and Megatron, the game has a checkpoint right before the fight that lets them replay it as either character without having to go through the whole level again. [[BestLevelEver Not that one might mind...]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: During the final chapter, after the player beats the FinalBoss fight between Optimus and Megatron, the game has a checkpoint right before the fight that lets them replay it as either character without having to go through the whole level again. [[BestLevelEver [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Not that one might mind...]]



** Optimus has a holographic shrine to his old axe from ''WarForCybertron'' hidden near the start of said character's chapter. Optimus says "Your sacrifice won't be forgotten old friend." upon activating the shrine, indicating he lost it in battle. Soundwave makes a cameo disguised as a turret in Optimus' second chapter as well; a homage to G1.

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** Optimus has a holographic shrine to his old axe from ''WarForCybertron'' ''[[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron War For Cybertron]]'' hidden near the start of said character's chapter. Optimus says "Your sacrifice won't be forgotten old friend." upon activating the shrine, indicating he lost it in battle. Soundwave makes a cameo disguised as a turret in Optimus' second chapter as well; a homage to G1.



* JustBeforeTheEnd: The story focuses on both the Autobots and Decepticons trying to gather enough energon to escape Cybertron before the planet shuts down.

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* JustBeforeTheEnd: The story focuses on both the Autobots and Decepticons trying to gather enough energon Energon to escape Cybertron before the planet shuts down.



** Starscream refuses to listen to Onslaught's warning about the energon transport being armed with heavy artilery, and charges headlong into battle with the rest of the Decepticons forces. They get their skidplates handed to them, leaving Onslaught and the Combaticons to salvage the mission.

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** Starscream refuses to listen to Onslaught's warning about the energon Energon transport being armed with heavy artilery, artillery, and charges headlong into battle with the rest of the Decepticons forces. They get their skidplates handed to them, leaving Onslaught and the Combaticons to salvage the mission.



* MookHorrorShow: Starscream's level has him taking out Shockwave's minions while cloaked. To some extent, Cliffjumper's as well. You can also hear the absolute terror the Autobots have when it turns out that Megatron [[spoiler:is alive again, which he takes full enjoyment of]] and when playing as Bruticus. Some of Grimlock's enemies simply cut and run while trying to avoid him likes he's a mechanical mini-Godzilla.
** Not only do some of Grimlock's enemies run in fear of him, or even cower in place, [[spoiler:his revenge on Sharpshot plays out like something out of ''JurassicPark''. Not that Sharpshot didn't deserve it.]]

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* MookHorrorShow: Starscream's level has him taking out Shockwave's minions while cloaked. To some extent, Cliffjumper's as well. You can also hear the absolute terror the Autobots have when it turns out that Megatron [[spoiler:is alive again, which he takes full enjoyment of]] much joy from]] and when playing as Bruticus. Some of Grimlock's enemies simply cut and run while trying to avoid him likes he's a mechanical mini-Godzilla.
** Not only do some of Grimlock's enemies run in fear of him, or even cower in place, [[spoiler:his revenge on Sharpshot plays out like something out of ''JurassicPark''.''Franchise/JurassicPark''. Not that Sharpshot didn't deserve it.]]



** Slug knocks a door down on top of Kickback and says "Excuse me" to the Insecticon as he enters. The same thing happened to a Quintesson in ''TransformersTheMovie'', only the context in which the line was spoken appears to be more self-aware and sarcastic in the game.

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** Slug knocks a door down on top of Kickback and says "Excuse me" to the Insecticon as he enters. The same thing happened to a Quintesson in ''TransformersTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', only the context in which the line was spoken appears to be more self-aware and sarcastic in the game.



** A few scenes are a direct homage to TransformersTheMovie, specifically, [[spoiler:Starscream's coronation]].

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** A few scenes are a direct homage to TransformersTheMovie, WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie, specifically, [[spoiler:Starscream's coronation]].



** And Rumble [[TransformersTheMovie once]] [[TransformersWarForCybertron again]] says "Get ready to crumble, before Rumble!" and "First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!".

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** And Rumble [[TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie once]] [[TransformersWarForCybertron [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron again]] says "Get ready to crumble, before Rumble!" and "First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!".



* ShaggyDogStory: Grimlock's attempt to find energon, and then find out what Shockwave is doing with it, ends with his team in stasis or captured. The energy is found by Jazz and Cliffjumper, taken by the Autobots, and then stolen back when the Combaticons take down the carrier, all with no input from the Dinobots. (However, Jazz and Cliffjumper wouldn't have gone out that way if they hadn't been looking for Grimlock and company.) Shockwave's towers also end up destroyed as an indirect result of their actions.

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* ShaggyDogStory: Grimlock's attempt to find energon, Energon, and then find out what Shockwave is doing with it, ends with his team in stasis or captured. The energy is found by Jazz and Cliffjumper, taken by the Autobots, and then stolen back when the Combaticons take down the carrier, all with no input from the Dinobots. (However, Jazz and Cliffjumper wouldn't have gone out that way if they hadn't been looking for Grimlock and company.) Shockwave's towers also end up destroyed as an indirect result of their actions.



* SymbolicBlood: There's some pretty graphic depictions of robot dismemberment. Also, when you get melee kills, like in War for Cybertron, your screen gets blue-ish fluid splattered on the screen. That's energon, folks; literal blood of the Transformers.

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* SymbolicBlood: There's some pretty graphic depictions of robot dismemberment. Also, when you get melee kills, like in War for Cybertron, your screen gets blue-ish fluid splattered on the screen. That's energon, Energon, folks; literal blood of the Transformers.



* [[spoiler:TooPowerfulToLive: Metroplex, literally. With energon in such short supply, just activating him leaves the Ark without enough power to be launched, much less make it to another world. In the end, he gives up his energon to power the Ark.]]

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* [[spoiler:TooPowerfulToLive: Metroplex, literally. With energon Energon in such short supply, just activating him leaves the Ark without enough power to be launched, much less make it to another world. In the end, he gives up his energon Energon to power the Ark.]]



* VirtualPaperDoll: Your multiplayer character. Obviously, you can customize your weapon and upgrade loadouts, but the sheer amount of parts you can unlock just by playing (and earning energon shards) is staggering. You can even add ''subfaction decals''. Wanna make your Autobot Titan a Wrecker? Go right ahead.

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* VirtualPaperDoll: Your multiplayer character. Obviously, you can customize your weapon and upgrade loadouts, but the sheer amount of parts you can unlock just by playing (and earning energon Energon shards) is staggering. You can even add ''subfaction decals''. Wanna make your Autobot Titan a Wrecker? Go right ahead.



* WarIsHell: Not since ''TransformersTheMovie'' (aside from its prequel, ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'') has warfare between robots been so heartbreaking and ''horrifying'' to watch. This trend is continued in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.

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* WarIsHell: Not since ''TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (aside from its prequel, ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'') has warfare between robots been so heartbreaking and ''horrifying'' to watch. This trend is continued in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
5th Feb '16 9:27:15 AM TargetmasterJoe
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** [[spoiler:The game no qualms about showing both Autobots and Decepticons dying in horrific ways. Not to mention that some sections of the game are littered with Autobot and Decepticon corpses]]
** [[spoiler:Shortly before the final battle, Optimus Prime briefly loses its temper and threatens to kill Megatron, after the latter almost kills Bumblebee]]

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** [[spoiler:The game has no qualms about showing both Autobots and Decepticons dying in horrific ways. Not to mention that some sections of the game are littered with Autobot and Decepticon corpses]]
corpses.]]
** [[spoiler:Shortly before the final battle, Optimus Prime briefly [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness loses its his temper and threatens to kill Megatron, Megatron]], after the latter almost kills Bumblebee]]Bumblebee.]]



* TheStarscream: Starscream as usual, [[spoiler:after Megatron is seemingly killed by Metroplex]]. There's also an achievement called 'Starscream's Betrayal'.

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* TheStarscream: Starscream as usual, [[spoiler:after Megatron is seemingly killed by Metroplex]]. There's also an achievement and chapter called 'Starscream's Betrayal'.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe; [[spoiler:Shockwave did have designs for Sludge's Dinobot form. But he probably perished during the Insecticon attack. So we only get to see his new form in the ending ending credits and official artwork]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In-universe; [[spoiler:Shockwave did have designs for Sludge's Dinobot form. But he probably perished during the Insecticon attack. So we only get to see his new form in the ending ending credits and official artwork]].
19th Jan '16 2:44:27 PM WM-R
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* ChainsOfCommanding: Optimus Prime clearly feels the weight of the responsibility on his shoulders. His refusal to yield to Megatron was the right one, but one can't help but hear the weariness in his voice when he walks through Autobase and other Autobots speak to him. He even has to put one of his badly wounded soldiers into involuntary stasis, despite the soldier pleading that he can still fight.
** In contrast, Starscream isn't burdened by these at all, and it's part of the reason Onslaught in particular detests him.
24th Mar '15 1:27:21 PM MrDeath
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'''Mook 1:''' "Hey- you hear about Starscream?"\\

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'''Mook -->'''Mook 1:''' "Hey- you hear about Starscream?"\\
9th Mar '15 9:12:45 PM PrinceUniversa
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-->'''Megatron:''' Impressive for a data clerk... You should've spent more time in the pit!\\
'''Optimus:''' You should've spent more time in the library!

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-->'''Megatron:''' Impressive Not bad for a data clerk... You librarian... Perhaps you should've spent more time in the pit!\\
'''Optimus:''' You And perhaps you should've spent more time in the library!
2nd Mar '15 10:33:56 AM MrDeath
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* InMediaRes/ColdOpen: Subverted. The game begins at the very end, when the Decepticons aboard the Nemesis attack the Ark, as seen from the eyes of Bumblebee. The rest of the game shows the events building up to that point; the events Final Chapter shows what was happening on the Ark while Bumblebee was trying to get to Optimus.

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* InMediaRes/ColdOpen: Subverted. InMediasRes[=/=]ColdOpen: The game begins at the very end, when the Decepticons aboard the Nemesis attack the Ark, as seen from the eyes of Bumblebee. The rest of the game shows the events building up to that point; the events Final Chapter shows what was happening on the Ark while Bumblebee was trying to get to Optimus.
2nd Mar '15 10:04:35 AM Peteman
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** BadBoss: For reference, Starscream started backing out of his own op, while Megatron leads from the front. Megatron executes his soldiers, but generally in response to ''actual'' incompetence and failure; Starscream ended up jailing the Combaticons for salvaging a mission that ''he'' screwed up. And all round, he manages to be an even bigger jerk to the point where Onslaught can't hide how much he hates Screamer's guts anymore.

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** BadBoss: For reference, Starscream started backing out of his own op, while Megatron leads from the front. Megatron executes his soldiers, but generally in response to ''actual'' incompetence and failure; failure, or for questioning his orders when he needs everyone to do their jobs; Starscream ended up jailing the Combaticons for salvaging a mission that ''he'' screwed up. And all round, he manages to be an even bigger jerk to the point where Onslaught can't hide how much he hates Screamer's guts anymore.
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