Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is the highly anticipated sequel to the game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It was released in late summer of 2012, but you would be surprised that it is not the sequel fans were hoping for. Mostly because it’s more of a prequel, but it is set after the first in the series, War of Cybertron.
Transformers: RotDS for short, is set in two universes. The first is set on their home planet itself that a lot of players loved from the previous games. Shockingly, the second is the movie universe. Some players were not fans of because of a variation of problems, such as dull story or boring game play.
The story rotates around an artifact called “The Dark Spark”. It is the opposite to the Matrix of Leadership which is able to grant wisdom to those who possess it, but there is more to the story.
There are different missions to complete and several different characters to play as. Unlike before, Megatron isn’t the only one with his eye on this dangerous relic from the past. Intergalactic bounty hunter, Lockdown has come from afar to see if he is able to make a profit from this. Will the Autobots be able to stop this villain from achieving his goals? You’ll have to buy the game to find out!
Grimlock is a legendary knight from long ago and a Dinobot. Optimus prime is the leader of the courageous Autobot faction and in this game you are able to play as three variations of this character who has been voiced by the famed actor, Peter Cullen.
The first variation is the natural Cybertron version, the second is the earth variant, finally you are able to play as G1 Prime. G1 Prime is still many fans favorite character because it was the classic Prime. You are also able to play as Bumblebee, the beloved autobot scout, who has different variations as well. Earth Bumblebee which is the new version of the classic 60’s muscle car, The Camaro SS. Also you can play as Cybertron’s Bumblebee who might be small, but can pack a wallop of a punch. Unfortunately, you are not able to play as his Cybertronian form in this game like the last.
Now to talk about the multiplayer. Fans from previous games might be slightly disappointed at this because of the lack of competitive multiplayer. There are now challenges that give you access to gearboxes, which give you tech for both single player and escalation modes. When using escalation you have access to 40 characters from the movie universe and the previous games, but you have to unlock the characters from gearboxes.
These are randomly generated which means you can get the same character in a different pack, but it converts to a different tech if you have unlocked that character before. Escalation mode is made up of 15 waves that have 2 bosses; one in the middle of the match and one very large boss at the end, depending on which faction you are playing as.
What are your thoughts on this game?