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Transformers: Metal on Metal is an action-sandbox game by Clover Entertainment. It is the Transformers series' answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity. The game will be released around November 23, 2014 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC, with an Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 release 2 weeks earlier. Like the beforementioned games, you collect figurines of Autobots or Deceptions, place them on a base and they show up in the game. The game was made in celebration of the Transformers' 30th anniversary. It will feature different universes of the Transformers series, from G1 to the live-action movies and the Transformers Prime cartoon. The game is to be released on Christmas 2014.
The game is reminiscent in concept of Disney Infinity and Skylanders. You place a Transformers figure on the base and it appears in the game. There are different universes of Transformers mythology that will be presented in the game. Unlike Disney Infinity, any incarnation of that character can get in that universe (but you have to beat that universe's storyline first).The game will feature 3 characters in the stater pack. G1 Optimus Prime, Movie Bumblebee, and Prime Megatron.
If you want to get all the incarnations of characters in that universe, you have to buy them at your local store. Unlike Disney Infinity, you can play storylines with other people online if you desire. This'll make it easier to complete the storyline. Each storyline can be selected at different difficulties: Easy, Medium, Hard and VERY Hard. This adds some replay value to the storylne. Each Autobot or Decepticon has unique attributes. G1 Optimus is slower, but physically stronger. Movie Optimus Prime is faster and has better firepower. All universes are open-world. You can explore the landscapes and collect parts that you can use for the Match Creator (more on that later).
The world is your weapon. Lamp posts and cars can be destroyed and tossed at enemies. Buildings can be used to provide cover from enemy fire until you regenerate over time (or if the building collapses from too much damage). Each character has a unique weapon. G1 and Prime Megatron have a powerful fusion cannon that can blast down buildings and enemies with ease. Movie Optimus Prime has two orange blades that pop out for excellent melee combat. Autobot and Decepticon characters also have their own unique missions specific for them. Movie Bumblebee has you racing across the city passing through checkpooints. Movie Megatron has a challenge where you have to tear down buildings and cause as much damage as possible to earn medals.
There's also the Match creator, that allows you to create any games and levels you want using parts and buildings you've collected in the different universes. You can carve the terrain, add buildings, traffic, and citizens, and design the rules and how you win. This adds some replay value so you and your friends can play your custom missions and worlds.
Of course, it can't be a Transformers game unless you can transform into a car, and this has that. Each character has his own unique vehicle mode which can be useful for exploring the open world. Some can drive faster, some can fly, some have mounted weapons, you name it.
Each figure is part of a series of waves. Each waves consists of 10 figures each.
This is the primary mode of Transformers: Metal on Metal. You have the option to choose one of the 3 Transformers continuities to play in: G1, the original Transformers universe, Movie Universe, which consists of the live-action films directed by Michael Bay from Transformers to the upcoming Age of Extinction, and Prime Universe, which consists of the Cybertron series and the animated series Transformers Prime. This is the mode where you'll do most of the gameplay and unlock buildings, parts, vehicles, props, destructible objects and more - all of which can be placed in custom battlefields and characters in the Create-A Mode.
This is the online mode. In it, you choose whether or not you want to be an Autobot or a Decepticon, choose your character (Note: Once you pick a character, you cannot change it until the match is over) and go to war with the opposing team. Battles include, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Free-For All. Hosts of Multiplayer matches can choose whether or not to have characters from all universes playable, or make it so that for example, only Movie characters are allowed in the match, or only G1 characters are allowed in the match.
This is the mode that is the equivilent of the Toy Box Mode in Disney Infinity. Here, you can create your own missions, battlefields, arenas, and even Transformers from parts that you can collect and unlock in the Campaign. With these parts, you can create a variety of worlds. Want to battle in a city? Build it so. Want to create a jungle or arctic atmosphere? You can. Want to create a Cybertronian battleground? Go ahead.
|G1||This is the one that started it all. This universe is centered around the 1986 cartoon show, that is now referred to as G1 for being the first universe in the series. The environments are more focused on battles in canyons and jungles. The gameplay primarily involves exploring and stealth missions.|
|Movie||This universe is centered around the 4 Michael Bay films that play a more realsitic take on the Transformers. The environments tend to focus more on city battles and gameplay is involved in button-mashing melee and causing mass destruction.|
|Prime||This universe is centered around the cartoon on The Hub, Transformers Prime and the upcoming Robots in Disguise sequel show. It is more focused around shooting rather than melee and involves more tactical precision rather than mindless destruction.|