Whether you’re getting yourself together to head back to class in fresh new kicks or you’re at a point in your life where this is just the hot time of year when you hate your job, you’ve only got a few weeks left to make summer count. Around here this means there are only a few long days left to avoid the sun and knockout some highly anticipated titles from our video game to-do list.
With heavyweights like Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the Wii U arriving as the weather turns cold and the NFL returns, these end-of-summer titles are hoping to get our last few laidback gaming moments before things turn really hectic. You’ve gained and lost your tan, you’re back from vacation and your grill is off duty until Labor Day. Here are the games that will educate and stimulate --broken down by school subject matter-- before you have to face that dreaded lunch lady again……even if she’s at a four star restaurant.
Transformers - Science
With Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron we’re headed to Cyberton to fight the good fight between the Autobots and Decepticons that started it all. If you recall your Transformers history, both sides were absolutely shredding each other fighting over Cyberton and power over each other. It’s the climax of this battle that leads them to hop on the Ark and eventually crash land on Earth. So we know how the story of this game ultimately will end, but the story of what happened on Cyberton is one we’ve been wanting to play through for eons.
With Transformers you have to understand a little mechanical engineering, a little astrophysics and whatever the hell discipline Energon falls under. Optimus Prime, thankfully, has the kind of voice that makes learning a piece of cake. The guy could tell you the moon is made of apricot pudding or that Chelsea Handler is funny and you’d have no choice but to believe him because he speaks with such authority. Optimus Prime on your outgoing message would force people to leave a name and number after the beep like nothing else would. Anyway, one of the few benefits of the Transformer movies that began in 2007 is that we were forced to try to understand the functionality of a Transformer. We had to look and see for ourselves how it could function as both a robot and a car with appropriate parts and components moving where they needed to be. That’s good learning right there.
Transformers Fall of Cybertron has everybody geeked up for Optimus Prime, Grimlock and Megatron in a way that’s totally unexpected for a game that hasn’t show much single player gameplay. We’re talking about what you’re actually going to be seeing on your screen when the controller is in your hands. It just hasn’t seemed to matter than all we’ve got so far is some badass trailer with great music and great, commanding voiceovers. See what we mean about Optimus Prime?