Discussion in 'Transformers Video Game Discussion' started by shadow panther, Aug 21, 2012.
ok im not a TF Noob, but i am a Noob to WFC and FOC, what continuity do these games take place in?
All continuities wahahahaha
They're based off the Aligned Continuity, along with Prime, Exiles and Exodus.
I can sense arguments...
Hasbro has officially stated they are part of the Aligned Continuity. Which means they are also the same continuity as Prime, Exodus and Exiles, despite being completely different stories. They are said to be the prequel to Prime, but have very little continuity consistencies with them.
Matt Tieger stated that they are a prequel to the 1980s G1 Sunbow Cartoon. They basically represent a modern retelling of the first part of the first episode. There are various inconsistencies, but not as much as Prime (especially when the 1980s weren't well known for continuity anyway). All aesthetics and personalities are from G1 and Tieger said FOC ends where G1 begins, which actually works pretty well. The game also has more G1 references then you can count. In many ways they are a celebration of G1 and how people still love it.
Basically, its your choice. It doesn't work perfectly for either, but it makes more sense and represent a better prequel to G1 then Prime, so I consider it a G1 prequel. The topic is very debatable though.
ok the problem with it being a Sunbow prequal is in that continuity the Dinobots were built on earth (which i always found stupid)
This was originally a prequel for all continuities with design cues mostly taken from G1 but was later developed to connect more with Prime (though whether it's a direct prequel is actually unkown since there are some conflictions).
The Dinobots in FOC don't make it to Earth. Sludge is Statis-locked, Grimlock presumably gets exploded and the other three aren't on the Ark.
Also consider the fact that some of it is for entertainment purposes. Having The Dinobots in it is a selling point as they're fun to play as.
If you wanna compare that to one of the more glaring problems with it being a prequel to Prime, the Dinobot thing is very minor: The fact that Dark Energon has nothing to do with Unicron, acts completely different, has completely different effects when in contact with Transformers and is an artificial substance made in factories.
g1, but hasbro tries to say otherwise to sell more prime
to me it's definitely a G1 Prequel
these games with such Awesome! and Fun Characters!
could never be in the same universe as TF Prime, not to me Anyway
Officially part of the Aligned continuity, which is supposed to be an umbrella for all things TF going forward for the forseeable future.
However there are many aspects of this game that are influenced from G1 so as a casual fan who doesn't follow current toylines/shows can pick it up and recognise characters from their own childhoods.
That implies that if are a hardcore fan and you watch Prime, you will realize that this is a prequel to it.
You wont. They have nothing in common and have so many contradictions with each other you'd be too confused.
Hasbro says they are Aligned, yes. But the director says they are G1 and they're behind the story, characters, events, etc, not Hasbro. Really, the directors opinion on where his material is placed in continuity gets higher priority then the toy company.
I believe it's a modernized retelling of the events in G1... just seriously updated (HMS style).
Its pre G1 with some new twists on the story. The people who made the game even said so. The only thing they took from Prime was Cliffjumpers head and Bumblebees vocals being messed up in the war.
Pretty much this.
And Cliffjumper's head isn't that great evidence for Prime either. He doesn't act like Prime cliffjumper and homages to other universes are everywhere: like Swindle having Alternator's head and the POKE being in it.
Bumblebees voice was probably just because the two other Bumblebees that are appearing in popular media don't talk and they wanted him to be recognizable as Bumblebee to casual fans.
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