Really enjoying the Insecticons of FoC [Spoilers]

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  1. The Constructicon

    The Constructicon Yeah, I turn into a leg.

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    I've always been a huge fan of the G1 Insecticons and their back story but I've gotta say, I love the FoC explanation for them and the tie-in with WFC that it brings. Didn't even pick up on it until my second playthrough because my first time as Grimlock I was way too excited to have noticed the computer terminals in Shockwave's laboratory.

    It's really cool how they tied them in with the spider creatures in WFC, the Insecticons are subterranean critters that have always been there and are now surfacing to find energon because the core is shutting down. It's cool to think of Cybertron with more indigenous life besides just humanoid robots. Then there's the three Insecticon bots we know and love, they're just "evoloved" versions of the underground creatures.

    I have to say, it's a bit more thought out than the G1 explanation. Then again, it's not hard to top that, G1 was mostly making it up as they went along. I've not really seen many of the newer cartoons so if they borrowed this premise from somewhere or not I don't know. No matter the source, I like it.
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

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    I agree, I enjoy that they're SORT OF a part of Cybertronian fauna, but I'd HOPE there's a connection to the Beastformer member of the Thirteen (and thus, maybe, a connection to Thundertron).

    I enjoyed them all, didn't quite like
    Hardshell being mute
    , but ce la vie. All three were still REALLY fun to see, though.
     
  3. The Constructicon

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    Me too, though I really wish that Kickback had his G1 head. Not a fan of the V shaped visor face they gave him.
     
  4. Starscream Gaga

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    It annoyed me that Kickback was the one that repeated everything, instead of Sharpshot/Shrapnel. Seemed like a pretty big mistake.
     
  5. The Constructicon

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    I thought so too, though didn't Shrapnel repeat himself too during the Grimlock fight? Maybe it's just a trait of all of the Insecticons now?
     
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    I think he said "Grimlock,lock" a couple of times, but it was far less frequent then Kickback.
     
  7. The Constructicon

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    Yeah but Kickback did have a ton my dialogue too.
     
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    Well Kickback repeats the last word he said twice.

    "Shrapshot" only repeats the final syllable of the last word he says.

    So it's still different.
     
  9. The Constructicon

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    Now I've got to go back to WFC and check out all the spider bots and weird underground critters. Do you suppose that the giant slugs are considered to be insecticons too?
     
  10. Karhukjnsi

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    I just took Kickback being batshit, as he didn't repeat everything, rather than following G1 Shrapnel's quirk. Either way, I hated G1 Shrapnel's speaking pattern, with a fucking passion.
     
  11. The Constructicon

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    I actually loved that about him. XD

    Though I'm one of the people who think Starscream's voice needs to be more... Screamy. His original grating stupid voice was so annoying, so horrible but it fit his personality so well.
     
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    Kickback in the game is simply a psycotic nutcase. I mean he's totally insane. He and Airachnid should hang out sometime. :lol 
     
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    I'm going to agree with the op. I liked their explanation of them.
     
  14. The Constructicon

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    Well Shockwave's logs did say he's got a couple of screws loose.
     
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    Even though it doesn't match their counterparts exactly, I was just thrilled to see they included the repeated speech pattern at all! Thought it was another great lil nod (like all the easter eggs). And yeah their origins story is pretty freaking good!
     
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    I didn't really get a good idea of what they are like since all they really did was climb on things, argue, and taunt Grimlock.
     
  17. The Constructicon

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    Stupid dinobot-ots-ots!
    >.>
     
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    Molluskons
     
  19. The Constructicon

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    Hey anyone know where I can get some high quality pics of the Insecticon concept art? I've seen a few pictures of them taken from a digital camera on a wall somewhere but not any decent ones.
     
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    Loved fighting against them. Also 'Stop squirming Hardshell.'
     

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