They all transform the same.

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Well, almost. I just noticed. Every character has a similar transformation with the forward-facing details of the alt mode on the chest and the rear-facing details on the back. That's kind of a bummer since now we can't have TFs with, say, the front of the car as the shoulders or feet. It seems really generic. Weird. I wonder why they did that?
     
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    I'm just disproportionately distracted by the wheels during Swindle's transformation. Swear there's like, 20 of the damn things in there every time he changes to vehicle mode.
     
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    I suppose having similar transformations makes it easier for the animators to maintain the sequences for each transformation, especially with all these interchangable options in customisation.

    I know what you mean, but having a much wider range of customisation somewhat limits what you can do with the actual conversion; if I picked the legs of a guy whose feet made the front of the car, and I picked the torso of another guy whose car front was formed from, well, his torso, you can see where issues might occur.
     
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    One of my guys must be a battlefield medic, dispensing fresh tires to wounded soldiers, 'cause he's got like four extra in robot mode.
     
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    The only problem is those issues already exist. Hell, I can make a robot with eight wheels on his body turn into a four wheeled car. Or a character with no wheels on his body, for that matter. (Hey, just like G1!)
     
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    :lol 

    Well, I guess I don't really know. Maybe tires don't warrant the same concern as larger-scale potential errors or something.

    But hey, good point! At least High Moon stays true to the roots :lolol 
     
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    Only four extra.

    Points if you have Optimus' legs, Swindle's Shoulders, and Ratchet's arms; nothing like having more wheel than thought possible and only then having the required amount.

    Made funnier if you use Bumblebee's wheels (which I do); then you can tell he has only two axles but eight wheels in the double-mounted way.
     
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    It is simply due to how much extra work they would have to with coding, animations etc. This isn't something that is easy for developers to do at all, especially with more important things to think about in production.
     
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    Character design isn't more important?

    Also, the robot design has nothing to do with the transformation animations since they cheat the entire thing. Megatron literally dissapears and is replaced by a half-formed tank that just click into place. There's no extra effort needed.
     
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    Character desigh is important, but gameplay, mulitplayer, campgain, escelation, another load of technical needs far out weigh having your shoulder sin the front....The robot designs have nothing to do with the transformation animations? that the reason they have to cheat since they couldn't work those desighnsinto the animations. So your telling me that there is no extra effort needed? Then you go ahead and show high moon how to do it.
    Just for the record, no hard feelings
     
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    who cares? as long as the transformations are fast enough where i dont get shot to shit -_-
     
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    I don't think you get the issue. It's not the transformations themselves, it's the designs. Everyone has the same layout in the torso.
     
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    eh.. not an issue to me.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    seriously? i only see 6.
     
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    He has eight in his hover mode.
     
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    Wow, really? Ha, that's pretty funny. Figures the sneaky salesman type is packing so much wheels :lol 
     
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    They split apart, then that must mean that both front and back tires are actually pairs.. I like Swindle's hover mode the best.
     
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    Damn, really? maybe he is trying to compensate for something...
     
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    Eh, I don't like it, honestly. It looks really cool, but it always gets stuck on the wall when I jump through windows.
     

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