I loved the first part of the War For Cybertron. It was the Transformers show I have been waiting for my entire life. Gone was the ultra violent Optimus Prime from the movies and in his place is a truly noble, world weary and wise leader. A leader who understands that violence is never going to truly work in the long term, one that seeks peace at all costs, even that of his own life.
It was bleak, it was dark and it was a series that truly showed how dire the Autobots situation was. You forget watching the original series but the Autobots where a terrorist group, yes they where freedom fighters but they where also terrorists and this series treats them like that. It helps show that sometimes the ones in power are not the heroes we think they are.
The new series will see Megatron trapped on a dying Cybertron. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to this, will he continue to double down and be the demigouge that we know he is, or will he rise to the occasion and lead the Deceptacons off Cybertron?
Meanwhile, lost in the darkness of space, Optimus Prime and his team embark on a desperate mission, unexpectedly running into another faction of Transformers The Mercenaries. The Mercenaries are an independent from both the Autobots and Decepticons, the Mercenaries are dangerous, skilled operatives whose only allegiance is to getting paid and to whichever side they find most beneficial at the time.
With the appearance of the Mercenary faction I hope that will lead to the appearance of groups like the Omnicons, Mini-Cons, Maximals and Predacons – anything to help flesh this world out more.