Fall Of Cybertron's End Credits Dap Our Darkest Hour

When the end credits rolled for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron I was pretty sure High Moon Studios was actively engaging in fan trolling. Specifically fans of Stan Bush's Transformers the Movie anthem, "The Touch".

Earlier this month, a fan asked the game's lead designer, Matt Tieger, if he could make fans happy by telling them Stan Bush was somewhere in the game, to which he replied, "you will be happy." As the music started, I was not happy.

Credit spoilers ahead?

See, the song that started when the credits rolled was indeed Stan Bush's "The Touch", but not the version we grew up with. Instead it was "The Touch: Sam's Theme", a version Stan put together after not getting on the soundtrack for Michael Bay's first live-action film in favour of a Linkin Park song. In a desperate attempt to be relevant to the filmmakers' tastes, Stan decided to try and be Linkin Park.

The result? Pretty horrible. There's a piano intro. There's soulful crooning. There's a middle age white guy rapping. Not a middle age Beastie Boy, mind you. Just a guy, carrying verses over, ending lines with bits of the next. It's just bad.

Now I have nothing but love for Stan -- I did help get "The Touch" into Guitar Hero, after all. The man is an inspiration. And I understand the desperate attempt, I really do, but Stan -- you're better than that. The Transformer films do not resonate with fans of the franchise. Guess what does? You, sir.

Anyway, as those credits rolled I was sure High Moon was taking the piss. I was upset, and a little angry. And then ROBOT DAP.


    You know what would be amazing? If you got the original 'Touch' after beating the game on the hardest setting.

    Have a sense of humour. This move spells genius to me.

    A spoiler warning would have been nice.

    The end credits to War for Cybertron have a song by Stan Bush - and it rocks. Still I think all Transformers media in the past 20 years have done themselves a disservice by not calling on the excellent Vince DiCola

      Hear hear, in fact I'm still pretty bummed that I can't seem to find anything that sounds like DiCola

    Wait a second, so you're saying after the robrofist you completely missed the original song playing? Try watching it again.

      I could very well be wrong, but after the fist bump it sounds exactly how I remember it from the animated movie.

    Seriously, watch the credits again. The original song is after the linkin park crap during the funny robot dancing and Metroplex playtime.

    How funny is this article. Did the guy get bummed at the start and just stop watching??? Hahaha

      Stupidity does make people "upset, and a little angry"

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