Cybertronian planet cyberforming machines have erupted under the city, killing thousands, and causing untold destruction. In its wake fly in a plague of Insecticons, but not the ones who have pledged their loyalty to Megatron. A team of Autobots; Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Sideswipe, Grimlock, and Optimus Prime rush towards the scene, working to evacuate what remains of the humans and stop whatever it is the Decepticons are doing...only to find Megatron and his army as confused as they are. Though whatever it is, Megatron wants it, and if he wants it, it's a damn site sure that those who fight for freedom of all sentient species had do their utmost to make sure he doesn't get it. Can either side survive...the Devastation?
I have something of a soft spot for World War I and II era games, I'll admit it. There's just something about the time period, for all its horrors, that seems... better. Better by far, at any rate, than our current global policy... When I ran across the demo version of Call of Duty 2, I knew that I wanted to play the full game, and indeed, it, along with Call of Duty 3, were two of the first games that I picked up when I got my 360. Just like I'd known I would, I loved every minute of them, too. They told damn good stories, and wove their multi-national tales together damned nicely, especially in CoD3 where all the groups were, in the end, working toward the same end point. When I first heard about Call of Duty 4, I was excited - until I saw the sub title. Moving CoD from World War II to a modern setting was just the sort of thing that could either be very good... or completely destroy the series.