Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's online multiplayer mode allows players to create their own bastardized versions of classic characters, from a guy that looks vaguely like Warpath to a puke green and brass Optimus Prime. Customization, Starscream? This is bad comedy.

Despite earning Evan's approval during his recent hands-on at Comic-Con 2012, Fall of Cybertron's standard online multiplayer isn't doing anything for me, mainly because I realize that within a week of release every match will consist of large groups of guys and girls much better at playing than I am.

I'm more interested in the return of War for Cybertron's co-op Escalation Mode.

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It's four teammates facing off against waves of enemies in an ever-expanding battlefield, where one round's safe stop is the next rounds breezy mecha gazebo.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron hits stores August 21.