The Transformers: Prime Footage Isn’t Getting Any Better

On Friday I posted a short preview of Transformers: Prime footage that USA Today had managed to get their hands on, and chided it for having terribly bland and boring backgrounds. Some of you were quick to defend the show, saying that that particular footage hadn’t been fully rendered — as if I’m to blame for Hasbro giving an unfinished product to the world’s biggest newspaper to show off. In the end, though, it doesn’t really matter, because IGN has a newer, longer trailer for Prime, and the backgrounds still look like crap:

Seriously, guys. I don’t think it’s getting any better. Flat, textureless roads and horizons with two trees in them is probably as good as its going to get. And while the Autobots and Decepticons still look alright, the kids look like they were modeled in 10 minutes, possibly while hungover. Now, maybe the action will be fine, or the story will carry the day, and that’s be great. But right now, with the exception of the robots themselves, Transformers: Prime looks really, really cheap.Thanks to Rex T. for the tip, though.