Ergo, if Data the 24th century Star Trek android was a real-life 24th century machine, then everyone would laugh at his creator for being too dumb to equip Data with human-equivalent thinking by default, thereby rendering Data disadvantaged for social interaction with organics.
If you think about it, we already have algorithms in 2018 that can predict certain human behaviors with stunning accuracy (e.g. tracking cookies that can pick up if someone is already shopping for pregnany products).
I should point out that the real life sci-fi concept of "machine-like thinking" and robots / androids relies a lot on the arbitrary trope of A.I. and metallic species being less sophisticated than humans.
I'm saying, there are levels. The closest anyone comes is (occasionally) allowing Shockwave to be an actual robot. I would love to see a story where the only reason they've been fighting this long is because they are computers. Once a level of humanity is introduced, they actually stop fighting (only to have the inevitability of back-sliding into fighting again because of that same humanity.)
Now, I'm not saying that Cybertronians ought to have human life-spans, just that "millions of years" is too long. Though I suppose it makes the "Oh, I suddenly remembered [plot point]!" moments credible because where do you store all the memories in an easily accessed form? If you do remember even most things clearly... might that not be maddening?
The "millions of years old" thing is probably the most alien aspect of Cybertronians. It pushes my suspension of disbelief for anything remotely human to live that long and still be sane, or maybe even functional. I think of how aging has affected my own view and sure, some of it is biological maturation, but a lot of it is experience.
Maybe it's that they're functionally intelligent, but don't ever really mature much psychologically. That and presumably the original writers gave as much of a shit about deep time as they did about space geometry.
Are any of the Transformers terribly bright, really? This is a spacefaring civilization that's millions of years old that seem to be fighting a perpetual war for no particular reason. Transformers are stupider than humans
Given that by the time we're up to in the story Functionalism had been dead for millions of years and many of the people around were made during and for the war, it's probably more likely that "sports car shaped thing" was an easy to make alt mode for expendable troops.
Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.
Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.
Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.