The TRANSFORMERS are back, and this time they’re in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who have combined their over-the-top brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game like none other.Read full description
The TRANSFORMERS are back, and this time they’re in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who have combined their over-the-top brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game like none other.
Surprise the enemy: PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for to create a unique master combat system.
Five playable AUTOBOTS: Wreak havoc on the DECEPTICONS as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK.
Actors from the original TV series: Reprising their roles are Peter Cullen (OPTIMUS PRIME), Dan Gilvezan (BUMBLEBEE), Frank Welker (MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE), and more.
Play again and again: 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay.
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While I admit this game is very good, I was expecting it to be better than it turned out to be. It's very short, but challenging. I love the nostalgia factor of the old 80's cartoon voice actors and character designs. The problem with this game is the levels are short and uninspired. There's nothing creative and though many levels take place in a city, you don't get to freely explore it. You just get locked into a few alleys here and there, then jump over some roofs to the next set of alleys. The fights and boss fights are fun as it takes a lot to take down enemies, but there's not a lot of variety in the combat. You will spend most of your time building up speed as a vehicle, then ramming the enemies and then attacking them head on. Doing this breaks their shields and seems to be the best way to cause damage in general. Overall the game is fun and is worth playing, but it's overpriced and lacks originality. If you love Platinum games or Transformers, you won't be disappointed, but I would say wait for a lower price before diving in as this game just lacks a good draw to pull you in.
Thanks to studios like Platinum Games, the spectacle beat-em up genre has been gaining a lot of traction. Filled with succulent setpieces and flashy fights that are bound to give somebody an epileptic seizure, Transformers: Devastation continues the now proud tradition of revitalizing a once dying genre with amazing entries. If you have played Bayonetta (a game also made by Platinum Games), you know how Transformers: Devastation works; punch your enemies until they die, dodge when they attack, unleash your specials whenever possible, search your environment for bonus fights and hidden treasures whenever you aren’t fighting, rinse and repeat. This might sound boring on paper, but if you were to see how flashy and fast the action was, how devastating (pun intended) the combos are, and the scope of the boss battles, you won’t care if it plays similar to other games. Of course, it does plenty to separate it from similar games; the characters transform (obviously) to vary up their attacks, each character has their own strengths and weaknesses, and the collectible weapons will make any Transformers fan smile as they say “Hey, I remember that weapon!”. It is clear that the people who made this game love Transformers, from the little small nods to Transformers canon to the fact that as many Transformers voice actor alumni voiced characters in the game. There really is only one shortcoming: it’s extremely short. Transformers: Devastation might simply be the greatest Transformers video game ever, not that that’s a difficult thing to do given that there are really only two great Transformers video games. Even if the game didn’t have the Transformers license attached to it, there is enough to make this game stand on its own. It could even have been a Gobots game and it still would have been as good as it is.
Platinum Games is a developper with an excellent level of sophistication and craftsmanship in the art of making Action games. Each of their titles has some much depth and qualities that the player can spend hundred of hours playing and still having fun. It's a game design philosophy which is reminiscent of the PS2 era. Transformers Devastation is PG's latest title. It's a Beat'em all game with all the features one could expect from a PG title. You can play up to five characters. While the core gameplay remains the same, each character has his own pros and cons and special features that make him unique. For instance, everyone has a special meter right underneath his life bar BUT the special attack that each character will unleash using this meter is different. The battle system is heavily inspired by Bayonetta, the developper's flagship titles and it's a blast to play. The fights are spectacular, really fast and fun. Some of Bayonetta's techniques are in the game too! (Witch time and Beast form have their Transformers'equivalent!) What's new in this game is that you can craft new weapons in order to become stronger and stronger. A nice touch that prevents the game of being just a Bayonetta clone. The presentation is excellent with a lot of 80's vibes going around each level. However, the game lacks a bit of variety. It's not a big deal, though. Also, like any other PG title, it is a "short" game. Short because you're supposed to play it again and again. Once again, it's an oldschool game. Don't expect to spend hundred of hours in one playthrough in a big open world. That's not that type of game. Transformers Devastation is a great Action game and probably the best Transformers title to date. If you love action, you should really play this game!
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