Back when Transformers: Devastation first leaked, we pondered how the vehicle transformations in the title would work. There were no screenshots showing off any of the playable Autobots in their transformed state, so we wondered whether developer Platinum Games had ripped that part of the experience out. It turns out that it's actually a pivotal component.
As explained on the PlayStation LiveCast, vehicles play a very big role, as they're used to cover distance during combos, move around the environment at speed, and also dodge. We love how ridiculous it all looks; slamming Decepticons mid-air in Bumblebee's compact car form seems like outrageous fun, and we're equally big fans of Optimus Prime's truck tailspin attack.
As entertaining as it undeniably looks, though, if this is simply a series of combat arenas as it appears to be, then we're not sure whether it's going to warrant its retail price tag. Hopefully there's a bit more to the title that Activision's keeping under wraps for now.
That does look brilliant though. I watched the movie last Sunday. Hope this turns out okay.
Im hoping they show more characters and not hint at dlc chars. Or i just cant get it. To many games going to be in competition for my time.
But I must say this looks like fun and has this awesome nastalgic taste.
@BladeRider There's five characters in the game.
....no Decepticons playable?
A questionable omission
...still, it does look like it's nailed the transformations and momentum combat - but I grew to love the graphical look of High Moon studios' versions and the weighty FPS feel of the characters. They mention it's single player but the feed shows small environments or zones - a strong narrative, variety of play styles (FPS over-the-shoulder, third person driving etc) and immersive environments would go a long way to reassuring me this isn't pure melee combat, a la Street Fighter in 'zones'.
look forward to more trailers....
Omg this looks really awesome so far. This might finally be the Transformers game I've always wanted. Now all we need is a little energon, and a lot of luck. ┌( ಠ‿ಠ)┘
I'm liking it but how is it possible that Optimus can ram into that Decepticon in mid air while in his truck form? lol
@WanderingBullet So out of everything happening in that video, the cartoon robots turning into cars and planes and fighting one another, that's the bit you're calling out for being unrealistic?
@kyleforrester87 Its not that, I have no issues with game except for the fact that during the combos cars/land vehicles can rush into their enemies in mid air. I just find it funny. lol
Its pretty much like Bleach where they can stand in mid air, fight and kick up dust at the same time.
@WanderingBullet I know, I know, just pulling your leg
I'm still on edge about the game, will need to know the plot summary and what type/genre it is.
(please let there be an awesome single player story)
@ToddlerNaruto it's single player only and will feature a campaign mode. There's four playable characters which are all autobots, you switch between them on the fly.
I am buying this day one. It's the game I've wanted to play for near 30 years.
@Johnnycide That's cool. I honestly wish the animation/graphics style was more like War/Fall of Cybertron or Bayonetta 2 though.
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