Don’t be a negatron, Transformers: Devastation is great!

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If you grew up in the 80’s, you no doubt be familiar with the cartoon adaptation of Transformers; the shape-shifting robotic vehicles whose memory Michael Bay took a giant dump on. In case you’re unaware – and given the lack of marketing you’d be forgiven – there’s a brand new Transformers game out today that uses that cartoon as its basis. It’s classic, Old School G1 Transformers. Even better, it’s made by action masters Platinum Games, bringing incredible hack, slash and explode stuff gameplay to the cel-shaded war between Autobots and Decepticons.

Review copies weren’t sent to many critics, which is usually a warning sign of a terrible game. Reviews are slowly trickling out, and the general consensus is that Transformers: Devastation is a tonne of funne.

Here’s what the few available reviews have to say:

Metro – 8/10

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The best Transformers game so far but, more importantly, a hugely entertaining and original action game that is one of the most uniquely entertaining releases of the year.

Destructoid – 8.5/10

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I’m not even sure if there are G1 fans out there anymore. It shouldn’t be a deciding factor when picking up Transformers: Devastation though, as it’s a great action romp by any right. Just be ready to deal with a few nitpicky issues.

Gamezone – Recommended

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This could have been a licensed disaster, but I believe the team may have learned from Korra’s shortcomings. The storyline is cheesy 80’s goodness, the voice acting is top notch, and the gameplay feels satisfying on nearly every level. Somehow, Platinum Games was able to make a combat system for sentient cars that can transform at will, feel just right. That’s saying something.

It’s essentially Bayonetta, with cheesy 80’s car robots – which sounds like a good time to me.

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Last Updated: October 7, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I grew up in the 80’s & never watched a single Transformers thing until the 1st Michael Bay movie. The closest I ever had to a Transformers toy was one of those Hot Wheels cars with a flip panel on the side.

    • Hammersteyn

      It flips and shows a damaged door? I had those XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        That’s the one 😀

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        NOSTALGIA, ENGAGE!

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    Activision made a good Transformers game? I don’t know what to say? Is this proof that the end of the world is nigh? Should I pack my survival backpack tonight for the coming Zombie apocalypse? Should I stock up on holy water and silver bullets?

    Activision… made … a… good… Transformers game? I am speechless!

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      AND EA is skipping MT’s….

      • 40 Insane Frogs

        What is going on? 😮 The world has gone mad!

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          Next thing Geoff will remember the 0’s…..WAITAMINUTE…..

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah, how’d this happen?

      • 40 Insane Frogs

        Space magic?

    • Skoobaz

      Naah, world ending isn’t confirmed by this. HL3 is!!

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Your math, is sound!

  • VampyreSquirrel

    TransforMEHs XD

    Need to tell my friend about this… he’ll buy it in a heartbeat.

  • DragonSpirit009

    The first Transformers I watched where animal related… then after that they started using motors.

    • Beast Wars!

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        I have a poor copy of that somewhere. MAXIMIZE!

      • DragonSpirit009

        Yes that’s the one I’m talking about! Good memories!

  • Nikola

    THe series were soooooo good back in the day!!! Was looking at this game and must say very very keen to pick it up just need to find the time with all the new releases now:( However will wait for a few more reviews LG being the the most important one;)

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      *was

      • Nikola

        can’t u say were as well? hahaha

        • Grand Admiral Chief

          Well if you structured your sentence a bit different, then perhaps.

          Also, *Can’t *you

          😛

          #HowDoITurnThisOff

          • Hammersteyn

            Inorite?

          • Nikola

            hahah what has happened to you? I see u becoming quite a grammar nazi these days LOL!!

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            I blame Geoff, I constantly (frequently) have to correct things

            :/

          • Nikola

            Ah I see he is a terrible at grammar that’s true!

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Let’s not get started on the 0’s, oi vey

          • Brady miaau

            Yes, have noticed that too. But each to their skills and experience, after all.

            In these comments, I type extremely quickly and fire off a message, so expect some mistakes to creep in (thanks for pointing them out Mr Cheif), but, sorry to say, sometimes more proofreading is required on certain articles.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            *Chief

          • Brady miaau

            *predictable ?

            🙂

          • Brady miaau

            I get documents from people. I read. I despair. Seriously. Educated? Really?

            A document or a specification must be unambiguous and if it is written so poorly as to have more than one possible interpretation , well then. I do wonder sometimes.

            Worked with someone now for seven years, started here straight out of high school. Took about 3 years to correct the English, but is fantastic now. Common and silly mistakes, yet did well in high School. Yay.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            It is my contribution to the Lagz society

          • Nikola

            Thing is if I am doing documentation at work for a client or so on of course I pay attention and focus to do it right, but writing here I really you know don’t care it’s quick in and out. Also I have been speaking English for like 10 years now only when I moved to SA before that never spoke it in my life!

          • Brady miaau

            Good on you, new language, to this level of skill.

            Of course, writing here is quick and dirty, as fas as possble

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            So what is your native language then?

          • Nikola

            Serbian

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            What made you move to warm-as-an-oven SA?

          • Nikola

            Fuck it’s hot lately haha! Moved with the family not much option my father decided since the economy in our country unfortunately is absolutely horrible average salary now days that side is like 400 euros. Wars really stuffed it up which is otherwise such an awesome place to live!

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Glad to have you here

          • Nikola

            Thanks dude:)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            If you’re communicating in a professional situation language errors detract from what you’re trying to say.

            My boss used to give me his MBA assignments to proofread & note any mistakes, I could see he wasn’t too happy the first time I did it and marked every mistake, later I just marked the more serious ones. 😉

          • Skoobaz

            * differently

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          If you’re referring to more than one series “were” is correct.

          • Grand Admiral Chief

            Correct, however, I believe he was referring to a singular one

          • Nikola

            no no more than one hahaha

  • Brady miaau

    I saw this on Xbox Live releases. Hmm. Seems like a load of fun.

    BUT, on special please.

  • Viking Of Science

    Sounds Like This game… has…. The Touch! https://youtu.be/A52–FKUQgU

  • Beast Wars was the motherlovin’ bomb.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Awwwwjisssssss

  • Dark Cat 4

    I have never played any of the Transformers games that have been made. This may be the 1st one that I might enjoy.

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