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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 22:12

The studio ditched publishers for the release of Transistor, but I don’t think the game will be a hard sell without the might of a big company behind it. If there’s any justice in the world this game will shift units due to its many qualities, and will hopefully sit in stark contrast to the endless cycle of sequels and uninspired ideas that continue to bog the AAA world down.
 
Do yourself a favour and seek out Transistor to remind yourself that this industry’s imagination isn’t all dried up; you just need to look away from the dizzying shadow of those tired blockbusters to see it.

 

Source: http://www.vg247.com...tor-ps4-review/

 

IGN 9/10 - http://www.ign.com/g...stor/ps4-162852

Gamespot 8/10 - http://www.gamespot....w/1900-6415763/

Destructoid 8.5/10 - http://www.destructo...or-274855.phtml

PSLifeStyle 9.5/10 - http://www.playstati...tor-review-ps4/

Eurogamer 9/10 - http://www.eurogamer...ign=socialoomph

Polygon 8.5/10 - http://www.polygon.c...l-and-her-sword

Gameinformer 9/10 - http://www.gameinfor...campaign=buffer

 

Bastion was a great game, this looks to be sprinkled with the same talent, maybe not going to be as well received but play away!

 

Apparently the OST is amazing.




#2 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 22:19

made me look so here:

 

 

Not really my cupa



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 22:31

On the note of videos, there's a review here

 



#4 trooper11

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 00:49

Definitley worth trying out when I have some time. Of course, I will probably wait for it to be free.

#5 neoadorable

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:52

Already paid for it last week, but won't get a chance to play it till tomorrow. Can't wait!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:53

Stunning PC\PS4 debut*

Really looking forward to picking this game up!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:11

So when is it actually being released? it's not even up on the Sony store for pre-order.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:30

So when is it actually being released? it's not even up on the Sony store for pre-order.

 

Out yesterday in America, today in EU.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:47

Yeah, it's not on the Australian store yet (Although the main site says it is, so meh)

#10 Polonium

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 16:46

Looks and sounds great but with watch dogs out next week I'm gonna leave it and hope it goes free or massively reduced later on in the year

#11 neoadorable

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:09

It took really long to download, like two hours for a 3GB file, while Wolfenstein's 5GB patch was like 20 minutes or something. Anyway, haven't tried Transistor yet but am sure it is great.



#12 neoadorable

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:42

Got into it for a little while, it's not bad. Reminds me of a cross between Shadowrun Returns, Remember Me, and Hard Reset because of the types of enemies you fight and the nature of the cityscape. Overall quite nice, need to spend more time with it to really make a call.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:39

I played an hour or so of it last night, the game is gorgeous, and while it's not normally the type of game I'd play I'm still finding it enjoyable.

The "Turn()" mode is slightly annoying though, I can't seem to aim attacks well and they randomly don't seem to register (Sometimes I'll aim 45 degrees off from where Red is facing, or sometimes attacks count as backstabs and sometimes they don't) I might just be using it wrong though, if there was a tutorial it didn't play properly for me (First time it showed up it cut off dialog.)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:23

I played an hour or so of it last night, the game is gorgeous, and while it's not normally the type of game I'd play I'm still finding it enjoyable.

The "Turn()" mode is slightly annoying though, I can't seem to aim attacks well and they randomly don't seem to register (Sometimes I'll aim 45 degrees off from where Red is facing, or sometimes attacks count as backstabs and sometimes they don't) I might just be using it wrong though, if there was a tutorial it didn't play properly for me (First time it showed up it cut off dialog.)

 

There's no real tutorial, it's very brief. Many elements of the game are quite confusing, like I have no idea if it's even possible to lose. However, it is a very nice and unique experience, liking it so far.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:47

I had my ass handed to me in one fight and it disabled one of my powers (One of my better one annoyingly), had to go and re-quip it at an access point (Heals over time)



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