If Transformers: Devastation wasn’t on your radar before, it will be shortly.
Releasing on October 6th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC, it’s one heck of a hack-and-slash – that’s what happens when a transforming robot dinosaur (Grimlock) throws down alongside Optimus Prime.
It’s not really that much of a surprise that Platinum Games is developing, perhaps, the coolest robot game of all time, and it’s only appropriate that it’s based on Transformers.
In fact, our enthusiasm for the game would likely curtail should it have been anything but.
Designed to look reminiscent of The Transformers television series, and it really does, Transformers: Devastation pays a lot of homage to each character of the franchise.
Platinum Games has taken the time to tweak every character until they best suit their personalities from the franchise we’ve come to love.
In fact, during the game’s development, they “spent a lot of time trying to match each character’s personality with a complementary fighting style. Bumblebee, for example, attacks faster than any other Autobot, but he sacrifices a fair amount of power. And Wheeljack’s mechanical ingenuity translates into an attack pattern that centers on ranged weapons.”
Each character also sports their own personalised sense of style, unique abilities and mechanics that means varied playstyles and approaches to encountered adversaries.
Check it out for yourself. It’s beautiful.
What did you think of Transformers: Devastation? Thought so.
For those of you who adore Transformers, you may want to consider pre-ordering the hack-and-slash.
Alongside the three bonus skins you’ll score, adding a little colour to the five available Autobots in-game, the DLC bundle includes three unique weapons.
Each weapon has been given as much affection as any other item or character in the game, which is certainly something. Kudos Platinum Games.