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 Post subject: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:54 pm 



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What are the best Transformers games on the PS3?

I bought Fall of Cybertron recently. It had the potential to be great but they screwed it up for me. First, they don't let you choose to play as Octimus or Bumblebee at the start of the game which annoyed both me and my four-year-old (who cried when he found out). I can't be arsed with all this unlocking characters nonsense.

Then, they force you to play (at least) the first two levels in total darkness. Is it just me or is realistic night time in a game a bad idea? There I am, forced to play as a transformer I have never heard of in total darkness with a mission to destroy a baddy who runs away every time I approach. Not being able to see properly was too frustrating so I turned it off.

Are there any decent Transformers games without these two problems?


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:39 am 


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The first mission of Fall of Cybertron forces you to be Bumblebee.

War, Fall and Devastation are all decent-ish games worthy of a single playthrough but nothing more. Devastation looks more like the cartoon and has all the well known characters to chose from. Armada on PS2 is the best Transformers game but you wont recognise anyone in it.

Shoutout to Jagex's Transformers:Universe that was cancelled mid-beta. Had a lot of fun with that one.
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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:36 am 


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Classicgamer wrote:
First, they don't let you choose to play as Optimus or Bumblebee at the start of the game which annoyed both me and my four-year-old (who cried when he found out).


That really is the only review you will ever need to read for this game.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:32 am 


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Who the fuck is Octimus, no one cares if you kid cried and you PLAY as BUMBLEBEE in the the FIRST stage.
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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
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Guy's I don't mean to pee on anyone's camp fire but..,. The training "mission" in fall of cybertron does not count. When you start the actual game, Bumblebee is locked...

You only get to pick one character and it ain't bumblebee or Optimus which is an abomination. And... Unlike the daytime training mission, the actual game starts in total darkness which is only made worse when your energy is low as pitch black turns to pitch black with red smoke. And your energy gets low quick because you keep getting shot by badies you can't see.


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:48 pm 



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Sly Cherry Chunks wrote:
The first mission of Fall of Cybertron forces you to be Bumblebee.

War, Fall and Devastation are all decent-ish games worthy of a single playthrough but nothing more. Devastation looks more like the cartoon and has all the well known characters to chose from. Armada on PS2 is the best Transformers game but you wont recognise anyone in it.

Shoutout to Jagex's Transformers:Universe that was cancelled mid-beta. Had a lot of fun with that one.


Is Devastation a good game?

You can't have a Transformers game with no well-known robots. It would be like a He-Man game with no He-Man. It just wouldn't be a He-Man game even if they called it "He-Man".


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:55 pm 


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Is Devastation a good game?


It's made by Platinum, features many of the original voice actors from the cartoon, features the "Dodge At The Right Moment And Go Into Bullet Time" mechanic from Bayonetta... uh... it doesn't look like Michael Bay's Transformers?

It all boils down to how much of a fan of the original cartoon you are, IMHO.
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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 pm 



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Specineff wrote:
Classicgamer wrote:
Is Devastation a good game?


It's made by Platinum, features many of the original voice actors from the cartoon, features the "Dodge At The Right Moment And Go Into Bullet Time" mechanic from Bayonetta... uh... it doesn't look like Michael Bay's Transformers?

It all boils down to how much of a fan of the original cartoon you are, IMHO.


I guess I'd lean more towards being a fan of the original cartoon look for nostalgia's sake. With that said, I don't really mind as long as I can recognize the characters.

I'll give it a shot. PS3 games are fairly cheap right now so it's no big deal if I don't like it.


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It's short but quite fun if you are a Transformers fan.
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You people are insane. Devastation is on a whole nother level than those Michael Bay tie-ins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM7SYGNyRHY

And as you can see, yes, you CAN play Optimus Prime or Bumblebee.
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Mischief Maker wrote:
You people are insane. Devastation is on a whole nother level than those Michael Bay tie-ins:


I did say it's fun. I wouldn't even go near the games based on the Bay movies.
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No one in the thread posted anything about Bay tie-ins.
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I enjoyed one of the Cybertron games, the second one I think- got a bit repetitive by the end, but good solid shooty fun while it lasted.
I should love Devastation, but I can't for the life of me get into the Platinum style of brawler. It seems solely based on dodging at entirely the correct moment, performing a pre-set combo, rinse & repeat. Shame, as aesthetically it's spot on.
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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
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Mischief Maker wrote:
You people are insane. Devastation is on a whole nother level than those Michael Bay tie-ins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM7SYGNyRHY

And as you can see, yes, you CAN play Optimus Prime or Bumblebee.



It does look more like what I was hoping for. And, it looks like you play with the lights on which is already better. I do like to be able to see what I'm playing.


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 Post subject: Re: Transformers games on the PS3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:25 pm 



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Transformers Devastation is awesome!

You start off playing as Optimus and Bumblebee. All the artwork and animation is spot on. It looks just like the cartoon I remember. The game is played during the day, so you can actually see what is going on. And, you don't have to keep your finger on the button to stay as a truck when you transform. Magic!

Thanks for the recommendation.


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