Transformers - Devastation: review by Destructoid

Destructoid: "So let's get right into the thick of it -- the action. As you'd expect from Platinum Games, Devastation has a sound bedrock, with a combination of ranged and close-combat maneuvers. Basic abilities include trigger-based aiming, a combo system with light and heavy attacks, a super button, and of course, the power to transformer at will into various vehicles."

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antz11043213d ago

It doesn't read like an 8.5 review....

mafiahajeri3213d ago

Not convinced, a Transformers brawler? No thanks.

Would take Highmoons games over this anytime...

Adexus3213d ago

I might be in the minority but I couldn't stand the Highmoon Transformers games, they were so incredibly repetitive and boring to play, I'm not even sure how I managed to make it through the first one, I wanted them to be good so badly too.

deadpoolio3163213d ago (Edited 3213d ago )

Well then IF you hate repetitive don't play this at least not for $50....I'm 5 chapters into it, and 4 of them are the same level the same locations over and over and over again....You literally fight devistator 3 times in just the first chapter alone, and in between your fighting the constructicons several times.

The only chapter so far that was different was more of the same. Fight insecticons, but smaller versions then each of the "main" bigger versions once each only to end the level fighting all 3 at one time...

The "combat" is shallow as all hell, buying moves makes zero difference all 5 characters share the same move sets but with different weapons.

Grimlock LMAO sooooo pointless and only thrown in as fan service, since the majority of the same 3 areas of the city are made for driving quickly and he does not....

The game was soooooo not worth $50 bucks, and its platinum so ya know its going to be a 5hr tops game that your expected to beat 500 times to get your "value" out of it. But at least you'll have bought all the pointless upgrades in the first playthrough

I refuse to kiss a games ass because it has an appealing premise, I totally wish I hadn't spent the $50 on it

Adexus3213d ago

@deadpoolio316, that's a damn shame to hear! Don't think I'll bother with it then with all the games about to come out.

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Ck1x3213d ago (Edited 3213d ago )

The game definitely looks like a fan service to Transformer enthusiasts. The only issue that I see with game play is how the robots scale to each other. They make optimus seem like he's an average size robot, when he's really on the big side. Other than that it looks like a different take on the series over what we're use to... Most won't even try the game because of it's cell shaded graphics, even though it looks amazing like a Saturday morning cartoon.

gangsta_red3213d ago

Platinum needs to return to this title and make a longer full fledged G1 game. With more playable characters, more locations and more attacks.

I want Platinum to turn this into a a franchise game.

I want to see the G1 Predacons in action...and I mean the ones that form Predaking not the Beast Warz group!

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Activision's Transformers Games Have Been Relisted On Xbox And Steam Stores

Activision's Transformers games have been relisted on the Xbox and Steam stores, suggesting they could be available in the future.

Inverno19d ago

Aw snap, i pirated the first game since I couldn't get it on steam but couldn't get it to work. Guess i don't gotta go out of my way now. Now if only SONY worked with em to port over Edge of Time or remastered Shattered and Edge.

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Redgrave19d ago

The bots have returned!

*slow dramatic falling to the floor*

Inverno19d ago

"please add .com" what a well mannered bot.

CobraKai19d ago (Edited 19d ago )

WTF? I’ve been wanting to replay Fall/War games. So bummed they didn’t make em backwards compatible. I think imma have to dig out my 360 out of storage

P_Bomb19d ago

Really wish they’d finish off the Fall/War run as a trilogy. The IP’s being wasted on mediocre games.

CobraKai19d ago

Yeah. Didn’t they try and merge the movie game and the Cybertron game for Dark of the Moon or something?

P_Bomb19d ago

I think they tried, but that’s one game I never played. Which is funny cuz I have the other movie games. Last TF game I bought was Devastation.

FinalFantasyFanatic18d ago

I really loved those games, I have them on my Steam account, but I wish they made more games like that.

ActualWhiteMan19d ago

Definitely don’t see them on steam…


The Best Games You Can't Officially Buy Anymore

From Xfire: "It's been estimated that roughly half of the video games ever released on the market can no longer be downloaded or purchased. Whether this is exactly correct is not the point. Rather, we think that either way, the video game industry, as a whole, has done a terrible job at preserving video games and making older titles available to play for future generations."

Terry_B1161d ago

You can play all of these games still lol. The headline is just misleading. Funny is that there is not one game in the list that you really can't play anymore due to it being online only games.

CorndogBurglar1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

Its not about games you can't play. Its about games you can't officially buy anywhere.

Terry_B1161d ago

The author changed it actually

Army_of_Darkness1160d ago

Who needs to buy these games anyway? Most of them are average at best and won't really be missed.

littletad1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

It says buy, not play though. You can't purchase Deadpool or the Simpsons game anymore. Unless you have a 360 for the simpsons or a physical copy of deadpool, or purchased it before it was delisted.

shuvam091161d ago

Look at his comment. It's from 9 hours ago. Article goes back 4 hours. Title might have been changed after realising the mistake

isarai1161d ago

One you actually legit cannot play AT ALL is Noby Noby Boy. I miss turning my brain off and messing around in that game, was so psyched to re-download it when i rebought a ps3 slim, but you cant, even if it's in your downl library, along with a few other obscure PS3 games i had.

NecrumOddBoy1161d ago

The original memes to the moon game. Loved NNB on PS3.