Devastatingly Beautiful

Transformers has been a series that’s been in the heart of geekdom since it first hit the scene back in 1984. The series has seen many variations in terms of visuals and story whether it be in video games, comics, movies or TV shows. Now it seems like Platinum Games is taking us back to the series’ visual roots, and that’s a good thing.

Transformers: Devastation is looking to be a title that Platinum Games will apply their tried and true brawler gameplay to, which means it has very high chances of being absolutely amazing. We’ve seen quite a few videos of the gameplay in action, as well as some nifty trailers, and now there’s a new one for us to go crazy over.

The trailer shows off the combat styles of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack and Sideswipe, the majority of the playable bots. Unfortunately, Grimlock is missing. We also get to check out some of the named villains, such as Starscream, Devastator, Soundwave (my favorite) and the big bad himself, Megatron.

The graphics are such a callback to the original TV show’s aesthetic that this title might even be enough to pull in some of the older generations and get them into gaming. Which isn’t a bad thing considering that Platinum games are known for being easy to play, but hard to master. It looks visceral, fun, amazing and you should check out the trailer for yourself.

Expect to see Transformers: Devastation on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on October 6th.

My Opinion:

Mind my language, but hell yes. Transformers: Devastation looks absolutely amazing and as a fan of the series (but not the movies), I think it’s a great entry way for people to get a kind of experience of how the original series was. I’m not going to say that I’m old enough to have watched very much of the original series, but I’m sure some would argue that many people have based their view of the series on the Michael Bay films and that’s not necessarily a good thing. I’m hyped for Devastation and if you like giant robots hitting one another, it looks like you should be too.


Myles K Farrington is one of the MONG Executive Editors and is also the geek, the legend… and his arms hurt. Keep up with him over on IGN and Twitter as well!

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