Transistor Review - Red Red Fine

Jimothy Sterling

New member
Apr 18, 2011
5,976
0
0
I enjoyed the the atmosphere and the way the story was delivered in Bastion. The art style was pleasing to me. Thinking back I also found the gameplay to be quite fun I liked the combat and the selection of weapons. I completed it twice and probably played for about 20 hours anyway, more than a few AAA games I could name. So at 18 euro I think this is certainly worth a purchase if it is comparable to Bastion which Jim seems to think it is.
 

GladChimer93

New member
May 13, 2014
5
0
0
Thanks Jim, that was a very detailed review.
I am glad I read it, because it was enough to turn me away from Transistor.
I didn't like Bastion, and I was hoping that this would be a more mindless hack & slasher without any sort of point distribution or the like. I'd probably not be able to find the combination of functions that'd work for me, so I'd get frustrated in the end.
Not to mention, I am really not in the mood for a sad story either.
 

MPerce

New member
May 29, 2011
434
0
0
Beat it today, loved the everloving shit out of it. Sometimes the best narrative ideas are the simple ones if they are executed well, and Supergiant has shown that they are masters of execution.

Excuse me while I go and listen to the soundtrack for the next 3 hours.
 

rbstewart7263

New member
Nov 2, 2010
1,246
0
0
Vault101 said:
I have already bought the game (left over steam credit) but I was kind of"eh" about it...I mean bastion is one of those games where "I can see why people like this but I have little desire to play it myself"

this feel sot me like...a game thats automatically going to get very high praise yet I might not like it...it might be a bit too "artsy" for me, particually being vauge in its presentation of the story

but my download is almost finished so I'll see....
So Vault what are your thoughts on the game now that you have played it?

Also did anyone have trouble with a certain scorpion like boss encounter?
 

Vault101

I'm in your mind fuzz
Sep 26, 2010
18,847
0
0
rbstewart7263 said:
So Vault what are your thoughts on the game now that you have played it?

Also did anyone have trouble with a certain scorpion like boss encounter?
I'm not sure I've played enough of it to get a good reading :p

so far its as exactly as I expected, cool soundtrack cutesey[footnote/]I don't mean that literally[/footnote] artstyle, "indirect" storytelling it hasn't fallen under or exceeded my expectations, I think I'll need a little more time to get my head around the gameplay
 

Quellist

Migratory coconut
Oct 7, 2010
1,443
0
0
Love the art, music and themes, utterly hate the stupid combat.

I'm afraid that's all I can really say about the game, the combat just ruins everything for me.