Average User Score: 7.7Jul 16, 2016This game will go on to be my indie GOTY, Not since transistor have i been so amused with an indie title.
I will get the cons out of the wayThis game will go on to be my indie GOTY, Not since transistor have i been so amused with an indie title.
I will get the cons out of the way because they are easily identifiable. 1) the game looks dated, actually on ps3 the game would have looked dated. That being said that is only from a polygon count/ graphical point of view as the art direction is outstanding and brings to mind games from the likes of Suda 51. It's will not be everyone's cup of tea as it is a hard nut to crack.
The Pros as mentioned art, the soundtrack is great, the narrative is fun and the almighty near flawless gameplay. I want to personally speak to the gameplay designer. While not totally original a few pages from Dmc/ bayonetta/ mgs revengance and older games like silent bomber etc. The gameplay is mesmerising and rewarding beyond belief albeit brutal.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2May 29, 2014I am absolutely torn as to the accolade of GOTY this year, given this was the year if the mighty dark souls 2!!!
child of light andI am absolutely torn as to the accolade of GOTY this year, given this was the year if the mighty dark souls 2!!!
child of light and transistor where the outstanding games of the year for me, Transistor is the pinnacle of indie game making. Super giant games have created a fully realised world.
Simply put this the best Indie game i am yet to play on Playstation systems.
i'll start 1st with Gameplay, transistor stands out with it's take on the turn based/free flowing action with light RPG elements , while the system is great it is not flawless, but would never hinder your plans and works very well. What makes the title shine is the depth of gameplay, which in turn are shown by the options of your arsenal, you have primary actions, secondary attributes and passive attributes. But the catch is that you mix and match the same powers/abilities into any of these slots each action has two secondaries and then you have 4 passive actions. It is a difficult mechanic to describe in words but works wonderfully, It adds options and strategic depth, moreover it allows you to play the way you want to play.
Add to that "limiters " which i much say were one of the coolest things in Bastion but come back here even cooler. This is Supergiants take on difficulty, it's a balance where you handicap your self in return of XP % boosts. It's optional but as i am a fan of challenging games, it make my life hell when i turn them most of them on. I just love how this is in an optional feature that elevates the game difficulty to exactly how hard you want it to be.
2nd thing on the list is Graphics, Anyone who played bastion knows that SG games have unique and awesome presentations. This trend continues in Transistor A beautiful SCI/FI world wonderfully colored and detailed. Its pretty to look at and stylised to perfection.
3rd up Sound This is DARREN KORB if you know him, you know what your getting into and it's phenomenal if not You are definitely missing out on one of the best artists in the gaming industry. Tunes go from futuristic to melancholic in a blink of an eye, it is done so perfectly and ties with the games sequences in such a way that deserves praise and recognition. Without a doubt the games strongest feat.
4th and last up story/ replay-ability story is cool not outstanding but it's a nice tale that unravels as the game progresses and was interesting through out. Due to the depth of options it would be a joy to at least play Transistor twice in my opinion.
All in all this is a video gaming achievement in the indie world and without a doubt warrants the price of admission.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Sep 16, 2013I am an avid killzone 2 fan, I can not explain how happy this game made me. ofc this isnt a ten out of ten for any system for what the vita isI am an avid killzone 2 fan, I can not explain how happy this game made me. ofc this isnt a ten out of ten for any system for what the vita is capable of this is!!! multiplayer was the only door i opened and havent closed since haven t touched sp
my only gripes are no collectors edition and more maps with less stair cases … Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Apr 16, 2013AS this is a cross buy title i have it for both platforms but this excels as a vita title, a truly magnificent game. I loved the game and ethAS this is a cross buy title i have it for both platforms but this excels as a vita title, a truly magnificent game. I loved the game and eth about it is awesome. Mutant blob was great drink box but this blows it out of the water. 9/10 all round i love the music.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Apr 11, 2013I was against this release as i was tired of GOW i loved all of them but had enuff i platinumed all of them on ps3. So this was a no purchaseI was against this release as i was tired of GOW i loved all of them but had enuff i platinumed all of them on ps3. So this was a no purchase so a friend bought it and said it was really good so i borrowed it and credit were credit is due its really good. an 8.5 from me. Why i rate it so highly number one Kratos is as brutal as ever this game is the most violent yet (not that i am a sheer fan of brutality per SE but when its done right and its kratos then its perfect. The graphics are extremely good i have seen better but definitely nothing to complain about. It looses marks story wise its no where near GOW 3's epic story telling. I must note that enemy design is best in series. I am sorry santa monica i owe u a purchase. You rekindled my love for GOW and if you are ever to release it on ps4 i ll buy!!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Feb 27, 2013i feel sad that real gaming critics rate this game so low because they think its broken, the gameplay in rising is leaps and bounds beyondi feel sad that real gaming critics rate this game so low because they think its broken, the gameplay in rising is leaps and bounds beyond anything else this generation except for platinums bayonetta. I might actually follow the websites that are honoring this game, thank you platinum games along with from soft ware u show me that hardcore gamers will always be appreciated :D… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Feb 22, 2013for dmc's sake i played it be4 the magnificent mgs, like all platinum games be4 it this is a hardcore game and just why i love p games Itsfor dmc's sake i played it be4 the magnificent mgs, like all platinum games be4 it this is a hardcore game and just why i love p games Its relentless and difficult on hard and requires skill acompanied by some signature over the top action. Raiden doesn t cut it as an awesome character for me but meh hes ok. So now that i have established that the game play is freaking incredible. The next big thing i ll talk about here is the soundtrack hats off to the musical score of this game. This is definitely not a typical mgs game but the easter eggs here and there are really cool. This game doesn't take itself too seriously but its fun thrilling ride… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Feb 8, 2013Where to start hmm ok DMC fan from day 1 dmc 3 being the epitome of this genre along with Bayonetta, with nothing ever coming even close.Where to start hmm ok DMC fan from day 1 dmc 3 being the epitome of this genre along with Bayonetta, with nothing ever coming even close. i'd give this game 8.8 10 ,I was pissed with the new dante but turns out he's fine and his voice acting is better handled. Vergil on the other hand was just one of my fav. characters ever and they kinda made him lame so as far as art direction goes this game is weird yet awesome, graphics are very polished (though not a fan of unreal engine But this really really depends on how well you know ninja theory, this is very easily described as 70% dmc and 30 heavenly sword but only the pros came along from HS. TBH DMC 4 sucked imho and this is miles better but still cant come close to Dante's awakening, Nevertheless kudos to ninja theory they freaking put eth they had into this and it paid off and more importantly it shows, i still have to say they should have definitly made Dante's movements more fluid and put a trigger system. i feel for the bashers but seriously meta bombing to a 4.0 is just cruel… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Nov 12, 2012Best game of this generation by a mile !!!!
When the gameplay is this good and game design so intuitive nothing else matters. nothing comesBest game of this generation by a mile !!!!
When the gameplay is this good and game design so intuitive nothing else matters. nothing comes close to this !!! this title was flawless imo !!
even better than the sequel best games this gen imo 1) Demon souls
2)Mgs :Guns of the patriots
5)Bayonetta 6)kill zone 2 7)Dark souls
10) zero escape
if you have alot in common with me for fave games and havent played DS PLZ GET UP GRAB YOUR WALLET AND GO!!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Nov 12, 2012I rarely review games, only when i'm so impressed or overwhelmed. This is the case here with xcom.
I am new to the series, but THIS WAS A HUGI rarely review games, only when i'm so impressed or overwhelmed. This is the case here with xcom.
I am new to the series, but THIS WAS A HUG SMACK ON THE FACE.
this game could easily have gotten a ten, it goes down as one of the best, most addictive games i have played since warcraft frozen throne. It lacks polish and graphical prowess. Apart from that this game is an incredible title . the gameplay (micromanaging ) is perfect in every way… Expand