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Transformers: Devastation is a fully realised and unbelievably accurate adaptation of the autobots. It feels exhilarating to dart about the world and even better to destroy it.
What Transformers Devastation lacks in content and depth, it more than makes up for in pure entertainment with a slick presentation, wonderful fan-service, and hectic gameplay that should please any Transformers fan.
Transformers Devastation is a great game if you like loot, tweaking stats, high velocity chase sequences, and brawling battles. The game is chock full of features and extras that show the source material was revered by the developers. Games like this deserve the extra time you will sink into it to complete the trophies/achievements. Building up your Autobot your way is empowering and a great compliment to what The Transformers are all about.
Transformer's Devastation is a fun beat 'em up that properly utilizes nostalgia to enhance the experience. It's hampered by a mediocre-to-boring story and repetitive environments, though.
I'm not going to lie, Transformers Devastation was so much fun that it might as well have tattooed a smile on my face. From the moment the 80s themed main menu appeared to the sustained wails of the guitar solos over the ending credits, I was grinning like a Cheshire Cat. A couple of niggles in the game stopped me scoring it higher (the camera frustrations and the length are the two key things for me), but at it's core it's a very impressive game. It looks like the TV show, it sounds like the TV show (albeit one relayed via a Kerrang compilation), and it plays like Platinum's best. A fast paced, riotous action game that grabs hold of your nostalgia and refuses to let go until you're done, it's worthy of your time if you have even the slightest affinity for either these types of games or the Transformers license. It's just a shame there isn't more of it.
After the failings of our last Transformers outing; Rise of the Dark Spark, it was only natural for Activision to be a little low-key with this latest instalment. But while you won't find an in-depth story or gameplay, Platinum Games have brought back the fun factor with Transformers: Devastation with added nostalgia to boot.
A solid, if unspectacular, hack-n-slash game that honors the subject material and respects its fans.
Transformers: Devastation may not be a perfect game, but its nostalgia factor is significant enough to make it a must-buy for old school fans of the franchise.
Even non-Transformers fans will be entranced by the insane non-stop action, while the welcoming controls and colorful graphics might attract a new audience.
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