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Summary: Transistor has critics agreeing on its beautiful visuals, a haunting and engaging story, its fantastic gameplay and beautiful music all adding up to a game that is well worth your time

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Available on:PlayStation 4May 19, 2014
PCMay 19, 2014
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Supergiant Games

Genres: RPG, Strategy

From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.

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That those challenges are housed in a weird trans-dimensional coastal getaway where you can kick a physics-enabled beach ball about or lie in a hammock is just one of many unusual things to enjoy about Transistor. Enjoy the artful approach to science-fiction, enjoy the hoops Supergiant's jumped through to position you in the right place to engage with its combat, and you can even enjoy the very fact that the game often struggles to get its deeper messages across. After all, if the developer had something straightforward to say, it might not have had to make a game in the first place.

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Transistor is a wildly smart action-RPG that places all of its trust into your intelligence.

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A brilliant and rewarding combat system propels a story that never becomes as interesting as it seemingly should.

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Transistor's clever combat and incredible customization makes for an intensely fun strategy game, but the world and story leave much to be desired. Come for the art and wonderful soundtrack, stay for the ability to freeze time and slash up robots.

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