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Developer: Platinum Games
Content Rating: Teen
Optimus Prime and the Autobots face off against classic Decepticons when Megatron discovers a way to harness the enormous power of Plasma Energy to Cyberform Earth. Fueled by the Plasma Energy, the Decepticons are stronger and more powerful than ever. Can the Autobots stop them?
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Transformers: Devastation is short and sweet, a delight for anyone who has enjoyed the original incarnation of the robots in disguise. Being able to perform jump kicks and uppercuts before ramming into opponents as a truck is all I’ve really wanted out of this franchise, and Devastation delivers the goods alongside a bonus of cheesy one-liners, logo transitions, and technobabble. For a first attempt, Platinum knocked it out of the park, and I can only hope that the sequel can improve the minor gameplay issues while delivering that same great robot action.
Transformers Devastation is a great action game marred by a few design hiccups. Camera issues can make combat a chore, but that combat is extremely satisfying at its core. Fans of cartoons, action games, comics, Transformers, and fun will likely have a good time with Platinum’s latest. Is it the best they’ve done? No. Is it still a good time? Heck yes.
Transformers: Devastation pays incredible respect to its source material, and yet that esteem could have easily been marred by poor gameplay had publisher Activision not chosen PlatinumGames, a heralded producer of quality action titles, to develop their game. Though a dedicated fan of the original series, I do feel the $49.99 price tag is about ten dollars too steep for the amount of content the game provides. However, the heart-pounding rush of playing iconic Autobots in their classic form is real, and very hard to resist for a fan, either old or new.