Because I am me, I bought and played through Transformers: Devastation this week. It’s based pretty heavily on the G1 cartoon, which is largely terrible and not a setting I really needed to see more of ever, and it mashes that up with bits of plot from the IDW comics in the worst way possible. Also, Frank Welker and Peter Cullen sound so very, very tired through the entire game. We need to let these gentlemen out of their roles.
It also has terrible gunplay, which seems weird. But first and foremost it’s a Platinum game with a Transformers skin, and the actual mechanics and moment-to-moment slashy bits were a joy. So a lot will depend on future DLC for characters and/or new arenas, but it’s pretty fun. I did not feel that my time with it was wasted.
However, I did finish it, so it shan’t be in my entry for this week’s What Are You Playing. Check out what is there just below, and let us know what you’re up to.
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): I’m definitely going to play some Ultima Online; I need to head over to the new lands and see whether I get my butt kicked and should just wait until the meta sorts itself out. Other than that, I might get set up in Guild Wars 2, and I’d like to duck into Ascent for a little bit this weekend. You’ll hear why
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): The usual pattern of World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV shall continue, along with Undertale at the behest of my roommate and Super Mario Maker at the behest of I Bought This So I Should Use It. Yes, I finally decided to buy a Wii U. I do love maker games.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): WildStar, WildStar, WildStar. I just can’t help myself – I’m so excited about the game right now with its new patch and population, but I’ve also set a few strong goals to reach that have made me eagerly desire to log in when I’m not playing. Apart from that, I’m mulling over the idea of setting aside one night a week to play a game outside of my normal rotation. Any ideas?
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I’ll be spending time in ARK: Survival Evolved with friends, EverQuest II with friends, and even WildStar with friends! Hopefully my team will also return to Grand Theft Auto Online and finish up our latest heist. I am also planning on transferring my character in FFXIV so I will be able to play that with a friend. Apparently I am actually playing Friends Online – but that is no different than any other weekend.
Patreon Donor Thatchefdude:I’ve been playing my Miami Heat franchise in NBA2k16, but that will have to take a back seat along with crafting in FFXIV as I begin reliving some of the best action/adventure games I have ever played. The Uncharted remaster is out, so bye bye social life for this weekend! Oh, and I just quit my sub for WildStar until the developers sort out the relaunch mess; color me not impressed with how round 2 has started…
Patreon Donor Pierre: Not a lot of MMOs this weekend for me. I have a lot of work to do and will not be able to find much time for gaming. However, in the few idle hours I will get, I’m playing Armored Warfare after getting really frustrated with the recent changes in World of Tanks. WoT has become really annoying, and I don’t find it fun anymore. They removed two of my favorite tactically complex maps from the game to replace them with brainless, rushy maps, and the matchmaker is still completely unbalanced. So I decided to go check Armored Warfare and found a very close copy of the WoT mechanisms but with modern tanks and a MM that takes into account the number of matches played to balance the teams. The game is still in beta, but no wipe further on since the open beta started.
Besides that, after really enjoying the 4 first episodes of Life is Strange (if you haven’t, do play this game, it’s an excellent adventure game, even better than The Longest Journey that used to be my number one adventure game up to now, but prepare the Kleenex box…). While I’m waiting impatiently for the final 5th episode (it will be out on October 20th), I bought the previous game by the same developer, Remember Me. A good game too — not as good as Life is Strange, but good enough.