WRUP: Hard-hitting Transformers: Devastation review edition

    
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Well, yes.

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 Monday Tuesday!

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.

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CynicalGaymer
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CynicalGaymer

Because I am me, I had the biggest nerdgasm the day Transformers: Devastation was released.  At 37 years old, I’ve watched the franchise grow and morph into so many different — sometimes strange and awful — iterations.  I’m something of a G1’er, holding a particularly lasting fondness with the classic feel of the franchise, and I was convinced Satan’s Spawn Michael Bay was going to kill it for good with those terrible live-action circus-shows.  So it’s amazing to see the original making a resurgence all these years later!

I’ll definitely be fooling around with it some more this week, since I didn’t have much time this weekend.  It’s a fun little game that I’m enjoying immensely, no matter how short the experience ends up being in the long run.

I’ll also be continuing prepping my future Revenant for this month’s Heart of Thorns expansion in Guild Wars 2.

Wild_Phil
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Wild_Phil

ESO and Star Wars Battlefront Beta on PS4.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

“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”
Off with this fools head!

Mansemat
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Mansemat

Damonvile Eliot_Lefebvre Paldren There’s only one real Transformers movie.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Not much this weekend, as I am away with the folks for the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Which I am told by an my RL American friend that she’s envious of our date as opposed to hers. Something about tact on too close to Xmas.
And also since all my technology I use to communicate with is bigger than myself, thusly not mobile… I won’t be displaying any of my work this weekend. Maybe next weekend?
Finally, when I get back to WildStar during the week, I am going to volunteer Mr. wolfyseyes on how to take screens of my Uta suburb there. Hope he’s not busy! <3
…until then, have good and pink ones! <3

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

GPU is broke so not much! Most plans put on break, unless I decide to use my boyfriend’s PC instead.
-Mobile gaming. Hearthstone? A couple SquareEnix ones. Whatever. Thankfully I can also still play Hearthstone on my integrated GPU.. on Low.
-Organized Xbox360 games to see what exclusives I should play and get out of the way before I lose the console whenever (in the next couple years? by 2020? I don’t plan on keeping it because I have no love for consoles, especially once a generation can be successfully emulated on PC like PS1-PS2 and maybe Nintendo ones currently).
-Play our WiiU. There’s a few games I’d like to try, like Bayonetta 1+2, Xenoblade 2 (once bf gets it). Maybe even get into the Gamecube library we have.
-My Nintendo 3DS has a few games that would be fun to complete. Pokemon White, LoZ LBW, SMTIV, DQVI, FE:Awakening. Bf has a better 3DS now with Pokemon Alpha Sapphire too.

This problem might be a blessing is disguise. I don’t need as much constant PC-related gaming distraction right now, and there’s all sorts of other console games that would be good to experience. And when I get my new GPU this or more likely next year, it’ll very likely be better than the last one which was from 2011 and equal to the power of current gen consoles. I’ll be able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda on High-Ultra (maybe even Max?), instead of Medium-High. :)

MMOs have to take a backseat though.

Estranged
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Estranged

Dope_Danny Vexia Estranged Oh hell!  LOL

Zo5o
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Zo5o

I’m all about Wildstar at the moment. The servers are settled, the queues are gone and i am a happy camper.

phatleet
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phatleet

Sadly my pc is kaput and I don’t see any fixing in the forseable future, So I went mobile. Playing Marvel Future Fight and Star wars Uprising. Cool games but they make me miss more my PC gaming.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Eliot_Lefebvre Paldren After watching the movies I kind of feel like they should of stayed in the 80s where I loved them.