Transistor comes from the creators of Bastion and it manages to sweep the public in almost the same way as the first little hit-wonder for SuperGiant Games did. The game launched in 2014 and it made many many gamers happy with its beautiful story and potent graphics.
As any little indie game goes, this title manages to meld sci-fi, fantasy and RPG into one colorful and unique entity. AND it manages to get some amazing awards – more than 100 of them -, including the D.I.C.E. Sprite Award and being named one of the best games of 2014 by most gaming magazines.
In the world of Transistor, you become a redhead girl caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. But maybe this is where her destiny leads her to be all along. After an unfortunate accident, you become the angry redhead girl that wields a large, mysterious, magical sword and you are out for revenge! You will have to violently sweep through a futuristic city, destroying those who have wronged you and getting to the bottom of this entire conundrum as you go along.
Gameplay-wise, transistor acts as a classic RPG with hack and slash elements. As you advance the story, you get to engage in real-time combat, but you can also plan your every move thanks to the game’s robust strategic planning system. The soundtrack will act as a first sign of conflict, because it will change dynamically according to how your journey goes. In this brave new world, you will be able to configure your Transistor with a ton of possible Function combinations!
The magic of Bastion’s successor lays in its great yet short story and wonderfully reactive voiceover that adds some of the deep atmospheric feel of the script. The audience views Transistor favorably, praising its beautiful hand-drawn visuals and combat system. One little fault of the title – if we could say there are any – is the short span of the story. Nonetheless, this little defect can be oversighted, because the pros clearly overweigh the cons.
Transistor is a little gem that you cannot miss, and if you are so inclined, you will find it on Steam at the price of $19.99. The RPG may occasionally be found on sale as well. If you haven’t tried it yet, but you feel curious to, give it a look below: