Transistor - Sharp Combat and Aesthetics

We check out a new demo of Transistor that SuperGiant games brought to PAX Prime 2013.

Discussion

37 comments
Dexyu
Dexyu

Ah wish i could play a guy . . . So i could immerse myself in that role
When i play a female im a side watcher im not in the role 
Looks good thou

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Really smart game. Combat is much more unique than Bastion. Looking great so far!

Raidenwins0
Raidenwins0

I do enjoy the throaty, rough male voice giving you instructions throughout the game, but there seems to be too much of it. Seems he talks to you constantly. I can see that getting annoying very quickly. Otherwise I love the aesthetics and the battle system. I am curious if there will be any non-battle areas where you can kind of just walk around, talk to NPCs, explore, go into shops to buy armor, weapon upgrades, etc.? If it's constant battling without any other gameplay mechanics to kind of diversify the gameplay experience, I am afraid it might get tedious and monotonous after a while.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

This will be a great game for PS VIta, Too bad it wont.

faizanhd
faizanhd

Incredible. The combat kinda looks like X-COM fused with Bastion. Plus the cyber-punk mixed with paint brush stroke art style is like nothing I have ever seen before.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

This game looks amazing :D 

bruno_fmenedes
bruno_fmenedes

Looking really great! I loved Bastion and the combat gameplay in Transistor seems to be even better!

Mevrick
Mevrick

Anyone knows if Darren Korb is composing music for this as well? Because that's a huge thumbs up for this game if he is, in my opinion.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

This gives me that feeling of excitement that I used to get in the SNES and early PSX days. So stoked.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

Really like the look of this game. I hope it can be ported to other platforms after PC and PS4.

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

I must say I'm excited. I recall tearing up a bit at the end of bastion, that's not unmanly right?

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

Looking incredible. Can't wait to play it. The visual design of this puts most AAA games to shame. Goes to show that an enormous budget isn't everything and thoughtful, creative people can make refreshing games. 

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

Same demo as one in E3, but the detail have been improved dramatically, very much looking forward to this game, like I say before, winner of E3 and now PAX13.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Looks like Bastion 1.5.

I couldn't get into Bastion cause the gameplay was really generic and had a "done it all before" kind of feel to it.  I know I'm in the minority here, but it just does nothing new.

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

I'm so getting this when it releases. I loved Bastion and Transistor looks like it won't disappoint. 

munkeypoo45
munkeypoo45

This looks awesome! i really want to play it! I love that pause combat. it adds an extra layer of strategy which i like a lot

Dennarai
Dennarai

And I'm sold.  Take my dollars, Supergiant.

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

That pause mode looks cool.  You can't spam that constantly though which makes me wish the non-paused combat didn't seem so sluggish and boring.  I'd love to see Platinum or some company really great at real time melee combat implement a feature like that.

Darknight765
Darknight765

Release the game so I can download the song!

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

I'm really psyched for this game!  The aesthetics are truly beautiful.

SpookyHoobster
SpookyHoobster

@Dexyu Yea when the main character is black my immersion just goes out the window.

JethroThePoet
JethroThePoet

@Dexyu Don't limit yourself, friend. There are many beautiful experiences you can see through the eyes of the opposite sex.

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@Raidenwins0  You haven't played Bastion, have you?


Chances are, there won't be many NPCs aside from the narrator, but there will likely be same form of upgrade/shop system - I recall seeing an earlier video that mentioned that you wind up getting far more skills than you can use at any one time, so you'll have to have a place to swap them out, and perhaps get various passive abilities, as in Bastion.


Oh, and the Narrator won't shut up. That's just Supergiant for you. It's the same guy as in Bastion, and I couldn't be happier about that.

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@Mevrick 

Logan Cunningham is still doing voicework, and the only reason he got involved with Super Giant was because he's a friend of Darren Korb, so I don't see why he wouldn't be doing the music - the soundtrack was one of the strong points of Bastion, so why would they leave out such a tasty ingredient this go-round?

Ovirew
Ovirew

@psuedospike I'd have to agree, Bastion was over-hyped.  I'm still kind of looking forward to Transistor though.  It looks like it could potentially be a better game than Bastion was.

harndoogle
harndoogle

I agree with you man. Bastion was over hyped. It was a game with mediocre, repetitive gameplay that got boring quick. It's only saving grace was the art style and music, but even that couldn't get me to finish the game.