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  • Summary: Wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin in this sci-fi themed action role-playing game from the creators of Bastion.

    Fight through a stunning futuristic city The game seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, combining responsive
    Wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin in this sci-fi themed action role-playing game from the creators of Bastion.

    Fight through a stunning futuristic city

    The game seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, combining responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.

    During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.

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Transistor - Official Announcement Trailer | Nintendo Switch
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 90
    Red’s epic lasts just a few hours. New Game + promises to carry over my progress and beef up the Process accordingly, and the Sandbox still hides challenges, so there’s replayability here. Still, I want more time with Red and her endearing sword. Transistor is too good to end so soon.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    Transistor is a marvelous piece of gaming worthy of all praises. Whether for fans of action games or turn-based combat games, this is definitely a game to invest in and where players will find themselves experimenting in many ways thanks to the game's long lifespan, with an absolutely exquisite soundtrack in the background.
  3. Nov 15, 2018
    90
    Beautiful, graceful and full of charm. Transistor is a gem that should be in everyone's collection.
  4. 85
    Supergiant Games created another beautiful story arc accented by an inventive combat system and an artistic world design with a vibrant color palette. The musical composition complements the visuals and action in a way that makes the title feel like all of its elements are unified and synchronous to a radical degree. Supergiant has made it clear that stories are important to them. Players seeking a game with strategic combat and simply a great, unique story need not look any further than Transistor.
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    83
    A beautiful title. It has an interesting story and a good combat and gameplay system. It also offers a great soundtrack.
  6. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Transistor is always a good-looking game, but in these instances, it demonstrates a rare knack for combining its visuals and music to powerfully convey both narrative information and tone, driving the story forward with Red's own unwavering resolve. So in the end, yes, Transistor is a fun action role-playing game with a neat combat system, but beautiful moments like these make it more than that. They make it a game with a soul.
  7. Oct 31, 2018
    80
    While there doesn't seem to be anything new to draw players in, Transistor has always had a goal of replayability to begin with.

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  1. Nov 1, 2018
    10
    As I have explained in my Bastion review, Supergiant Games is a legendary company, releasing Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. The games story isAs I have explained in my Bastion review, Supergiant Games is a legendary company, releasing Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. The games story is amazing, one that I will never forget for being so impactful, and its narrative is even better then Bastion's, it brought the game to life, from beginning to end it felt like I was a part of the journey. The soundtrack was so fitting to the world's theme, and was of the highest quality, not to mention the game play was unique to any other, it was both enjoyable and customizable, made to let you play how you want to play.

    This does nothing but prove how absolutely talented the developers are, releasing another masterpiece without a doubt, that does nothing but improve on their previous installment, Bastion. Transistor is outstanding, it is worth every penny, and it is an experience... one not so easily forgettable.