Gaming Backlog Final Thoughts – Transformers: Devastation

How does Transformers: Devastation treat one of my favorite franchises?

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Rogues’ Adventures Season Eight

Final Thoughts #61

Developer: PlatinumGames

Publisher: Activision

Release Date: October 6, 2015

After two big AAA stealth-action games I opted for something a bit tinier in scope. I’ve already had to shuffle my schedule around this season as my initial line-up of games proved far too optimistic in the amount of time I could devote to backlog gaming.

Transformers: Devastation caught my eye for obvious reasons. I love Transformers! The eye-popping art style and slavish devotion to the original 1980s cartoon characters was right up my alley. Unfortunately I fought with the gameplay the entire step of the way.

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10 Hilariously Bad Episodes of the Original 80s Transformers [Playboy]

After painstaking research I’ve assembled the top ten worst episodes of the original run of The Transformers.

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Transformers Optimus Prime

Michael Bay’s Transformers films rake in millions while sustaining universal revulsion from critics. Meanwhile fans of the original 1984 series lament seeing the beloved franchise treated so poorly.

But the original Transformers series was far from perfect. It was plagued with embarrassing animation errors, nonsensical plots, and hilariously cheesy dialogue. Eventually the series would buckle under the weight of too many characters – gotta sell those new toys! But The Transformers’ legacy would endure, despite some particularly painful low points – which we’ve helpfully highlighted below.

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