Game Makers talk Transformers Animated

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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 7:22PM CDT

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Comic Book Resources got a chance to sit down and talk to Stephanie Marshall of developer A2M and John Sweeney, Associate Producer for Activision, and got the scoop on what we can expect from Transformers Animated the video game for the Nintendo DS.

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What is the main storyline of the game, and how does it tie into the "Transformers: Animated" series?



John Sweeney: The game ties directly into the "Transformers: Animated" series and takes place along the same timeline as Seasons 1 and 2. In the game, Megatron has taken over Sumdac factory in order to build an army of robots to invade Cybertron. In order to get to Cybertron, he has also been building a Space Bridge and is attempting to gather up the All Spark fragments in order to power it up. It's up to the Autobots to stop him.



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The interview goes on to discuss the game play and usual questions like transforming capabilities and characters available for play.

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Check out the entire interview by clicking here.
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Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822030)
Posted by TankedThomas on October 25th, 2008 @ 8:24pm CDT
Uh... the link to the interview links to picture 3. You should fix it so we can read the interview. I can't be bothered searching for the URL. I expect you to do it for us. :grin:
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822032)
Posted by TankedThomas on October 25th, 2008 @ 8:30pm CDT
Double post, sorry. Seibertron's database stuffed up. I actually did get an error. It's come right now. Somehow, I managed to double post trying to post my message.
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822045)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 25th, 2008 @ 8:55pm CDT
WOW thats a brillant interview!

the backside of optimus prime! :mrgreen:
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822050)
Posted by Booda on October 25th, 2008 @ 8:58pm CDT
It's a license that Activision bought to make a quick buck. That's all Activision does. Ever.

They make it sound like Lost Vikings, but the fun of Lost Vikings comes heavily from the level design. Is level design going to be at the forefront of their minds while developing the game? No comment.

The driving aspect of the game screams of filler. If you're going to focus on level design--which, as mentioned above, you have to do for a puzzle game--where does this "fast-paced," quasi-action game fit? It sounds like they don't have enough time to come up with enough innovative puzzles to make the game long enough, so they came up with the driving segments, which are probably long and tedious, just to drag out some hours of gameplay.
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822055)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 25th, 2008 @ 9:03pm CDT
Booda wrote:It's a license that Activision bought to make a quick buck. That's all Activision does. Ever.

They make it sound like Lost Vikings, but the fun of Lost Vikings comes heavily from the level design. Is level design going to be at the forefront of their minds while developing the game? No comment.

The driving aspect of the game screams of filler. If you're going to focus on level design--which, as mentioned above, you have to do for a puzzle game--where does this "fast-paced," quasi-action game fit? It sounds like they don't have enough time to come up with enough innovative puzzles to make the game long enough, so they came up with the driving segments, which are probably long and tedious, just to drag out some hours of gameplay.


yes that sadly happened with the WALL-E on the DS. for what happened with that i hope "this" transformers game come out of PS2. the Ds is'nt a strong point on games for me, the only games ive seen are My Sims and transformers "Decepticons" i cant stand game where you have to avoid and get to the end of a highway instead of being able to walk around and transfrom freely! :-(
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822085)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2008 @ 10:00pm CDT
So... if this game takes place within the show's continuity, at what point of the show does it take place?
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822186)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 26th, 2008 @ 5:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:So... if this game takes place within the show's continuity, at what point of the show does it take place?


i guess it covers all 3 seasons?
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822192)
Posted by Stefadeth on October 26th, 2008 @ 5:50am CDT
Pretty lame that this game can only be played on the DS.
I have a PS2 and a Wii myself and I was hoping on a new TF(Animated) game to come out soon, but I was not planning on buying a DS just so I can play the game.
Re: Game Makers talk Transformers Animated (822238)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 26th, 2008 @ 7:52am CDT
Stefadeth wrote:Pretty lame that this game can only be played on the DS.
I have a PS2 and a Wii myself and I was hoping on a new TF(Animated) game to come out soon, but I was not planning on buying a DS just so I can play the game.


Then why not enter that contest that the winner gets the game and a DS?

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... nds/14287/

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