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SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

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Do you want to see some more Transformers Devastation action, directly from the Activision game itself? Of course you do, we've all seen the trailer and the gameplay - so have some more images showing off the general cast of the game, but mostly... Grimlock! Check them out below.

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More

Transformers News: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More
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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1708998)
Posted by UlsterMagus on July 11th, 2015 @ 7:54pm CDT
Every picture I see for this game gets me more excited!
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709010)
Posted by Deadput on July 11th, 2015 @ 8:21pm CDT
Looks better then what we first saw and I'm glad there are a bunch of Decepticon bosses to beat up which is something I always wanted in a Transformers game and the Cybertron games as good as they are failed to deliver in that aspect.


The only other game to do that for me was ROTF and the first movie game and I hated the first movie game.




Now my only problem is the lack of playable characters I realize its platinum and I'm not asking for a bloated cast that barley gets screen time like the Cybertron games...



But this is Transformers one of the appeals of the franchise is the huge amount of Characters on both sides that we get to see but part of that is ruined by the whole modern dynamic of making all the cast in recent media being the team of


Optimus Prime
Bumblebee (Although I like him when he talks)
Ratchet (I love him though)
The big green guy (Why are they always green?)
The girl (Just the role not the characters themselves)
And the Sixth ranger




It would be perfect if they had Prowl, Jazz and/or Cliffjumper as well as Ironhide just for the fact this is a brawler game.




I at least hope other Autobots are in the game as NPCs and its not just Op, Bee, Grim, Swipe and Wheeljack as that would be a very boring cast.



Part of it is the fact I always hate characters named Wheeljack (Don't ask me for whatever reason I just automatically hate characters with the name I always do and not because of the name its thier character I hate)



G1 Sideswipe never does anything worth remembering and is the most generic of the 1984 Ark Autobots yet he is beloved anyways even by me.



G1 Grimlock has always been boring to me I always preferred Swoop but I have been liking him more and more recently so there is hope but these days he is being lumped in with same group as Optimus and Bumblebee as the guys non fans remember.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709148)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 12th, 2015 @ 7:17am CDT
Hm. Grimlock's dino mode always looked far better with the toy's design than the simplified goofy cartoon version.

Still I do like the cell shaded look of this. I bought a PS4 a few weeks ago so I may give this a go when it's available.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709272)
Posted by thedistinctroom on July 12th, 2015 @ 5:52pm CDT
I keep thinking that those cities look awfully devoid of any actual Earth life, like people and birds, for example.

But, to be fair, I must play it first-hand before I rush my judgment. This looks like it's still in production (?), so we'll see.

:BOT:
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709278)
Posted by NiteStar on July 12th, 2015 @ 6:18pm CDT
I'm really hoping that there will be DLC character and map packs cuz only 5 playable characters will get old real quick. In any case I don't care. I will be waiting first in line to buy this game.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709293)
Posted by Deadput on July 12th, 2015 @ 7:23pm CDT
thedistinctroom wrote:I keep thinking that those cities look awfully devoid of any actual Earth life, like people and birds, for example.


:BOT:




That's been the case with almost every Transformers game set on Earth except for ROTF (You could run them over even as Autobots!) and DOTM in Decepticon missions where they attack you in tanks and jeeps and such.




I feel that Hasbro doesn't want the games to have Humans due to the fear that players will try to slaughter them or something even as Autobots for irony.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709390)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 13th, 2015 @ 3:57am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:G1 Sideswipe never does anything worth remembering and is the most generic of the 1984 Ark Autobots yet he is beloved anyways even by me.


He only saved the world once. ;)

I don't think he was generic. Maybe a bit underused; he never got a showcase episode unfortunately.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709397)
Posted by Deadput on July 13th, 2015 @ 4:39am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:G1 Sideswipe never does anything worth remembering and is the most generic of the 1984 Ark Autobots yet he is beloved anyways even by me.


He only saved the world once. ;)

I don't think he was generic. Maybe a bit underused; he never got a showcase episode unfortunately.



Yeah that's what I meant the only times I remember him is either with his brother and when he was pretending to be Breakdown.


And giving Optimus his hi and bye jetpack that was never referenced again.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709405)
Posted by NiteStar on July 13th, 2015 @ 5:52am CDT
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:We really need more '80s G1 crap? Ugh...


Well yeah I think we do cuz everything is Bayformers.
There isn't any G1 anywhere.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709409)
Posted by Deadput on July 13th, 2015 @ 6:14am CDT
NiteStar wrote:
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:We really need more '80s G1 crap? Ugh...


Well yeah I think we do cuz everything is Bayformers.
There isn't any G1 anywhere.




That's not true like at all.



Bayformers have not been relevant since Are in 2014.


Lots of G1 more so then Bayformers.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709415)
Posted by NiteStar on July 13th, 2015 @ 6:40am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
The High Moon Transformers games age is over for good.


Thank god. I never tried FoC cos War For Cybertron was such a huge boring waste of time and money with terrible floaty altmode controls and blocky models and oh god the tediousness of fighting the large bosses like Trypticon. I want that thrill from hurtling down a mountain in vehicle mode dodging trees and then transforming into robot form and blasting away. The PS2 Armada game may have had some faults (like the annoying physics when knocked or killed) and was based on a bad series but I always thought it deserved a sequel with improvements. Also I'd like them to put that game on PSN so I could play it again on my PS3. I don't have a PS2 anymore.

I was gonna give FoC a try to see if it had been improved but friends told me it was pretty much the same as WfC.


I actually enjoyed WFC and FOC. I love the artwork, designs and the storylines. It was as close to G1 as we were gonna get, that is at least until now.
Both games were great but the mechanics and gameplay on the other hand I did have some issues with. It was like both had things missing from the other. For example in WFC things like movement in vehicle mode were great but the weapons and powers were unbalanced between classes. Then in FOC weapons and powers were balanced but moving in vehicle mode was all messed up. WFC had endless rounds of escalation but very little in customization in MP. Then FOC had expanded greatly in MP customization but then Escalation was given cap limit. Both games were always backwards and had things that the other game didn't. Almost as if like High Moon couldn't get it right. The story, concept and design....Excellent but the mechanics, gameplay and features....laggish and inconsistent. Not to mention them being 3rd person shooter games they were very limiting in terms of up close combat. It sucked out loud to only have one melee and half the time it had no affect really. We never had to transform for anything unless it was to move into the next room. I'm glad this new game has incorporated transforming as a part of the combat PLUS melee combos AND weapons. It looks like it's going to be awesome.
I still love both WFC and FOC deeply though for its story and design. It was like watching a movie when you played those games.
You almost just wanted to hurry up and skip past the combat so you could watch all of the cut scenes.
I am a little bummed that High Moon will not be continuing on with the series cuz I did want see what was going to happen next as we were left with a cliff hanger at the end of FOC, but I think I'd rather have High Moon just make an actual damn Transformers movie rather than another Transformers game.(maybe they need to get on that)
This new game though looks like it has all the right mechanics and is exactly G1 designed so I'll accept this.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709416)
Posted by NiteStar on July 13th, 2015 @ 7:10am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:We really need more '80s G1 crap? Ugh...


Well yeah I think we do cuz everything is Bayformers.
There isn't any G1 anywhere.




That's not true like at all.



Bayformers have not been relevant since Are in 2014.


Lots of G1 more so then Bayformers.


How far back do you think 2014 was? 10 years ago? That was just last year. 6 months ago even. That's still right now we are in.
And it's been Bayformers really since 2007, since the first movie. Four Bayformers films already. A slew of Bayformers toys and games.Transformers Prime I liked but it was Bayformer inspired. TFA was cool and it made G1 references but it wasn't G1. The new transformers robots in disguise 2015 series......Bayformers. And Rescue Bots is something different all together.
The only thing that we have had that has been remotely close to G1 at all is WFC and FOC and now this new game.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709440)
Posted by o.supreme on July 13th, 2015 @ 9:27am CDT
This game keeps looking better & better. For those complaining about it being "G1" (The Original Transformers), do you know when the last video game based on the Original Transformers was made? - 2003 - And it was only released in Japan. I happen to have it, and it is amazing, way better than the paltry "Armada" game North American fans got stuck with. Though by todays standards "Call of the Future" would seem boring & repetitive, I have yet to see a Transformers game with such character diversity as this one. (Over 100 characters overall and 30+ playable ones)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transform ... video_game)

You know when the last one was before that? -It was for the original Famicom, again only in Japan back in 1987. So yes, in North America, there has never, until now, been a proper video game released based on the original Transformers, which makes this all the more exciting.

The Movieverse games are mostly fails, and while WFC, FoC, and even TF:Prime were fun, remember, they were based on the current Aligned continuity, not "Original".
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709443)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2015 @ 9:43am CDT
o.supreme wrote:do you know when the last video game based on the Original Transformers was made? - 2003 - And it was only released in Japan. I happen to have it, and it is amazing, way better than the paltry "Armada" game North American fans got stuck with.


That Japanese G1 game was (and still is) garbage. The voices and acting were terrible, the story was weak, the gameplay was abysmal, the character selection was underutilized... no amount of fanwank could save such a travesty of a game. Who in their right minds thought it would be a good idea to make a game about those who often use guns and blasters and instead only have them go around kicking everything? Absolutely stupid stupid stupid game that was an insult to everything G1. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709448)
Posted by o.supreme on July 13th, 2015 @ 9:55am CDT
Hey man, that's your opinion. I get that the VA was bad. It was not marketed towards North America, so they were obviously not going to get the original actors, it was on par with the horrible English dubs of Headmasters etc. I'm actually surprised it had English dialogue at all, very rare for a Japanese game. But still I would have rather had this game than the Armada POS that was released in North America. I still find "Fight the Future" to be fun, even to this day. Also, youtube videos don't compare to actually playing the game, there are plenty of weapons fire. I know, I own the game. The point still stands, Devastation is the first genuine Transformers game based on the original series to be released in North America EVER, and the first world wide in 12 years.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709449)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2015 @ 9:59am CDT
o.supreme wrote:Hey man, that's your opinion. I get that the VA was bad. It was not marketed towards North America, so they were obviously not going to get the original actors, it was on par with the horrible English dubs of Headmasters etc. I'm actually surprised it had English dialogue at all, very rare for a Japanese game.
They did that in hopes that it would get brought over here, but Hasbro said no because of how awful it was (Hasbro didn't even have any input on the game's development, being left out of it completely).

Even in Japan did it get so critically panned to the point of infamy over there.


Tell me truthfully, if one were to take all of the names and looks of the characters in the game and swap them all out for those of non-G1 (or even non-Transformers) characters, while leaving everything else about the game still intact, would you honestly still praise it as much as you do?
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709455)
Posted by JazZeke on July 13th, 2015 @ 10:23am CDT
NiteStar wrote:
MartianSpyGirl1996 wrote:We really need more '80s G1 crap? Ugh...


Well yeah I think we do cuz everything is Bayformers.
There isn't any G1 anywhere.

There's the G1-centric Generations line, the comics, the broad selection of T-shirts...

Don't get me wrong, I'm a G1 baby myself (well, more so Beast Wars, but it still counts) but G1 still has a massive, massive influence on the brand. New continuities come and go, but there will always be a version of G1.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1709570)
Posted by Shadowman on July 13th, 2015 @ 2:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:do you know when the last video game based on the Original Transformers was made? - 2003 - And it was only released in Japan. I happen to have it, and it is amazing, way better than the paltry "Armada" game North American fans got stuck with.


That Japanese G1 game was (and still is) garbage. The voices and acting were terrible, the story was weak, the gameplay was abysmal, the character selection was underutilized... no amount of fanwank could save such a travesty of a game. Who in their right minds thought it would be a good idea to make a game about those who often use guns and blasters and instead only have them go around kicking everything? Absolutely stupid stupid stupid game that was an insult to everything G1. :BANG_HEAD:


Oh, good, someone said it so I don't have to.

And to answer the question in your second-to-last sentence, Platinum Games, apparently.

o.supreme wrote:I'm actually surprised it had English dialogue at all, very rare for a Japanese game.


Except for some Capcom games; Devil May Cry and Resident Evil have both used solely English audio since their first games.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710006)
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2015 @ 3:31pm CDT
We have seen multiple trailers, and a glimpse of the Activision poster for Transformers: Devastation - now, thanks to the artist behind the piece, Guido Guidi, we get a look at a digital version of the artwork accompanying the game in promotional material, featuring the G1esque full cast! Check it out mirrored below.

Courtesy of Hasbro and Activision - for those who missed it, here's a clear view of the SDCC 2015 Transformers Devastation poster!


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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710009)
Posted by Va'al on July 15th, 2015 @ 3:32pm CDT
carytheone wrote:My phone needs a digital copy of that poster.

Wish... granted!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ter/33501/
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710011)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2015 @ 3:38pm CDT
Wait, is Menasor in the game too? And based on his CW toy?
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710016)
Posted by r2d2drift on July 15th, 2015 @ 4:10pm CDT
I was about to loose my two copies a got of this poster feeeewwwhhh the booth were I leave it, he store it for me and well now I can display it on my transformer room
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710165)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 16th, 2015 @ 10:19am CDT
Does this mean Menasor is gonna be in the game too? That's awesome if so.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710320)
Posted by Fireback on July 16th, 2015 @ 10:34pm CDT
YRQRM0 wrote:Does this mean Menasor is gonna be in the game too? That's awesome if so.


100% Guaranteed!!
These creators are all about G1 authentication.
They are far from false Atari & Nintendo design/promotion.

Yea I know what Im getting for myself come Christmas.
I just hope we can play with A variety of all Transformers in this game.
Including Combiners & having our own Gestalt War's.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1710361)
Posted by Shadowman on July 17th, 2015 @ 3:06am CDT
Fireback wrote:They are far from false Atari & Nintendo design/promotion.


What does that even mean?

Fireback wrote:Yea I know what Im getting for myself come Christmas.
I just hope we can play with A variety of all Transformers in this game.
Including Combiners & having our own Gestalt War's.


We already know you can't. There are only five playable characters, they're all Autobots, and none of them are on combiner teams.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716178)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 6th, 2015 @ 1:07pm CDT
Pulled straight from the game's Facebook page.
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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716299)
Posted by Va'al on August 7th, 2015 @ 4:19am CDT
Fellow Seibertronian SlyTF1 has spotted an updated for the upcoming game Transformers: Devastation, via their Facebook page: a brief bio and close-up of the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime! Check it out mirrored below, as we find out more about the character and his playability in the game.

Here’s a sneak peek at Optimus Prime from Transformers: Devastation.


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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716304)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 7th, 2015 @ 4:38am CDT
Pelvic-thrust Prime! Oooh yeah!
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716368)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 7th, 2015 @ 10:50am CDT
They put his :BOT: insignia on the wrong shoulder.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716480)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 7th, 2015 @ 8:11pm CDT
And now there's a trailer for Optimus.
https://www.facebook.com/transformersga ... =2&theater
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716550)
Posted by Va'al on August 8th, 2015 @ 2:01am CDT
After yesterday's Optimus Prime bio from the upcoming Activision Transformers Devastation game, the Facebook page has also uploaded a gameplay trailer featuring the Autobot leader! You can take a look at the embedded video below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub - does it scratch your G1 itch? Or are you still doubtful about the game?

In Transformers: Devastation, Optimus Prime mixes speed with power. And that Energon Axe makes all the Decepticons nervous.


https://www.facebook.com/transformersgame/videos/vb.125446750096/10153489083060097/?type=2&theater
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716554)
Posted by Rainmaker on August 8th, 2015 @ 2:08am CDT
OMG THAT TRUCK WHACK IS TOO GOOD! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716594)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 8th, 2015 @ 8:39am CDT
I don't believe that this game will be successful. There's nothing extraordinarily unique about this game at all. It feels, generic.
SlyTF1 wrote:And now there's a trailer for Optimus.

This could be an excellent pun.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716602)
Posted by RodimusRex on August 8th, 2015 @ 9:12am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I don't believe that this game will be successful. There's nothing extraordinarily unique about this game at all. It feels, generic.
SlyTF1 wrote:And now there's a trailer for Optimus.

This could be an excellent pun.


I don't think a game has to be unique:

A) If it's just smoothly assembled, social, and cheap.

B) If it targets people who don't play that many games.

MMOs bank a lot on the social aspect and targeting people who don't play games much.

In my mind the success fo this game banks on three things:

- Does it effectively reach people who don't play a lot of games?

- Does it have multiplayer support?

- Is it smooth and relatively bug free?

My gut feeling is that they could seriously amplify the success of this if they lowered the price and had DLC. I expect fun mods will be developed for this game if they don't have major DLC plans.

I've already been looking into mod tools for this. G2 should be a no-brainer for DLC at least since four of the five characters can "become" G2 with a recolor and new faction symbol. Replace Wheeljack with Carzap. Throw in Rapido as a Prowl recolor.

Maybe a DLC G1 pack that swaps Cliffjumper for Bumblebee, Sunstreaker for Sideswipe, Ironhide for Grimlock, etc.

Or a 2k5 pack that replaces the Autobots with movie Autobots. Rodimus replaces Sideswipe, Arcee replaces Bumblebee, Springer or Kup replaces Grimlock, Ultra Magnus replaces Prime.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716625)
Posted by Shadowman on August 8th, 2015 @ 12:58pm CDT
RodimusRex wrote:MMOs bank a lot on the social aspect and targeting people who don't play games much.


No they really don't. The better MMOs out there use a subscription model, pay-to-play, and the casual gamer isn't really down with that.

RodimusRex wrote:In my mind the success fo this game banks on three things:

- Does it effectively reach people who don't play a lot of games?

- Does it have multiplayer support?

- Is it smooth and relatively bug free?


It doesn't have multiplayer. But then again, I don't know why you'd ever consider multiplayer a requirement for success.

RodimusRex wrote:My gut feeling is that they could seriously amplify the success of this if they lowered the price and had DLC.


Lowering the price doesn't really accomplish as much as you'd think. And DLC is already a very controversial subject for many, many gamers. Most people prefer not having to pay extra for things.

RodimusRex wrote:I expect fun mods will be developed for this game if they don't have major DLC plans.


Assuming they release the SDK for it, which not all developers do. You ever notice there's no proper mods for Borderlands?
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716628)
Posted by RodimusRex on August 8th, 2015 @ 1:13pm CDT
I'd maintain Call of Duty and World of Warcraft have two different demographics but almost no MMOs charge a subscription fee anymore.

So far, there seem to be mods for all of Platinum Games because while they deny that they use the same proprietary engine for all of their games, they seem to use the same tools. I don't know if physics mods will be very doable but I'd be surprised if re-skins pose an issue.

It isn't a matter of having the full SDK to decompile and crank out a few skins. I've done MMO mods and those aren't based on the SDK.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716641)
Posted by SlyTF1 on August 8th, 2015 @ 2:42pm CDT
RodimusRex wrote:
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:I don't believe that this game will be successful. There's nothing extraordinarily unique about this game at all. It feels, generic.
SlyTF1 wrote:And now there's a trailer for Optimus.

This could be an excellent pun.


I don't think a game has to be unique:

A) If it's just smoothly assembled, social, and cheap.

B) If it targets people who don't play that many games.

MMOs bank a lot on the social aspect and targeting people who don't play games much.

In my mind the success fo this game banks on three things:

- Does it effectively reach people who don't play a lot of games?

- Does it have multiplayer support?

- Is it smooth and relatively bug free?

My gut feeling is that they could seriously amplify the success of this if they lowered the price and had DLC. I expect fun mods will be developed for this game if they don't have major DLC plans.

I've already been looking into mod tools for this. G2 should be a no-brainer for DLC at least since four of the five characters can "become" G2 with a recolor and new faction symbol. Replace Wheeljack with Carzap. Throw in Rapido as a Prowl recolor.

Maybe a DLC G1 pack that swaps Cliffjumper for Bumblebee, Sunstreaker for Sideswipe, Ironhide for Grimlock, etc.

Or a 2k5 pack that replaces the Autobots with movie Autobots. Rodimus replaces Sideswipe, Arcee replaces Bumblebee, Springer or Kup replaces Grimlock, Ultra Magnus replaces Prime.


I'm pretty sure I read that the game's going to be $40. Also, DLC characters and missions would be nice. As well as retail "exclusive" DLC's.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1716644)
Posted by Shadowman on August 8th, 2015 @ 3:22pm CDT
RodimusRex wrote:I'd maintain Call of Duty and World of Warcraft have two different demographics but almost no MMOs charge a subscription fee anymore.


First off, Call of Duty? Not an MMO. Second, Final Fantasy XIV? Actually an MMO, and the devs have said that no, they're staying pay-to-play until they have to shut the game down--it will never be free-to-play. And it's worth it.

RodimusRex wrote:It isn't a matter of having the full SDK to decompile and crank out a few skins. I've done MMO mods and those aren't based on the SDK.


That's impossible, MMOs don't allow people to mod them. Which ones are you talking about?
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Posted by RodimusRex on August 8th, 2015 @ 4:29pm CDT
There's a difference between "don't allow" and "impossible".

I was doing texture and model swaps in WoW long before they added transmogrification. There are varying levels to the exploit communities for these games. Most people serious about machinima are at least a couple of layers in, extracting models and sometimes tweaking the clientside 3D models and textures. You do need to bypass the warden software. There are generally several phases of anti-hacking/cheating software in an MMO. The first is file verification.

Changing music and textures is fairly easy, usually.

Also, I looked it up after my last post and found the texture swapping tools people use for Platinum's Korra game, which looks very similar. It should work for Transformers because it intercepts and replaces textures in memory on their way to being rendered. Shouldn't need to decompile the game. The biggest risk is that character parts and objects will share textures, ie. maybe with Optimus Prime using so much solid red that he won't have a unique texture for each part of his arm. He probably will though for ease of tinting/recoloring characters in the game on the development side.

And... just dug deeper into Korra modding because of the game engine similarity. Looks like there might be some mild texture sharing but a G2 repaint mod will probably be doable if the art is handled like Korra's.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1718085)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2015 @ 8:28am CDT
The Official Transformers Game Facebook page they posted a some concept art of they used to create the in-game model of Optimus Prime! Check out the images we've embedded below and they are also saying that there will be more concept art reveals for other characters in the future!


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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1718089)
Posted by RainyDayMan2k on August 14th, 2015 @ 8:55am CDT
Very nice. Looks like a nice blending of influences from the G1 animation model, G1 toy, and MP-10 toy.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2015 @ 9:54am CDT
Looks like they based the page layout on those of the Ark books.

For comparison, here's the Optimus Prime character model pages as seen in the first Ark book:
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Compared to the cartoon model, the game model looks puffier in robot mode, the game head is rounder (being more like the cartoon's alternate head instead of its primary head seen above), while the truck mode looks like they just copied-and-pasted the truck mode from the Ark book into these new images.
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Posted by Alpha Dominus on August 14th, 2015 @ 12:14pm CDT
Awesome! It's like the marvel comic but with consistent dimensions and designs.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on August 14th, 2015 @ 6:57pm CDT
New Bumblebee trailer and poster.
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Posted by Sabrblade on August 14th, 2015 @ 10:49pm CDT
Anyone else get a Beast Wars vibe or even a Sonic the Hedgehog vibe from the jammin' rock/metal soundtrack of that Bumblebee trailer? It's so 90's it's awesome! :KREMZEEK:

Also, why did Bumblebee suddenly go Super Saiyan for a sec in that trailer?
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Posted by no-one on August 15th, 2015 @ 12:25pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Also, why did Bumblebee suddenly go Super Saiyan for a sec in that trailer?

Because video games.
Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1718504)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 15th, 2015 @ 10:40pm CDT
A new trailer for Transformers: Devastation has hit featuring Bumblebee showing off his sweet fighting skills. There is also a bio for Bumblebee on the Transformers Game Facebook page.

Bumblebee's your 'bot for lightning-fast beatdowns. Here’s a clip that shows off his fancy footwork in Transformers: Devastation.




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Re: SDCC 2015 - Activision Transformers: Devastation Screenshots Featuring Grimlock, Devastator and More (1718548)
Posted by BumbleDouche on August 16th, 2015 @ 6:20am CDT
While I certainly appreciate the look and feel of this game (it's always great to see G1 inspired products), I can't help but feel that the arcade, punch 'em-style game play just doesn't fit. Transformers characters conduct their war with ranged weapons. Sometimes the gun is as important a part of the character as the face - much of the character and personality is displayed by the choice of weapon. Obviously there are exceptions, like the ever-recurring Prime Vs Megatron Axe Vs Mace, but in general I mean. In that sense, I think the War for/Fall of Cybertron games came closer to achieving the right "feel."
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Posted by frogbat on August 16th, 2015 @ 7:54am CDT
hope this plays as well as it looks, a story driven war for cybertron game might've been better but if the reviews are half decent i'll buy it nonetheless (and the lack of games that interest me on the ps4 will make the purchase even easier)

my dream game would still be a command and conquer style RTS game set in g1. Harvesting energon, using troops' particular abilities to upgrade and defend your base.For example the constructicons for building base upgrades, sound wave for the comms and radar... the seekers for aerial assault, shockwave for special weapons and supplies. The cassettes and reflector as scouts. On the autobot's side: wheel jack and ratchet, grapple and hoist, bumblebee and cliff jumper...

Then finally for the final level, armageddon ensues when you launch a final attack and have your base transform into metroplex or trypticon for a final all out assault. Maybe a 4x turn based game would work too methinks.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on August 16th, 2015 @ 12:48pm CDT
The game will run in 1080p, at 60 fps.
http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/08/10/ ... 4xbox-one/

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