A Ps4 and Vita port of Bastion is coming. Even better news is that it is cross-buy, so if you buy one you get the other version for free. Here is to hoping that if this does well SuperGiant Games decides to make Transistor for the Vita as well.
It’s hard to imagine that almost half of the year has gone by so fast. So far 2014 seems to have suffered from the transition to the new consoles. While there have been a few surprises (Bravely Default, South Park), there haven’t been many big triple A games to talk about. However, the year is not over and with the recent arrivals of games like TitanFall, inFamous: Second Son and Dark Souls, the rest of 2014 is looking pretty exciting. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014:
10. The Evil Within
I’m generally not one to get scared by horror games. However, the “Horror” element has been missing for a while now. Leave it to Shinji Makami, the father of survival horror and creator of the Resident Evil series, to get me excited again. Makami’s The Evil Within looks disturbingly horrific … in a good way. From all the previews, this game looks to be a technical masterpiece. Lighting that gives off the right amount of dark that leave you not lost but wondering whats around the next corner. The enemies are relentless and powerful. Also, damage is crucial. Limbs stay hurt until they can be patched up, leaving escape difficult.
Look for this one August 26, 2014.
I’m already loving Transistor more than Bastion and SuperGiant Games’ gameplay demo is making me love it even more. The ultra sci-fi, big brother setting of the game is one of the most beautiful art styles I have seen in a game.
The story looks interesting as well, with the main character, Red, finding the Transistor, a powerful weapon which is inhabited by the soul of a man she was once close to. The man seems to play a similar role to the Narrator in Bastion, instead he talks directly to Red as they progress throughout the game. Both Red and the man are trying to prevent the enemies known as the “Process” who controls the world from getting their hands on the Transistor.
SuperGiant seems to be taking a more strategic approach to gameplay with the “Turn” mechanic. Essentially, “Turn” let’s you stop time and plan out Red’s attacks and movements. This can also be applied to a few of the games puzzles as well. While this may seem like it would make the game too easy, you have to wait for “Turn” to recharge in order to use it again. Also enemies move very fast and are plenty strong, so you have to plan out your attacks carefully.
Transistor is becoming more and more impressive each time it is shown. I cannot wait to play this on the PS4. You can watch the E3 gameplay video below.
Just about everything in Bastion hit the right note with me. Even though the Narrator was one of the best parts of the game, the real allure came from the game’s music and art style. Supergiant games seems to be capturing the same magic again with their newest game, Transistor. With the announcement at E3 that Transistor is coming to the PS4, I thought I would give the game spotlight for anyone interested. I have my eye on Transistor and will let you know when more news about this great indie game comes along.
Several Indie Games have been announced for the Ps4, including:
Transistor, from Supergiant Games (Creators of Bastion)
Mercenary Kings, from Tribute Games (Creators of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
Oddworld: New n’ Tasty, from Just Add Water
Octodad: Dadliest Catch, from Young Horses
Don’t Starve, from Klei