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Transistor

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Supergiant Games
Release Date: May 20, 2014

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'Transistor' (ALL) Adds Replayability With Recursion Mode

by Rainier on May 15, 2014 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT

Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a futuristic city.

Transistor will seamlessly integrate thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, complete with a melding of responsive gameplay and rich storytelling.

In Transistor, players assume the role of a young woman who gains control of a powerful weapon after assailants nearly kill her with it. She must fight against forces that will stop at nothing to recover the weapon. During the course of the adventure, players piece together the Transistor's mysteries.

Recursion mode is unlocked after you finish Transistor’s story.

You’ll then have the option to recurse through the experience, retaining your progression data — notably, your User Level and all the Transistor functions you’ve unlocked. This immediately opens up a lot of new gameplay as you’ll be discovering new function combinations all the way through your initial play-through of the game. You’ll also find some new surprises (that word again) in the content itself the second time around. Most notably, the composition of enemy forces you’ll encounter will be different — and it’ll be different just about every time you play. This means you can really sink your teeth into the core gameplay if you’ve taken a liking to it by the end of the game.

The Process, the enemy forces you’ll be dealing with in Transistor, operate as a faction. The different varieties you’ll encounter have complementary roles. As the developers experimented with fighting against them in different combinations, and in different locations throughout the game, they found a ton of interesting variety.

If you’re familiar with Bastion’s New Game Plus mode, Transistor’s Recursion mode pushes some of those ideas even further.

Transistor will be available as digital download for $19.99.


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