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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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'The Witness' (ALL) Free On Epic Games Store, 'Transistor' Later This Month

by Rainier on April 4, 2019 @ 10:16 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.

The Witness is a game where you explore a mysterious island and solve puzzles. Thematically, it’s a game about epiphany, that leap your mind makes when you instantly go from confusion to understanding.

The Witness takes place in an open world, so that you can go wherever you want.

For a puzzle game, this is nice, because it means the developers can include real puzzles that challenge and surprise you. In a linear game, if you get stuck on a puzzle, you are usually just stuck unless you look up the answer; this is why many linear games shy away from puzzles with non-obvious solutions. In The Witness, we can make puzzles as difficult or as subtle as we want, because if you are stuck in an area, you can simply go somewhere else.

Some puzzles in The Witness are hard, but some are easy. However, even the easy puzzles are interesting, because every puzzle has a little bit of communication wrapped inside it. So when you work through a bunch of puzzles in the game, you have also experienced a flow of ideas, presented to you at a high density.

Once The Witness, the current free game on the Epic Games Store, has run its course it will be up to Transistor, which will gratis starting on April 18 until May 2, 2019.

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.


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