Transistor is an Action RPG developed and published by Supergiant Games, also known for their previous title, Bastion. It is available for PC, Mac and Linux, and also for the next-gen console PlayStation 4. It is set in the colorful cyberpunk city of Cloudbank, in a dystopian future in which technology has taken control over the city and its population. The first steps in the game are somewhat confusing. You will meet our protagonist Red, a singer who has lost her voice. The scene starts with her next to a "supposedly" unknown dead man who has a great sword impaling him.
She takes the great sword, which is called Transistor, and speaks. Transistor asks Red to abandon the city that is now controlled by robots and whose people have disappeared from the streets. What happens in the city is called "Process", and the Camerata, a group of powerful men, has initiated it. However, the Process has rebelled, and no one can control it now. Your mission will be stopping the Process and restoring the processed part of the city.
It is worth mentioning that Transistor is a marvel for the eyes and makes you fall in love with it for the soundtrack. Once you download this adventure, its marvelous cyberpunk design will show you a futuristic and isolated city that has a mysterious atmosphere. The isometric view does not impede the display of lots of details in the buildings, items and enemies. The effects are well developed but not outstanding. However, it does not matter, because the soundtrack is what will make you be fascinated. Darren Korb is in charge of the soundtrack, and he has done a brilliant job. Electric guitars, pianos, bass; everything is mixed to create a masterpiece. In addition, the sung melodies are the job of Ashley Barret, and she also has done a exquisite job.
The gameplay is also an additive feature of this game. Transistor allows you to assign four actions to the four main buttons. These are a main action and a secondary action or passive action. As you level up, you will discover new abilities to use in the four main buttons. You can assign the abilities to the button you want, and all abilities can be primary or secondary. Depending on the combination you decide, you will have different attacks.
It is set in the colorful cyberpunk city of Cloudbank, in a dystopian future in which technology has taken control over the city and its population
However, in my opinion, the most outstanding feature of the combats is the turns. Pressing the trigger, time stops, and you are free to plan the attacks you want to perform. You can decide which action you want to perform in the turn; you can throw a projectile, move to another place, hit the enemy several times, etc. There is a bar on the top of the screen that depletes when you choose the actions and attacks. Thus, you can only carry out a limited number of actions. Then, you will have to wait for the bar to complete again to use another turn.
While the bar is filling, you will not be able to carry out active attacks, so you will have to dodge and hide in the structures of the scenarios. You will have to be very smart and plan your strategy very carefully to defeat all your robotic enemies. As you complete stages, the enemies become more and more difficult to defeat, but you will also gain more abilities to face them.
Transistor Full Version Features
In this section, you will find the main features of Transistor:
- Amazing HD graphics that show many details of the city and the characters
- Cyberpunk futuristic environment full of colors, neon lights and technology
- Darren Korb is in charge of the brilliant soundtrack and Ashley Barret is the voice of the songs
- Multiple enemies whose difficulty level increases as you complete the game
- Ability to replay the adventure once you finish it, with all the abilities you have obtained
If you are interested in Transistor and you want to know more about the game before you download it to your PC, feel free to visit the developer’s official website .
Here you can read up on the system requirements that your PC needs to download and play Transistor:
- Operating System: Windows 7 32-Bit or newer
- Processor: Dual Core @ 2.6 GHz
- RAM Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVidia 9400 GT, AMD HD 5450, Intel HD 5450 or better
- Hard Drive Space: 3 GB free on your PC