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Tetsuwan Convoy
22nd June 2008, 12:20 AM
Whilst cruising the web, I stumbled across this:
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7696430&style=games

and then this:

http://tformers.com/transformers-activision-developing-animated-game-for-nintendo-ds/9608/news.html

(remember to add the t )
I had a feeling that animated would get the DS game treatment somehow..

Borgeman
24th June 2008, 12:24 AM
i will find out the release date of this game next time im working (eb games)

George

Tetsuwan Convoy
30th July 2008, 09:33 AM
Found some more exciting news on this front.


Check it out here (http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/?pageid=article&t=11543)

Due oout in the US on the 24th October. I am intrigued...

Paulbot
30th July 2008, 09:42 AM
Found some more exciting news on this front.

Check it out here (http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/?pageid=article&t=11543)

Just like the movie game (at least the PS2 one anyway) we don't get to play as Ratchet? Poor Ratchet. :(

JuzMel
30th July 2008, 11:00 AM
Oh yay Animated DS game! Okay I will "try" not to download from the ROM site and instead go buy the proper one so I get to keep the box and manual as well.. :p

GoktimusPrime
30th July 2008, 04:48 PM
..and support the industry? ;)

Golden Phoenix
31st July 2008, 11:08 AM
This look interesting.
From the sounds of it, it sounds like a platform adventure game, kinda like Lego Star Wars
If so I'm sold, well at least on the most part.

Omega Supreme
4th August 2008, 09:26 AM
This actually looks like fun, I used to have the Transformers: Decepticons on DS and that wasnt to bad. I will more than likely ending up getting it just because its TF.

PirateCop
10th August 2008, 07:56 PM
exclusive to the ds! so none of that cheap rushed licensed game bull SWEET

Tommy K
10th August 2008, 08:26 PM
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=FzkB1DWkuo4
in game footage

Beast_Wars_Superior
21st September 2008, 11:38 PM
I read about this on IGN a while ago. It sounds like a remake of The Lost Vikings, because apparently it's a 2D platformer where you have to use the individual skills of each character to solve puzzles and obtain Allspark fragments.

As long as the abilities stay true to the show and the stages are well designed, this could be a sleeper hit!

Though I am sceptical about the 3D driving sections. We all know what usually happens with tacked-on driving stages... :P

EDIT: Geez, I don't wanna sound like a broken record, but here are some comments from the Aussie Nintendo link:

Gookanheimer says: More Transformers rape? Geez.

Bhaskar24 says: That is supposed to be Optimus Prime? Surely this game will not be allowed to sell.

Lexicon says: The Transformers Animated series is an abomination to the Transformers name, and this game will echo that.


:rolleyes:

Saintly
22nd September 2008, 09:50 AM
i'll keep my eyes peeled :)

i_amtrunks
22nd September 2008, 10:00 AM
The poor whining diddums... :p

The game looks alright for a DS game, and as long as the controls aren't terrible broken I'm sure it wont be too bad. Not sure how sales will go though...

Beast_Wars_Superior
22nd September 2008, 08:46 PM
The poor whining diddums...


I just checked the comments on IGN, and they're even worse! :(

Anyway: http://www.activision.com/index.html#gamepage|en_AU|gameId:TransAnimate&brandId:Transformers

Check out the video on here. This game may contain full voice acting!

Tetsuwan Convoy
23rd September 2008, 01:23 AM
Ocotber 31st People. I discovered that the guys making this also did the Spidermna Friend or Foe game on DS, which I hear isn't all that fab.

Oh well, maybe they will get it right... Still gonnna try it though!:D

Beast_Wars_Superior
23rd September 2008, 03:51 AM
Ocotber 31st People. I discovered that the guys making this also did the Spidermna Friend or Foe game on DS, which I hear isn't all that fab.

Oh well, maybe they will get it right... Still gonnna try it though!:D

They also did Kim Possible, which was apparently a much better engine than the Spiderman game. They're using the KP engine for the TF game. I guess being Cartoon Network shows, they'd both have a similar visual style. :p

EDIT: Some thoughts about this game after watching the videos:

The abilities appear to stay true to the series! Bulkhead has his wrecking balls, Optimus has grappling hooks and throwing axes, Prowl has shurikens, and Bumblebee has electricity attacks. Bumblebee can also wall jump and move faster/jump higher than everyone. I suspect Prowl will have similar abilities. It also looks as if Prowl and Optimus have 'path drawing' abilities for their projectile attacks, a la the Boomerang in Phantom Hourglass.

The other interesting thing is that Bumblebee has his turbo boosters in the driving sections!

I'm a bit disappointed that Ratchet isn't in the game. Come on, his powers are perfectly suited to a platform puzzler! He can move objects from a distance and he can create shields. There was a Lost Viking who just carried a shield around, and I thought Ratchet would be playing that defensive role. Oh well.

Also, not sure if the speech in the Activision video is in-game or dubbed over, but if it is in-game, along wth FMVs they showed, it could be quite a technically impressive game!

Beast_Wars_Superior
28th October 2008, 03:31 AM
Got this game and it seems very good so far! The voice acting is excellent, especially the tutorials which are all done in Ratchet's soothing voice. :D

I like the puzzles so far, it seems like the developers have actually made an effort with this one. The first few were a good introduction to the game, and if the difficulty continues ramping up it may be a very satisfying journey.

One thing I don't like is the fact that you basically need to use the stylus and the buttons. This really annoys me in other games, but for some reason it hasn't yet affected my enjoyment of this one.

i_amtrunks
28th October 2008, 08:24 AM
Stylus and buttons alternatively I hope, I only have two hands, and mostly when I play me DS is on the train, so I cannot rest it on a table or something...

Gotta remember to nab this and give it a go.

Beast_Wars_Superior
29th October 2008, 10:36 PM
Stylus and buttons alternatively I hope, I only have two hands, and mostly when I play me DS is on the train, so I cannot rest it on a table or something...

Gotta remember to nab this and give it a go.

I found a way to get around this problem:

basically, hold the stylus like a pen and rest your free finger on the B button in the same way you rest your fingers on keyboard buttons in PC games. This allows you to use the stylus for all the fighting and puzzling functions, yet you can still press B to block in an emergency.

If anyone needs visual aids I'll post some pics to demonstrate. It'll be like a 'How to play Transformers Animated' guide, except this one has nothing to do with Factor 5. :p

Paulbot
30th October 2008, 10:44 AM
So is the game on sale yet? Which stores?

i_amtrunks
30th October 2008, 11:07 AM
I think it gets an AU release at the end of November.

I have a modded DS, so I'll be trialling before buying.

Tetsuwan Convoy
1st November 2008, 04:30 PM
It had an ocotber relase date from the US, so I am waiting for the posty to deliver mine.

I checked with my local game shop and they said 25th November. Hence my importage.

Beast_Wars_Superior
2nd November 2008, 02:40 AM
It had an ocotber relase date from the US, so I am waiting for the posty to deliver mine.

I checked with my local game shop and they said 25th November. Hence my importage.

Yeah, I got the US version from Play-Asia. Sif I was gonna wait for this one. :p

Tetsuwan Convoy
6th November 2008, 12:07 PM
Got mine in the post the other day.

I am impressed. The puzzle aspects work well with the 3 Autobots and the driving sections are fun. I think its a little short, after taking it to work and giving it a bashing of about 3-4 hours (in-between working every now and then) I am 61% the way through.

Cool with all the speech and a story that doesn't follow the cartoon either!

Nice touches like when you close the screen with the game running, it makes the TFing noise! Sari running up to recharge dead Autobots with her key. She even puts the key in the right place i.e She will Crawl over Bumblebee's corpse:D to plug it into his forehead and climb under Bulkhead's shoulder bits to get to his chest

From my experience 7/10

Bartrim
10th November 2008, 10:33 AM
Just got this game. Very enjoyable. I hate to sound a little corny but I like the how emphasis on teamwork to help navigate your way through levels. It could help teach kids the value of working together :D