2010-03-10-BFP583-mantastic


583 Mantastic.

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I had a weird dream, but was so tired when I woke up I knew I was just going to fall asleep again, so I made a note to myself to help remember.  When I looked at the note it was so cryptic I had no idea what I was trying to say to myself.  It was sort of like my dream brain couldn’t understand how to write in a way my waking one would understand.  At the time I thought I was being very clear, but I absolutely wasn’t.  It’s just a series of words that make no real sense.  XD

Anyway, I started listening to this podcast about games for phones and that kind of thing so I could  maybe find ones besides Bejeweled, and Bookworm.  There’s not a lot of places to get decent information about app store games.  Mostly it’s one bit of information barfed up all over the net, which is useless.

They mentioned, in passing, that there was a Gen 1 Transformers game that came out.  On a whim I decided to get it, even though they didn’t actually say anything about the game, just that it existed.  It’s basically a Fire Emblem style tactics RPG with a Transformers skin.  Which is exactly the kind of thing I’ve wanted since video games have been around, but never got.  I won’t lie to you, it’s basic at best.  That said, it has a lot of potential.  If they made a version of Transformers Gen 1: Awakening for, say, the DS.  It could potentially be the game that makes up for every shitty Transformers game to date.  The character models are sort of a mish mosh of the cartoon, and the various sales images that Hasbro has been trotting around with for the last 5 years or so.  From one screen to another the styles don’t match between a single character, but it’s still nice looking, especially for a game made to be on a phone.  Plus it’s like $4 or something.  It’s glitchy, and kind of spartan, but it’s as close to a decent Transformers RPG as we’re likely to get anytime soon.  I hope it does well enough that they maybe expand on the idea and release a serious version later on.