It’s not easy to love the robots in disguise, but they’ve certainly had some high points of entertainment during the last decade. Specifically, High Moon’s superb Cybertron series, which was later muddied by less than stellar movie tie-in games. Enter fan-favourite developers Platinum Games, who’ve decided to go back to the roots of the iconic franchise while throwing their own brand of high-energon fisticuffs into the mix.
Swords! Sorcery! Dragons! Beats by Dr Dre! Scalebound sounds like a great idea for a game, one that might finally give Xbox the chance to actually sell a few Xbox One consoles in Japan. But it was also a very different game when it was first pitched.
It doesn't have Michael Bay's fingerprints on it, it was developed by Platinum Games and all the visuals inside of Transformers Devastation are lifted straight from the G1 era. This is why I can't wear pants when talking about games such as this, because they transform into a hot mess.
After being teased for years, Scalebound finally appeared in proper gameplay form at Gamescom this month. There’s still a lot about the game that needs to be revealed, but seeing it in action finally unveiled what Platinum and director Hideki Kamiya had been working on all this time. And it's going to push the Xbox One to the limit, like a cheesy 1980s workout song.