I don’t play a lot of mobile games, in fact, outside of a game of Tetris here and there I pretty much don’t play them at all; but after catching news of the upcoming strategy title, Transformers: Awakening, I think I’m going to have to remedy that.
I briefly played the demo on Glu’s site (admittedly, a little on the short side) and I don’t think I’m going to be able to pass up the opportunity of playing G1 Transformers in an SRPG-like format resembling Fire Emblem or Super Robot Taisen. Playing as Optimus, Bumblebee, Jazz, Iron-Hide and the like in this format would pretty much be a dream come true. I mean, c’mon, Ravage makes an appearance as early as the demo, and we know the likes of Jetfire, Trypticon, etc. also appear – so the sky’s the limit! I don’t know that we’ll be able to actually play as Decepticons as of yet but I’m holding out hope that it’ll be an option. Perhaps New Game+ ? Anyhow, I’m definitely sold on the entertainment / game play side of things and I’ll be looking forward to the release!
Gru’s solicitation is as follows:
After 4 million years, a volcanic eruption awakens the Transformers. Lead the Autobots in an epic war against the Decepticons for control of the Earth’s energy resources. Use the strengths of each Autobot, choose your weapons carefully to inflict the maximum amount of damage on the enemy. This is more than meets the eye.
Transformers: Awakening hits mobile phones this Fall, likely in September, and I’ll echo those that are hoping the title also makes it onto a platform like the Nintendo DS, or Sony PSP, if it proves to be nearly as good as it looks.