It’s tough for any 10-minute game demo to get you hooked on the story, rather than the action, but Transistor managed to pull it off. In my brief time with the game, I was drawn in to the budding relationship between the protagonist and the eponymous Transistor sword that serves as her guide. In doing so, the sword also becomes a de facto narrator–a clear nod to Supergiant’s last game, Bastion. Although I enjoyed Transistor‘s combat, which includes a way to stop time and program a few automatic attack moves, I’m even more interested to see where the story goes.
Release Date: 2014 for PC and PS4