Transformers: Devastation is a cartoon dream in motion

Transformers: Devastation looks and sounds exactly like an episode of Transformers in this new gameplay trailer... or an episode of Transformers written and directed by Platinum Games, anyway, with tons of fast-paced, high-flying melee combat and no annoying kids.

Platinum's done a remarkable job of putting the original series' aesthetic of bold lines and shiny metal into polygons (it also doesn't hurt to have the voice actor for Optimus Prime back on board). The best part of all might be the transformations themselves: peppy, twirling animations complete with that sound.

That said, hopefully Transformers: Devastation turns out better than The Legend of Korra, which was another cartoon adaptation published by Activision… and also one of Platinum's biggest critical flops.

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