Transformers Legends (Mobage Mobile) PAX impressions and information

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  1. thygriever

    thygriever Optimus Prime

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    Not sure if this was the correct thread or it should be in the video game thread but it can be moved if needed.

    I just got back from PAX Prime Seattle and was able to view the new mobile card game exclusively for this show. And I gotta say, it looks beautiful on the ipad (all sharp retina). The new artwork (called contemporary redesigns by the dev) and designs are worth getting the game for.



    I was shown the game by the producer or one of the devs as he explained how the mechanics of the game worked. I was NOT able to play it but I was shown basically most of the game while he played. I'm also not sure if you guys knew of this information ahead of time but I'll just throw out everything I saw and heard.

    * Single player lets you pick a side Autobot or Decepticon to start out your deck. However on the cybertron mission map you can play as either Autobot or Decepticon. The interface for the map and the menu look very slick.

    * You can collect cards for both factions and they can be mixed and matched for multiplayer. Looks like for missions, you can only use the type of card for that faction's missions.

    * You collect cards playing "tap" mini games. Tapping the enemy gives you energon/money, not sure if there's a difference. Or occasionally a card. There is a completion meter on top to show your progress (presumably to repeat a mission to get all the items).

    * Rare cards are basically rare drops, a percentage.

    * He showed me his STACKED deck of cards (well he is the dev!), basically showed me the best cards like my favorite art which was robot mode Grimlock, which looked amazingggg. It seems every transformer has 2 cards, 1 for each mode.

    * When you view your cards, the card image moves based on your tilt to give a cool motion effect. The presentation of the card/art really makes a big difference.

    * You can EQUIP weapons you get to any robot. Basically he showed me his Grimlock had Optimus Prime's powerful rifle, to make him even stronger. Mix and match.

    * You can upgrade all cards. He showed me Grimlock's card when clicked had a bunch of upgrade slots. Not sure what the upgrades were exactly.

    * My biggest concern was the IPA. He told me it was basically more energy (or energon) to play more games. Obviously for a game like this, the money maker is to buy more play time to collect more cards.

    * There's also some kind of "space bridge" function that you can collect something to complete it or buy parts of it. I think he said completing it gives you a rare card.


    This is all from my memory so if it's a little off I apologize but I think most of it is exactly what the dev told / showed me.


    All in all, it looked like a solid game. I'm getting it for sure 100% :)  If anyone has anymore info, please feel free to share!


    The swag for the booth were some packaged cloths (looks like cloths you use to wipe you glasses with) with card images of Optimus or Ravage. Really cool!

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  2. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    ya, i signed up for the beta and got the ravage cloth.

    the demo seemed fun.
     
  3. thygriever

    thygriever Optimus Prime

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    Were you able to sign up for the beta after viewing the game? I'll have to go back and check..
     
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    my sides. was this made for children or adults?
     
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    Highly disappointed that they're using G1 designs.
     
  7. soundwave142

    soundwave142 Decepticon over-seer

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    Hardshell looks freaking beast
     
  8. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    The new Bombsh..Hardshell looks a lot like FP's version. :) 
     

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    Looks cool. Hope to see more soon.
     
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    Dang! I really wish these were made into physical cards. Really digging that art style! :thumb 
     
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    Love the art style and think they are a great adult look.
     
  13. soymonk

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    Love the G1-inspired look. It might be worth downloading when it comes out.

    It'll probably be a decent way to kill time.
     
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    As someone who has played numerous physical card games and still has a bunch of the stuff laying around, I'm glad its mobile. I'd be interested in seeing how much things cost in the game and if you can play without having to buy a bunch of stuff.
     
  15. thygriever

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    some more!

    looks like thundercracker would whoop hound lol.
     

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