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Denyer
2004-04-06, 11:46 PM
Character renders:

http://www.tformers.com/article.php?sid=2761&mode=flat

Mini-con designs:

http://www.tfans.com/index.php?showtopic=3685&st=0&

I wonder if Armada will still have an audience by the time it gets into circulation?

Sir Auros
2004-04-06, 11:48 PM
's probably why it has "prelude to Energon," in the title...

Regardless of whether or not the target audience is interested, you know there will be plenty of fanboys buying it regardless of whether or not it's any good.

Denyer
2004-04-06, 11:57 PM
Game development's not cheap, though. Kids are also playing more and more games... are they going to want to play a game if it doesn't feature the characters they're currently into? Most will be familiar with the Armada cast, at least.

On a more general note, is this an inbuilt weakness in current TF product schedules? Energon seems to be being rushed through very quickly from wave to wave. Meanwhile, there are still people trying to find wave one toys, and not just shortpacks such as Energon Magnus.

Sir Auros
2004-04-07, 12:09 AM
I don't think Energon's being rushed through quite so quick here as there are always plenty of Wave 1 figures and it's the newer waves that are coming out painfully slow. They did stop production of the first wave pretty quick (which is what caused the Magnus problem), but I don't think it's exactly been over in a flash.

Compared to G1 and Beast Wars, the latest series have been rushed in that they've followed the Japanese model of having one season and then moving on, but I think that Armada did a good enough job building recognition that the game will at least be noticeable to children.

The ultimate determining factor is whether or not it's actually good. If it's good, then more people than just kids and fanboys will buy it, if it's not, then it's just another game to toss on the huge-ass heap of licensed failures...along with every other TF game to date.

deej
2004-04-07, 12:20 AM
"Playstation 2 - now even more graphically retarded!"

jokes aside - the models look all nice & stuff :) This might actually be the game to inspire me to get a memory card for my ps2.... On that topic - did anyone see the fanboy raving about the G1 game on tfans? From everything I'd read, the game is a huge pile of unplayable cack that struggles from the outset & no amount of nostalgia could save... then again, people *did* buy Daikatana...

Bombshell
2004-04-07, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by Sir Auros
Regardless of whether or not the target audience is interested, you know there will be plenty of fanboys buying it regardless of whether or not it's any good.

That's hitting the nail on the head. As long as there is a audience for it, people will buy it.

Sir Auros
2004-04-07, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Bombshell
That's hitting the nail on the head. As long as there is a audience for it, people will buy it.

The fanboys still isn't a large enough market to support the game though, so I doubt they're hinging on that segment.

dedicon
2004-04-09, 04:21 PM
bens world of transformers has just put out his hands on+ pics he took himself(tidal wave is 10 times bigger than he was in the cartoon...)

http://www.bwtf.com/newsarchive/ps2game/

Almighty Galvatron
2004-04-11, 03:34 AM
Saw a TF armada game running at a gaming shop in town yesterday, looked pretty cool, but all that seemed to happen was that hot shot just shot a whole lot of unrecognisable decepticons...

MaximalHeroDinobot
2004-04-11, 04:04 AM
I've seen a review for it on X-Play, which all they really played was a demo for it, but none the less they said it was the best Transformer game they've played. The levels were said to be vast as well as the combat being fun. Also, if you've played the platformer of the Beast Wars game, you would have notticed that Transforming in to your Beast Mode was more of a chore. In the new game, they've made it also help out in battle as well as for just fun driving around. I personally am not a fan of Armada, yet because of all the great stuff I heard and have seen of the game, I'm willing to buy it.

Windrazor
2004-04-18, 05:16 AM
Eh.. I ain't gonna worry about whats in the game or anything.. I'm already getting 2 free copies.. Woo hoo.. heh heh.. Dunno if anybody heard about it, but Kmart had this Transformers contest, where ya drop yer name on a slip in a box, and they pulled names out on April 10th.. well.. come to find out.. 2 of the 3 stores I put my name in, I won!! It was pretty cool too.. I got a Energon Optimus Prime, a PS2 Armada game, and this Optimus Prime standee (cardboard cutout) that stands about 5 feet tall.. Heh heh.. ahh.. I'm lovin' it!

MaximalHeroDinobot
2004-04-18, 07:44 PM
Wow, your lucky!:eek:

Computron
2004-04-19, 04:53 PM
I got the demo from Atari on Saturday and the game is very nice. The controls are a little awkward to get the hang of and as I'm not a huge fan of Armada it lacekd something but initial reactions of the game is very positive and the transformation sequences are awsome

Windrazor
2004-04-19, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Computron
I got the demo from Atari on Saturday and the game is very nice. The controls are a little awkward to get the hang of and as I'm not a huge fan of Armada it lacekd something but initial reactions of the game is very positive and the transformation sequences are awsome

This demo you received.... how did you come across it? Was it through a PS2 magazine? Or perhaps come in the mail? Just curious.

Denyer
2004-04-19, 07:54 PM
I'm guessing personal contact, since game shops are getting them about now and it doesn't seem to be a general thing yet...

JustinLaj
2004-04-22, 04:34 AM
Ok, i cant wait for armada to come out finally, but i was browsing through takaras website, which wasnt exactly simple, due to the fact I CANT READ JAPANESE. Anyway, i stumbled across a few frames of a G1 game for PS2, and i thirst for info on this, any frame shots or any knowledge having to do with this game, i must possess it. Please help me....
p.s. this is my first post... pretty sure no one cares...
TF ROCK!

Windrazor
2004-04-22, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by JustinLaj
Ok, i cant wait for armada to come out finally, but i was browsing through takaras website, which wasnt exactly simple, due to the fact I CANT READ JAPANESE. Anyway, i stumbled across a few frames of a G1 game for PS2, and i thirst for info on this, any frame shots or any knowledge having to do with this game, i must possess it. Please help me....
p.s. this is my first post... pretty sure no one cares...
TF ROCK!

Hi Justin and welcome to the forum. The game you are referring to is a PS2 Generation 1 Transformers game. There have been theatrical video clips of the game, as well as an actual PS2 commercial for the game. From what has been gathered, the game will be produced for Japanese based Playstation 2 systems. Unfortunately, there are no plans as of yet to have the game be brought to North America. If you have been able to acquire a PS2 that plays games for Japanese regions, than you can order the G1 Transformers game from someone online and play it on that system. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we'll just have to wait and see if they'll actually ever bring a game like that overseas.

JustinLaj
2004-04-22, 02:15 PM
Oh geez eh, so that means theyre not bringing it to Canada anytime soon... bummer.

BigMaki
2004-04-22, 02:53 PM
Don't feel too bad. From what most people who have actually played the Takara G1 game have said, it's absolutely terrible. Every character plays the same and you fight 100 clones of the same Decepticons over & over & over...

Plasmodium
2004-04-22, 10:17 PM
Wow this game is looking great....

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FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!