Tonight’s Saturday Night Showcase is a bit of an experiment. As the odds improve that I may finally be able to do that let’s play/playthrough/whatever game play series I’ve been wanting to do for years I want to see what would work for the BW audience specifically. Additionally we have one more Transformers Armada continuity to go over and tonight seems like a decent time for it.
In 2004 the then-current incarnation of Atari (a long history and at this point it’s really just a name, not the Atari that kicked home consoles into high gear) licensed a rarity among Transformers video games: a good one. Well, rarity at the time. The stuff put out in recent years not tied to the movies have been pretty good, and War For Cybertron won the fourth slot of the let’s play series. The game, simply titled Transformers, was only released on the Playstation 2 so I have never played it and probably never will. Below you’ll see three videos (unless your on the home page, in which case it’s after the “read more” tag). They’re all the same game but different experiences. The first one is one video but the other two are playlists of videos by the same player that you can watch in one sitting or click to go to the playlist (the first one just goes to the YouTube channel but the longer playthrough names will go to the playlist) and watch as many in a row as you want.
The first is a straight-up movie edited from the gameplay of RandomBlackGamer. It’s the shortest experience but there isn’t a lot of story to this game and you’ll miss a lot of the play. The second is a let’s play hosted and played by Sooo Mungry and is actually a playlist of videos. It is a longer experience but he said right at the outset that he wasn’t going after every Mini-Con. That’s why my experience of choice was the longest playlist. I wanted to see all the different Mini-Cons, although some are just recolors. Each color is its own team, and offers bonus abilities. There’s no host for this one, just the straight playthrough by Forever On The Road Of Playing. This player is hunting every Mini-Con and every unlockable “data-con” that just unlocks bonuses in the galleries. At the end I’ll put a poll so let me know which experience you went with. It will help me decide how to go with my own gameplay series.