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What's it about?
In TRANSFORMERS: FORGED TO FIGHT, the Autobots and the Earth Defense Command are travelling to the former's home world of Cybertron, but crash land in transit on a strange planet. While there, they have to fight for their lives, not just with the Decepticons, but with some of their friends as well.
Is it any good?
While fighting games can be hit and miss on mobile devices, especially from this franchise, this brawler has a simplicity and depth that's fun for fans of both. In Transformers: Forged to Fight, those robots in disguise have to duke it out on an alien planet where, oddly, some Autobots are jerks and some Decepticons are nice. But what makes this fun is that it pairs simple fight controls with a deep bench of iconic characters, all of whom can be upgraded. Aside from a story-driven single-player mode, this also lets you fight your friends or random strangers online, as well as team up with other players to compete in special events. But it's the solid controls, the core of any good fighting game, that makes this work as well as it does. Because while they may be simple to learn, there's a depth to the moves that makes them effective when you learn how to chain them together. Which is why Transformers: Forged to Fight will appeal to fans of fighting games as well as the casual gamer or robot fan.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about violence in video games. Does it make you feel differently that these bouts are taking place between two robots, as opposed to two people?
Talk about good versus evil. In this game, some Autobots are bad and some Decepticons are good, but does this show you anything about the nature of good and evil?
Discuss managing your money. Given that you can earn the money you need in this game just by playing, do you still you need to spend a lot of money on this game? Conversely, do you think spending a little might help games like this get made?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: June 28, 2017
- Category: Action Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks, Superheroes, Adventures, Space and Aliens
- Size: 141.00 MB
- Publisher: Kabam
- Version: 2.0.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
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