Posts Tagged ‘Transformers Universe’

First Look: Transformers Universe

By Alec Meer on April 2nd, 2014.

‘Massively Online Tactical Action, eh? We’ve been wondering for several weeks now what a MOTA is, after this new acronym turned up applied to Jagex’s rebooted Transformers MMO. Turns out it’s Team Fortress 2 meets WoW PvP meets League of Legends, obviously. Even with a collection of Jagex staff noisily demoing the game to a room full of assembled hacks, it took a while to figure out what exactly was going on.
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Here’s What Transformers Universe Plays Like As A ‘MOTA’

By Nathan Grayson on March 3rd, 2014.

If you shorten this game's name, it becomes Transformers U, which sounds like a sitcom dramedy starring Transformers. Now *that's* a game I'd play.

I still don’t know what MOTA stands for. I mean, obviously it’s a play on MOBA, but is Jagex branding Transformers Universe as a Multiplayer Online Transformer Arena, or is there more to it than that? Is MOTA supposed to sound like “motor” when said aloud? Is it also “atom” spelled backward on purpose? We’re still in the dark (of the moon) on so much. But today we’re at least getting a look at oneĀ sorta important aspect of the MMO-abruptly-turned-battle-arena: how it, you know, plays. Unsurprisingly, you can turn into a car, so it’s a MOBA with mobility or something (hah). Also, it looks rather action-y compared to the likes of LoL and DOTA, something that stands to set it apart at least a little. Go below for two new trailers.

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Autobots Rock’n'Roll Out: Transformers Universe

By Alec Meer on February 7th, 2014.

Off the back of news that Jagex’s Transformers MMO has bumblebeen re-imagined as a MOBAy thing comes a noisy old trailer full of big metal things hitting other big metal things. It also features several Notimus Primes and Megishtrons, suggesting that the game will be perfectly accommodating to anyone who prefers a simulacrum of their most beloved Cybertronians to playing with more bespoke bots.
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Transformers: Universe MMO Transforms Into “MOTA”

By John Walker on February 6th, 2014.

We need a summit, where all game developers of the world gather together and decide on an agreed genre title for DOTA-clones. There’s MOBA, there’s ARTS, “hero-brawler”… We all have to agree on just one. In the meantime, Jagex, they behind the monolithic Runescape, have declared that their mysteriously silent Transformers Universe has chi-cha-cha-cho-chood from an MMO to one of whatever they’re called. In their case, a “Massively Online Tactical Action game”.

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Transformers Universe Footage Rolls Out

By Alec Meer on October 15th, 2012.

I call him 'Tegamron'

Three or four years ago, I would have fallen to my knees and begged for a Transformers MMO. Today I would not, which is partly because I feel totally burned out on MMOs and partly because my knees increasingly make this unpleasant clicking noise if I bend them too abruptly. But you can be damned sure I’ll at least have a big old fiddle with the character creator in Jagex’s upcoming Transformers Universe even if the long-haul of levelling and whatnot is too galling.

Get a look at the first proper in-game footage below. Spoilers: robots.
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Transformers Universe: The Pre-Rendering

By Alec Meer on August 5th, 2011.

Sulkotron, roll out!
When The Transformers toyline was first released back in 1984, it didn’t waste any time: toys, comic, cartoon, branded stationery, the works. Boom: world domination almost overnight. It’s all so different for Jagex’s MMO Transformers Universe. Over the best part of the year, we’ve had a slow drip-feed of text-based annnouncement, mysterious concept art, a pre-rendered teaser and now a slightly longer pre-rendered teaser showing off character/art design and transformination style, which you can see below. Nothing in-game yet, however.

By my calculations, this trend means we will see a screenshot of the game itself by 2014. That’s approximately 900 days away, which by my maths would give you time to watch this 1m13s-long trailer some 1,065,205 times first. Better get to it, hadn’t you?
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That’s Hot, Rod: Jagex’s Transformers MMO

By Alec Meer on March 14th, 2011.

God help me, I could probably transform that in my sleep

I don’t know a Rod, actually. But if I did, I would definitely be telling him that this news is hot. At least once a year since RPS has formed I’ve whined “whyyyyyyyyyyyy doesn’t someone make a Transformers MMO?” Even the news that there was to be one purely for the Asian market didn’t shut me up. I do whine a lot. However, hearing that UK MMO devs Jagex, best known for Runescape and War of Legends, are on the case with their own Hasbro-sanctioned, reconfigurable-plastic themed game, means my slightly over-large man-child ears prick up fully. That’s just prime.
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