Transistor is a sci-fi action rpg from Indie studio Supergiant Games (The makers of Bastion).
You play as Red, a famous singer from the city of Cloudbank. An incident occurs that leads you down a path of no return. In the process, you receive the mysterious weapon known as the Transistor and the powers that come along with it.
Gameplay consists of real time combat mixed with an optional turn-based system. At anytime during normal combat, you can pause the game to plan and queue up attacks. This proves immensely helpful when you face large numbers of enemies at once.
As you progress through the game, the Transistor gains new powers. These can be used in either active (attack), support (supplement attack), or passive modes. The level to which you can customise powers to complement your playstyle is one of the highlights of the game.
The visuals of the game are another strong point. The artstyle is stunning. Great use of colours and imaginative design bring out the vibrancy and beauty of Cloudbank. This is a city you'd want to save.
Voice acting and music is stellar. The soundtrack is atmospheric and easy on the ears, while the voice acting is filled with character.
The plot can be ambiguous but if you pay attention it makes sense by the end of the game.
The only downside is that a single playthrough lasts 6 hours or so. Some may find the $20 sgd pricepoint too high for that length, although there is a new game plus option that provides some replayability.
tldr: A polished, unique Indie action rpg albeit a little short. Highly Recommended