MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Where the game trips up is in trying to be too clever for its own good. Being a freemium title, you’d expect to eventually hit a point where it’s tough to progress without grinding or spending money – and that does happen here.
But there’s a bigger issue in terms of needless complexity. The underlying currency system is baffling, and a Clash of Clans-lite base-building meta-game that sits alongside the fights is an awkward fit. Some people will perhaps enjoy the extra depth this and busywork ‘away’ missions afford, but I considered them a distraction.
Certainly, the game wouldn’t have suffered had it been simplified, but Transformers: Forged to Fight nonetheless still succeeds because of its smashy lawks, featuring massive robots clobbering each other. Grinding aside, it proves more than entertaining enough to dip into on a daily basis – doubly so for anyone keen to give the film-based ‘Baybots’ a kicking.
Transformers: Forged to Fight is available for Android and iOS.
A loud, brash, entertaining brawler whose fun factor manages to help the game rise above its needlessly complicated freemium shenanigans