About the Game (From the Steam Store Page)
From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.
Expectations and Prior Experience
"From the creators of Bastion" is pretty much all I needed to hear. Bastion may not have been my favorite game of all time, but it was well made and had charm to spare, so I remember it with incredible fondness. Even if Transistor turns out to be more of the same, I'll enjoy it greatly.
Judging by the trailer on the store page, it looks to share some basic gameplay ideas and aesthetic sensibilities with the earlier game (no surprise since it's in the same genre, from the same company), but perhaps with more complex mechanics and a darker storyline. However, I actually know nothing concrete about this game. It's a cyberpunk-looking action-rpg. Don't get me wrong, that's enough. It just means that I'm going in more or less blind.