Submitted by: David K.
Fill all three slots under Number 1 (where you can have the numbers 1, 2, 3,
and 4 set to load functions). Now you can drag and move Number 2 left to
replace Number 1, and suddenly Number 2 will have all slots accessible.
Meanwhile, Number 1 doesn't lose any of the loaded functions. This makes it
easier to max out individual function sets without having to level up your
Looking Glass easter egg:
The maintenance access door at the top of the tower district area has the access
code 0451. Looking Glass had 0451 as the first entry code in every single game
they made and now the same code appears in games like BioShock, Deus Ex, and
Dishonored which ex-Looking Glass developers have worked on.
* Transistor has been described as an action/turn-based RPG hybrid, but the game
clearly emphasizes the latter. Always use the Turn() function to plan your attacks,
and only resort to real-time combat if you have one weak enemy left or something
* Experiment with functions. You may have your favorites, but there are all kinds
of combinations to try out that work better in different situations. It also makes
for a more compelling gameplay experience – as they say, variety is the spice of
* Try to unlock all of the function files to gain a better understanding of the
story. The narrative in Transistor is purposely obtuse and may alienate some players,
but adding in pieces of the backstory helps alleviate some of the confusion.
* Always have at least one or two Limiters equipped. The game feels a bit too easy
with none equipped, and the extra experience that comes with Limiters is certainly
a tempting incentive.
* Consider using Jaunt() as an upgrade ability. It allows you to use a function
while you recover the all-important Turn() function, which can save you in key
* Spark() is a great function for damaging a group of enemies.
* Hiding from enemies and turning them against each other aren't the two most
glamorous attacks, but Mask() and Switch() are very useful functions.