Transistor is a really nice to look at. And the game play is really fun, with a ton of variety, and the game encourages (and sometimes forces) you to explore that variety in a lot of interesting ways. The problem with the game is the obstification of the main story . It’s actually easier to unlock the back story than exactly what is going on in the game. I have beaten the game and have a vague understanding of what happened, but just barely.
The mechanics and the aesthetics of the game are fun enough that I’m willing to ignore it, and for the price, I would definitely recommended playing this.