Perhaps keeping Fuse as a "Ratchet & Clank with humans" would have helped it stand out more. Too late for that now. Luckily, Fuse is still thought to be a more or less a fun shooter, even if it's not without flaws.
From the outset, Fuse feels like a familiar game—it mixes some of the best ideas from a bevy of other titles into a futuristic third-person shooter. Think Borderlands meets Bulletstorm with a dash of Uncharted. That sounds sweet on paper, but Fuse proves that it takes more than a list of good ideas to make a game…
Insomniac's new game Fuse is out today in North America. We'll have more in our full review later, but for now here are a few of my immediate impressions of the game — how it plays, how it looks and where it left me a little cold.
Anxiety caused by the fear of missing out (FOMO) is a real thing: it's when you worry that no matter what you're doing at that moment, you could be doing something better somewhere else.
The launch trailer for Fuse is sufficiently shooty and explodey. Insomniac's new co-op shooter will be out May 28 for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Fuse is developed by Insomniac Games. Fuse is a third-person co-operative shooter. Fuse will release May 28. Fuse will not have an Online Pass. And Fuse will not have any microtransactions. But Fuse will be published by Electronic Arts.
Insomniac's upcoming third-person shooter Fuse is a game built around switching: in its history, its design, and its execution. During a preview event that EA held in New York yesterday to show off the game, I got a closer look at all three elements.
Just announced during an EA earnings call: Insomniac's Fuse has been delayed to EA's next fiscal quarter (April-June).
This is the new box art for Fuse, an upcoming shooter developed by Insomniac, the folks behind Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.
Sometimes when you're picking up a gun in a shooter, you can't wait to get rid of it. The nagging feeling that something better is going to come along persists, and you wind up chasing the weapon of your dreams.
Despite my aversion to shooters—god, there's too many of them—Overstrike, with its playful, comical tone and its cartoon aesthetic caught my eye. The approach felt like something fresh. But we don't have Overstrike anymore, no, instead we have Fuse. Compare the two trailers for the games and you see see a world of a…
Last year, Insomniac Games surprised the gaming world by showing up at EA's E3 2011 press conference with an all-new game called Overstrike. Once the shock of seeing the PS3 stalwart studio outside of a Sony event wore off, the buzz on Overstrike was high, thanks to the developer's trademark sharp humor and trademark…
Game site countdowns are annoying as hell. So perhaps it's karma that the one planned for Fuse, the latest game from Insomniac and EA, has backfired, with a "last-minute legal rights issue" preventing it from actually ticking over to a new trailer.
Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developers Insomniac took to the spotlight at E3 2011 and revealed Overstrike. A game that we've basically not seen since.
This teasing screen for the next big game from the developers of Ratchet & Clank briefly appeared on screen during Ted Price's PAX Prime keynote moments ago. Is Fuse a renamed Overstrike, or something entirely new?