Do Modern Shooters Take Themselves Too Seriously?

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… » 9/14/12 2:00pm 9/14/12 2:00pm

The Resistance People Are Making a New Shooter. This One Should Be…

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… » 9/12/12 9:00am 9/12/12 9:00am