Summary: Fuse is good fun sadly marred by moments of stupidity (breaching a wall with explosives strong enough to knock down 10-inches of brick and steel whilst crouching is just asking for trouble), and yet, somehow, from amidst the generic storyline, clichéd characters and derivative mechanics, a good game...
Excerpt: See, I have this crazy thing I do where I hope for the best. Yeah, yeah. I know. I think it's just a phase I'm working through. I'll be working through it quite a bit faster if more things like the development of Fuse happen. Insomniac Games, you know those guys right?
Ultimately, Another 3rd Person Shooter | FUSE Review
New Gamer Nation
28 May 2013
Conclusion: All in all, FUSE is a mixed bag. You have a game that is built on a solid engine that provides a smooth gaming experience. This would have been a major plus assuming that all else was equal. Unfortunately, the story is almost an afterthought, seeing as how predictable and dull it ended up being.
Excerpt: Fuse originally lit expectations back in 2011 when it debuted as the tongue-in-cheek spy romp Overstrike, but the years of development since have brought more to the game than just a different name.
Conclusion: "...the real stars of the show are [the] unique weapons." "...you'll spend a majority of your time holding down the right trigger, destroying armies of uninteresting bad guys." "There's no way to differentiate your playstyle from that of anyone else aside from choosing which Fuse gun you like the...
Pros: The awesome gun effects, Frenetic teamwork in four-player co-op, The smooth controls
Summary: Design-by-committee appears to have robbed Fuse of not only its former name and aesthetic, but also of any gameplay depth. It's a multiplatform misstep for Insomniac that will have Xbox owners wondering why that studio is so beloved in the first place.
Pros: All four Fuse weapons are interesting in their own right. The co-op is sound.
Cons: Combat gets repetitive, fast. One dimensional characters populate a lifeless story. The friendly AI isn't great.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank, Resistance ou encore Spyro compte parmi les franchises marquantes d’Insomniac Games. Et il y a FUSE qui, de son côté, arrive après la guerre et en toute discrétion, à la fin de l’ère PS3. Le FUSE, kézako ?
Pros: - Les armes FUSE, - Le jeu basé sur la coopération, - Ca flingue à tout va
Cons: - Personnages dotés du charisme d’un oursin, - Scénario insipide, - Répétitif et très rapidement ennuyeux, - Sans âme…, - Techniquement dépassé, - Niveaux copier-coller
Summary: Det er vanskelig å la seg verken imponere eller irritere over noe så konsekvent middelmådig som Fuse. Spillet presser deg gjennom en serie altfor velkjente actionscenarioer, og verken høyteknologiske våpen, robotkamper eller trusler om dommedag får hjertet til å dunke noe særlig raskt.