Summary: " Fuse " sees Insomniac playing it safe as a developer, and whilst they deliver a fun, visceral experience for a team of four friends to enjoy over the course of a few play sessions, it will doubtless be forgotten as quickly as it is dispatched.
Excerpt: Insomniac Games has expanded well beyond the Ratchet & Clank franchise during this console generation, beginning with the PS3’s Resistance: Fall of Man and continuing with their newest game, Fuse.
Excerpt: Our universe is full of things that no one understands, are dangerous, and sometimes better left alone. Of course humans, being what we are, will continue to prod at the unknown until we are either destroyed by it or gain control over it.
Excerpt: You're going to want to love Fuse . It's characters are action figures waiting to happen and it's guns are just waiting to be made into hip replicas and hung on the wall. You're going to want to look more into the universe, and understand the why.
Summary: is a bare-boned co-op shooter. If you need something to play with friends, it’s not a bad game, just lacking a personality that other co-op shooters tend to have. The Xenotech weapons are worth a look, but the rest of the game is forgettable.
Conclusion: Insomniac plays safe with an in-line shooter unwilling to break from the common mold of today’s dried out shooter. Paltry weapons pay no homage to the developer’s imaginative past, and the material could be condensed into half of the running time without loss.
Pros: Sharp visuals, Co-op, squad play mayhem, Tuned gun mechanics
Cons: Meager Insomniac weapon selection, Abhorrent, overlong campaign length, Unapologetic for its generic casing, Dopey AI, Misconstrued conceptually
Excerpt: Fuse – formerly known as Overstrike back when it was colorful and a little more unique – is a third-person cooperative shooter set in the modern day. It follows a group of soldiers with shiny guns and a mysterious, and most definitely evil, organization that they have to take down at any cost.
Excerpt: Fuse isn't the best shooter you'll play this year, but if you're looking for some online cooperative action and Borderlands 2 just isn't scratching the itch, then Insomniac's newest game could just be the right choice.
Excerpt: Fuse is an all new class-based, third-person shooter from developer Insomniac Games and publisher EA. Though the developer is better known for their work on the platforming franchises Spyro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank , the team is hoping to have another popular series with the introduction of...
Excerpt: In the world of Fuse , aliens crashed on Earth decades ago, leaving a mysterious gunk that bonds to other elements with volatile consequences. When Raven Corporation gets ahold of the stuff, four operatives blast a third-person-action trail through countless troops to save us all from goopy...
Pros: + Switch between four characters with distinct special weapons; decent drop-in/drop-out co-op play., + Earned XP unlocks enhancements that enliven combat...eventually.