Fuse (formerly known as Overstrike) by Insomniac Games

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  1. Jadryx

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    There was a teaser trailer for a game shown at E3 a while back called Overstrike. It was by Insomniac Games (the company that makes the Ratchet and Clank and Resistance games) and was going to be their first multiplatform game. It looked pretty cool. I hadn't heard much about it recently and ran a quick search. Turns out the game has changed a bit since then. It is now called Fuse and the whole feel is a bit different.

    Meet 'Fuse,' the game formerly known as Insomniac's 'Overstrike' | The Verge

    I am a little disappointed that they went in a more serious direction but I can't say if it will be a good or bad thing yet. I did like the idea of having a shooter that didn't take itself too seriously. However, it still sounds like a fun game and I will definitely keep my eye on it!

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/tERz8e3rxU4
     
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  2. Mechafire

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    Title: GENERIC THIRD PERSON SHOOTER

    Tagline: TAKING UNORIGINALITY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

    Seriously. I LOVE Insomniac. They're one of my absolute favorite developers. Been that way ever since Spyro. Resistance was their first series that I was a bit apathetic about. I still enjoyed it, but it just felt kinda dull. When I first saw Overstrike, I was excited that they were seemingly returning to the more lighthearted, cartoony approach.

    So, this whole change from Overstrike to Fuse? I don't like it, and I'm honestly pretty disappointed. I miss the style it had before (plus I think "Overstrike" is a better name than "Fuse"). It looks more like just another lifeless, generic shooter now, lacking the charm it had before.

    Whatever.
     
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  3. DroidsBane

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    EA strikes again!
     
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    I am greatly disappointed they decided to go with this instead of overstrike..

    Pass.
     
  6. Mechafire

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    Here's a thought, why not have a focus group of teens? (Perferably 18-21) Asking a 12 year old how to make a mature game is pretty moronic..
     
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    So, anyone else download the demo? It's kinda fun, but still generic feeling.
     
  9. LXL_Guy

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    Gonna download demo in a little bit just to see.
     
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    Hey guys, how about a Resistance 4 that explains the fucking rest of the story??
     
  11. Mechafire

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    Yeah, that would be nice, wouldn't it?
     
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    I'm disappointed that the lead character's voice was recasted...why because originally it was going to be David Kaye.

    I mean I like Brian Bloom (awesome as Captain America) but David Kaye is my all time fav....that would have maybe convinced me to of bought it. now i'm all like whatever.
     
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    Especially cause of the whole Grey, the Chimeran/Grey war, and stuff like that.
     
  14. MetalRyde

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    hm. i dunno...

    ...i'll give it a try.
     
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    Everytime I watch the OverStrike trailer I cry a little, because the art style and tone was wonderful and it had this great sort of James Bond vibe going for it and now it's turned into Fuse :( 
     
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    Demo wasn't bad. I found it to still be fun in its own way. Now to wait for an inevitable sale/price drop before I pick this up.
     
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    I 100% agree. Could have been very fun instead of being generic as fuck. Talk about dropping the ball.
     
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    well that's what happens when you sell your soul to the EA devil
     
  19. Jadryx

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    Wow I kind of forgot about this game. There's a demo out already? Guess I'll try it out.
     

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