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Did Insomniac Sell It's Soul For Fuse to Be Born

HiddenMission writes: Today a lot of sites are reporting in from an event held by Insomniac Games showing off their latest title Fuse…I mean Overstrike…I mean XCOM but we’ll get to that later. Regardless of the name change the impressions seem to be pretty positive and after reading several articles I figured I would put together a little recap since all the information was not in one place.

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Godmars2901479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Given that all was seen of Overstrike was a teaser trailer, this is really a non-issue. Another case of a game being shown off/talked about too soon.

Like what has happened often this generation.

@Hatsune-Miku
"Insomniac has to do all they can when they gave PlayStation gamers exceptional games resistance 1 to 3"

You mean like when they implemented the shortcut in R2 for water that had a monster instant-kill you, but you couldn't shoot it?

Hatsune-Miku1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Insomniac has to do all they can when they gave PlayStation gamers exceptional games resistance 1 to 3 and they didn't sell too well.

Resistance 2 and especially 3 are amazing games but they didn't sell too well. I consider resistance 3 to be in the top 10 amazing games of this gen

MaxXAttaxX1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Their outfits were more unique from one another, character design was more stylized and there was a fun vibe to it. I believe that was the game Insomniac said they wanted to make (last year).

"Fuse" on the other... and I hate to say it... looks generic.
What happened?

pixelsword1479d ago (Edited 1478d ago )

I own all three console Resistance games, and I love them, but heck, they changed everything up between the games, it would have been better if they made three separate stories going across time, instead of sticking with the same person for only two of the three and then leaving Capelli to be in the third game.

- Heck, they even changed the look and sound of the Bullseye! I hated the Bullseye in the third game.

SilentNegotiator1478d ago (Edited 1478d ago )

@Nathan

Yeah. The original teaser had more of a Team Fortress vibe to it.

Carl_Shocker1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

"Like what has happened often this generation"

Yeah but when they changed they became better and more unique...Borderlands for example, first it seemed like a typical, lots of guns and enemies to shoot game with normal style graphics to an insanely fun looking game with differn't styled characters and a great take on cel shaded graphics

The new change to Overstrike dosen't look like a game Insonmiac would make.

showtimefolks1479d ago

Let's see me of the game insomniac are really smart with with EA partner program they own the IP. People just love to hate EA get over it. Unlike other bg publishers EA at least have some decent programs for indi development along with a lot of quality titles

We knew very little about over strike so whatever insomniac thought they needed to change I am with them Ted price and his teams are really smart when it comes to games development

Stop the hate spread the love

forevercloud30001478d ago

Does anyone else see the similarities between Resistance 2 and Fuse/Overstrike?

It appears that the gameplay concept came straight from R2's Coop Multiplayer Mode. I am totally ok with them stealing that idea from their own game but it does perplex me that the mode went mysteriously missing in R3(Which is part of my procrastinating buying it).

Nevertheless it was my favorite mode from the game and loved that almost RPG feel of it. If Fuse can emulate that but make a whole game of it, im game!

Xof1478d ago

My general opinion on matters like this is that the only time to doubt a developer comes AFTER they pop out a stinker. So far, Insomniac hasn't failed to deliver.

So, like you said: non-issue.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1479d ago

I would like to see it for pc also. To bad. I wonder if MS will write them a check for something exclusive for a month.

sikbeta1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

It's a multiplatform game, PS360 and PC (I think), no checks from anyone, Insomniac wanted to make a multiplat game and retain the IP so EA made the best offer, if it fails or succeed will have nothing to do with a console brand

BitbyDeath1479d ago (Edited 1479d ago )

Double-post...

BitbyDeath1479d ago

I'd say yes. It's only a matter of time until EA digest them.

Get out while you still can Insomniac!

CernaML1479d ago

They should be fine. Things looked like it went quite well for Harmonix.

DFresh1479d ago

Yeah I worry too that EA might consume Insomniac.
:(

lategamer1479d ago

Sony has tried many times to buy Insomniac, and they've declined multiple times. I expect nothing less if EA offers to buy. Ted Price has stated Insomniac likes to be independent.

BlackPrince 421478d ago

Do we care anymore? IG used to be a top tier developer, but the quality of their games has been on a downhill trajectory since RFOM.

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Ashriel1479d ago

It's a shame they didn't keep the old character design from the teaser trailer.

So I'm glad they are getting this generally negative reaction, I hope they reconsider, just like Sucker Punch did, when they tried to change Cole.

avengers19781479d ago

i too liked the first design of the game... It seemed like an over the top cartoon, and that instantly made it look fun and interesting.

Run_bare1478d ago

yeah, i prefer the old design better, so many serious games these days, need some humour once in a while.

kneon1478d ago

I too preferred the general look and tone of the original Overstrike.

While I generally go for a more serious shooter this looked like a game that wasn't going to take itself seriously in anyway, and that's good! We need more variety.

Freak of Nature1478d ago (Edited 1478d ago )

I agree with you both Ashriel and avengers 1978...

I love the carucature realistic toon look and feel, more creativity and style, fun, something fresh, outside of the box to me is what I want....

The game most probably will be good to very good, as for great or fantastic, well....I hope so, but don't like the new art direction, which could mean the same for the gameplay ideas, but will hold out for a final verdict...

I think INSOMNIAC are best suited for toon/R&C style games. I sure hope EA which most certanly are not the evil lots of people call them out for does not consume IG, they allow them as much freedom as possible, and do not make them into a cookie cutter dev house...

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