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Submitted by SuddenFearXYU 963d ago | news

Insomniac on Fuse Box Art: "We Took Some Creative Risks"

When the box art for Fuse was revealed last month, it fared no better in the eyes of critics than did its dull transition from the seemingly inspired and spirited Overstrike. Aside from the cliche space-marine look of the four figures, the bland grey backdrop, and the explosions of orange everywhere, the most notable feature was the characters' heads - or lack thereof. According to Insomniac's CEO Ted Price, this was an intentional and deliberate move. (EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, PS3, Ted Price, Xbox 360)

Jinkies  +   964d ago
LOL...

No you didn't it looks like your game...generic and boring.
Riderz1337  +   964d ago
You just had to sell your soul to EA didn't you Insomniac. You made my most loved franchise, Ratchet & Clank. Looking at the creativity and originality of that game and then looking at Fuse....What happened?
-Mika-  +   964d ago
They most likely got tired of working on the same ips. Insominiac only worked on Resistance and the ratchet and clank ips for two gens. They were just tired of it and they wanted to try something new.

EA is what happen to the creativity. They're funding the game Afterall so if they want you to change something. You have to change it. Simple as that. Sony does this with some of their ips. Uncharted was suppose to be a fantasy game but sony told ND to make it more realistic.
mynameisEvil  +   963d ago
Only worked on Resistance and Ratchet and Clank? Did you forget, I don't know, SPYRO THE GODDAMN DRAGON?

*rolls eyes at Mika for the 15 billionth time*
cloud495  +   963d ago
There's two reasons, a bigger profit by releasing it on two platforms and owning their own IP. Sony owns ratchet and clank and resistance. Insomniac owns the fuse IP.
Soldierone  +   963d ago
@MynameisEvil, Insomniac hasn't worked with Spyro since PS1. Thus PS2 and ps3 are Two generations of constant Ratchet and Resistance.

Though I don't agree with the excuse. IG could have easily told Sony "let us do something new" and it would have happened, only issue is Sony would have wanted full rights to it.
Heavenly King  +   963d ago
Uncharted was never meant to be a fantasy game. Are you on crack?! DAFAQ!
Skips  +   963d ago
That was back in 2006 or something. lol

And that's really the ONLY franchise I've ever heard Sony change. Because last time I checked, it was like this if you did a game for Sony.

http://www.gamekicker.com/g...
Ezz2013  +   963d ago
@mika
since i came here every time i read your comment i feel my brain explode

mika , one day ... one day
you will make a comment that make sense
i know it almost impossible..but i can dream
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SilentNegotiator  +   962d ago
The solution? Generic shooters.

Brilliant!
wishingW3L  +   964d ago
I bet it was EA who made them change the game.
-Alpha  +   963d ago
Focus group. Or, as I call it "F***ed Us" Group
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GenoZStriker  +   963d ago
O_O It's box art talking season?
Braid  +   963d ago
Yep, when there's nothing to talk about, you start talking about cover arts. Except, there are always plenty of other things to talk about.
Mac is OK  +   963d ago
They say that the reason the heads are out of the picture is because they were trying to pull attention to the weapons, but I can barely see the weapons...
spicelicka  +   963d ago
exactly lol, wtf kind of reason is that, the weapons just look regular guns with orange crap coming out. They should've just shown the guns then. And no one would make that connection unless Price's description came written on the cover.

I think there's something to it. EA has a gun behind insomniac's head, and as a spokesman Ted Price is just forced to defend EA's demands.
Belking  +   963d ago
The game looks like fun to me. I will most likely give it a go. I love Insomniac. Games are all about looks anyway.
Series_IIa  +   963d ago
Chopped heads off the box doesn't make it look professional at all...
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   963d ago
That was the risk...without me reading the article, lol.

I actually like the cover...
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Soldierone  +   963d ago
I love Insomniac, and will buy this game, but that cover looks really unprofessional.

You could have had a gun Fuse up front, then in the background have the characters or something. "Focus on the weapon" yet you can't see the weapons.

Personally EA just figured out how to do cool lighting tricks (look at Mass Effect 3, MOH, MOH warfighter, and BF3 covers) that same technique could have been used perfectly here. Perhaps the gun Fusing to something in their arms?
brettyd  +   963d ago
Looks like they messed up printing the boxart...
Plagasx  +   963d ago
This is such a shitty box art year.
A generic shooter cover art with an orange colour slapped on it, so creative...

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