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Fuse Demo Playthough and Impressions | Play Vault

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"Fuse is a squad based third person shooter where you’ll assume the role of a team of four soldiers, each with their own special abilities. For example Dolton seems to be the main soldier of the group and has a ‘mag shield’ that can absorb bullets allowing them to be fired back at his enemies. These abilities will give you the edge during the heated battles you’ll face against plenty of soldiers, mechs and much more." (Fuse, PS3, Xbox 360)

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4lc4pon3  +   1006d ago
I played the Fuse demo and it was garbage. It was a garbage version of "Lost Planet"
Virus201  +   1006d ago
It's funny how some guy in the other FUSE Impression article posted a comment stating the opposite. It seems like this game is already getting mixed reactions.
Ilovetheps4  +   1006d ago
I agree that it was awful. A buddy and I played it last night and both of us just walked away at the end feeling it was boring. It was too generic. There's no way I will buy the game. Insomniac has fallen quite a bit.
iGamerZero24  +   1006d ago
Damn ! I kinda figured that........

Thanks for the heads up
showtimefolks  +   1006d ago
Welcome insomniac to Sony's world wide family it was nice being independent but now it's either go out of business or being bought by anther publisher

This was your one shot to prove you can make games on muti platform system p. I mean this game doesn't even resemble insomniac that I now and love and grew up playing their games. This is a very generic shooter. What happened? This game had so much promise when the first trailer at E3 was released

Maybe releasing a demo for it wasn't so smart because now people who were on the fence like me have no interest in it till it gets to under $15

Now make a proper ratchet and clank


I know right I can't believe this game was developed by insomniac games. Lets see maybe EA will advertise the hell out of it and may sell it to those unaware of its generic form and those who haven't played the demo

Don't get me wrong nothing wrong With the game but nothing stands out either
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Bumpmapping  +   1006d ago
By far the worst game Insomniac has made to date a total mess.
The_Infected  +   1006d ago
I agree it sucked big time. I'm glad Sony never purchased them after seeing how bad this game is.
RuleofOne343  +   1006d ago
Hopefully that never changes so they can remain independent & continue to own all IPs moving forward . I liked the game it was fun & different.
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Skips  +   1006d ago

So you'd rather have Insomniac own generic IP's influenced and changed by E.A.'s crappy focus groups ,then have Insomniac given the freedom to create WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT?

From the article:

According to the creative director for Fuse, Brian Allgeier:

"We started to discover that everyone thought this was a game for their younger brother. We would hear this from 12-year-olds. So we decided that we needed to make a game that had an older appeal."


@ #32 and #33

(Even if it is VGChartz, those numbers are pathetic). And it's already coming out in a little over a month.

Look how E.A. marketed Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel. lol

Guess you'd rather have Insomniac's games flop too right? -_-
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kneon  +   1006d ago
12 year olds are idiots, that's nearly always true. I'll be 48 any minute now and the original overstrike had me hooked in seconds. It was different to most of what's out there, not only the way it looked but also the humor and personality of the game.

Once it became Fuze I was far less interested, they changed everything that made the game stand out.

I have played the demo all the way through and it's not as bad as I was expecting, but it still doesn't seem worth paying full fare.
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Plagasx  +   1006d ago
What happened Insomniac?
avangerironman  +   1006d ago
look really bad.
xamtheking  +   1006d ago
This will either go belly-up or be a smash hit depending on how they price it
toguns  +   1006d ago
Funny, I liked it personally. Have any of you that are commenting actually played it or are you basing your responses on a video?
Ilovetheps4  +   1006d ago
I actually played it and I played it with a friend because it's supposed to be a coop game. I still didn't enjoy it even with a friend.
kneon  +   1006d ago
I played it, it was ok, but not great. There were still some hints of the humor we saw in the original overstrike trailer but overall it wasn't that interesting.

Really the only thing going for it is that it has coop, that's been relatively rare lately in these types of games.
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Pintheshadows  +   1006d ago
I think people here are being overly harsh saying it is garbage. My impression was that it is a functional, generic and rather bland looking TPS with nothing to make it stand out whatsoever.

Basically, i'm saying it works well enough but it is rather average. It doesn't have the traditional Insomniac spark.
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Ilovetheps4  +   1006d ago
I think that's a fair assessment. I think I set my expectations kind of high because it was Insomniac making the game. They are one of my favorite developers. I've bought every Ratchet, Resistance, and Spyro. It was a functional TPS, but it just seemed like the most generic TPS. But I was definitely able to get to the end of the demo. It just made me bored while I was getting there.
pop-voxuli  +   1006d ago
It was OK but it seemed more of a Poor Mans Uncharted to me. But yeah the Lost Planet thing rings true too.

Man what happened to Insomniac, when they were a 1st party dev they were gold, damn near Naughty Dog status, but the moment they sold out and went 3rd party its been crap after crap.
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GhettoBlasStarr  +   1006d ago
I liked it it. It was better than I was expecting me and my friends had a ball playing this game.
Jek_Porkins  +   1006d ago
I really enjoyed it, the loading screens were funny too. I think a lot of the hate here has to do with them developing strictly for Sony and now branching out to multiplatform. I hope the Xbox crowd doesn't react the same with Bungie's Destiny, that game looks great, and I'm glad more people are going to be able to experience it.
Skips  +   1006d ago
Read Comment my comment above replying to witwicky343...

"a lot of the hate here has to do with them developing strictly for Sony and now branching out to multiplatform."

LMFAO! I think it has more to do with the fact that this game is generic as hell and Insomniac would rather listen to F****** 12 YEAR OLDS for advice on their OWN GAME. XD

And look at this for example (LIKE AND DISLIKE RATIO)... People were actually excited when this game was announced despite it being multiplat...

*After Insomniac listens to 12 year olds for advice...

So yea, nice try at damage control... But this game is total crap...

Were you in those focus groups by any chance?
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Unicron  +   1006d ago
Um Sonic, those 12yo "focus groups" lead to the OVERSTRIKE trailer that people love to build up as some uber-game. It didn't lead to Fuse.

"The shooter we now know as Fuse, and which was formerly known as Overstrike, looks like a reasonably realistic third-person shooter. The first time we saw it, though, it was a little more cartoony. Which apparently is nowhere near as cartoony as it was originally."

“The game started out with a much more stylised and campy direction. We were actually going for something on the level of Ratchet & Clank, except with humans”, Insomniac Creative Director Brian Allgeier tells IGN. “Maybe it was going to appeal to gamers who, we thought at the time, might be in their late teens. The industry’s changed quite a bit… We would focus test the game in front of a lot of gamers, and get their opinion. These are people that regularly play PlayStation 3 and Xbox games. We started to discover that everyone thought this was a game for their younger brother. We would hear this from 12-year-olds. So we decided that we needed to make a game that had an older appeal.”

Sooo.... you were saying?
Skips  +   1006d ago

"Um Sonic, those 12yo "focus groups" lead to the OVERSTRIKE trailer that people love to build up as some uber-game. It didn't lead to Fuse."

Are you stupid? AFTER they showed Overstrike to the 12 year olds. IT BECAME FUSE.

How the flying f*** can the Overstrike trailer be the product of 12 year olds WHEN THEY WERE THE ONE SAYING IT LOOKED TOO CARTOONY. lmao!

Reading comprehension fail much???

"Insomniac Says Focus Groups Thought Overstrike Was Too Cartoony"

Focus groups = 12 YEAR OLDS

I repeat. Major fail at reading bud.
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Skips  +   1006d ago
Whoops, double post.
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Unicron  +   1006d ago
"The shooter we now know as Fuse, and which was formerly known as Overstrike, looks like a reasonably realistic third-person shooter. The first time we saw it, though, it was a little more cartoony. Which apparently is nowhere near as cartoony as it was originally."

"... it (Overstrike) was a little more cartoony (than Fuse). Which apparently is nowhere near as cartoony as it was originally."

Those focus groups lead you the Overstrike you saw in the trailer. Originally it was even campier/cheesier/RnC style. James Stevenson from Insom backed this statement up on Gaf.

"and everyone who loves bringing up the 12 year old thing is talking about what the game was BEFORE the Overstrike reveal, just in case that point had been forgotten. Overstrike was the result of the focus groups. Fuse was the result of Overstrike not being fun."
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grayfoxx881  +   1006d ago
No. Insomniac going multiplatform has nothing to do with it. People were upset because while Overstrike retained some of the character that you typically find in an Insomniac game, Fuse looked to become more of a generic t.p.s. that we've seen too many times.

That was the general consensus since everyone saw the first Fuse trailer. Insomniac will not make another Resistance game, and Price and company wants to get away from Ratchet and Clank. They wanted ownership of an I.P., and wanted to make as much money as they possibly could. Overstrike wasn't going to do that, hence Fuse was born.

Leave it up to you, though, to misinterpret people's dislike of the change as fanboyism. I wasn't the least bit surprised reading your comment. Why don't you stop constantly posting garbage and grow up a little? You are closer to my age, yet you consistently act like a middle school troll on this site.
GABRIEL1030  +   1006d ago

Really I liked , the graphics are good, the animations are fluid and the gameplay is fine. However the characters design is bland, but the two girls are ok. Fuse is an interesting game and a surprise because It's different. I'll wait until the full review, but looks promising. I'll give it a chance!
Soldierone  +   1006d ago
Playing alone was rather boring. I absolutely love everything Insomniac does, but this game was very stereotypical shooter like.

I mean the story was bland, it never really dived into anything for the Demo beyond "we need to control FUSE." The gameplay didn't really have anything over the top like other Insomniac games, and it was too easy to do anything. Basically holding your hand everywhere you went.

It was basically just Syndicate with a new skin.... I don't have a lot of friends that play other games so I'm not relying on co op to change my mind.

Sorry, but the color thing still bugs the hell out of me. It still has bland browns and oranges which made it even more stereotypical.... If they would have left the color in, that would have helped.
MadMax  +   1006d ago
Its the poor mans Mass Effect. Too many frikin game clones these days. New ideas already, Jesus!
INMATEofARKHAM  +   1006d ago
I got to play about 5 minutes this morning before my internet dropped and EA's servers kicked me to the title screen... which seemed really silly since I was playing by alone.

Anyhow, the little I played seemed cool to me... I'll finish it today and make my mind up then but theirs little chance I'll pick it up day 1 as they are only offering preorder DLC through Gamestop and that crap annoys me to no end.
INMATEofARKHAM  +   1006d ago
Okay, I played it through alone and when I was about to close it up a friend started playing it so I went through it again with him.

Honestly, it a far cry from generic... Its pretty safe in everything it does but what it does it does so very well. The cover system takes a bit getting use to. (Numinous times I tried to drop into cover with "A" but I do think its a better system than say Gears as you can sprint without sticking into cover.)

Anyhow, I won't be getting it day one, too much backlog to try to unclear before the end of this generation (and what I mentioned above about the preorder bonus being GS exclusive), but I expect I'll get it after a price drop or two.

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