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Insomniac's Greatest Failure Yet

My Love for Insomniac Games has done much more than slowly fade away and at this point is free falling into a pit void of any originality. After Ratchet and Clank: A Crank in Time released, none of their games have shown us anything that has reached that level of quality. The only excuse I could think of for all of these mediocre games releasing was that Insomniac was focusing all the resources they could on Fuse.

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pr0t0typeknuckles1555d ago

ITS sad but i felt the same,after playing the demo fuse feels like a generic tps devoid of any personality.

j-blaze1555d ago

i think Resistance was more generic compared to this, fps, aliens, soldiers defending their land...but this look more fun especially in gameplay, MP and characters are awesome too, add to all that ITS NOT A FREAKING FPS and that's a big plus! wish insomniac the best of luck with this game

pr0t0typeknuckles1555d ago

to tell you the truth i cant really put my 2 cents in on resistance since i only played a demo of the first 1,but i chose not to buy it because i felt the same exact way,it was an fps with aliens an soldiers trying to defend the world.

Typical-Guy1555d ago

Resistance was the best FPS experience I've had on PS3. Especially the first one, oh boy! I hope Insomniac games make another one on PS4....

LarVanian1555d ago (Edited 1555d ago )

Did you even play Resistance? The Fuse demo had quite a number of elements from Resistance. The 8 player co-op in Resistance 2 was a hell of a lot more fun than what I played in the Fuse demo.

abzdine1555d ago

i agree with this article except when they say that A Crack in Time is the last great IG game because R3 is a very good game.

i love IG for the Spyro and Ratchet games, but Fuse is really not enjoyable at all. Fuse will obviously fail and IG have to step their game up by giving their fans what they deserve.

Ted Price was saying basically that they were tired of offering sequels and they wanted to give sth new to their fans, but why make an underdog TPS and not keep doing the unique things we have all been used to?

DevilishSix1554d ago

I am interested in this survival mode called Eschelon it sounds interesting. Wonder how it will play in co-op.

rpd1231554d ago

True that about Resistance. I just traded the Resistance Collection in. Didn't even get past the first game. I played 3's multiplayer. It was not bad but not enough to keep the game.

ginsunuva1554d ago

The first resistance was one of the best fps games EVER. No game had a seriously suspenseful campaign with great storytelling the way it did, and the MP was pure extremely fun, addicting, skill-based 40-player awesomeness.

Then the other 2 were decent but not as good.

BattleAxe1554d ago

@rpd123

If you had the Resistance Collection, why would you skip to the multiplayer on R3? It was terrible compared to R1 and R2. And with regards to you not being able to finish the first game I just just don't understand that at all. What are some of the other FPS games that you like?

Army_of_Darkness1554d ago

Resistance 3 is awesome. By far the best resistance game and tops most fps out.

kparks1554d ago

I loved resistance 1 and 2 they were awesome some of the best games on the ps3.. R3 was ok at best.. But this game looks whack and this RE5 chris Redfield looking guy with 34inch biceps looks ridiculous.

badz1491554d ago

Not saying that the demo is crap but it lacks identity and feel too generic. Overstrike promised something unique with "Insomniac" written all over it but Fuse has none of that!

rpd1231554d ago

@BattleAxe

I'm not really a huge fan of FPS's in general. I did play the multiplayer in 2, but I had trouble finding a game. 1 I was never able to play because I could never get into a game. I think the reason I couldn't get past the first campaign was the controls. They were so awkward compared to other FPS's.

joab7771554d ago

R2's co op is one of my all time fav experiences...and it hasn't been done again. I was sad when r3 omitted it. I was looking forward to a more evolved version. I played r2 co op and competitive for months and months. When I saw fuse I was hoping that this was it...what I had been waiting for. The early team fortress look had me really excited. Then, its as if they went the path so many have before...make it look and play like some other triple A game that sold well. What they didn't count on was that we hav grown tired even of those great games. Originality is the name of the game now. Its why so many are playing games like dark souls, indie games, or mobile games.

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brich2331555d ago

I couldnt even finish the demo, gameplay was lacking and boring, I will be getting the game to play coop with friends though.

JP13691555d ago

I couldn't be bothered to finish the demo either, but I don't think playing with friends will make it much better. To me it isn't even worth renting, much less a purchase.

TheRacingX1554d ago

I couldn't finish it either...I really wanted to like this one, being a fan of IG, but it just looks generic and like it wants to be too many other games

AngelicIceDiamond1555d ago (Edited 1555d ago )

Its funny because because the demo turned out not to be that bad.

Its a simple demo. People complained about DMC. Oh what the game sold over million copies!? It has a metacritic rating of 86!?

Despite it being a reboot DMC still stayed true to what it does best. And people were crying and moaning all the way until its released.

This game is a brand new Ip. A complete cop op experience that revolves around four characters.

Though I highly enjoyed borderlands with 2 maxed characters and spent like 50 hours on it.

The game seriously lacked character depth, progression and build. BL2 story from the first one was "better", but the four characters were just staples of "choosing your class" and "how you wanted to play"

That was it. Fuse seems have characters with life and not just simple meat suits of character classes with very little personality and almost meaningless to exist in the game with one liners to remind the player that "your playing a character."

The enemies, situations and over all outlook of the story do seem generic and done over and over again in fuse I will say that.

But again, the simple fact that its story four player online that simply gives you a background story with each character is win imo.

001555d ago

"People complained about DMC. Oh what the game sold over million copies!"

That's actually bad when the previous game sold Around 4 million.

Tontus1554d ago

lol, what? Yes DmC averaged a respectable 85% on reviews aggregates, it didn't sell over a million though, it shipped over a million. After 4 months it has only sold around 700K and its sales have slowed to a crawl, it performed horribly despite a good critical reception, the last game in the series (DMC4) sold 2.7 million http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/... (not close to 4 million 00).

Fuse is mediocre, it will average in the low 70s on reviews aggregates and be lucky to sell 500K copies on all platforms combined this year. It will be a critical and commercial flop, everyone can see that.

I feel sorry for Insomniac, I've loved some of their games and I hope Fuse bombing doesn't have too bad an effect on them.

Root1554d ago

dmc was crap though...the sales prove that

The big reviewers who give out there scores first were obviously paid off someway with either exlclusive info on their next games or somehting else because theres no way that games a 8,9 or even 10 out of 10.

It's inferior to past DMC titles and a back step for the franchise...overall it's worse then other games (least DMC2 despite how bad it was, was still a DMC game)...

fsfsxii1554d ago

@Root
I think DMC2 is the best DMC game

sjaakiejj1554d ago (Edited 1554d ago )

@Root

Sales numbers prove if a game is good or bad? Just Dance must be an incredible game then, and Psychonauts and Shenmue must be terrible games.

I bet Zero Punctuation and TotalBiscuit sold out to Capcom. In fact, I agree with you that Capcom spent millions to pay reviewers to give high scores. That's far more likely than, you know, it actually being a good game that you just happen to dislike.

Statix1554d ago (Edited 1554d ago )

Obviously you're playing Borderlands 2 for a different reason than any other people. Nobody I know plays Borderlands for the story or characters.

With that said, the story isn't actually that bad in Borderlands 2. It's at least semi-interesting, in my opinion. Sure, the player characters are lifeless and don't have much personality, but that's like saying the player character in Skyrim doesn't have much personality.

Baka-akaB1554d ago (Edited 1554d ago )

"@Root

Sales numbers prove if a game is good or bad? Just Dance must be an incredible game then, and Psychonauts and Shenmue must be terrible games. "

Of course not . but it this instance everything was lining up .

DmC was badly received (and i'm talking about the only critical that matters , gamers , not pseudo journalists ) and sold like crap .

It truly have nothing going on for it , unlike low selling gems you mentioned , wich are still loved and fondly remembered .

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TwistedMetal1555d ago

yep this game looked cool when the art style was different. now it looks lame. also resistance 2 coop and mp is something really awesome that you cant get anywhere else on consoles. the coop was just beast as well as 30 vs 3o online mp with crazy weapons shooting through walls and force fields and shields and stuff.

Blaze9291554d ago

i dont know WHAT you all are moaning about - i thought the Fuse demo was amazing and i cant wait for the full game. Generic? lol you all

darx1554d ago

I am guessing that they are a bunch os PS fans who are upset that IG went multiplat.

showtimefolks1554d ago

Spyro was great

ratchet and clank is excellent series

resistance 1 was very good, 2 had more COD effects but the 8 player co-op alone was worth the asking price and 3rd felt a lot like half-life, It had very stable MP and excellent story

Fuse now this is where this doesn't seem or play like an insomniac game, its time insomniac to admit the failure and crawl back to your fans who have been with you since day on on playstation brand

sony needs to BUY QD next but if insomniac is willing than they should be after that.

you want to become a 3rd party developer and have a huge reputation on playstation than make sure your 1st game isn't just average

i mean who the heck was the creative director of Fuse? ted price we need answers

OmegaSlayer1554d ago

The Resistance series is bad.
The last R&C are bad.
This Fuse here is bad.
:(

Irishguy951554d ago

Insomniac got free passes because they were exclusive to Sony. They are a empty shell of their former selves and haven't made a good game in a long long time. Resistance 1 was the best they've created in years and even that was only 'good'(Even though I loved it, it gets overrated quite a lot)

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Kalowest1555d ago

I feel bad for Insomniac!!! :(

raiden-491554d ago

They were trying to create an at least somewhat interesting game from the first trailer but EA saw that no one gave a f*ck so they "improved" it by making it MORE generic and now this is what we get....

Also we know insomniacs did screw up before but I have always tried to make something different.