great 3rd person shooter
This game is so fun. The campaign is so fun with the ability to switch between classes. The fuse based weapons are perfect and everyone will be able to choose the weapon they like.
"Who needs bullets when you have fuse"
what do you get when you take gears of war and a science fiction movie well you get FUSE. Fuse is the latest game from the well known gaming studio INSOMNIAC, with games such as spyro the dragon and the post apocalyptic shooter Resistance. now this time they decided to throw a curve ball and decided to release they're latest IP on both the PS3 and the XBOX 360 which is a first and i hope they continue down this path but hopefully they at least make a better effort with they're next game
STORY: in terms of story FUSE is lacking in most of the department. it starts off with four mercenaries who raid a compound of baddies because its what they were sent there to do and through the teams valiant efforts to stop the bad guys they come across four unique alien weaponry powered by FUSE, after the weapons were stolen all heck breaks loose with the main organization called "The Order" (how original) and we have our story. The four characters that you play as in fuse are fun but not that very intriguing. you hardly ever hear about they're back story or why they joined overstrike 9 in the first place so obviously the characters are barely ever fleshed out making it kinda hard to really care for any of them, they do carry quite a few jokes here and there because lets be honest with ourselves, what kind of merc team would they be if they didn't have a few wise cracks to tell. but truth be told other than that the plot is quite cliche "nothing new to see here move on"
GAMEPLAY: so in terms of third person cover shooters gears of war practically perfected them but some games have etched a couple new things to the genre. and i have to say im glad i bought this game not only is the combat fun but its addicting, i remember playing a lot of gears of war back in the day and i just hated how slow the people moved around the battlefield but thankfully FUSE is the exception. this game is very fast paced especially by the end, one thing i loved about the game was how you could jump from one character to another at will, it added strategy to the game and it made getting out of a jam simple. the cover system in fuse works like a charm but might take time getting use to instead of using the usual run button to stick to a wall you will be using the B button. adding to the experience is some fun platforming like scaling a cliff to get to the next base or opening a ventilation shaft to enter the next room and lay waste to the personnel inside. also your character can hang from cover and shoot which I thought was a rather unique feature not the most useful but fun if you just wanna show off and look cool while doing it.
WEAPONS: the weapons that are used in fuse are primarily the normal set of guns ranging from a sniper(harbinger) a pistol(guardian) a SMG (dragonfly) and 2 assault rifle's, but the catch is every member has a FUSE weapon, unique in every way and used by your character alone, no weapon swapping here unless you are playing with three or more people then by all means.
Dalton: carries a magsheild which can be activated and used to cover the team. he also has a mobile covering system similar to that of the magsheild (can be thrown like a grenade to provide extra cover)
Naya: carries the warp gun, which can be used to take out multiple enemies out at once by combining the warps and and causing a chain reaction, Naya can also use a tactical cloak to pick off enemies unseen.
Izzy: carries the shattergun which is a short to medium range rifle capable of crystallizing foes and the shattering them to nothing, she can also throw healing beacons (similar to Dalton's mobile cover) which can heal or even revive any downed allies.
Jacob: carries the arcshot which can be fired at long range with accurate precision capable of pinning enemies to walls, powered by fuse Jacobs bolts can also be rigged with flames to cause great destruction to multiple foes.
COMPANION A.I.: the computer A.I. in fuse is practically a double edged sword sometimes they will rush by your side to help you back on your feet and then they will just sit behind cover 5 feet away from you and practically laugh at you while you slowly bleed out, and don't give me that "oh they were just trying to stay alive B.S." because with the power ups in this game like the healing beacon or the mobile cover there's no reason why my character died. in the earlier levels they worked like a team helping each other up when downed or while Dalton provides moving cover with his magsheild. but once the later levels arrived and the enemies got tougher they lost that reliability .
THE LEVELING SYSTEM: was so uninspired and not to mention very bland. the perks alone cost 20,000 credits and let me tell ya for that much money they aint even worth it, i would rather by 1 of the many skins than to buy 1 of the useless perks, also when you level up you are given 1 skill point, but unlike borderlands in this game the skills are literally the same FOR ALL FOUR CHARACTERS!!! with a few tweaks here and there but not enough to add variety to the characters and to think a game like this would have been so much cooler with individual parks and skills but no were left with a bland leveling system and are expected to run with it. NO THANK YOU.
SOUND:in terms of voice acting and the overall feel for the games atmosphere i thought FUSE nailed it. the FUSE weapons sound great all the guns sound different especially the warp gun. the voice acting was solid with some great performances from Jennifer hale(Naya) and Ali Hillis(Izzy) who were both played the characters female commander Shepard and Dr. liara tsoni in the Mass Effect trilogy hats off to you women actors, you sure know how to melt my heart, especially you ail.
MY EXPERIENCE:in the beginning i really loved fuse it took fast paced action blended it with a sci fi tone but by the end of the game it did start to wear down on me its not like all the levels are the same but the formula was used past its limits. one of my big gripes was that there wasn't that much character development, my favorite character was Izzy (what can i say i love those red heads) but her character was hardly ever told about her past except the she is a hacker also the enemies got old really quick but other than that FUSE is like the "binary domain" of 2013 its a game that nobody knows about but if we spread the word and let people know what it is FUSE might be lucky enough to blast its way to consoles in the future.
MY VERDICT: FUSE 7/10 "MEN were gonna need a mop and bucket to clean this mess up, curse you overstrike 9!"
Honestly an awesome game
I just bought this game and i am super impressed by it. The graphics are amazing. the gameplay is really fun and well set up. The guns are fairly made and are not to much overpowered. the levels are challenging and cannot be passed in just a couple of seconds... it actually takes time to beat it. the one downside that i dont like is that the co-op view is vertical and i have not been able to find a way to make it horizontal. but overall its a great game nd deserves a 10
after playing the demo i'll say its not the best shooter but combining Gears of War's run and gun 3rd person aspect with Borderlands co-op,leveling ability, and a special power or in this case weapon for every character there is promise I might not get it day 1 but I will play
Just played the demo.
So, I think they hope I was wanting to give this game has become reality not only does this game's perks and customizations keep me interested the powers that their weapons give off when fighting enemies is outstandingly awesome. And how you can switch to any squad member in the team is another bonus in my book. Definitely pre-ordering this as soon as possible. For the demo: 8/10.
I want to see more!
The fact is we haven't seen much of this game yet, but what we have seen definitely looks awesome. I have liked games similar to this in the past so this caught my eye almost immediately. I want to see more use of the powers and I hope they are balanced and can be utilized in different ways. I would put money on it that this game is going to be pretty good. Let's hope EA doesn't let us down!
It looks like it might be a good game.
It's going to be made by EA so hopefuly it will be made using the frostbite 2 or a new 3 engine. One thing we do know it that the graphics won't suck hard.
from what I saw on E3 its going to be great
I saw this game at E3 and it looked amazing, action packed, and epic.
after all these years, insomniac now multi console
the game sounds great, insomniac is an amazing company, but now that they've teamed up with ea, this might not be the best game, but it will be worth trying
Overstrike looks to good to be true
Overstrike does look promising with the witty characters the funny humor the gore and of course the cool gadgets