On Thursday night I had to stay up late to switch over to working midnights so I invited my friend Armitage over to play Fuse. We are both Insomniac fans and were looking forward to playing this game.
I purposely avoided playing to much of the game single player so we could both experience it new in split screen co-op. He selected Naya because of her cloaking ability and I chose Izzy for the shatter rifle and healing beacons.
We jumped right in and the first thing we noticed was the graphics are amazing, this is really noticeable in the outdoor sections of chapter 3. I found the controls smooth and easy to get use too. I love the way you can get your character to work their way around cover and power slide to the next cover area. The gunplay is fast, fun and the Fuse weapons are a blast to play with. The Shatter rifle is devastating and it’s so much fun freezing guys in crystals and seeing them shatter! (Great XP too)
I have so far found the story entertaining while far fetched. The banter between the four Overstrike team members is funny and not to over the top. Unlike some of the reviews I have read the characters controlled by AI while not very useful in a gun fight were quick to come and revive us when we needed it. The skill system is straight forward and the ability to add 1 team perk per character is nice. We decided to buy the XP bonus team perk to level up faster an buy new skills.
One minor dislikes about the game would be some of the times events I found a little frustrating and cannot see how you could do them single player.
By the end of the night I had Izzy at level 14 with her med beacon and some added firepower to her Shatter rifle. Armitage got Naya to level 12 with the stealth ability unlocked. After Naya gets her stealth ability her gameplay changes greatly it allows her to sneak up and silently kill guys before the massive gunfight begins.
Overall we had a blast getting through the first 3 chapters of the game. We played until two thirty in the morning before holstering our guns for the night and the time flew by.
Keep up the good work