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Fuse, chapters 1-3 impressions

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , on 01/06/2013 by arthur1977

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.

Fuse-Insomniac.jpgI 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

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Come on EB Games, where are my Pre-Order codes!

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , , on 29/05/2013 by arthur1977

Rant On…

Seriously EB Games, I preorder Fuse by Insomniac months ago and put 50$ down. I show up the night of its release and pick up my game and you don’t have my preorder codes. Worse of all you had not contacted EA to get the codes for the people who preordered the game from your store?

They suggested I try stopping by the next day to see if they showed up. So I did and still nothing, I think when he saw me again he realized that I was not going away and made a few phone calls. He said that he had to send out some emails and got my name and phone number and would call me in a day or two.

SERIOUSLY.. Why wait until the day after you are suppose to hand out the codes to email someone. You must have realized they were short when you got the shipment!

I have not heard a lot of good chatter about the EB Games/GameStop franchise and this experiences means my money will be going elsewhere for my next game / consul purchase.

……. Rant Off

Sorry everyone, just boggles my mind!

Is there any Love for Insomniac’s Fuse?

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , on 08/05/2013 by arthur1977

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I have following this game for a while since Insomniac Games are one of my favorite developers. I enjoyed their Ratchet and Clank series and love The Resistance Trilogy which I usually play split screen with friends.

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Since Fuse has been announced (as Overstrike) it has taken a barrage of criticism from every angle. The demo was released yesterday (May 7) and seems to be a nice introduction to the game and it’s 4 playable characters. The game also looks great and with the ability to freely switch between each character and their unique fused weapon offers up some strategy. The game offer some platforming stretches to go along with its cover based combat. You have different options on how you want to upgrade each character as well as the ability to play with friends online or split screen.

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I have had this game pre ordered for a few months now and the demo reinforced my belief in the game. Hopefully the demo will spark some positive conversations about this strong new IP.