Ever since Insomniac changed Overstrike into Fuse, it seems that interest in the title has dropped somewhat. The game still looks like a fun shooter with interesting weapons, but it ditched the colorful and humorous style shown in the original trailer.
The new trailer – dubbed “Fable’s Vision” – doesn’t really do much to sell people on Fuse beyond its weapons. In fact, it seems that the title only has that going for it, just like Insomniac’s Resistance franchise. The games are fun enough, but they lack the creativity and fun that have always been a hallmark of the developer’s Ratchet and Clank franchise.
Still, what do I know? Insomniac could knock it out of the park with Fuse. It could present a serious story that’s actually worth paying attention while having the fun gunplay mechanics of its other franchises. It’s just that the trailers thus far haven’t really inspired much confidence. It doesn’t help that the game continues to look more and more like a Borderlands clone that takes itself far too seriously.
Fuse will be released on May 28 for Xbox 360 and PS3.