Will Sunset Overdrive be fun… or just stupid?

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Microsoft has been pushing Sunset Overdrive heavily for quite a while now but they are struggling to get the buy-in from consumers and media alike. Pretty much every media person I speak to is not excited about Sunset Overdrive.

It seems over the top, far too stupid and just in general they seem to be missing the entire point of mature gaming. We’re not all immature idiots who will be entertained by shooting teddy bears and energy drinks turning people into zombies. Then yesterday I saw this live action trailer which definitely hits my type of humour

But there is a difference between making a fun trailer and the game actually being fun. Unfortunately since we’re stuck on the bottom of Africa we find it rare that we get the chance to try out these games before they are released, outside of conventions. However Microsoft recently held an event in London that the team from videogamer.com went to and just watching their video this morning has given me some hope that the game will actually be good.

Dave Scammel had the same opinion as me on Sunset Overdrive and arrived at the event with no real desire to play the game but thought he would give it a go and in the end he absolutely loved it. Now one person’s opinion isn’t enough to sway me just yet but I can say it has relit a little glimmer of hope that Insomniac have got this one right and with the game releasing next month at least we don’t need to wait to long to find out.

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Unfortunately for Microsoft, and Insomniac, I think it’s too late to change the public perception of the game for it to become a console mover. But you never know, it may actually be that good after all. Even if it is only running at 900p and 30 frames per second.

Last Updated: September 26, 2014

Gavin Mannion

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  • Admiral Chief 0

    Doesn’t interest me tbh

    • Guild

      Same, when it was first announced it looked interesting but as more details have come out I’ve lost interest

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Might turn out to be the next Bulletstorm. That game was panned all over the place but ended up being stupid fun.

    • Hammersteyn

      Needed a sequel

    • Rock789

      Oh man, SUCH an underrated gem of a game! Loved Bulletstorm. Would’ve loved a sequel.

      Actually, wouldn’t mind playing it again… Hmmm… Perhaps it can break my Destiny lust?!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Break free of the grind!

        • Rock789

          But it bought me dinner and promised me it loved me… I can’t turn my back on that kind of passion… 😉 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            So did Rince, and we both know how that turns out. A LIFETIME OF DISAPPOINTMENT.

          • Rock789

            Lol! 🙂 Ouch… Somewhere, right now, there’s a sad Rince after reading that… 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Mission accomplished 😀

          • I am happy damn you!

          • Whimper…

          • Yeah, for ME 😛

          • Skoobaz

            ME. Mass Effect???

          • That’s not what she said? 0_O

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Bulletstorm still had some of the most memorable quotes of any game for me!
        (and by “memorable” I mean toilet humour lulz)

  • Guild

    I find the whole “fun” point interesting. Read an article on another site *yes I swayed for a second or 2* and the author of the article used the whole “fun” point as a negative for gaming. He came more across as an idiot trying to be too smart and jumping on the bandwagon for trashing a game because peer pressure it seems

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Maybe fun is the wrong word? I loved The Walking Dead, but I wouldn’t exactly call it fun. Maybe, rewarding?

      • CAE9872

        Good word that…

      • Guild

        I agree. There needs to be a certain level amount of enjoyment from a game otherwise why play it? Maybe fun is the wrong word then and a better descriptive noun should be used.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        What about “rewarding” or “thought-provoking”?

  • GooseZA

    Yeah I don’t get the hype for this. Looks silly.

  • Hammersteyn

    I honestly believe they drew ideas from a hat.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      A very old and weird hat

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I want my hat back.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          Huehuehue

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      It looks like a chimera* game ( – powered by the vacuous lies that is the Cloud.

      *A bunch of concepts and ideas flung at a wall, with whatever that stuck thrown into the game

  • Karl Roomaney

    I found the trailer interesting but sound things is the game really that good as trailer anyone who tries it please give feed back. Its better with consumers views

  • Sageville

    I’ve been burnt before with reviewers almost punishing games in their reviews for over-hyped marketing.

    So to me, when I read reviewers whining about a game but then still says it’s fun, that is a massive red flag for me, just like when gamer publishers put up review embargoes. Pinch of Salt.

  • Karl Roomaney

    If people maybe hack into their inner child maybe it will be fun? or I am just on my own

    • Admiral Chief 0

      …misread your comment as “hack their inner child” and thought…yeah, that is what they were thinking

      😛

  • CAE9872

    I still don’t know what to make of this game. When I first saw it, it didn’t do much for me…will wait and see.

  • Ryanza

    Jet Set Radio was fun. Overdrive looks like too much meh to me.

  • You said some of you are mature? As in, Stilton cheese mature? Suppose Geoff fits that bill.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Or you being lacist or odour-ist?

      • I’m commenting on his ‘culture’? BOOM!

  • Anarky

    I like the looks of it. Yeah I like deep mature games with an engaging story, but sometimes I like to just go ‘fuck it’ and start playing silly games like Saints Row and Dead Rising to just enjoy myself. And this game fits the bill perfectly.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Meh! It’s going to be incredibly stupid. PS: Who’s Dave Scammel?

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