Insomniac Games live streamed some Fuse gameplay and I have to say it was really almost impressive, but not quite. The game looks like it’s been designed well but presents just about nothing new. The reason for my complete lack of enthusiasm may just be that we don’t see enough innovation and originality in games; this however doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game.
The archived footage is still available on TwitchTV with commentary from the gameplay programmer and designer of Fuse.
In the gameplay footage you’ll see a lot of similarities to games you’ve already played. For example the silent take downs we’ve seen recently in Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider and Crysis 3. The HUD is something similar to Dead Space and one of the soldiers in the team has an invisibility cloak that’s also been seen and wait for it, there’s also a crossbow in the mix.
The fact that the game shows no real innovation and originality so far definitely takes away from any hype created around it, but I think if you’re a shooter junkie you’ll enjoy the game purely for that element, the shooting. With different combos of weapons used for kills, you’ll find yourself getting different amounts of XP making a tiny bit more interesting. The game will also present players with a skill tree, which has also become rather over used in games lately, but I guess we won’t see too many games without them in the future.
Fuse is due to release next month for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Last Updated: April 4, 2013