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Explosions made pretty in Sunset Overdrive

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Sunset Electric Slide

I’m really looking forward to Sunset Overdrive next month. I’ve been hooked by the game ever since its reveal, but since then I’ve started to question how its ridiculous fun factor will hold up over a few hours. But that’s an question for another day. Today is all about how colourful and gorgeous Sunset Overdrive can be.

Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty damn stunning. Not everyone is a fan of stylisation over realism, but I’m all for art over replication. Stylised games offer a lot more artistic flair than trying to bring a world to life in a way we’ve already seen it. It’s one of the reason why I loved BioShock: Infinite, and it’s definitely one of the reasons why Sunset Overdrive has me so hooked.

I’m also really happy that Insomniac has started showing off some environmental diversity as well. For a while all of Sunset Overdrive’s videos featured the same, carnival-styled area, which quickly got old to look at. Seeing teddy bear TNT destruction at night is glorious, topped only by the look of some of the other characters you’ll run into.

I also really want to know what gun is shooting all that gooey blue electricity. That seems like something I’d rock daily. Sunset Overdrive launches exclusively on Xbox One come October 28th.

Last Updated: September 30, 2014

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