Wicked respawns and colour-filled explosions in Sunset Overdrive

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Sunset Overdrive is the biggest title coming to Xbox One this year, and it’s out next week! If you haven’t been keeping up with Insomniac’s latest crazy creation, then you need to watch this TNTeddy explosion filled launch trailer right now. Especially if you’re looking for something to pop into your new console.

Believe it or not, Sunset Overdrive does have a whiff of a story that will keep you grinding, wall running and bouncing forward. That’s really difficult to imagine when your lead character is clearly aware that he’s in a video game. When was the last time you heard a epic, climactic speech ending with “or, we won’t. But we’ll get some wicked respawn animations!”.

But let’s not forget that Sunset Overdrive is not only dripping with attitude, but also colour. Sunset City has more colour variation in it than most modern shooters combined. And it’s not only the city that lights things up. Your TNTeddy blasts produce teddy bear shaped explosion clouds, while several OD mutants literally burst and the seams and go “POP!” when taken down.

It’s definitely not a type of game that immediately sweeps everyone off their feet, which leads to the bigger burning question: Is Sunset Overdrive the reason to get an Xbox One? Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to answer that yet, but it’s certainly going to be in my review early next week.

And rest assured, you’ll be able to get your eyeballs all over that before the game launches locally on October 31st.

Last Updated: October 22, 2014

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