Fuse is considerably more enjoyable than the Army of Two or Kane & Lynch games, but still somewhat lacking by Insomniac’s high standards set in other genres. The weaponry doesn’t quite pull it off this time, with the combined reactions of team-fire failing to live up to expectations. However, play the game in co-op as it was intended and there's undeniably fun to be had. And at less than a fiver, it's worth convincing a few mates to pick up a copy too.
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Insomniac's foray into third-person shooters has fallen to a rather agreeable price point thanks to this deal from Asda. A saving of around £3 can be had over the best cheapest offer elsewhere.
Yes, it was pretty generic, and yes, it didn't have the same level of flair and creativity that other games from Insomniac have provided, but Fuse is a solid action game, and its 4-player co-op is definitely a positive draw. For the price of this deal, it could be a worthwhile title to blast through over Christmas. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD!
Buy this! A bit of full-on bias for you there. Ratchet & Clank are back in excellent form since the co-op orientated All 4 One and the craptacular Q-Force. It's so cheap already because it's shorter than usual, but the length of the game (about 6 hours first time round) is terrific value for money at this price. I've finished it three times already for a nice new Platinum trophy. One of the best action platformers I've played in years.
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Developer: Insomniac Games
Sony’s long serving pair are back for another dose of platforming and mad scientist-style firearms. Let’s get straight to what you want to hear, yes, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus is a return to form after the misguided effort that was Q-Force. So, with no threats of ridiculous tower defence to worry about we’re free to enjoy the series as it was always meant to be.
That said, I’ve been surprised to see Insomniac continue to work on the series since they started working on non-Sony titles, but I supposed something has to pay the bills between Fuse and Sunset Overdrive (an upcoming Xbox One exclusive). This could explain why we’re getting a shorter Ratchet adventure than usual, but in fairness, it’s only £20.
It’s well worth the money too, providing around six hours for an initial playthrough. Then the usual endgame challenge modes, Gold Bolts, Omega weapons and come-get-me Platinum Trophy encourage extra runs through the game, which fans will dive straight into without even making a brew after the end credits.Click here to read more...
With the game coming out tomorrow, this is a excellent bargain for the latest Rachet & Clank title. Overall you can save yourself around £3 over the next cheapest listing.
Our review is currently in the works, but it's almost safe to say that if you're a fan of the series you'll no doubt get your money's worth from Insomniac's latest. Thanks to SUPERCOOLWILLOW @ HUKD!
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All hail the Winterizer! Ratchet's new gun turns enemies into snowmen that give out health and ammo! Insomniac Games can't help themselves, as they're bringing yet another Ratchet & Clank game to PS3 despite now working on multiplatform titles. It would seem they're a long way off running out of ideas for new weapons too if this new trailer is anything to go by.
Into the Nexus is set to be a return to the classic games, carrying on the story arc from A Crack in Time. The last game focused on awful tower defence sections, so this is awesome news. Also, there's some neat little 2D platforming sections to look forward to. This is looking like one of the best Ratchet games in years. Knack may have to wait.Click here to read more...
Insomniac Games have announced a new Ratchet & Clank title for PS3, slated to release this Christmas. Into The Nexus offers a new singleplayer adventure, more "crazy weapons" and gravity-bending puzzles. We've got the details, trailer and screenshots below.Click here to read more...
Developer: Insomniac Games
Insomniac’s first outing since leaving Sony’s nest was always going to be a tough task. But with such a strong history of inventive weaponry in the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance games, chances were that anything they put their minds too involving boomsticks would be fun.
Fuse is a third-person cover shooter with a heavy emphasis on co-op. With the multiplatform competition consisting of the like of Kane & Lynch and Army of Two, it’s all there for the taking. Fuse packs a little extra punch by allowing for four-player co-op action, rather than a paltry two.
The game is set in a near future, allowing for a slight sci-fi edge to things. You play as one of four Overstrike agents -guns for hire- on one long job after things get screwed up in the first mission. A volatile alien substance known as Fuse, gets into the wrong hands, meaning bad people would like to use it in nukes and so on.
Fortunately, they leave behind four prototype weapons, which your team promptly appropriate for themselves. A warp gun fires lasery shots that eventually build up into small black holes that can be chained together. A crossbow-like weapon fires flaming bolts that can be remotely detonated. A shatter gun eventually freezes enemies, leaving them vulnerable to standard weapons, enabling you to shatter large groups like glass. The final weapon provides a mobile shield, albeit one that can absorb bullets and grenades before repelling them back at the enemy.Click here to read more...
Insomniac Games are working on an Xbox One title that seems to have absorbed all the colour, verve and energy out of Overstrike. Sunset Overdrive's reveal trailer shows larger-than-life characters zipping around a colourful city, blowing up bizarre beasties with all manner of insane weaponry.
We like this immensely. For the love of crimony, Insomniac, don't focus test this one so ruthlessly...Click here to read more...
Insomniac raised more than a few eyebrows (read: caused a minor poostorm) when they transformed the colourful Overstrike into the gunmetal grey Fuse last year. CEO Ted Price is well aware of the criticism both from fans and reviewers, but has defended the decision to go gritty while also confirming that "new experiences" are in the pipeline. Experiences that go well beyond DLC, apparently...Click here to read more...
Though nowhere near as epic as our recent Dealspwn playthrough (honest), Fuse's official launch trailer makes a decent fist of showing off the alien tech-powered weaponry and cooperative combat that Insomniac's upcoming shooter promises to bring to the table.
Fuse releases on May 31st in Europe. If you enjoyed the trailer, a short Fuse demo is available on PSN and Xbox Live.Click here to read more...
Last week, Insomniac's Ted Price said that he considered the Wii U to be "more current-gen" than necessarily pushing boundaries for the next-generation of games consoles.
In a new interview, he addresses the reasons behind upcoming shooter Fuse not appearing on Nintendo's system, saying that the development would have been spread too thin and -- yep, you guessed it -- the platform could really do with a classic Nintendo killer app or two.Click here to read more...
In a first for our series of Dealspwn Playthrough, Carl is joined by both Matt and Jon to fight through the demo of Fuse, the upcoming co-op shooter from Insomniac Games. Watch as they try to outwit AI companions, battle against huge armoured foes, and use their devastating Fuse-powered weapons, all while voicing their initial gameplay opinions.
We’ll be chatting a little more about our impressions of the demo in this Sunday’s PWNcast, but if you have yet to download the demo, waiting for the PSN store to update, or just fancy hearing out banter, you can check out the video after the jump.Click here to read more...
A HD version of Ratchet: Gladiator (or Ratchet: Deadlocked in the US) was announced last year but it's been quiet ever since. Until now that is, as a Trophy list for the game has emerged via Exophase. This leads us to believe a PSN release is just around the corner. Gladiator was a lot of fun back on the PS2, despite leaning more towards combat arenas instead of platforming and exploring.
Online multiplayer options were available, although the online functions of the PS2 were only available if you bought a network adapter (or the newer slim PS2). This time we'll be able to get online straight away and the game should be an entertaining blaster. It'll certainly be better than the recent tower defence (why!) game in the series, Q-Force.Click here to see the Trophy list.
Fuse is basically a super-powerful MacGuffin that can be manipulated into some seriously crazy stuff, as seen in the new trailer from Insomniac and EA: Energy shields, active camo, teleporting cyborgs, and an enormous boss character who shoots laser beams from hands the size of office blocks.
Insomniac's FS arrives in North America on May 28th before coming to Europe on May 31st for PS3 and Xbox 360, and you can read our hands-on Fuse preview here.
We have yet another game-to-film adaptation on the way, and this time it’s the Playstation duo of Ratchet & Clank that will be hitting the big screen. While this might cause alarm bells to ring at the possibility of the beloved characters being butchered (as is tradition for Hollywood) we can rest a little easier knowing that Insomniac will be involved throughout the films production, including the series’ lead writer T.J Fixman who has written the script for the film.
We have the teaser trailer, along with a few details, to check out after the jump.Click here to read more...
Insomniac Games has thrown up a quick Q and A on their website dealing with a few hot topics surrounding their upcoming FPS Fuse, answering questions regarding co-op play, different game modes, the game's shift in tone from the original Overstrike reveal, and whether or not it'll require an online pass.Click here to read more...
Originally planned for a March release date, the game was then delayed to add some extra polish and to probably avoid Bioshock Infinite's media and sales vortex. Insomniac have just confirmed via facebook (see I was working) that the game will hit EU territories on May 31st, with america getting it a few days earlier on May 28th.Click here to read more...
Insomniac's first PS3 outing for the platforming duo hit the ground running and deserves a place in any gamer's collection. You can expect to visit lots of colourful planets and enjoy a fine mix of platforming and gun play. The environments are packed with missions and collectibles that keep you playing long after the end credits. Plus, there's a top-form display from the ever-amusing Captain Quark.
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