PS3 (also on Xbox 360)
SCRRRT! FOOF! FWWWWW-CLACK! PSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
mission, should you choose to blahblahblah, is to stop the Raven
Corporation who, via numerous boffinistic types soon to realise
their workplace is a crappy environment in which to be
sciencematific, are using alien shit melded with human shit against
the latter. That being humans, not faeces, as we’re using “shit” in
the general “stuff” sense, rather than the actual smelly
As such you become any of four
mercenaries comprising Overbit- erm, Overstrike 9, between which you
can switch at whim. Each has individual weaponical charms, be it big
mofo shield, general “torch the fuckers” fer-twang arrangements,
crystallising-then-shattering-anonymous-henchmen mojo or ability to
wrangle black holes for savage amusement.
Anyway, yep, the
weapons in this here Fuse thang are majestic, which makes
sense when you twig that the whole enchilada has blorped forth from
the brainboxes of Insomniac, who plopped the
Ratchet & Clank
and Resistance series’
Ah, if only the rest were as agglutinatedly
For sadly this third-person shooty-shooty-bang-bang affair tapers
off generic-wards when looking beyond that fabtacular weaponry.
Sure, there’s only so much that you can do with the maniacal
mega-corporation versus world plotty-plot, but – single playeredly
at least - as competent as Fuse is you speedily realise it’s a case of shoot times lots, ride
lifts (in desperate need of some ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ action) and
do it again. With the odd helicopter or robot to take down after
expending enough armament to blow up your average mid-sized
planetoidical entity-like thingy, natch.
Grab three mates for
various co-op shenanigans and things improve, because – usually at
least - they won’t have noggins with pointy crayons jabbed deeply
within, unlike the regularly ludicrous “AI”. Or take your chances
with randoms online – see crayon comment a dozen or so words back.
Fuse just doesn’t quite come together... PAF!