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GF Rating
6.4

387 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good game, has promise

posted by TMR3737 (CRESTED BUTTE, CO) May 30, 2013

Member since Apr 2010

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ok, first and foremost, this game seems to have changed a lot from when I first saw the trailer from E3. While the trailer had no game play, it seemed “fun” and headed down the road of over the top humor. Not as dark as the finished product is. That original trailer had me excited for the game to come out just on the fun aspect alone.

Fast forward to the game itself, while it was not what I thought it would be, I have played far worse. The game play reminds me of Mass Effect, the look and play of combat has the same feel to it. The specialized guns to each character are interesting and fun to use, but with the XP gain killing with them, unless you run out of the Fuse ammo it gives little use to use other guns. The story is somewhat generic (I have not finished the game completely, so I’m sure there is a plot twist or two I haven’t had to deal with), but still has its merits.

I'm giving it a 7 over a 6 for what it can build on. If this is planning on being a series, they have a solid base that they can build off of. Yes there are many faults, but in all honesty, how many games nail it on their first try? I could state the repetitiveness, the fact that there are almost too many guys to shoot at, but it doesn’t completely ruin the game. The original Assassin's Creed was insanely repetitive, but they killed it with 2 and 3(ish). Same goes for Uncharted. I had fun playing Fuse, and I think it can be a good to great series. Its just not there yet... doesn’t mean it doesn’t have playability

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Short Fuse

posted by CEEarl (LOUISVILLE, KY) May 30, 2013

Member since May 2013

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Wow, what a disappointment. I played the demo and enjoyed it and had an opportunity to try out the hour long trial from PSN. I was ready to lay down $60 bucks to buy it. I decided to play single player to get used to it first, allowing someone to join if they want to and nobody ever did, within that hour of gameplay.

To start off with the good, Fuse has some cool weapons, you can easily switch between the four characters if you prefer another one, typically upgrade setup, etc. That's a lot that could be great.

However, the downfall comes into play when you suddenly have your A.I. partners charge in and die in the middle of a gun battle. It's easy to get killed, so if they're in the midst of the battle, chances are you're not going to be able to make it without going down as well. Granted, one of the characters in particular actually has a shield he uses. At one point, there is a time limit. You pick up an item and have to get it from point A to point B, before it explodes and it's game over. The team tells you they'll cover you, since you have to be the one to pick it up. Fantastic! I stand behind the partner with the shield, but at times instead of keeping it straight and moving forward, he'll turn it slightly to the left and right, protecting himself, but leaving you wide open behind him and since you can't fire with the timed bomb you have in your hand, you have to constantly put it back down and take cover.

If you're getting this game for yourself, don't unless you like bad A.I. and a challenge. This game is setup for online with probably not only one other friend, but three to back you up. That's where I can see the fun coming in. But to ask your friend to go buy a game where you have to constantly save the stupid A.I. teammates, or it's game over for both of you, well, that just sucks and ruins the fun.

Hopefully Insomniac will hear some of these issues and address them through an update. Until then, this one will be a rental fo

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

good game

posted by diddlydo (OAK FOREST, IL) Jul 5, 2013

Member since Apr 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Over powering at times but fun to play with others.

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