posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Aug 3, 2014
Member since Sep 2013
Let's start with the one and only good quality of this game, it has diverse 4 player co op for both split screen and online. That is it's best and only good quality only because games now have drifted from co op and split screen play because apparently "it's not next gen" and Fuse tries to make a stand by giving us this experience. Now on to the bad things, the story on this game is non-existent, characters have background but only if you read their bio which is only one paragraph long each, and since each character on the team as well as bosses are mostly emotionless you find yourself not caring for anyone in the game. Graphically the game is up to par although some of the special weapons seem to have interesting design choices that just make it look odd and hard to take seriously. Though there is a level up system it is the bare bones of one, every character has their own skill tree but the perks do little to nothing to help you and you will feel relatively un-advanced by the end. Speaking of endings, you will discover the game is remarkably short, completed in under 6 hours by myself and less than 5 hours with a friend along with a disappointing ending the only joy I found in the ending was the fact that it was over. Fuse is a disappointing game that is only enjoyable if you have someone to share the misery with while playing.
First let me say, I didn't try multiplayer, so this review is the campaign alone. It was a decent enough storyline, with ok characters. The gameplay was fun enough, with 4 characters which you can jump to at any point, each with different weapons and skills. Overall, it felt like a solid game, but it was just not...great.
There were only a few enemy types, so you just keep mowing down the same bad guys. The weapon selection is EXTREMELY limited, with no upgrades. This seems like a game which is more fun if you are playing with friends. But all said and done, there aren't any huge glitches, and it's relatively fun to get through. I'd say it's worth renting, just don't expect some grand storyline or gameplay.