When I have been playing games this last week, it’s been all Fuse all the time. Yeah, yeah, another shooter that’s probably just like every other one. Believe me, I’ve heard all of the snooty snide remarks and seen all of the eyerolls. Bottom line is, I’m reviewing this strategy guide and I don’t care that it’s cool to not like shooters right now. I’m having an absolute blast playing.
First off, before you criticize, get one thing straight: it’s not a brown shooter; it’s actually quite orange.
Secondly, it’s actually quite fun. It has that Binary Domain vibe, and I absolutely loved Binary Domain. Each character has their own unique abilities and weapon, and you’re able to switch characters whenever you want to tap into these abilities. I could see how this game would be more fun to play with another person, like Binary Domain, but I’m having just as much fun on my own.
One complaint I am seeing is that the game is too hard to play on your own, and I have NOT found that to be true. The #1 reason why I quit playing Epic Mickey 2 was that I found it to be impossible to play well without co-op. While you could switch to Oswald whenever you wanted, it was incredibly difficult to manipulate him to do what you needed him to do, especially if he had to team up with Mickey for a purpose, such as flying across a chasm or tossing Oswald up to an out-of-reach area. With Fuse, even though some areas would definitely be easier with a co-op partner, I’ve found nothing to be impossible or even frustratingly difficult to accomplish on my own.
I’ve enjoyed the story as well, but I’ll get more into that when I write up my mini-review. But I know no one cares about this today, as today is the day of the E3 press conferences, something I actually have to cover as part of the home team for both Game Revolution and Action Trip. I’m curious if today will dictate which next-gen console I will buy first.