Sunset Overdrive Review - Alive And Amplified

Sunset Overdrive Review - Alive And Amplified

It's loud, it's obnoxiousness, and it's mostly awesome.

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I'll buy it.
In a few years, when the One has literally any other exclusives worth buying it for.
Not really looking good for the Xbox One, is it?

Shocksplicer:
I'll buy it.
In a few years, when the One has literally any other exclusives worth buying it for.
Not really looking good for the Xbox One, is it?

oh I'm sure the xbone will be fine

its just not very appealing for the discerning buyer

So glad to hear this is a good game. Been looking forward to this for ages, but after all the overhyped disappointments I was getting kinda worried.

Can't wait for Friday.

I am so keen for this.
Ever since I first saw the CGI trailer at E3 2013 I hoped and wished for this to be amazing, I am so glad that this amazing.
One of the (many) reasons I brought an Xbox One, I super happy to pick this up day one.

Glad to hear it. Was looking forward to the game, but also a bit wary, considering Fuse.

Judging by the reception it has got, I shall be picking it up ASAP.

Even with its obnoxious zaniness I find myself strangely compelled by this game. It just looks so over the top and wacky that I can't help but admire the creators for taking the chance they did on it we could definitely use more new IPs and it seems this one is truly fresh.

Most of the comments in that review seemed like negatives trying to be positives to me. Perhaps it's simply from my perspective but most of it sounds brash and annoying, like it's taken the worst parts of Saints Row 4 and made them perpetual.

I've enjoyed Insomniac Games stuff before, mostly the R&C series though Resistance had its highlights (looking at R2's multiplayer). Kind of a shame this is an exclusive and coming out at the same time as a CoD. Whatever merits it does have are likely to be lost in the avalanche of fanboys.

Has someone let the cat out of the bag early?


They deny it now:
https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/526397576883339264
But where have we heard that before?
http://www.totalxbox.com/60879/dead-rising-3-definitely-isnt-a-timed-exclusive-for-xbox-one-says-capcom/
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/30/ryse-son-of-rome-will-not-be-ported-to-pc-down-the-line-will-not-have-a-demo-at-launch/
Poor Microsoft, can barely keep their hostages exclusives in check.

Strelok:
Has someone let the cat out of the bag early?


They deny it now:
https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/526397576883339264
But where have we heard that before?
http://www.totalxbox.com/60879/dead-rising-3-definitely-isnt-a-timed-exclusive-for-xbox-one-says-capcom/
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/30/ryse-son-of-rome-will-not-be-ported-to-pc-down-the-line-will-not-have-a-demo-at-launch/
Poor Microsoft, can barely keep their hostages exclusives in check.

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

Though I believe that's up to phil to sort out, he should really be doing a better job at focussing on keeping them exclusive instead of trying to pander to a crowd that doesn't care/pisses on them.

Recommendation: Would you like to play Lady Gaga in videogame form? This is about as close as you're getting.

Fuck. Yes. If only I had the funds to get it, I could have both seen her and played her in video game form within a month's time.

Anyway, I'm getting a Saints Row: The Third vibe off the description that it all gets a bit too much. Which is fine, and I look forward to it.

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

KazeAizen:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I'd imagine so, for him PC news is good news, anything consoles get or has and it has to be made negative, stay around for a while and you'll see a reply to my quote above and how telling that will be because I guarantee you the one I quoted takes the same path Twink does and the reply will be full of empty wit in order to avoid mod wrath but this time I'll actually get a mod on the line to read the well thought out wit, due to the way the rules are enforced it's forced some unfriendly users to resort to hiding their snide with clever witty remarks or replies which is exactly what I'm expecting from who I quoted.

I'd like to expect civility but that isn't going to happen.

So it's a lighthearted, over-the-top comedy adventure with a fully-customizable protagonist. Since the comparisons basically write themselves I just have to ask, how does it compare to Saints Row IV?

Also:

Strelok:
Poor Microsoft, can barely keep their hostages exclusives in check.

Unless it gets ported to PS4, Mac, or Linux, wouldn't it still technically be a Microsoft exclusive?

Shadow-Phoenix:

KazeAizen:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I'd imagine so, for him PC news is good news, anything consoles get or has and it has to be made negative, stay around for a while and you'll see a reply to my quote above and how telling that will be because I guarantee you the one I quoted takes the same path Twink does and the reply will be full of empty wit in order to avoid mod wrath but this time I'll actually get a mod on the line to read the well thought out wit, due to the way the rules are enforced it's forced some unfriendly users to resort to hiding their snide with clever witty remarks or replies which is exactly what I'm expecting from who I quoted.

I'd like to expect civility but that isn't going to happen.

I await with bated breath. The only thing negative about Sunset Overdrive to me is that I have no Xbox ONE nor have I cared to get one. Though I am happy it is good. I like Insomniac and was incredibly angry how Fuse got treated and I'm almost positive that wasn't their doing.

Shadow-Phoenix:

KazeAizen:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I'd imagine so, for him PC news is good news, anything consoles get or has and it has to be made negative, stay around for a while and you'll see a reply to my quote above and how telling that will be because I guarantee you the one I quoted takes the same path Twink does and the reply will be full of empty wit in order to avoid mod wrath but this time I'll actually get a mod on the line to read the well thought out wit, due to the way the rules are enforced it's forced some unfriendly users to resort to hiding their snide with clever witty remarks or replies which is exactly what I'm expecting from who I quoted.

I'd like to expect civility but that isn't going to happen.

Agreed, I don't like how he is using it as a negative towards consoles but on the other hand that's pretty exciting news if it turns out to be true.I for one can't afford one of these new consoles but I do have a gaming computer so if this game shows up for PC I know I'll buy it day one.

OT. Glad to see this game is as good as it looked. Loved Ratchet and Clank and this game seems to have the same type of style. Hope to play it one day.

hamsterkilla:

Shadow-Phoenix:

KazeAizen:

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I'd imagine so, for him PC news is good news, anything consoles get or has and it has to be made negative, stay around for a while and you'll see a reply to my quote above and how telling that will be because I guarantee you the one I quoted takes the same path Twink does and the reply will be full of empty wit in order to avoid mod wrath but this time I'll actually get a mod on the line to read the well thought out wit, due to the way the rules are enforced it's forced some unfriendly users to resort to hiding their snide with clever witty remarks or replies which is exactly what I'm expecting from who I quoted.

I'd like to expect civility but that isn't going to happen.

Agreed, I don't like how he is using it as a negative towards consoles but on the other hand that's pretty exciting news if it turns out to be true.I for one can't afford one of these new consoles but I do have a gaming computer so if this game shows up for PC I know I'll buy it day one.

OT. Glad to see this game is as good as it looked. Loved Ratchet and Clank and this game seems to have the same type of style. Hope to play it one day.

Your best bet would probably be a Wii U if you ever get the money for a console. Cheapest out there and the most exclusive content coming in the shortest amount of time. To a PC gamer the Nintendo consoles seem like the only logical choice as most multiplatform games go to PC eventually anyway.

KazeAizen:

Your best bet would probably be a Wii U if you ever get the money for a console. Cheapest out there and the most exclusive content coming in the shortest amount of time. To a PC gamer the Nintendo consoles seem like the only logical choice as most multiplatform games go to PC eventually anyway.

I like how Nintendo has basically repeated last gen by creating a nice ideal for gaming be "Your main platform + The Nintendo platform".

Personally I think the Wii U is a good example of how perspective really paints the machine in a better light.

It's pretty much the same as the Wii in that it's a backwards compatible, underpowered machine that relies on a gimmicky playing style. It's a hard machine to port to and there is little interest in it from a 3rd party perspective, ultimately leading it to be a machine you play Nintendo exclusives on (or the occasional Wii U biased game like Rayman Legends). Of course, the Wii U pad is actually functional unlike the waggle stick but still.

The Wii had good consoles to compete with, the Wii U does not, therefore we see the Wii U in a positive light.

The Wii U = Better reputation (and I'm not regretting my purchase of the thing).
The Wii = Poor reputation.

Evonisia:

KazeAizen:

Your best bet would probably be a Wii U if you ever get the money for a console. Cheapest out there and the most exclusive content coming in the shortest amount of time. To a PC gamer the Nintendo consoles seem like the only logical choice as most multiplatform games go to PC eventually anyway.

I like how Nintendo has basically repeated last gen by creating a nice ideal for gaming be "Your main platform + The Nintendo platform".

Personally I think the Wii U is a good example of how perspective really paints the machine in a better light.

It's pretty much the same as the Wii in that it's a backwards compatible, underpowered machine that relies on a gimmicky playing style. It's a hard machine to port to and there is little interest in it from a 3rd party perspective, ultimately leading it to be a machine you play Nintendo exclusives on (or the occasional Wii U biased game like Rayman Legends). Of course, the Wii U pad is actually functional unlike the waggle stick but still.

The Wii had good consoles to compete with, the Wii U does not, therefore we see the Wii U in a positive light.

The Wii U = Better reputation (and I'm not regretting my purchase of the thing).
The Wii = Poor reputation.

There Wii's biggest problem in my opinion was not the motion control ultimately. It was the amount of shovel ware produced by 3rd rate companies looking at the opening salvo of Wii sales and thinking they could make a quick buck by producing lack luster games.

If not for a handful of 3rd party titles and Nintendo's first party titles the Wii would've been a bust. Sure it had actual good consoles to compete with but the reputation of the Wii I place almost exclusively on shovel ware and lack of drive from actual good 3rd parties to be creative with it.

On the Xbox One, Life's no fair. Can we swap, you guys just take Destiny wholesale and give us this. Then everything will be right with the world, Bungie can go back to where they came from and I can enjoy Insomniacs latest game to get Fuse out of my mouth.

Now if you don't mind me, I'm just going to go cry and scribble on the walls (You screwed the pooch Sony. You screwed the pooch Sony. You screwed the pooch Sony, etc) in the corner.

His description of the humor style and how hard it is to pull off naturally made me think of the N64-era Rareware titles like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker's Bad Fur Day, and more recently the No More Heroes games.

Regardless, this game sounds fun. Glad they accidentally confirmed it as being soon to migrate to the PC.

I'm glad to hear that this game is being received well. I happen to be picking this game up soon actually, as I'm going to be purchasing the Crystal White Xbox One bundle which comes with Sunset Overdrive this week, so it's a relief that my starting game will be a blast of fun.

Then again, it's always looked like a blast of fun from the get go, and even if it didn't come bundled with the Xbox One I was going to be getting, I'd likely have gotten it at some point. Sunset Overdrive was one of the four games that interested me enough into getting an Xbox One, so looking forward to it. Also, great review, the criticisms were understandable, but how they also could be put to the side in favour of focusing on the positives was also well explained.

Been keeping my eye on this (though to fair I keep my eye on most exclusives due to their nature) and that is some good things to read.
Just need more to keep coming though if isn't actually an exclusive than...well it gets disqualified and Microsoft have to earn that point back.

Strelok:
Has someone let the cat out of the bag early?


They deny it now:
https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/526397576883339264
But where have we heard that before?
http://www.totalxbox.com/60879/dead-rising-3-definitely-isnt-a-timed-exclusive-for-xbox-one-says-capcom/
http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/10/30/ryse-son-of-rome-will-not-be-ported-to-pc-down-the-line-will-not-have-a-demo-at-launch/
Poor Microsoft, can barely keep their hostages exclusives in check.

Oh boy when I read that...rumor I suppose would be the best way to put it elsewhere I just knew I was going to be reading that exact post here. Predictabo.
That isn't to say that it won't happen (might well) but lets not take rumors as fact until it happens.

KazeAizen:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I see those sort of folk on the internet in regards to wrestling all the time, gaming is no different. People if they hate something will selectively hear/read things, ignore anything positive, and consistently talk about how everything is going just as they say and want.
In regards to wrestling if you believed them the crowd was in total silence for whoever they hate (reality: they were cheering loudly), if you believe those sorts in gaming (especially when it comes to consoles because its apparently a cool thing to hate) than you'd think this generation must surely be the worst selling generation ever (reality: Best selling initially and likely even of all time if they can carry on track).

Shadow-Phoenix:

KazeAizen:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Trust you to show up in time to throw negativity onto anything good they get just like Twink and the Nintendo Amiibo thread.

No kidding about that Twink character. Then again the post history of people like that is very telling of how empty of lives they must lead. Most of the time its like their sole purpose is to be negative.

I'd imagine so, for him PC news is good news, anything consoles get or has and it has to be made negative, stay around for a while and you'll see a reply to my quote above and how telling that will be because I guarantee you the one I quoted takes the same path Twink does and the reply will be full of empty wit in order to avoid mod wrath but this time I'll actually get a mod on the line to read the well thought out wit, due to the way the rules are enforced it's forced some unfriendly users to resort to hiding their snide with clever witty remarks or replies which is exactly what I'm expecting from who I quoted.

I'd like to expect civility but that isn't going to happen.

Strelok doesn't respond to people who have disagreed with him in the past, just giving you a heads up. His justification is the ever so blunt "you're an idiot and I don't want to waste time talking to idiots" (paraphrasing here, but that was what he essentially told me). Reality is a lot of his posts contain statements that can be disproved with a simple Google search, if common knowledge doesn't discern it's real form from the get go. Best not to draw attention to them and all that.

Well he is free to say what he likes even if that involves some...questionable things that had to be moderated. I always feel there is something I have to apologise for due to the level of hate levied my way, but he doesn't let me know what the issue is.
Feel free to drop me a PM on what it is, we can sort it out I'm sure. PMs are nicer that way.

Evonisia:

I like how Nintendo has basically repeated last gen by creating a nice ideal for gaming be "Your main platform + The Nintendo platform".

Nintendo are excellent for doing that. People always bring up third party AAA games but Nintendo has done without them for ages. Nintendo doesn't need to court them when a lot of their customers (especially as time goes on) are going to be multiplatform.

Being a Japanese company (or more having a stake in that still important Japanese market) really helps in increasing the value of your console. Microsoft really should have funded a huge amount of studios (as in owning them fully) to make exclusive content to counteract that, but that'd take serious dosh, time, and is hampered by the fact it should have been done years ago.

In fact that sounds like the perfect face turn for Microsoft, it'd mean a trip to the midcard but that is what they need to do.

 

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