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Insomniac Games has taken a leap with their newest tactical third-person shooter FUSE; does the game in-FUSE players with power or is its fuel cells on empty? Find out inside!

Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Genre: Third-Person Shooter, RPG, Action
ESRB Rating: M for Mature
MSRP: $59.99
FUSE marks a new standalone IP from Insomniac Games, the esteemed developers behind such acclaimed titles as the Resistance franchise, the best-selling PlayStation-exclusive Ratchet & Clank series, and the Spyro games.
With FUSE, the devs at Insomniac have incorporated a variety of mechanics to fashion a tech-infused action-packed third-person shooter with memorable gameplay and impressive dynamism that is reflected prominently throughout the campaign.
Players embark on critical missions as a member of Overstrike 9, an elite team of four agents that battle the nefarious Raven Corporation in a series of skirmishes that ultimately escalate to a new evolution of global warfare. As part of Overstrike 9, gamers can build up their team with a variety of upgrades with a series of character-specific skill trees that unlock lethal abilities, and use tactical strategy to even out the playing field against RavenCorp’s fierce resistance.
The agents of Overstrike 9 unleash mayhem in one of the countless firefight skirmishes that are featured prominently throughout FUSE.
The introduction of RPG mechanics with action-infused third-person shooter combat that permeate throughout a surprisingly complex story arc. Insomniac’s venture into new realms–while keeping their signature stylish flair along the way–is a welcomed change, and with FUSE the devs have created a fresh new franchise that’s a hybrid of tried and true genres to provide hours of entertaining gameplay.
With an emphasis on teamwork, players must work together via online co-op and use their specialized Xenotech weaponry in strategic combinations in order to survive, adding considerable tactical mastery to the game’s frenetic shoot-em-up action.
Players will face a plethora of enemy forces in frenetic shoot-em-up combat, including powerful vehicles such as Meilin’s Whistler aircraft.
For those players who prefer a more lone wolf approach, FUSE can be enjoyed offline and in singleplayer as well, affording gamers the chance to control each of the four agents of Overstrike 9 and chart their respective skill trees along the way.
Insomniac has ushered in a new evolution of shooter with this release that successfully captures the mayhem and magic of the genre, seamlessly blending RPG mechanics with co-op strategy to bring a game that’s stylish and addicting.
Combat is executed quite well, with plenty of firefights, skirmishes and epic boss battles that punctuate the layered geo-political storyline that’s centered on a new age of warfare.

Derek Strickland
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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