Sunset Overdrive Will Turn On My Xbox One

Sunset Overdrive Will Turn On My Xbox One

This year’s E3 was a weird one for me. It was the first E3 in which I had invested in all of the main systems early on. Out of all three systems (Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One), my Xbox has been turned on the least. There isn’t a whole lot on the system that’s captured my interest for long periods of time. Garden Warfare kept me busy for about a month, Titanfall for a few weeks, but nothing has kept me locked into the system. With this in mind, I was looking forward to Microsoft’s E3 conference in the hope there would be something to spark my interest.

While The Master Chief Collection is a good deal, mainly for the multiplayer, there was only one title that I knew would have me turning on my Xbox One: Sunset Overdrive. Insomniac Game’s have consistently produced quality experiences; Spyro, Resistance, and Ratchet & Clank all have a place in my heart, Insomniac knows how to craft fun. With all this in mind, Sunset Overdrive is a game I became naturally interested in.

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Bold, bright, vibrant, a brash attitude, a self-aware sense of humor, Sunset Overdrive is everything Insomniac did so well before creating the Resistance franchise. The game fills a nice gap in the Xbox One’s library of exclusives. The gameplay is curious to say the least. Fast-paced, skill-driven, action set in large open levels, a far cry from most third-person shooters on the market today.

With the sheer amount of games trying to be as cinematic and dramatic as they can be, Sunset Overdrive is already a breath of fresh air, a feather in Microsoft’s cap that I can only hope they support with a decent marketing campaign. In terms of exclusivity, Sunset Overdrive is offering something that isn’t found on the PS4: a zany, brash video game. The promise of sheer chaos, either alone or with eight friends, set in a self-aware video game world is instantly appealing.

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While Microsoft did reveal a few new titles such as the Phantom Dust reboot, Crackdown, and Scalebound, Sunset Overdrive has seemingly interested people the most. Whether it’s because of sheer curiosity, or being intrigued by the gameplay videos, it’s nice to see Insomniac getting some attention for a change. For those not familiar with their work given their past loyalties to Sony, they’re a class act. Building solid games packed with nifty concepts, dressed with engaging experiences, is what they do best. Sunset Overdrive has the talent behind it to make it one of the finest Xbox One exclusives to date.

 

Sean Halliday


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