May 8, 2014
Sunset Overdrive Is Looking Awesome
Following relative radio silence since the game's colorful reveal at E3 2013 last year, Insomniac is finally offering us a larger taste of what this fun little sandbox game is going to have to offer. Sunset Overdrive is going to be a colorful post apocalyptic sandbox adventure with elements reminiscent of Saints Row mixed with Jet Set Radio. The incessant grinding mixed with the ease and fluidity of movement looks fun, mixed with some over the top environments and the Insomniac staple of crazy weapons.
The game definitely doesn't take itself seriously, with a premise centered around an energy drink called Overcharge Delirium spawning an army of mutants. After looking at some concept art I thought something about the game seemed a little familiar, until I realized that the Russian concept house Honk Fu, along with the likes of Vasili Zorin were behind the distinct look of the game.
While the title is as of now still exclusive to the Xbox One, I'm kind of hoping that the game will find itself onto other platforms soon after launch. Absolutely love the style, the colorful world and the fact that Insomniac seems to have learned a lesson from their botched Fuze game, which relied too heavily on focus groups to drive the vision and style of the game.