The box. Really. Honestly.
I thought Overstrike was an interesting idea, too – lots of character and an interesting art style for a genre that normally sees the same old thing recycled on an annual basis.
When it changed into Fuse, I – like lots of people – weren’t really sure what was happening, but over the last few weeks various playtests and previews have hinted that it might not be all that bad after all.
And then Insomniac show us the boxart. It’s there, to the right. I’ve not cropped it badly – it really does have all their heads chopped off and seems to focus mostly on the floor.
Even the logo just seems lazy. Game Informer have the boxart for Overstrike alongside it – well, underneath it – and the difference is massive.
One looks quirky and interesting, one just looks, well, bland.
I wish Insomniac well, I think they’re a hugely talented group of people with some really nice IPs under their belt and stacks of fans, but this just feels oddly wrong.