Sunset Overdrive Stage Demo - Pax Prime 2014

Not only do we get a look at some new Sunset Overdrive gameplay, Brandon Winfrey chugs an Overcharge energy drink.

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masato_indou
masato_indou

"Fun trumps realism for us... Lots of Games nowadays are trying to pretend that they're not video-games... We're making a video-game let's go wild" - Brandon Winfrey... what's the word I'm looking for... THANK YOU!! YOU'VE HIT THE EFFN NAIL ON THE HEAD!! :)


Hats off to Insomniac Games for this game, I'm already very much looking forward to playing this game when it comes out! :))

Trinitarian
Trinitarian

What with GameSpot employees always picking their noses during interviews. No personal manners for any ofttemt

Mausingen
Mausingen

looks like a solid 7


edit: but give it to mcshea to review. wanna be kept on our toes.

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

This game bored me after watching 3 minutes. Insomniac has really lost it.

With abysmal sales incoming, I wonder how long this 'exclusive' goes to PC?

rasterror
rasterror

If Sony didn't screw Insomniac over buy not letting having Insomniac keep the IP rights to Ratchet and Resistance then they would have this on on the PS4. Microsoft letting Insomniac keeping the rights is probably a breath of fresh air. He even stated that from now on they wanted to keep their own IP's.

Ps_Element
Ps_Element

I'm SOOOOOooooOOOOOOOoo excited to Play this game I CAN'T understand how ANYONE would Not enjoy Sunset OD.. just disappointed that it didn't make it to the PS4. **Sigh** -No faith in Microsoft-

JimmyThreeBalls
JimmyThreeBalls

Insomniac games always made Play station games, so this makes no sense it is just for Xone.Since if this is the case I assume it's safe to say there won't be anymore Ratchet and Clank or Resistance games for PS4. That is kinda shitty after all the years on Playstation. Would not care if they were on both systems.

Orgodemir
Orgodemir

Looks like Ratchet and Infamous to me, but somehow not as good as either. Obviously this is just a first impression but this game doesn't look appealing to me. I liked Crackdown alot and this seems somewhat similar but I just can't get interested from the footage I've seen. I was anticipating this game too. Maybe it'll change my opinion with some hands on gameplay. ADHD games.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

LOL "They grew up on spyro and rachet they loved resistance" Yer the PLAYSTATION Gamers you are going for a different crowd this time around who may not off ever played those games so I find that statement kind off Derp.

Looks fun at the same time not sure if this will be like Crackdown where you are having fun for the first couple of hours then the novelty wears off, I will try it round a friends to find out but you really need to show more then just that same herker boss because we have seen that enough now.

alcapello
alcapello

LOL wut.


Cmon what a waste of life

II_Exile_II
II_Exile_II

When they were talking about the tone and whether or not "hardcore" gamers would buy something this colorful, the only thing I could think about was what happened to Overstrike/Fuse. I wish Danny had brought that up, would love to hear what they have to say about that whole thing now that we're a couple years past it.

Gwarpup
Gwarpup

So I guess this is a Playstation only game too like other insomnia games?

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

So...  am I the only one that thinks this game looks absolutely 100% terrible?  

xantufrog
xantufrog

I think they took strengths of Ratchet and Clank, Infamous, and punk-rock spirit of Jet Set Radio to make something that looks legitimately fun. Hope this game doesn't disappoint

sonichunter99
sonichunter99

I love the vibe of this game. It's like the old Insomniac; Spyro and Ratchet era stuff

tommynj
tommynj

Game looks like a lot of fun.

formaldawg
formaldawg

Most real shit I've heard a developer say... "Now a days a lot of games are trying to pretend like they're not video games." Well said sir

CallMeDuraSouka
CallMeDuraSouka

Looks pretty fun, but one wonders if it would get monotonous, haven't seen anything that looks like it really branches out in the gameplay.

oflow
oflow

cant wait. 

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@rasterror Yes Sony could off handled the situation better but Insomniac also have to consider why Sony bought out Naughty Dog and Sucker punch and didn't buy them. I will give you a hint, it was to do with quality not Quantity.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@JimmyThreeBalls They are making a new Ratchet and Clank for PS4 and yes it is kinda shitty how they gave PS Gamers the finger after all these years.

Ovirew
Ovirew

@JimmyThreeBalls Microsoft was more receptive to the game, and much more excited about it than any of the other guys when Insomniac showed it to them.  That's why they went to the XBO.


Stuff like this has happened before.  Final Fantasy used to be on Nintendo systems, then it went to the Playstation systems.  I don't know if it means that you will never see another Insomniac game on a Playstation console, but it sounds like the XBO is a better fit for SO anyway.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@JimmyThreeBalls I wouldn't come to that conclusion - I'm sure there will be more Ratchet games anyway - we already know, for example, that they are remastering the original for PS4.


This simply isn't on Sony because Sony wanted to own the IP and Insomniac wanted to own the IP. MS said "heyyyyyy - we'll let you keep it!" and Insomniac said "deal".

Bakutakamine
Bakutakamine

@JimmyThreeBalls Destiny is a PS4 exclusive when Bungie was always with Microsoft before. Everybody is just choosing different sides,

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Yes. It does look like infamous to me. Never played rachet.

I keep seeing game journalist talk about the new twist of traversing map by grinding and shooting.

Umm. That's infamous.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@Gwarpup I assume you are kidding? This is an XBox only game, as they make quite clear in the video

mr_nee
mr_nee

@battlefront1943 not absolutely, but this high jumping feels like devs cheated around something they imagined but failed to deliver

DarkChyld
DarkChyld

@xantufrog Yeah I thought the same thing. Seems pretty decent. Hopefully its a win for XB1 fans. Too bad its not on PS4. Maybe i'll check it out whenever I get a XB1. 

rasterror
rasterror

Well Sony should have allowed them to keep the IP rights to their games and they would've had this. Microsoft was more open to Insomniac.

iammcgruber
iammcgruber

Lol. I don't know where you get your news or information from, but I would find a new source. Destiny is most certainly NOT a PS4 exclusive.

oflow
oflow

@lrdfancypants no its actually more like a combination of jet set radio and DR3.

The game looks great, some of the boss fights look awesome.  8 player drop-in co-op is also sweet. I cant wait to play it, especially since he talks about how theres downtown areas with skyscrapers.  You might even me able to throw Mirror's Edge on the pile as well.

Funny reading half the comments here talking about how terrible it looks.  Most are known Sony fans and just jaded Insomniac left Sony.

translucent17
translucent17

No, it looks terrible and the concept is terrible, and no matter how terrible it is, someone at GS will probably give it a 9/10

oflow
oflow

@Aleperez75  Agreed. if you like action games and think this looks bad something is wrong with you.  8 player co-op too? Winning.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@rasterror At the same time, Do you think Microsoft are just going to let Insomniac port Sunset Overdrive over to PS4 if they want to do so ? They don't truly own the rights to the franchise if it is exclusive on a platform because that means they aren't allowed to put it elsewhere sure Sequels they can do what they want with but they will have the same issue with finding a publisher and that means they will never truly own anything unless they put their own money into it.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

It plays like infamous. I don't see DR 3 people sight besides I guess monsters.

I can see jetset influence for sure with grinding and artistic look.

I never said game looks bad. I think it looks fun. I like infamous play style as well.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@oflow @lrdfancypants I think part the issue is a lot of gamers here never played Jet Set/Grind, so everyone relates it to Infamous. IDK if you have ever played Infamous but this is indeed very much reminiscent of the navigation style of those games, from the jumping to the climbing to the grinding along rails and wires. But, in turn, Infamous draws on Jet Set in some respects.


Main thing for me is that this looks like a great combination of the strengths of Ratchet, Infamous, and JSR - with coop multiplayer!

rasterror
rasterror

They probably have the publishing rights for the first game but if Insomniac ever wanted to make a sequel for the ps4 or release the first one at a later date then they can. They're under contract for the first game probably but still own the rights unlike Ratchet and Resistance.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Yes it does have jet set grind and colorful art style.

People saying no infamous is strange. Rooftop wire traversal, train track grinding all while shooting enemies on the go.

Also the super power setup and charge.

Game looks like fun though. I just see infamous with color and monsters when I watch videos. There is nothing wrong with that.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@rasterror Yes but I can see Microsoft buying the rights in the future then Insomniac will be proven Hypocrites just like they were proven liers when they announced going Third party then making an Xbox Exclusive.

rasterror
rasterror

Yes but they would buy the rights if Insomniac will to sell the rights and not take them away from Insomniac. And how were they proven liars and hypocrites? A 3rd party company has the right to make a console exclusive. Bayonetta 2 is exclusive to the Wii U and that's made by a third party company. 3rd party doesn't only mean making multi platform games. It's an outside company that has the rights to do whatever they want with their IP because they own it.