“Can you save Sunset City? Of course you can, it’s a f*****g videogame!”
The former quote sets the tone for what seems to be Insomniac’s most insane game yet. Best known for the Ratchet & Clank franchise, Insomniac Games has always been known for their storytelling and humour, but so far they haven’t reached their prime yet. Sony and Insomniac’s collaboration, Resistance didn’t get the reception both parties had hoped for, and 2013’s Fuse received not so favourable reception. But now Insomniac seems to have gone back to their Ratchet & Clank-based roots, and their newest creation Sunset Overdrive seems to be right in their alley creativity wise.
Sunset Overdrive is a third-person shooter which seems to lean on its over-the-top comedic art style, and gameplay that definitely doesn’t follow the standard shooter pattern that a lot of games seem to do nowadays. The game is set in the fictional location of Sunset City, which has been overrun with infected citizens turned by the new Overcharge energy drink, which seems to have had some issues post-release. Here’s where you come in, and you’ll have to use advanced traversal, an arsenal of insane weapons and your wits to rid the city of the infestation.