So… Which One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other?

So… Which One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other?
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Fuse is developed by Insomniac Games. Fuse is a third-person co-operative shooter. Fuse will release May 28. Fuse will not have an Online Pass. And Fuse will not have any micro-transactions. But Fuse will be published by Electronic Arts.

Hey, maybe everyone was wrong about all that Worst Company in America stuff after all?

Fuse FAQ [Insomniac Games]

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    • I recall a GameInformer preview of Fuse that said that it was nothing special. And considering it’s a GI preview, where they try to make any game sound good, that’s saying something.

  • “Fuse will not have an Online Pass. And Fuse will not have any micro-transactions. But Fuse will be published by Electronic Arts.”

    Wait… what? I don’t get it. 🙁
    Hrmph. I’m not lowering the EA boycott yet, though. I want to see a TREND of this stuff. Then they might be allowed access to my money.

    • I hope you are also boycotting C(r)apcom as well, because they are way worse when it comes to micro-transactions ($15 for extra costumes, colour palettes)……and also releasing the same game 9-12 months after the original release, but with a few tweaks. And charge full retail for it.
      And charging for dlc that is on the disc.
      And charging more money to get the ‘full’ ending of a game (Asura’s Wrath)

      • Eh. Extra costumes or palettes isn’t realy that big of a deal, it’s all mostly just cosmetic. It becomes a problem when someone can use it to make the game easier to play or it takes away from what the game offers.

        • sadly they did screw up X tekken in that you could buy “gems” which did give you in game advantages, which in a fighting game is completely unacceptable.

      • and also releasing the same game 9-12 months after the original release, but with a few tweaks. And charge full retail for it.

        assuming this is about ultimate marvel vs capcom, in which you are wrong on so many levels.

        it was hardly the same game with a few tweaks, 12 new characters plus more other characters being completely reworked, new levels and a whole new game mode.

        people would have complained if they had 12 DLC characters (like they did with X tekken).

        and as for charging full price, they didn’t, fairly certain it was only 40 dollars in america.

        sounds like you are just jumping on the hater bandwagon.

        i will say however, that X Tekken was a total cock up for them.

        • So, what you are saying for MvC3 is that they released an unfinished game the first time around, Charged $5 each for some DLC characters that you couldn’t port over to UMvC3 :p
          (I had boycotted Capcom before MvC3 was released, so i didnt buy either games, but i know a few people that did buy the first one, with one friend buying it only a week or so before the announcement of UMvC3)

          There is the 3 Street Fighter IV games also (seriously, they couldn’t release the arcade edition tweaks as an update?) and the 2 versions of Dead Rising 2

          I haven’t played X Tekken, but I did read about the gems fiasco (although I will admit I was really surprised when i read the update for that was free hahahahaha)

          • you could totally port the DLC characters (shuma-gorath and jill) to UMVC3.
            in fact all DLC from the first would work in ultimate, i got the extra characters and DLC costumes for cheap because they were the normal marvel dlcs.

            as for vanilla marvel being incomplete, i’ll give you that ultimate didn’t neccesarily have to exist as vanilla was still a good game, it’s just ultimate did change the game for better.

            as for street fighter, the arcade edition update was DLC for super (ten bucks i think), they released a disc version because in japan DLC doesn’t usually work out well, and some prefer it to be on a disc.

            all of the 2012 and 20113 updates have been free though.

            but yeah, sorry if i came off dickish in my original comment, you’re entitled to your right to boycott and such. it’s just UMVC3 is one of the best fighting games out, and in my opinion it totally justified itself, and it gets me a bit mad when people say things that aren’t true about it.

            however, after resident evil 6, i’m not trusting capcom anymore and am gonna do way more research before i buy one of there games as RE6 was a huge dissapointment.

  • I imagine that this is because the game has been in development for a large amount of time (as opposed to Dead Space 3, which was developed with micro-transactions in mind) and shoehorning in micro-transactions would bring increases to development time and cost, delaying it further. Also, doesn’t it also contain versus multiplayer? I don’t think even EA are at the ‘multiplayer pay-to-win’ stage yet.

    *EDIT* I just confirmed that Fuse doesn’t have versus multiplayer. Still, the previous point still stands. 🙂

  • Jumping straight to Godwin’s law, Hitler was nice to dogs.

    Hey, maybe everyone was wrong about all that Holocaust in Poland stuff after all?

    • According to what I read apparently Hitler didn’t have anything against the Jews. He was just a poster boy for the Nazi party to run their own agenda, similar to the Queen of England now.

  • EA would’ve just exerted their influence in other ways, like changing the game from the bright looking “Overstrike” to a washed out Gears of War clone

  • That’s good to hear. I was already planning on grabbing this for alternative timeline shenanigans but now I’m sold.

  • Fuse is a third party developed game… So EA are just publishing it and can’t ask for their usual problems with it. Our problems with EA games apply to inhouse developed games

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