Dying In Sunset Overdrive Is Pretty Goofy

Dying In Sunset Overdrive Is Pretty Goofy

Dying a horrible death in a video game is usually, well, horrible. If only there was some way to add a little style and grace to the whole process. What's that you say, Sunset Overdrive? You think you can make being eaten by a horde of unsightly mutants downright charming? Well, we'll have to see about that!

This video captured by IGN shows a plethora of the game's silliest, dorkiest, and most adorable respawn animations, which usually unfold when your character meets his or her demise when they're not on a specific mission that requires you to reload and try the whole thing over again:

I'm still hard at work on my official review of Sunset Overdrive, but I have to say that I already know I'm with IGN on this one. Some of these are so silly and cleverly referential that they manage to make even the most infuriating deaths feel like a special treat. This is the kind of cute, seemingly innocent but actually darkly morbid humour I've always loved seeing in Insomniac's best work. Now if only the rest of Sunset Overdrive knew how to exercise this level of subtlety and restraint...


Comments

    This game looks like good, corny, chaotic fun, pity that it's only on Xbox.

      At least it's there for a reason other then Microsoft just buying it *cough* Tomb raider*unconvincing cough*

    Dying? More like "Respawning in Sunset Overdrive ..."

    That was pretty cool. Still don't want to play it though.

    i like the style. some Scott Pilgrim antics!
    looking forward to this one. pre-ordered the XB1 Sunset Overdrive Bundle because... why the fuck not, single and work full time. WOOP!
    Saints Row meets Tony Hawk meets Dead Rising meets Ratchet and Clank meets Scott Pilgrim meets... my life

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