Sunset Overdrive. I wouldn't say it's had a mixed reaction, more like its 'tone' has had a mixed reaction. And by that I'm talking about the jokes and whatnot. How have you been finding it so far?
I've spent a very short time with the game so far. It struck me as a Jet Set Radio for third person shooters, which is a good thing. It took me a good while to get used to the controls and also the feel of the game. Sunset Overdrive is very light and flighty. That's not something I normally enjoy in video games — I prefer movement to feel 'weighty', but I think for this game it'll work.
I think it's something I'll get used to and enjoy.
But as for the jokes and the tone: I'm totally cool with it. I'm more than cool with it. It just makes the game feel a little different. At the end of the day Sunset Overdrive is still a third person shooter, that's sort of the solution and the problem because for all its claims of innovation and satire, Sunset Overdrive is still basically the exact same thing that it's taking the piss out of.
I'll reserve judgement for now. I really need more time with the game to be honest and I've been at PAX Australia all weekend!
How are you finding Sunset Overdrive so far?