Recently Sunset Overdrive was one of the free games with the Games with Gold program. I decided to download it and see what it was all about. I saw all of the ads when the game first game out, but it didn’t really appeal to me, and I didn’t want to buy a $60 game with limited multiplayer. Here are my thoughts on the game!
What I liked:
- I really like the art style of this game. It was refreshing to play a game like this with the amount of games that are trying to appear as realistic as possible with dark and grey colors. This game is very colorful and a joy to look at.
- With the amount of enemies the game has on screen, I didn’t experience any frame-rate drops. Always a plus for me!
- There is a wide variety of guns that you can use. You start off with a few guns, but are able to purchase guns with overcharge. The weapon designs are really cool, and some of the effects are hilarious. I did find myself only using 4-5 guns while playing because they seemed to work best for me.
- Traveling around the city. You can grind, bounce, wall run, and do all sorts of things that quickly move your character around the city. I maybe used fast travel a few times because doing all of the things that I mentioned are incredibly fun, and it reminded me of playing a Tony Hawk game (when they were good).
- The upgrade system. It is pretty straight forward. If you want to upgrade your single shot weapons, then use them! If you want to upgrade your grinds, then grind more often! It is really simple, yet effective.
What I didn’t like:
- The story. I like games that have a compelling story with interesting characters and lore. This isn’t that kind of game. If you are looking for a story driven game, then this won’t tickle your fancy. The characters are certainly unique, but they aren’t really interesting and are a little cliche.
- The side quests. Each side quest feels like a fetch quest. Collect these comics, find these parts to upgrade the vats, etc. There isn’t a lot of variety in the side quests and I found myself getting a little bored doing them all.
I liked Sunset Overdrive. It was free so keep that in mind when reading my review, so my feelings toward the game may have changed if I paid $60. If you are looking for a game that doesn’t take itself seriously and like shooting things, then check it out!