I love a good game, because they’re exciting and can transport me to exotic worlds with exotic weapons. I even enjoy a bad game at times, because the ludicrousness of the problems can make me laugh. Then there’s Fuse, the third-person shooter from Insomniac Games. It falls solidly in the middle of good and bad, because although it wasn’t horrible, there was also little that I could call fun. If there’s one word I have to describe Fuse, it’s “generic.”
Movies based on videogames tend to be action-y gorefests or even action-y actionfests—which is fine if you play games for adrenaline. But many games that I adore, like the Uncharted, LEGO, and Sam & Max series’, as well as my all-time favorite games, Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2, have also made me laugh. Sadly, very few videogame-based movies have managed to capture the humor that I love. The upcoming Ratchet & Clank movie, however, looks like it could be the videogame-based movie that I’ve always wanted: the action-y laughfest.
Insomniac is the maker of the highly playable series, Ratchet & Clank (R&C). And when I think of R&C, I think of snappy dialog, a plethora of humorous weapons, a wonderful variety of gameplay…and a younger audience. Yes, the R&C games can be enjoyed by all ages, but when the ESRB calls their PS3-era games […]