Microsoft is continuing to countdown the days to 2015 by offering deals on discounts on some of their new and old games alike. One of the games that is on the receiving end of some discount loving is Insomniac Games' third-person, color-explosion shooter for the Xbox One, Sunset Overdrive.
Major Nelson rolled out the news that leading up to the new year, Microsoft will continue to drop massive discounts on popular and not-so-popular games.
Today's discount rolls in at 50% for Sunset Overdrive for the Xbox One, available for only $30 instead of the regular . That's a massive deal on a console game, although it's nothing really compared to the deals being offered up in the Steam winter sale.
At the same time, Microsoft is also discounting Xbox 360 games such as The Voice, TMNT Danger of the OOZE, TMNT Out of the Shadows and Fantasia. Some of you might remember that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: out of the Shadows received some pretty piss poor review scores, so it's likely not a game worth wasting your money on unless you really, really like the turtles in a half shell.
As for Sunset Overdrive, the exclusive released for the Xbox One back in late October. The game features over-the-top action dictated by fast-paced battles and equally over-the-top guns. Insomniac Games brings a lot of their expertise from Ratchet & Clank to Sunset Overdrive by allowing players to screw around with fantasy guns and explosive props that are bound to spread smirks across the faces of gamers looking for something a bit far removed from the typical, pseudo-realistic military simulators.
The game's story revolves around an energy drink that turns people into crazy, colorful monsters. It's very similar to the little blue monsters that were addicted to the “cream” sticks in Aachi and Ssipak . It's up to players to blast down the monsters in creative and violent ways all while making their way through the city using the structures and rails almost identically to the environments in Sega's Jet Set Radio series.
A lot of gamers have taken a liking to Sunset Overdrive due to its eclectic and garage-punk style soundtrack and very different visual themes that give the game a personality all its own. Insomniac Games also just recently released some brand new DLC for the game, so anyone swayed to buy Sunset Overdrive might also be inclined to pick up the game's newly released DLC, the Mysteries of the Mooil Rig.
You can grab the special deal for Sunset Overdrive for one day only, so move fast.
I was almost tempted to get the game, but there's just something about it that always makes me think twice. I suppose there's that nagging feeling that there just doesn't seem to be enough content in the game to justify the price tag. But that's just me. A lot of people will probably love the idea that they can deck out the main character to look the way they want, and to go around in the game in an almost free-form fashion with a travel system that shares close similarities to Saints Row 4.
You can learn more by visiting the official Major Nelson website.