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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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  • Summary: Unravel a sinister conspiracy in a galaxy on the brink of civil war. Choose your side. Expose the truth. Become a hero. Follow six epic storylines as a trader, mercenary, peacekeeper, soldier, or seeker Explore an "always connected" dynamic environment Complete 100s of solo and co-op quests across 23 levels Fly over 100 ships with 1000s of upgrades Acquire 40 combat skills and 200 weapons Enjoy cooperative (1-4) and PvP (1-8) gameplay Connect with Fusion: Sentient on Windows Phone 7 Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    For 800 MS Points there are few better Xbox Arcade releases out there; make it your own mission to the stars.
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    80
    A game that resonates hard with my sci-fi nerd obsessions. It's the kind of stuff I imagine Han Solo was doing before bumping into Luke at the cantina, with a bit of a Battlestar Galactica pace and a Firefly tone.
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    80
    A surprising and admirable game, one of the best for Xbox Live Arcade this year. If you are looking for a frantic shoot'em up you should look at other games, but those willing to explore the space in a deep and engaging game will have a lot of fun.
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    70
    Fusion: Genesis is an ambitious title that is well presented, but I can't help feeling XBLA is the wrong platform for it. The slow pace of gameplay is more suited to a PC title, and the interface, which is cumbersome and unclear to navigate with a controller, would work just fine with a mouse.
  5. Dec 29, 2011
    70
    Fusion: Genesis doesn't invite players to play. If you're willing to come over by yourself and invest a little time and effort in this game, it has a lot to offer. A tutorial may be the answer to a broader audience. Now only the few who persist will get a great game with an even greater universe.
  6. Dec 1, 2011
    65
    Fusion: Genesis is like a house made of different colored and shaped bricks, but no mortar. It's fun to play with the individual elements yet it all feels a bit unstable as a whole. Still, if you are a big fan of twin-stick shooters and space sims, and if you can overlook its faults while playing it casually, you can still get plenty of hours worth of enjoyment out of it.
  7. Nov 14, 2011
    50
    Had Starfire focussed on just a couple of elements rather than trying to be all things to all players, had it made the quests more varied, the progression more enticing, this could have been the start of something really special. As it stands, it's the epitome of a game trying to be a jack-of-all-trades, sadly mastering little.

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  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    A gorgeous game, that's huge for a Live Arcade title, it has so much scope. A great balance of shooting, exploration and RPG/Trade elements. Nice if you want a balanced gameplay style and a game you can lose yourself in.

    Just 800 Points for all this? Top marks from me!
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  2. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    Very solid game so far.And kinda what XBOX live been missing.Kinda like a better Galaxy Under Fire for the Iphone if it were a twin stick shooter.I just hope people pick this up.And dont overlook it due to when it was released. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    This game is well worth it, not only is it just 800msp , most games are 1200. So what do we get? A Singleplayer which has 100 missions, if not more, a Multiplayer which works with a drop in drop out system and is similar to a Massive Online Multiplayer World. The level of RPG in the way you can configure your ship, make purchases etc is VERY Deep considering it's price tag and at Par with ANY Retail game similar to this. In the end what U have is a Long single player, Good Multiplayer which provides, Co-op and PvP, RPG and Action shooter:) Try the Demo it's Free but it's more like a Trainer/Tutorial which does even cover how deep this game really is:) Expand
  4. May 15, 2012
    9
    This game is beautiful! I needed a break from Skyrim; so I went shopping for a different genre. Not expecting to find one as intriguing and consuming. To my surprise F:G swallowed 6 straight hours - and suddenly it was 3am (just playing the trial)! I dreamt about it and thought about it the whole next day at work. Then, I read some user and mag reviews - trying to decide if this was a "flash in the pan" and whether I should spend the 800pts on it.
    Well, after another 5 hours playing the full game, I'm still glad I bought it. Sure there are week points, but the depth, customization, graphics and ability to have 4 custom sentients attached to your spaceship - mining, boosting, & fighting - keep bringing me back!
    I look forward to digging into the multiplayer tonite; although I was only buying for single player. So - I don't know what's so horribly wrong with this game that it receives an avg 69 from the magazines. I typically average the user & magazine scores to get a true score. So far, this game is a real treat - whether you want to sit back and mine/trade, or get into a huge warzone firefight!
    BTW, play the trial first to get a feel for the game, then start over and concentrate on learning how to customize your pilot skills, ship abilities and sentient abilities/boosts.
    Privateer-meets-Galaga
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  5. May 22, 2012
    8
    Pretty much a grindfest, but the game is so darn long you can't really go wrong if you like the trial. Set in the year 2525, you are a robot chip who needs to find the meaning of life. You blast away stuff to find ore, the meaning of life is not there. There is a Limbo style level. The game saves well, freezes hardly ever. Give it a shot, turkey crotch. Expand