* HilariousInHindsight: Three years after this game released, a certain new IP called ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' which was a cartoon-y shooter that was in pretty much in the same vein as this game during it's ''Overstrike'' days came out..and what do you know, it did great and was well received. Granted it was an FPS but that still didn't negate the fact that it's fun personality attracted audiences which is something this game could've gotten if EA didn't try to follow the treads of the time.
* InternetBackdraft: Most people did ''not'' take the change from ''Overstrike'' to ''Fuse'' very well. Especially since the reason they gave was that their focus group of ''12 year olds'' said that the original game looked too kiddy and demanded a more realistic style.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The general reaction to the game, from reviewers and players alike. They say while it's competent, and the Xenotech weapons have that trademark Insomniac craziness, the rest of the game felt bland, and some aspects, like some of the more far-out bosses, clashed with the more realistic style. Many who tracked the original game before the restyle said that had the game stuck to its guns, it would've been far more enjoyable or at the least, better received.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Most reactions to the game being changed from the stylized ''Overstrike'' to the more realistic ''Fuse'' was this.
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