Sunset Overdrive Tells Reviewers to Avoid Usage of “Sunset Overhype”

If you hate the game, at least be creative about it according to Insomniac’s Brandon Winfrey.

Posted By | On 20th, Oct. 2014 Under News

Forbes has discovered a rather interesting message in review copies for Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. In the video above, community manager and Sunset TV host Brandon Winfrey appears in the weekly show and implores reviewers to avoid lazy writing when reviewing the game.

“If you’re watching this, that means you’re currently reviewing or streaming the game. Look I’m not trying to sway your review score either way, I mean your opinion is your opinion. But I advise you not to use the phrase ‘Sunset Overhype’ because that’s just lazy writing!”

Sunset TV will serve as more than an outlet for meta humour – it will also be a source of information in-game, providing players with the latest news and fan art while also keeping you up to date on weekly and community challenges.

Sunset Overdrive releases on October 28th in North America and October 31st in Europe for the Xbox One. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know below.

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  • d0x360

    I wasn’t excited for this game at all until a couple days ago when everyone on YouTube started posting live streams of this review version of the game. I think seeing it played in long form outside of a demo and with the full games structure helped show off what the game really is quite a bit. Its now preloaded and ready to go for launch.

  • HisDivineOrder

    So… he thinks the game is going to be considered “overhyped,” eh? I mean, otherwise, why anticipate that as the tagline when someone could just as easily say, “Sunset HYPERdrive!” or anything else that I can’t think of this early in the morning. 😉

    Still, it is telling that he jumps immediately to the meh to negative review tagline. I guess he knows his game is overhyped, too.

    Which would make “Sunset Overhype” an appropriate tagline even if he wishes it wasn’t.

    • bardock5151

      Humour is lost on you I think.

  • Starman

    The game will be Awesome , I guarantee it….

  • John Nemesh

    Funny…I have been calling it “Sunset Overhype” for months now.


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