In the interest of journalistic transparency, here is a special message Sunset Overdrive is playing for those currently reviewing the game, before its release in 10 days.
It comes via "Sunset TV," which is a weekly show that developer Insomniac Games is going to stream in-world. So for this first run, knowing that the only ones (mostly) who are playing it are reviewers, Insomniac has some Orwellian propaganda for those who hold its Metacritic'd fate in their hands.
"Look I'm not trying to sway your review score either way," says Insomniac's Brandon Winfrey. "I mean your opinion is your opinion. But I advise you not to use the phrase ‘Sunset Overhype' because that's just lazy writing!"
This video is via Forbes, so, we're not breaking embargo here, OK? They are. So, Sunset Overh- I mean, Insomniac, if you want to be mad at someone, be mad at them.
[Clarification: Forbes broke no embargo agreement by publishing this video. The remark above was intended to be tongue-in-cheek. I apologize for the insinuation.]
There's more information on how to play Sunset Overdrive, which would seem to be as useful for reviewers as for civilians, who get the game on Oct. 28 — assuming they have the Xbox One. That's the only platform where the open-world shooter will release.