The venerable Insomniac working on a Facebook game is understandingly troubling to some, especially given the partnership with EA. However, Insomniac’s focus with Outernauts is to bring a full-featured, console or “core” experience to the more casual sector. I think they’re actually doing it with the turn-based, explorative RPG Outernauts.
I’ve got a lot of faith that the folks at Insomniac know what they’re doing. I love their games’ staple style, both the vibrant aesthetics and clever writing. Still, even I was surprised by just how much I was digging the game. As someone who has never played a Facebook game before, I don’t have much of a point of comparison, but Outernauts easily felt like something I could be playing on a handheld or home console -- or at the very least, as a top notch downloadable title.