Excerpt: infamous was a new IP by Sly Cooper creators Sucker Punch, but unlike Sly Cooper infamous had a much darker tone. You Play Cole MacGrath, a messengers who is suspected of detonating a bomb that killed tens of thousands of people, and destroying several city blocks. Cole gains the power to control lighting, and you as the player get to decide whether to use this power for good or for evil.
Excerpt: There are only two real reasons to dislike inFAMOUS before you start really nitpicking. One is that the randomly-generated battles occasionally hit you with a nearly-inescapable catch-22, such as fighting more than one guy at once who has a shotgun. Any situation in which I, as the protagonist, can get stunlocked to death is a point-dockin' offense.
Excerpt: inFAMOUS has a very theatrical presentation. The minute you push start, Empire City is rocked by a cataclysmic explosion. Unless you start a new game (which you will do, trust me), this is the last time you'll see the title screen. From here, you're always "in the game." Rather than paging through lifeless menus that remind you that you're playing a game, every time you return to inFAMOUS , you are immediately dropped into Cole's shoes.
Summary: InFamous is one of the best games you are going to play on your PS3 this year. The storyline is great, the gameplay is fantastic and the powers are just amazing. Once again SCEA delivers a game that is fun, long-lasting, rewarding, well polished and with all the qualities of a marquee game.
Excerpt: Before I begin, I should let you know that InFamous: Festival of Blood is not DLC content for inFamous 2. It is a complete standalone game, and even if you've never owned an inFamous game, you can download it and enter the game's open world city right from your PS3's hard disk without ever buying inFamous 2 or popping a Blu-ray into your PS3. If you don't own inFamous 2, well, you're missing out on a great game, but that's beside the point here.
Infamous Delivers a Solid Open-World Superhero Experience
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Play the role of hero or villain in a super-powered sandbox
Graphics: The city's color palette is a little bland, but contrasts nicely against the vibrant electrical effects
Sound: Solid voice acting, although Cole's coarse whisper doesn't fit the character. The avant-garde industrial soundtrack isn't what you'd expect either, but fits perfectly
Playability: Intuitive controls facilitate the city navigation and electrical combat
Entertainment: Worth playing...