Summary: It's five months later, and inFamous: Second Son is still one of my favorite games of the year. As a massive improvement in just about every facet of the franchise, I enjoyed seeing how Delsin's story played out, and as I slowly made my way towards a 100% completion rate, I wanted more. Well, we're getting just that with inFamous: First Light , a standalone DLC story not unlike Festival of Blood , starring Fetch -- the neon heroine from the original.
Excerpt: Famously fun, but misses the mark on weak good vs evil morality Infamous: Second Son is an important game for the PS4. It's effectively the first exclusive title to come out for the system post-launch. Sony clearly pinned high hopes on the game and it received an equally high budget to meet those expectations. Did it succeed? Personally, I'd say so.
Excerpt: InFamous has always been an empowering series, allowing you to wreak havoc with your electricity based powers, but InFamous: Second Son takes this further still with new hero Delsin Rowe, who, with his full capabilities, makes previous protagonist Cole McGrath look weak in comparison, and this leap in power at the start of a new generation of consoles is somewhat fitting.
Conclusion: A lot of folks were looking at Infamous Second Son as the bellwether of what this generation would hold. It doesn't end up disappointing, combining outstanding visuals with refined gameplay that is a welcome visitor early in this generation.
Excerpt: Sucker Punch's inFAMOUS series was always one of the PlayStation's also rans. Given how much we enjoyed it, we can only assume that its lack of mainstream success came for the franchise's silly name formatting, or perhaps its lack of advertising support.
Excerpt: The main character from Infamous: Second Son , a superhuman being labeled in this universe as a "Conduit," has the ability to absorb the powers of other Conduits and use them for his own means. Sadly, he never unearths the ability to get the game running at 60 frames per second.
The bright lights and small city of Infamous: Second Son
Quarter to Three
9 April 2014
Excerpt: A new generation of hardware should usher in a new generation of not just better looking worlds, but more expansive ones. Infamous: Second Son certainly fits the bill in terms of looking pretty. But it’s a disappointing step backwards in terms of building giant, immersive worlds. The fact that this is an open world game makes this shortcoming all the more stinging. To quote the Talking Heads, “Lights on, nobody home.
Excerpt: Sucker Punch really is one of my favorite developers. I seldom run into a game made by them that I would describe as bad. Both the Sly Cooper series that they originated and the inFamous series which they began, and are now continuing with Second Son , have been stellar gaming experiences, with some minor annoyances here and there. So along comes Second Son , on the PS4.
Excerpt: InFamous: Second Son has a lot of hype to live up to, it has long been regarded as one of this years hottest titles and even one of the most anticipated titles for Sony’s new PlayStation 4 console. Sucker Punch, the developers behind InFamous, have earned quite a solid reputation for the series, which has already proven its self to be popular and the last entries to the series on the PlayStation 3 were rather entertaining titles in their own right, unfortunately the same...