Summary: Founded in 1997, Sucker Punch Productions began life as a Nintendo 64 supporter, with Rocket: Robot on Wheels , released in 1999. This game would set conventions for Sucker Punch to adapt in the future, featuring a protagonist that would gain new abilities as the player progressed within one of the...
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.
Excerpt: Age Rating: 16+ Other console/handheld formats: N/A 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...
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.
Excerpt: Game Info I was a little worried about Infamous: Second Son . I had faith in Sucker Punch to deliver a quality product, but the last time they delivered a third game in a series ( Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves ), I thought they had stretched themselves to thin, loosing the core of the game behind a...
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.
Conclusion: I’ve only played through the good karma story of Delsin, but I’m definitely replaying Second Son again on the evil side to see how different the evil powers affect gameplay. As an added bonus, I won’t have to worry about accidentally killing civilians to negatively impact my karma and I can attack...
Pros: Breathtaking visuals and colors that perfectly transports you into Seattle, fun and familiar gameplay that all inFAMOUS fans will enjoy;
Cons: Even though the game is quite simple to pick up and learn, so much of the gameplay will only resonate with fans of the series.