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: 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.
'Infamous: Second Son' -- Next-Gen Looks Without New Ideas
14 April 2014
Excerpt: Infamous: Second Son would have helped Sony out with its launch lineup had it been released alongside the PlayStation 4 as originally planned. It’s a fun game that really shows off the PlayStation 4’s technical capabilities. If next-gen gameplay had accompanied the next-gen graphics, it might have been a classic. Instead, it’s just fun.
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.