Infamous Second Son….
Next Gen has finally arrived and arrived extremely well
I was a huge fan of the previous Infamous games and was extremely excited when I saw this new infamous announced at the PS4 reveal. I have really enjoyed playing through all of my PS4 games thus far but was craving and itching for a truly next gen feel. Well let me tell you all that this has surpassed my itch and filled me right up.
The 3rd infamous game has steered clear of Cole and allows you to take action of Mr Delsin Rowe, who is your typical grungy looking, graffiti artist lover, your typical rebel rocker. To me he is a perfect fit for the Infamous universe. He is bad ass and depending again on choices get even more bad ass. The story takes place several years after the second Infamous game and shines bright in the city of Seattle.
Seattle comes to life in this game and seems to be a perfect location as Sucker Punch is located there. Delsin discovers that he is a conduit after a prison bus crash and grabbing a hold of one of the escaped convicts. Smoke is one of the many powers you absorb and start to discover the ultimate power you may have. After chasing down the other conduit you start to panic and meet your ultimate rival and prison owner Augustine who traps and seems to kill Hank the conduit.
Here you are faced with the first decision of the game Hero or Infamous – and let me tell you the story takes a huge turn here depending on your choice. I found that Evil play through was somewhat a lot easier than Hero as you just did not care about anything and anyone. The town you grew up in has now concreted occupants as Augustine finds out that you are a conduit and punishes everyone include an old beautiful lady Betty, which seems to be a somewhat mother figure to Delsin.
Your Brother Reggie also helps out throughout the game which is great as you need help in finding the other Conduits and steal some power in order to find and defeat Augustine to gather her power and free your townsfolk.
This is where the story starts as you head into beautiful Seattle and hunt down other conduits for powers. Seattle is stunning and huge to explore. Atmosphere is kept real and both good and evil choices are superb, to the point I actually found a couple of the evil ones hard to go through so hats off to that. I do not want to give away much more of the story as it a brilliant play through and I suggest all PS4 owners grab it and Platinum it also! Other Conduit powers are Neon (AMAZING), Video meh on good but amazing and much needed on Evil and of course concrete.
This is what next gen should be like; this is hands down the greatest visuals to date on all next gen systems. The lighting weather and details in all characters especially Delsin were mind blowing. Extremely smooth game play coincided the stunning looking Seattle. All powers were perfectly executed and. We have seen the sheer power the PS4 has with all games running at 1080p in comparison to some other consoles but if this is just the start as all devs have said then I am scared to see what it will look like in a few years. Powerful and very very smooth, to be honest I did not have one graphical glitch throughout the entire game which was surprising as all games usually have a little fault.
Very very smooth. Delsin is very easily controlled whether you are new to infamous or an old fan this was perfect. All the little touches are what is making this console and gaming on it so special.
The spray painting and rattle sounds when shaking the controller actually made it feel real. The sound from the baby speaker on the controller when absorbing powers and phone ringing just adds that little bit more
The open Seattle word is really easy to scope around and cruise in. Blue lightbar for good and red for Evil is also great. To be honest guys I really cannot fault the gameplay this time around, transitioning from powers draining powers and obliterating everything on both good and evil was great, the story built up to where it needed to and gave little but important choices.
I am going to give this game a 9/10 and the drop of 1 is only because it left me thirsting for more, it is games like this from amazing companies that can make you completely forget about multiplayer and how storytelling visuals and smooth gameplay are a great part of gaming, and how important it is to get it right.
Also some people were saying that Delsin was annoying, I personally thought he fit the role perfectly! Sucker Punch and Sony baby keep them coming.
Review by Ang Mamkis