posted by majorfunk (WOODLAND HILLS, CA) Jun 17, 2011
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (96%) found this review helpful
This game is...amazing. I finished it about twenty minutes ago and I don't think I will cease thinking about it for another week. The gameplay alone is enough to keep anybody interested, be it the diverse and mischievously delightful powers, the advanced, satisfying melee, or the precise, skillful freerunning, Infamous 2 does not disappoint. However, this game has much more to offer than the average third-person adventure, it has a soul. The story is gripping and expertly woven to keep the player constantly yearning for more, making it nearly impossible to put down. I played until my eyes hurt, not because I wanted to level up or unlock a certain ability like in other games, but because I cared. As the game progresses, each choice becomes harder and harder. You don't choose between saving 2000 puppies or blowing up an orphanage, but between two equally appealing choices that no longer hold any sense of "right" and "wrong".
I would recommend Infamous 2 not as I would recommend the latest 1st person shooter or RPG, but as I would any film, novel, or movie.
If nothing else, play this game to experience the tale of Cole MacGrath.
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
inFAMOUS is basically a bigger, better, more polished, and all around advancement from inFAMOUS in pretty much every way. And that's AWESOME!! I easily spent 40 to 50 hours on the first game, finally platinuming it. :) And it was worth it. So when I brought home inFAMOUS 2, it took me a few hours to adjust. Because this one is SOO much more refined, I had to adjust to the new way to play. The better way to play I should say. The story is a bit slow in the first quarter of the game, but really picks up and flies after that. With new powers, enemies, and locales, the game gets better and better every hour. Also, the side-missions are SOO much more fun than in the first game. The first had a few gems, this one consists of 75% of gems. Of course there's a few repeats and boring ones, but they always stay fun. Environment traversal is back, and still awesome, but the original voice-acting isn't. But don't fret, this isn't a bad thing. The new voice actually sounds better than the first. The first made me always think Cole was a villain, now he really sounds like an average guy. And of course, the powers. So not to spoil anything, THEY'RE FREAKING EPIC!!!!! 'Nuff said. And although not perfect, or needed, the User-generated content adds lots of extra playtime.
Pros: Its an all around better game of inFAMOUS. Graphics, gameplay, characters, acting, powers, boss-fights, 'Amp'ed up melee combat, great new locales and lots of great content!! and even the civilians look better!! You really can't beat this sequel, (unless you're Uncharted 2!)
Cons: The melee can mess up the camera angles. A bit slow in the beginning.
This game dominates the first in every way imaginable. If you enjoyed the first one, then the 2nd is a purchase without a second thought. And if you haven't played the first, then you aren't a real PS3 gamer. Now go and get it!! And then get this one! IT ROCKS!!
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Graphics are crisper and more colorful than the first game. The "New Orleans" New Marais city works well with the lighting. The sky and horizons have a nice feel as you run through the streets and swamps. The colors are very nice in this environment. The buildings are more detailed and the addition of cutscenes makes this a better experience although it could use more of the comic book segues the first game used between chapters.
The same as the first but with some improvements. The shooting is easier to control. The AI are easy to handle with the exception of a couple of monsters. The Ravagers will be the most difficult to kill. Not much has changed though. When I first saw gameplay footage a long time ago it looked like they added some cinematic elements like Uncharted 2, but basically this is the same flow as the first game. Travel to the area, fight and move on.
It's not bad by any means. In fact it's much more comprehensive than the first. It just left me a little empty by the end. I won't give anything away but they have a continuity issue that doesn't make sense. The Beast, Kessler's reason for the Ray Sphere...? It just doesn't add up right with the ending. The characters don't have much to do but add dialogue with Cole. I didn't care about any of these people. The bad guy isn't intimidating. Cole doesn't really have a conflict. Clean up the city and wait for the Beast. That's it.
Infamous 2 is better than the first in every way. It's not a breakout from the first but an extension of it. I enjoyed it but expected more depth with the characters and the overall story. I hope they make a 3rd game with more powers to use and more people for the hero to interact with. I want some explanation to why some of the mythology differs from the first game to the second.
HINTS collect blast shards early, complete side missions to unlock powers, help residents for karma, get all 29 dead drops for 100% completion.