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GF Rating
8.5

16645 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Improvements All Around, Wanted a little More

posted by jay419 (PRAGUE, OK) Jun 13, 2011

Member since Jan 2009

11 out of 12 gamers (92%) found this review helpful

THE LOOK

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 GAMEPLAY

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.

THE STORY

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.

THE VERDICT

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.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

a true super hero origin story

posted by symbolkid (FREMONT, CA) Jun 9, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

He starts out like any ordinary guy just doing his job, then he gets super powers and Cole McGrath's world changes forever. In many ways, he's just like Spider Man with the whole "with great power comes great responsibility" thing. As much like Spider Man he is, he also resembles Spawn as an anti hero.

In pretty much every way, InFAMOUS 2 is way better than the first game. New evolving powers, new and better melee attacks, more boss type enemies, new ways to travel the world, and two endings depending on what path you take. The random events like stopping muggings are actually pretty cool. They make make it more like a open world game than it already was. The only problems would be the ones present in all open world games like the random minor glitches like parts where you can fall through the ground or the sometimes oversensitive camera, but they don't ruin the game.

Bottom line: InFAMOUS 2 is such an awesome game that every PS3 owner should have this game in their collection. the story is the classic heroes journey, the characters are are true to themselves, shooting lightning in all its many forms is really fun, getting around the city flying, zipping on power lines, and climbing buildings is really fun, and beating up bad guys rocks. To put it simply, this game is awesome.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Very good game.

posted by Chriz704 (BRONX, NY) Jun 17, 2011

Member since Feb 2010

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I would highly recommend this game, the graphics are a huge improvement over the original infamous. It is not to repetitive and the new Cole looks amazing. This game is one of the best exclusives on ps3 and its a must get.

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Chris

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