posted by INDESTRUCT1BL3 (BROKEN ARROW, OK) Jun 10, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
inFAMOUS 2 is a fantastic game!
Graphics 9/10 - The visuals, especially the character models are DRASTICALLY improved from the first game. The environments are cleaner and more polished and the lightning looks better than ever! The frame rates run great almost all the time unless you just dropped the mother of all lightning storm explosions.
Game-play 10/10 - Basically they took the entire first game and improved EVERYTHING. The new skill swap out is awesome, where u can swap out how your regular lightning bolt works, grenades, rockets, and several different R2 commands such as a shield, a lightning tether (my personal favorite, think bionic commando's grapple arm) or lifting stuff and hurtling it at enemies. The melee is also improved quite a bit, you have a weapon called the Amp that builds combo and finisher moves, not an in depth system, but it works great for the game.
Story 9/10 - I'd make it a 10/10 but it takes a little bit for it to get going, but once it does you stay interested and feel a connection with the character. The morality is there at the end of the game, maybe not in some of the side quests, but during the story it is there, just like in the first one, only there's on the fly morality activities this time around, i.e. healing people, rescue from muggings, suppressing cops, or silencing artists.
Online 8/10 - I didn't even mess with the online feature the first time around, but it adds a fair amount to the replay value, which the game has already. Now, its not multiplayer, you basically can create your own missions or download missions other people have made. Pretty fun system if you want to use it.
posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Jun 10, 2011
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Infamous 2 takes what 1 was and made it so much better, with new powers, new army of idiots and monsters to kill and huge game changing karma choices. (Keep in mind, i only completed the GOOD side)
The story takes place right after the first game, Cole is heading to the city of New Marais to get his new upgraded powers from scientist Dr. Wolfe after he heard about The Beast thats headed to Empire City. Whats cool about the start of the game is that you can use your karma from the first game to boost your karma in this game and some of the choices you made with that karma effect some of the side missions which is awesome!
Here's my full verdict,
Cole's back and his powers are more insane than ever(please see ionic vortex).
Graphics hold up from the first game.
User generated content adds to the replay value!
Some of the bosses suck(IMO).
Not a whole lot of variety in baddies, but its not that bad.
As with most great games....the experience ends eventually.
Must buy, if you loved infamous 1 you'd be insane to miss this one. Oh and check out the User generated content creator if you wanna have some crazy fun making your own missions!