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Personally I give Infamous 2 about a 7.5 which is by no means bad. The developers do a couple of things different with the game from the original and some of them work while others do not.
Story 6/10: In the first infamous there was a clear goal from the start of the game. It had the style equivalent to comic books and it worked quite well. However, in infamous 2 the story is extremely slow to develop into anything relevant. I'd also like to mention that taking a well developed dark gritty hero and 180 him into a sarcastic wannabe uncharted character is just a bad move. The game does pick up in the second act but that is roughly about 10 hours of bad story which is why it got knocked down from an 8 to a 6.
Graphics 6/10: I literally finished infamous for the 2nd time before playing infamous 2 and the graphics are a great deal LESS polished than infamous 1. The lightning is made to look flashier but it still does not hide that the game looks very unpolished in many sections (especially when you first start the game). Also this is a minor gripe but i've noticed quite a few buildings with the birds are straight up rips off of assassin creeds eagle buildings and that is lazy design. It was pretty obvious the graphics suffered a bit from deadlines when you see something like the shaking camera when you are running on the ground. That is just lazy design to stir adrenaline.
Gameplay 10/10: Despite problems above the gameplay is very much improved from infamous 1. A whole host of new powers, melee attacks are more useful ways to get around. As many people know infamous 1 kinda got bogged down by climbing buildings, well now there are certain pillars that electric propel you upwards saving some time. I also prefer how the regular electric shots drain your power supply. It varies the gameplay.
Overall infamous 2 is a good game that you should rent for sure. However, it is not a better game than the original due to bad story, graphics, and development issues.
The game was great. During the game play, it was difficult to switch from good to evil, or evil to good. You can pull the character from the first game and continue it. The only problem i had is, when i was evil i did a good event in a major scene and it made me complete good, instead of just adding good points. 4.5/5
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.