Over all I saw inFamous 2 was getting the same scores as inFamous, but when Gamespot gave it a 7.5, I was getting a little worried. However, once I started playing inFamous 2, I knew that Gamespot was wrong.
InFamous 2 is overall MUCH better than the previous game. The graphics are beautiful, the city is alive and colorful, and you really do feel like you're making an impact. I just got done with my first playthrough (as a Hero), and I must say that they did a great job making you feel connected to the characters, and caring about them. The original powers are back, and instead of standard up-grading, you can acquire new versions, and "evolve" your powers as well, being able to freely switch between any of the different versions.
The karmatic system in the game is PERFECT. In inFamous, it really only changed some dialogue, your powers, and maybe the last few bits of the game. In inFamous 2, however, your karma choices can affect the entire game. You will meet two support characters who reflect your karmatic choices, Nix (Evil) is chaotic and controls fire and oil, Kuo (Good) is diplomatic and controls Ice. Eventually you will be able to get samples of their powers, reflecting your karma.
Over all this game is amazing, I was hooked and couldnt put the controller down, it's entirely immersive, not too hard and not too easy, and provides enough material to be a blast. The mode creator feels thrown in at first, but given practice it makes for even more hours of entertainment. I highly reccomend this game if anything about super powers get you excited.
Let me start first by saying if you haven't played the first inFamous GO DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW! It will be free for the next month on PSN.
inFamous 2 improves on almost everything from the first game. infamous 1 was a good game but it did have its faults. They improve on everything i didn't like about the first. The missions aren't as repetitive as before, New Marais is a lot more bright and fun to explore than Empire City was. The new powers are great, and most of the old powers are still in too. the controls work well and let you pick your old powers and the new ones. The new pop-up menu is great for switching between powers on the fly. The one thing that i hated most in inFamous 1 was having to go to a powerless part of a city, finding a sewer and powering up that part of the city. it was really repetitive. But it's not as bad this time around. There are still missions that require you to power up sections of the city but there actually fun this time. The story is told in comic book form like before which is still cool. They used motion capture for the cut scenes so the characters don't look as stiff as before. The new female characters are cool addition. so now cole isn't alone anymore out there. On certain missions they will assist you but it still feels like your out there all alone. (NO CO-OP?!?!) Sometimes you do feel overwhelmed with having to take down so many enemies at once with little help from the A.I. The User Generated Content is a nice plus but i REALLY wish there was co-op this game is begging for it. maybe inFamous 3!
If you liked the first game you'll love this game it improves on so much of the bad from the first it's a must buy. cant wait for inFamous 3!
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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!!