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8.1

25052 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Easily the best game I've played in a while

posted by drawers (ROME, NY) Sep 21, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

83 out of 97 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

This is really one of the best games out there for the PS3 if you're not into multiplayer games. The story start off with a blast, literally. you are an unaware courier delivering a package that ends up destroying most of the city and resulting in a city-wide quarantine. Oh yeah, and it gives you special powers! The story is set up so that you can do a bad guy and good guy version so if you want to experience all the game has to offer, you'll need to play through at least 2x (Also 2x to get all trophies). It's okay though, because I found the 2nd play thru even more fun than the first. I had a better grasp on the basic powers from the 1st run thru and the bad guy powers and story(played good guy 1st) changed things up just enough to feel like I wasn't just doing a repeat. The graphics and audio were insanely good(except for some eerie music that seemed to play at random) and the gameplay was excellent. Bad guys would actually duck and cover behind objects, try to flank, throw grenades, etc. The AI was really good. The powers were all fun to play with and include: lightning bolts from your palm, shock grenades, force fields, electric grinds on power lines and rr tracks, static thrusters and many others. Some of the powers worked better for bad guys and some for good guys, so there was decent balance and nothing to really say playing as either one is better than the other. One of the best parts is that aside from the initial loading, there are no loading screens! You play through the entire game, back and forth across the huge city without ever encountering a loading screen. I did have a few technical glitches where I would be walking and suddenly fall thru the planet and one mission that wouldn't trigger the next scene or something so I had to quit and restart the game. But I never lost any progress in the game so I can't complain too much.
I would easily play this game over & over again but there's too many in my Q so I give it back. 2 thumbs up.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fantastic Game

posted by Sadistikal (BYESVILLE, OH) Aug 21, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

71 out of 84 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

Story: A
Graphics: A+
Gameplay: A
Control: A-
Acting: B+
Replay Factor: Moderate Fixed (atleast 2 for Platinum)
Platinum Difficulty: Easy

Infamous is a sandbox style work of genius told in a comic book style.

Full of twists and decisions you make yourself, you will find yourself pulled in and attracted to the story of Cole and those around him. I personally kinda had a feeling as to the direction the game was going as the climax approached but I was still amazed. The voice acting in this game was on a higher level than alot of other games out there currently.

The graphics are astounding and the landscape is beautiful and fun to explore. The missions are fun, but get a little repetitive, but not nearly as bad as other games and similar genres.

The powers are fun and the fact that your decisions in the game will alter what powers you have is great (not to mention the changes in your appearances and your powers appearance by those same choices). The controls are smooth for the most part and jumping, gliding and sliding your way through the streets and rooftops will be a breeze.

If I had to find a gripe about the game, it would be the ease of the karma system (raising and lowering it) and the A-B choice system that is a bit obvious (at most times). That and the fact that after your 2nd playthrough, there really is nothing left to do with the game.

Overall: Well worth the praise this game has received all over and a must play, if you have not played it yet add it to your GameQue immediately.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Infamous: The Number One Reason To Own A PS3

posted by Adams4190 (CORAOPOLIS, PA) Oct 6, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

11 out of 13 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

Who wouldn't love to have the power to control lightning? Infamous puts all these powers at your fingertips, but it is so much more than that.

Pros:
- The action is faced paced and exciting, and feels nice and open. You don't feel forced into any one way to approach a fight, and there are some cool power combos to be used
- The powers make you feel powerful. That seems like a pretty simple concept, but there are plenty of superhero games that don't quite create the atmosphere that you are a certified badass.
-Your powers actually grow. This is generally a point of concern for me when I play games. I hate getting all of these points and upgrading weapons to really not notice any difference in using them. Every power has 3 levels, and while some levels are just making it more powerful, there are enough additions to be exciting. An example would be your basic lighting projectile will eventually explode on headshots when fully upgraded. Also, the powers themselves feel more powerful than the powers you had before, culminating and calling down lightning from the sky that destroys pretty much anything.
-A lot of people do not like the comic book way which some of the narrative is told, but I think it gives Infamous a distinct visual style. The story has a couple of decent plot twists, and an ending that isn't a cliffhanger but lets you know there's going to be another game.
-The good/evil karma meter makes playing the game through twice worth something because certain powers go with good or with evil

Cons:
- While the story carries the game along, it does much else. Also, individual chapters feel thrown together even though the story as a whole is good enough.
- The enemies are not particularly varied, so it feels like you're fighting basically the same people the whole game with slight variations

Infamous is just pure fun from start to finish. Everyone should definitely Ride The Lightning

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