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
posted by alec9922 (STATE COLLEGE, PA) Jul 13, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
Its just well done.....
I know....thats a weak review but it really is the truth.
Infamous takes all the most important things in a gaming experience (for me at least) and polishes them to a spit shine.
Firstly, the story is engaging and has you interested from the get go....the mystery of how Cole got his powers and what when down when Empire city exploded is a great back drop for the action and adventure that ensues....
The controls are easy to get used to and your ability to jump and climb are extremely fluid. Jumping on and to things is my big weak spot as a gamer and this game never left me frustrated. It was great to not get bogged down in making the perfect leap to reach a ledge or platform. It made the playing much more fun.
The check point system is perfect. When you do die, you dont have to go back far and do a bunch of annoying replaying.
There are upgradable powers making XP gathering beneficial but not a focus of the game. I found that refreshing.
The game looks amazing.....let me tell ya-- when you take a leap off a skyscraper and speed towards the ground (Cole is unharmed by hundred foot falls), the sensation of falling is so real you can feel it in your stomach.
The city is expansive and alive with people, cars, and buildings.
Their are two types of missions, ones that progress the story and side missions that give you XP and help you with your reputation. You can choose to be a good guy by helping citizens or take a darker path. These choices affect your powers and the way your character actually physically looks....cool, right?. People react to you as either a hero or a villain depending on your actions.
Its just a game that is done very well. Its not perfect and you may find something here or there that you think could have been better but not much....
Adding to its replay value is the need to play as good and evil to get all the trophies.
If you have a PS3-- You need to experience INfamous.
posted by WookieMan (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Oct 13, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
I found this game refreshing, and I love the classic 'choose your own adventure style of plot. I finished the main game, and there is apparently plenty left to do. Good powers, good effects, good story line. A sequel is definitely on the way, based on the ending.