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.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Everyone has been anticipating this game for months, even a year; and I must say, it does live up to it's amazing promises. The game is freaking awesome!! I am already hooked. The graphics are insane for an open world game, and the voice-acting is so good it's bad. The environments could be better, but it's okay, I don't play a game for its environmental graphics, I play a game for its enjoyability, and inFAMOUS delivers. The story is also great, not completely original, but Sucker Punch makes it their own. The anime cut scenes are cool, violent, but still pretty cool. The controls are amazing!! Responsive, clean, and very easy to pick up on. Your character also runs really fast, a trait most games lack.
Pros: Nice graphics, awesome voice-acting, insane controls, freaking awesome action! Sweet story, fresh take on the superhero genre. Very addictive, very evil villains and coll characters. Karma is really cool, and killing citizens are fun to fry!
Cons:Environment could be better, aiming a jump is a little hard.
This game totally adds new strength to the superhero game genre with addictive game play and powers. I completely hooked and if you can get a hold on this awesome game, you'll find yourself loving every minute of this insanley sick game of mass destruction.