Infamous Second Son is the first game I've personally played on the PS4 that has made me anxious for the next wave of games for the new consoles (XB1 & PS4).
The game is a looker. Outside of a few poor textures and some weird looking facial stuff, the game is stunning (particularly the lighting). It truly shines when you obtain the neon ability, when it's raining, or when the sun is setting. This is one of the best looking games I've played, right up there with Ryse: Son of Rome.
Gameplay is a mixed bag. If you've played either of the previous Infamous games, you'll be immediately familiar with Second Son. The things I liked are still present such as the open world and variety of things to do. The issue is all the same things I disliked remain such as the cheap enemies, glue-like climbing/jumping, and poor combat/shooting mechanics. The powers aren't incredibly interesting either which doesn't help matters.
This makes for a good rental - it runs around 8-10 hours to complete the story - but isn't one I'd recommend purchasing. There's fun to be had here and it's a showcase for your PS4, but a new generation of consoles shouldn't be just about the "shiny", it should also be about enhancing gameplay in meaningful ways and sadly Second Son doesn't do that.
I was hesitant to try this game, at first. I mean, having played infamous and be less than excited about that game, I wasn't sure about Second Son. Yet, when the guy at my local Gamestop recommended it, upsold the special edition, and threw in infamous 2, I was like, "Hey, let's give it a shot!" Needless to say, I was very impressed! This is definitely a game to play on PS4! I didn't rent this title, but I bought it!
After a long string of not getting any titles within my top 5, I'm happy to say I bought this game!
posted by fatpreacherman (BRENTWOOD, MD) Mar 30, 2014
Member since Jul 2013
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Sucker Punch knocked it out of the park. The game is great and I recommend this title as a must have for all PS4 owners, if you don't have it you are short changing yourself.
My actual score of the game is as follows:
Even if you never played the first 3 games this is still a great game, and if you have then what are you reading this for GET THE GAME!
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I have two reviews one heavy with spoilers so choose carefully.
Great action/adventure game with a really refined system of powers/abilities. Superb looking graphics and if you buy it new, two great included extras. Papertail (which you get no matter what) and Cole's Legacy (which is only available via download with a psn code enclosed in a new game).
The story, characters, and voice acting are not only great in the cut scenes but the interactions in game and because of the karma choices are really intense and worth the double play-through to get both story lines and all the trophies.