Infamous Second Son is the best game for PS4 so far and every PS4 owner should definitely own it. I’ve been following it closely since E3 last year, it looked good and back then I wasn’t reviewing games so I decided I would wait for a price drop before buying it, if you are thinking of doing the same thing I would say you need this game in your life, it blows away the other inFAMOUS games and anything sucker punch has ever made.
It’s 7 years after the end of inFAMOUS 2 and you are no longer Cole MacGrath. Your are a new protagonist Delsin Rowe and what remaining conduits that were left from the events of 2 have been rounded up and are being transported to a prison facility in Seattle, WA by the Department of Unified Protection. One particular truck carrying three conduits (rebranded as Bio-Terrorists by the D.U.P.) crashes near Salmon Bay where Delsin, his brother Reggie and the people of the Akomish tribe make their home. Through a series of events Delsin absorbs a smoke power from one of the escaped conduits and our journey begins. Soon after acquiring this ability Delsin is forced to make a decision that will put him on the road to becoming a hero or the road to becoming infamous. If you’re like me then you will be the bad guy, I always choose the darker path in any game, it’s just more fun being bad, good guys can’t have fun.
The first thing you will notice about it is that it truly is that next gen feeling game you have been waiting for! inFamous Second Son is by far the best looking next gen game which is now actually current gen. The game is beautiful!
After what goes down in Salmon Bay, Delsin and Reggie start their journey into Seattle and come across the carnage left by the escaped conduits. They find neon streaks across scarred and battered pavement and vehicles destroyed with digital looking arrows plunged into them. It’s the first time you will look at the game and just say WOW! As you make your way to the city you will start to develop Delsin’s powers. Until he met the escaped conduit he was just a bum interested in graffiti and not being part of the system, a hipster basically, so adjusting to these powers is new to him. Using D.U.P. core relays you destroy them to open up new smoke powers and then collect blast shards to enhance the new powers even further. This becomes a huge part of the gameplay as you’ll need to advance your powers considerably if you want to get anywhere once you reach Seattle.
Once you get to Seattle you really can appreciate the work that sucker punch has put in. You’ll find that the city is divided into and when you arrive all of them are controlled by the D.U.P. To advance the story you have to take apart the D.U.P bit by bit in the queen anne district by taking out their cctv, mobile command units and drones. You also get to hunt down secret agents and spread graffiti all over the city. Once you have done enough to weaken the D.U.P you can have a final showdown with them for control of the area. All in all there is 13 districts making this game huge along with the main story line.
You also get access to the inFAMOUS paper trail which adds 5 hours and 19 missions of additional gameplay. The first missions has you chasing a rather creepy conduit with paper powers, after I completed it I was really wanting to do more, it was so much fun, but more paper trail missions will be opened in the coming months.
Just like the previous installments of inFAMOUS your karma plays a big part in the game, you unlock new powers determined by your actions being either good or bad. For good karma you can take out drug dealers and heal people. For evil you can knock off sign spinners and street buskers, it’s pretty easy to be evil, just destroy everything in your path it’s also more fun than being good.
You might think having all these super powers means the game will be easy, think again! The AI are smart and can hunt you down if you are just hiding behind a wall. They don’t exactly have skills or power but they have numbers and a lot of them, you’re up against an army! At times I was completely overwhelmed by them I needed to start over and think of a new way to deal with them. The boss battles are very difficult and frustrating, there is a whole lot of dying and starting over but it’s still fun.
inFAMOUS Second Son is truly a masterpiece, if you don’t own this yet I highly recommend it! This is one of those games you can’t wait to play again right after you put the control down, you’re thinking of it all day at work or school, those are the games I love the most, I have tried to find something bad to say about this game even the smallest bit of criticism is hard to find, it’s fantastic and gets a 9/10 from me.
If you want to get infamous second son, I got mine here at amazon