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Review - inFamous Second Son

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InFamous is a game that, even though it isn't the most popular franchise out there it has created enough buzz and a big enough following that it has been able to turn itself into a profitable franchise and Second Son is proof of that, just take a look at the game and you will know what we mean as this is probably the most beautiful “next-gen” or “current-gen” game out there by far, it looks absolutely stunning, but is looks enough to sell you on the game? We get to review the PS4 version of inFamous Second Son.


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The game starts off a few years after the good ending of inFamous 2, although you can easily jump into this game without having played through the previous games and puts you in the shoes of Delsin in an living breathing version of Seattle. Delsin's can have multiple powers, starts with smoke power and then generously introduces you to the new powers as you progress. Shards hidden around the city, shards are of course used to buy new abilities once you level up.

 

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Play the game as always, either good or bad play through you choose, save civilians and get good karma, take them out and you get evil/bad karma, although I felt personally that there was little to no reason to play through as evil Delsin, but the option is there if you choose to do so. If you do not kill civilians you, rather stun them etc. you do get away with it without it affecting your overall good or evil play through which is nice as you will get into situations where they can get in the way, but some powers gives you the option to stun them, or just hit them in certain areas of the body to just get them out of your way without actually killing them

 

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Sadly though not too much of the environment is destructible but there are some areas where you can take down set objects and yes, once again Sly Cooper gets a few, maybe too many, nods within the game as neon signs and graffiti will usually show something from those games, nothing specific just random fun for those who take the time out to spot stuff like that within the environment. The game has a lot of detail and you should just stop doing missions for a short period of time and just head out into the city and explore, once again, the game looks stunning.

 

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Still a lot of different side quests/missions to keep you occupied within the city when you are not doing the campaign or just want a break from it like for example if you take out what is called the D.U.P Mobile Command spread across the city you will get new side missions, blast shards show up on the map and you get new respawn points. The real beauty of the inFamous series is that if you have previously played one of them you feel comfortable immediately when you start playing a new one as it always feels like a inFamous game although enough changes has been made to make it a new game, but as far as the overall controls go this plays and runs like an inFamous game, as it should. The powers are still the main reason I like these games and the powers you get in Second Son are just as fun to play around with and difficult enough to give you some challenge before you master them, and once you do, as with any other inFamous game, you feel like a bad-ass superhero once again.

 

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However, getting snagged and caught in objects and sometimes buildings, and some pre-set animations made combat a bit tricky at times but the checkpoint system saves this from being too frustrating as the checkpoint system is really forgiving and pretty well balanced. The controller is also used well in my mind, although I am sure some of you will disagree, but the implementations of the touch-screen and the motion sensing and the built in audio made the experience even better in my mind but you can feel that out for yourself as it is more of preferable than anything else.

 

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The question really comes down to if you were a fan of the previous inFamous games or not, if you were then you should definitely try out Second Son as it takes whatever made the previous games good and just implement enough new features and tweaks to make them even better. But if you grew tired of the previous games then you might want to try and rent it before you make up your mind. InFamous Second Son is more of the same only better.

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