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Lick a battery and come find out if this game rocks. IGN reviews the game Infamous for us.
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Infamous Video Review
It is time to stop wicking battery kids Infamous is here, yes sucker punch. The fine folks brought you the Sly Cooper series is back with this chooses your own adventure superhero story. Here you play as Cole a duty is to be his everyday bike messenger until a package he was dropping off blew up on his hands and leveled a humongous portion of Empire City.
When Cole comes out of his coma, the – hits the fan, the government quarantine the city, three gangs are executing people in the streets. And Cole has electrical superpowers, with Cole’s new found abilities to hover in the air, hurl electrical grenade and call on lighting storms at will. It is up to you to find out what the hell has happened here and get out of town. With the juice in your veins, Empire City looks to you to set things right, we will use Cole’s power for the greater good or for your own selfish means.
The choice is yours.
See how as an open world game, Infamous loser dies by its ability to make you connect with Empire City and care about it. Luckily Sucker Punch nails this, a huge part about that is the graphics and the look at the city. Obviously it is going to this huge disaster. I mean people are in the streets dying, they are people walking around crying about how you know. They are only suppose to be here a day or they can’t find their husband. This is definitely pulls your heart strings but really puts you in the moment of what Cole’s going through and what the city beg.
Of course there is awesomeness come with some kind of price. Sometimes yes there is a popping now in the distance because I mean obviously there is no load time in this game. You are just playing straight through. So every now and again you have things pop up and also it does have a tendency to get a little bit framey when you will be gliding on the train tracks or you know going to some crazy. But none of them are the – you know there are these huge stumbling blocks or anything that should you keep you away from playing.
Of course the Alchemy isn’t just left for the city. Cole is a beautiful character himself. Everything in Empire City is scalable so when you run Cole at a wall, he is going to jump up, leap on to a ledge. Hang by his finger tips, shimmy around with his legs, jump over to a pole and of course he can shoot from many things. So if a bad guy is coming at him he is going to hang off the pole, put out his hand and blast him with lightning. I mean his animations are topnotch.
You will be crying not to report that the movie in this game, I meant the cut scenes are all told in this graphic novel style. That really looks greats and presents a story in an awesome interesting fashion. In addition to that I mean the sound really compliments this game well and there are good effects for car exploding or people screaming or people begging for their lives. Call it a really too gravely for my taste but you know whatever that was Sucker Punch’s choice. And your musical score compose by Aman Hoven. I have no idea who that is but the sound is really good and compliments the game well.
When you are running around the streets of Empire City, one of the main gameplay mechanics is making choices. See what these superpowers you are going to glide around the city, wail on bad guys. And drain juice from transformers but the bigger deal in Infamous is choosing how to use these powers. A six part meter on your HUD will track the route of your choices and rank you from the Jesus like standing of hero with his blue lightning. The Lindsay Lohan like standing of Infamous with its red lighting and Cole’s ghostly white face, you move toward being the bad guy or a good guy. Will come from decisions of small as you know choosing to restrain an enemy rather than kill him. Or these larger car moments where Cole weighs the pros and cons of situation and you pull the trigger on the decision.
You want to feed the people of Empire City or fry a few pedestrians so that you know there is more food for you and your friends. Do save a dude or bunch of people are winching? Or you let the mob find its own justice, you can engage in story missions whenever you feel like but there are also a ton of side missions that you can jump into to earn more experience points. These points can be use to upgrade your powers most to wish have three levels of awesomeness and some of which are only open to you when you are good or bad.
I haven’t touch on the melee abilities, sucking the life out of people on the ground. Or bringing people back to life on the ground but I mean there is a ton to go here and game play. And I could never put on this review because you want to go home at sometime, trust me it is good.
If this isn’t great and this video hasn’t been scratched the surface of why, I mean you can scale anything and everything in the city. Your choice is drastically changed how the city itself looks and the third person action is insane at parts. I put about 25 hours in this title playing through. One is good and one is bad, the best is I am not counting the effect that I have still blast charge to find, dead drops to listen to and a ton of side missions to see. If this is comic book story through and through so expect larger than life enemies with and a lot of Batman like moments as Cole watches over a city.
I always say this is the end of the video review but I really mean it. We are talking about a game this massive. For the full written review, please check out IGN.com.