inFAMOUS: Second Son is an action/adventure game released for the PlayStation 4 on March 21st, 2014. The game was developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The story takes place seven years after inFAMOUS 2’s good ending, and Seattle, Washington is now under DUP jurisdiction and is locking up conduits because they are “Bio-Terrorists”. Players take control of Deslin Rowe, a 24 year old graffiti artist who now has conduit powers of his own after making contact with an escapee, and plans on using them to take down the government.
Graphics-The scenery is very impressive. Everything looks great and the character models look pretty good. The neon colors that are added into this game are nice, but a little cliché. The only negative is that the character models don’t look smooth (as in not very much antialiasing).
Sound-The voice acting is average at best, and none of the characters have any sort of personality behind their voices. The soundtrack itself is pretty good, but could’ve been better.
Gameplay-One cool feature that this game has is you get to choose whether you want to be a hero or villain. This type of decision making affects gameplay because doing good things increases karma level, while doing bad things decreases karma level. As you play through, you’ll get the option to upgrade your powers (some offense and some defense), making them more effective. The only catch is that some of the powers are finite, but finding refill stations aren’t that hard. This game makes pretty good use of the touchpad the PS4 controller has, and doesn’t overuse it.
Multiplayer-This game would’ve benefit from a multiplayer mode. For example, DUP vs Conduits type team game modes would’ve been perfect for this game.
Overall-Despite the lack of multiplayer, inFAMOUS: Second Son is a game worthy of being a part of your collection. You won’t be disappointed.
You can inFAMOUS: Second Son from PSN
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