I recently finished this game and I would say all in all this was a decent sequel. The story was compelling, the characters were still interesting. Cole, the same bad ass & Zeke still the loyal fat companion providing some drunken comic relief. I felt the game took it to that next level a sequel needs to be. The powers were stronger & more diverse. I enjoyed the added melee weapon. The added characters were well integrated. The added elemental powers were neat, once you get there! The choice between fire & ice, good & evil. A little cliche maybe, but still neat. I would have liked to have the choice to have all 3 – fire, ice & electric powers but I’m just greedy like that. I don’t know about you, but I love feeling powerful in games & getting stronger powers, leveling up, etc. This game does a good job of that. It’s fun to be good, and even more fun being evil 😀
I think the biggest thing they added was the “online” missions that were made by other players – UGC’s. There were a lot of these, and honestly most of these blew chunks and were a waste of my time. BUT there were a few that were fun to play and that actually made sense. I found about one in ten were good. I didn’t spend a lot of time on these though, as I felt there were enough side missions & things to collect to keep me busy in-between the main missions.
I love the art style in which they do their cut scenes, but I found there weren’t as many this time.
I liked the challenges that were thrown at me. They added more enemy types, & each had their purpose. I really did appreciated that. But with that been said some of the fights got really repetitive. It was like, oh man, how many of these things have I fought already? And you always find a certain power or attack works best for that enemy so you’re using a lot of the same attacks.
They banged me with a few surprises at the end. There was some pretty intense moments. The choice between the two major outcomes are pretty clear though, since they totally depend on what Karma you choose.
In the end this was a fun game to play, and I enjoyed it. I wasn’t as blown away like in Arkham City or Skyrim so there were some things that could’ve been improved upon. It needed more polish & impact. But if you’ve played the first Infamous then I would definitely pick up this sequel. It’s well worth it. Can you play the second without the first? Yes, you can, but I would highly recommend playing the first one first, so A: you can follow the story better, understand certain story elements & be familiar with the game play and powers so that you can see how they’ve improved upon these in the second.
Bottom line: If you own a PS3 PLAY INFAMOUS & INFAMOUS 2!
My rating: 8.5/10
P.S: Coming soon: My review of Uncharted 3 🙂