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Infamous Second Son - The Power Of The In Game Engine

Sony’s awesome franchise from Sucker punch continues its super power revolution on the upcoming release of the Playstation 4. This time players will have the furious force of the flame at their disposal. As the protagonist set his enemies a blaze, and disappears in a cloud of smoke, he is task with fight for his freedom (inFamous: Second Son, PS3, PS4, PSP, Sucker Punch)

Upbeat  +   1065d ago | Well said
Going to be a fantastic game from fantastic developers.

And lets hope a fantastic Console...
Y_5150  +   1065d ago
If it's anything improved on from the PS3, surely we'll have an fantastic console!
TheRealSpy  +   1064d ago
you guys need a new adjective.

also, "Sony’s awesome franchise from Sucker punch continues its super power revolution on the upcoming release of the Playstation 4." that's the opening sentence of the article. it's quite difficult to take stuff like this seriously. the author comes off less like a journalist and more like a fanboy.
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isarai  +   1064d ago

How does calling a franchise awesome, mentioning it's about super powers and saying it continues on PS4 sound like a fanboy?
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raytraceme  +   1064d ago
With the major upgrade to the graphics I also hope that commntinue the move support with this game. With infamous 2 I was way more content playing with the move vs the controller it was more accurate and got me more into the game. I2 was a good example of when the move works amazingly.
loulou  +   1063d ago
i did not buy the second one after the rinse and repeat repetition of the first infamous.

sorry, but i thought infamous like crackdown were just poor mans open-world games.

saints row and gta both are miles better than the exclusive franchises hat i just mentioned.
Ritsujun  +   1063d ago
Wow, my second son's inside a video game!
TopDudeMan  +   1063d ago
The press conference was more than 2 weeks ago. Why am I just now only finding out this was announced?

I haven't been that out of the loop since that time... (insert random family guy joke here)
minimur12  +   1063d ago
lol fanboy alert
' the new engine holds the keys to your gaming destiny, one that has infamous becoming elevated to new height, with An engine that makes this one of the best looking PS3 games to be announced.'

I just noticed a typo!!!
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Temporary  +   1063d ago

If Infamous 2 was a "poor man's sandbox game" then what does that make GTA4? It was garbage! As is prototype! as was Just Cause 2! a lot of Open world sandbox games are GARBAGE, saints row is ok, but Infamous was a breath of fresh air.

Quit bein a hater kid.
DOMination-  +   1063d ago

I don't think you've played Just Cause 2.
Temporary  +   1063d ago
I beat Justcause 2 and almost Platted was fun, but compared to good sandbox games it was garbage. Lacked a good plot, lacked memorable characters, it just had the awesome skydiving and the chute which was cool, the rest was just rinse and repeat. Blowing stuff up got boring after a while.
kupomogli  +   1063d ago

I wasn't a fan of the first Infamous either. I heard it was such an amazing game but the first one, while decent, didn't amaze me in any way. Except for the story. The first Infamous' storyline was great what bits of storyline there were scattered here and there. Especially the ending. One of the best endings in video game history I think.

The gameplay to the second one is somewhat the same but there were some major changes. Cole's speed, a better melee system, the new skill upgrade system, and mission variety is better. In Infamous, you had three factions which were all pretty much the exact same. In Infamous 2, you have three factions which are all very different. The environment in Infamous 2 is also different where too much is similar in the first game so offers little variety when you're seeing the same buildings over and over.

If Infamous Second Son is as good or better as Infamous 2, then no doubt it's going to be an amazing game. If it's worse, then depends on how much worse whether it'll just be a decent offering.

It's all about opinion. I liked Infamous 2, Saints Row the Third, GTA San Andreas, 4/Episodes, and Chinatown Wars. Every other game in each series wasn't really good in my opinion.

If you own a PS3 I'd recommend going on PSN and downloading the Infamous 2 demo to atleast check the game out. The demo is decent sized and allows you to play both good and evil at certain points. You can also use a few different powers in the demo so you can try different ones out.
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starchild  +   1063d ago
I still need to finish inFamous 2, but inFamous 1 was a really great game. I'm seriously looking forward to Second Son.
Walker  +   1065d ago | Well said
Just Imagine what Naughty Dog and Santa Monica can do with PS4 specs !
abc1233  +   1063d ago
I'm too scared of gazing at Uncharted on PS4. Don't think my eyes can handle the awesomeness.
piroh  +   1063d ago
PSVita  +   1064d ago
I loved infamous 1 but completely changing the character and ending Coles story before it even finished turns me off to this new one.
Agent Smith  +   1064d ago
You know there's a infamous 2? And it ended Cole's story.
PSVita  +   1064d ago
@agent smith- yeah.... I got both day 1. Maybe you should reread my comment. This isn't direcred at you but they didn't finish the story.Good Cole got hit by lightning at the end and the evil cole turned into the beast. If you've played the first game you know that the beast has the power to travel into other universes how do you think Kessler fought(ran) from himself. Why do you think they but two different endings. Evil cole was suppose to invade good Coles universe and that was the whole point of the series. Look at the picture at the beginning of infamous 1 the beast that attack Kessler wasn't john(black) he was a bald white guy(cole). Plus do you think they'd change the character knowing I'd be the last game? Like KZ they opted to just start over new protagonist and everything. Considering its a new system and ill draw in more players I understand completely but you can't denie they cut the original series short.
Since they're obliviously continuing from evil Coles story I hope he's still around. I mean who could has destroyed him as the beast. They may be building up to what I was saying, where good cole is recovering and evil cole is the puppet master behind the scenes, eventually leading to the true infamous 3. Hope you guys followed all that.
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Smashbro29  +   1064d ago
I was pissed when they made the drastic changes to the character in the second game I actually never picked it up but judging from the voice in PSA, they really screwed up the voice.
PSVita  +   1064d ago
@smashbro29-it's still a good game but its defiantly not the cole from Infamous 1. They wanted to piggy back on the success of Uncharted 2(drake) and the original actor couldn't do the physical acting that was needed. They made him young to accommodate the new voice but not only that they made him a kinda red haired redneck. Didn't feel right at all. I would have taken the euro metrosexual version over the one they went with.
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Seraphim  +   1064d ago
I definitely see what you're saying but idk. The World is so much bigger than Empire City and New Marais so they very easily could have a grand scheme of things. Conduits are everywhere & there could be many others like Cole trying to save the world or destroy it. I think at one point telling individual stories that all lead into one finale with these characters might become, convoluted and confusing? The events of 1 & 2 definitely leave the possibility of there being a much bigger plan in terms of character and story lines moving forward; with cole. I'd hate to say I don't see it but from what little we've seen Sucker Punch seems to be moving on. I think in changing Cole between 1 & 2 they kind of screwed things up and want to move on. A new character & new story line. While I'm sad we're picking up w/ a new Lead I can honestly say this might be the fresh start not only Sucker Punch needs but the franchise needs as well.

@smashbro29: I too was upset about the change. I think the original Cole fit the part and was a good look for the character. However the game itself is a blast and something as trivial as the change to appearance of Cole wasn't going to stop me from buying the game. In part I do think this has something to do with Sucker punch starting fresh. As to inFamous 2. Do yourself a favor and go pick it up.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1063d ago

Way to ruin the entire ending for people who haven't played Infamous 2.
PSVita  +   1063d ago
@harry-I should have put spoiler but if you've played the first game you should already know cole was the beast. If you haven't played either than you don't what I'm talking about.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1063d ago
I've played through both games I'm just saying it would be appreciated if you (and everyone else) mark as spoilers for the people that haven't played the games in future.
Nothing worse than scanning through the comments and someone ruining the ending to a game you plan to play.
gta2800  +   1063d ago
Look at these two clowns...crying cause they changed the voice. You get off hearing another mans voice or do you play games to play them? Geez. I enjoyed both Infamous games and the voice changes didn't make me enjoy them any less!
balexp  +   1064d ago
Let us all hope.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1063d ago
I am pumped for this game! Even more than killzone. Kinda had it with shooters. So many shooters..
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ATi_Elite  +   1063d ago
Sucker Punch FTW
Yeh a lot of "OMG InFamous Second Son is gonna be so good" Hype!

Looks at InFamous 2 sales 1.54m

which is good but seriously should be better seeing how it's one of those "God Almighty Playstation 3 Exclusives"

I love the Particle effects on the protagonist, that's very cool. inFamous is a good series and Sucker Punch now have even more tools to make inFamous even better!

Lets hope Sony fanboys put there money were their mouth is.
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KwietStorm  +   1063d ago
Shut up man
NightStalker33  +   1063d ago
The 2nd game sold poorly because Sony can't advertise for the life of it.
Games like Uncharted and God Of War are getting Super Bowl Ads and Massive advertisement, while Infamous 2 got a few trailers here and there.
So, no, he's right. This game needed more attention.
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BlmThug  +   1063d ago
Currently playing the first inFAMOUS and all I can is it is frickin awesome :D PS4 Day one with Second Son, Shadowfall, Driveclub amd Watchdogs :D
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GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1064d ago
am i the only one excited for the inevitable inclusion of ragdoll effects, which weren't in the previous 2
WeAreLegion  +   1064d ago
I am, too. When done correctly, ragdoll physics add A LOT to any game. Just messing around with Garry's Mod for a few hours proves that.
colonel179  +   1064d ago
I don't like ragdoll physics. They should create something new and more realistic. I hate when the bad guys are dead and they just lose their "weight". This actually bothered me more in Dead Space when I had to stomp the dead guys.
DownNotOut  +   1064d ago
its called the euphoria engine and its the best thing that happened this gen
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isarai  +   1064d ago
While it never hurt the experience, it'll be a whole lot more enjoyable if they are included(which i'd imagine they would be)
JewyMcJew  +   1064d ago
I absolutely LOVE the franchise, I just hope they ease off from the malay combat, it really hurt the sequel.
Sevir  +   1063d ago
i actually Loved the Melee System in Infamous 2
That the combat system in the first game was marred because of how impossible it was to get up close to conduits and lesser minions, they'd gun you down quickly.

I always felt Cole should beable to ouch kick and bash faces in as well as shock and freeze and burn enemies.

Likely Delsin will have grappling and melee weapon in the form of chains. And it will improve I'm sure. I can't wait
first1NFANTRY  +   1064d ago
Too many spelling errors and bad grammar in this article! Fix it ASAP!

OT: I still can't believe most of what was shown was ingame. PS4 is looking brighter by the day.
RTheRebel  +   1064d ago
Can't wait for this game.
There should be a costume, when you beat the game to play as Cole =) that would be epic.
clintagious650  +   1064d ago
This game is going to be pure badassery to the hole lol.
r21  +   1064d ago
If InFamous and InFamous 2 showed anything, its that SP can make great characters, great stories and great gameplay mechanics :D Cant wait for Second Son!
Typical-Guy  +   1064d ago
I just wish they would drop that Sly Cooper movement....
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1064d ago
I just started playing the infamous collection a few days ago I havent beat the first game yet but its damn good. Interesting story, good gameplay, and cool characters.

I personally have always wanted lighting powers also.
Upbeat  +   1063d ago
Havnt we all my man.
fabiani  +   1064d ago
every game shud be open world now
NightStalker33  +   1063d ago
Not exactly, everyone needs an occasional shooter/fighting game, where they can just plop down, turn on the game, and instantly get placed into a fast paced, easy to understand game.
The market is just over-saturated with those games.
SDF Repellent  +   1064d ago
Been a diehard InFamous fanboy, I can't wait for the third installment of this game! Love the first two games.

signed SDF
SDF Repellent  +   1063d ago
LOL, Why the disagrees? I am an InFamous Fanboy. Seriously, I do buy and like some Sony exclusive games, regardless of what people might think about me around here.

Proof below:

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Hicken  +   1063d ago
It's exactly BECAUSE of what people think about you around here, genius.

You spend virtually 99% of your time slamming anything Sony-related, and anybody who likes Sony. Your freaking name is SDF Repellant, for crying out loud. You can be found in pretty much EVERY Sony article with something negative to say.

OF COURSE, you're going to get disagrees.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1063d ago
Change your trollish name if you care about people disagreeing with you so much. Limiting your trollish comments could help as well.
Typical-Guy  +   1064d ago
I can't wait to get my hands on PS4 on day 1, this game is going to be one hell of a beast.... Anticipation is killing me!
r21  +   1063d ago
What do you mean Sly Cooper movement?
abzdine  +   1063d ago
day one buy with Killzone and Drive club!
i have no other words
byeGollum  +   1063d ago
One of my favorite games on ps3. I had a really good time with infamous. I've yet to play part 2 tho'
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josephayal  +   1063d ago
8GB Ram Super Charge
Hope it’s a launch title. I would to buy this on the same day as the PS4
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ps3_pwns  +   1063d ago
infamous 1 and 2 were really good i wonder how they gonna make this guys power so ingrained into the world like coles was. I hope we see someone who has cole likes powers in this game.
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tarbis  +   1063d ago
Loved the Infamous series. Can't wait to play this one too.
SlyFamous02  +   1063d ago
So what this article says is that Second Son is first a foremost a PS3 release but will also be released on the PS4?
Kennytaur  +   1063d ago
This could be the true next gen experience, imagine the open-world city of infamous 2 with more detail, longer view distance and hopefully a refined climbing mechanic.
inFAMOUS_KRATOS  +   1063d ago
i seriously love the infamous games, abvious reasons, but i would skip this as launch title and go with kz3/ drive club or fifa 14 if ea-comes with it.

i always buy shooting game / racing game...

i still have formulaa 1 racing game ps3 launch title lol....
lovegames718  +   1063d ago
One of the few open worlds games done right this gen. Most open world games are repetitious and boring affairs. I look forward to this game and its evolution on the exciting ps4!!!!!

By the way i game the most on 1st party games so this is always welcoming news. I find the quality of Sony 1st party games the best out of the bunch and rarely spend much time on multiplats. Cureently playing Uc3 mp, Mlb The show 13, Ni No Kuni and GOW4
Statix  +   1063d ago
Funny how people have been drooling over Watch Dogs' visuals for the past year, and Second Son just comes right out of nowhere to produce FAR superior graphical fidelity (if the trailer is indeed real-time).
NateCole  +   1063d ago
Infmous is such an underrated ip. I love the story so much and the powers as well.
KillrateOmega  +   1063d ago
Yeah, I'm gonna pre-order it for sure. Love this series :)
strickers  +   1063d ago
This is my most anticipated PS4 game.
PFFT  +   1063d ago
The Infamous series is amazing!!! cant wait to play Second Son.
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Psychonaut  +   1063d ago
I cannot wait to get back into the inFAMOUS universe. I wonder if this will tie-in at all with inFamous 2 story, and does it mean Cole went the bad route and made more conduits. (hope this isnt a Prototype 2 deal.) eitherway im excited.
kingPoS  +   1062d ago
Am I the only one who liked the slow motion effects in Infamous 1 and 2.

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