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inFamous Second Son, A Needed Change

Gi - inFamous Second Son details are just around the corner with E3 coming up which will give some great new insight into what the PS4 can do. The Infamous series has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of Sony’s biggest mascot titles with Cole making appearances in everything from Playstation All Stars to Street Fighter X Tekken. Now with new hero Delsin Rowe slated to make his debut in Infamous Second Son, Sucker Punch Studios will see if they can make lightning strike twice (yeah, yeah) as they take the series in a new direction. So the question must be asked why try something new at all when they could adhere to old adage if is not broken, don’t fix it? Examining the past success of the series may provide some insight to reason for change.

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wastedcells1078d ago

This game is so under rated. I do agree tho, second son is nice and bright. I think this game will be a huge hit for Sony.

HammadTheBeast1078d ago

I dunno if they planned it or what, but because they gave Infamous 1 away for the welcome back plan, they're gotten a huge player base. I know its what got me into the series.

FamilyGuy1078d ago

Not only that but inFamous 2 was one PS+ for a very long time and even came advertised as the PS+ bundle for the newer models. They gave either a month or a year free of PS+ and show inFamous 2 as one of the free downloadable titles.

It's got plenty of attention going in to this next console generation and Second Son already looks amazing. That aerial assault attack, quickly streaming as smoke through pipes, hovering with jet-pack-like hands and the Nightcrawler looking teleportation attacks.

There will be people buying PS4s just for this game.

wastedcells1078d ago

They knew the game was good and the series had potential. They bought sucker punch and went all in on the infamous brand. They played it very smart and using ps plus reached a lot more gamers. I think all this will have paid off with second son.

princejb1341078d ago

Well I loved both infamous games and will be looking forward to purchasing second son

But I agree these games are very under rated

ThatCanadianGuy5141078d ago

I'm a little worried about how the balance of power will play out.

The thing that made Infamous 1&2 so great was that, as powerful as cole could be, you still had some vulnerability if you ran out of juice or were in a blackout zone.

What will be the downside to this new guy? I would hate to be ridiculously powerful with no weakness as it kind of takes the challenge out of it.

KillrateOmega1078d ago (Edited 1078d ago )

Delsin won't have unrestricted usage of his smoke - and possibly later on, other - powers.

It will function similar to previous inFAMOUS installments in that Delsin, after significant use of powers, will have to recharge. Obviously, he won't recharge via an electrical source nor will his sources of recharge be as obvious. He'll have to recharge via a source of smoke such as fires, tear gas canisters, chimneys, etc.

Maybe the downside will be exceptionally strong winds that can disrupt and push his smoke, air-tight rooms, fire-suppressants (seeing as smoke is often a product of fire and his powers seem to be partially fire-based), etc.

breakpad1078d ago

ok Sony needs better exclusives if she wants to dominate this time ...Second son , the Order and Killzone are not seem promising (kNACK although looks well made) MS had a better collection of exclusive for E3 and better presentation regardless that fu...d up her console with her brilliant ideas (DRm,alway ON..etcetc)