Submitted by Eonjay 235d ago | opinion piece

Infamous: Second Son Gives PS4 Owners Faith in the System’s Future

Throughout the life of the PlayStation 3, Sony put out console exclusive after console exclusive, and one of its most popular was a new-on-the-PS3 franchise, Infamous. The two games in the series (and campaign DLC) followed protagonist Cole McGrath, an average guy bestowed with superhuman electricity-based powers. As the game went on, players made morality-based decisions, and Cole’s powers developed in a direction that reflect those choices. Simply put, you could be a good guy or a bad guy, and both paths opened up different gameplay options.

The demo was brief, but it confirmed one important idea: Despite the changes to the series, Second Son is every bit an Infamous game. The gameplay is much the same as it was before, at least at first glance, but the ability to cultivate and use multiple types of powers promises to offer players a more robust set of gameplay options (inFamous: Second Son, PS4)

B-radical  +   235d ago
Sony will announce more games at e3
Eonjay  +   235d ago
No doubt. I will be looking for some original IPs as well.
erathaol  +   235d ago
Everyone will announce more games at E3. We're going to be reeling from how many next-gen titles we see and how good they all look.

So damn excited!

"...cultivate and use multiple types of powers promises to offer players a more robust set of gameplay options."
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showtimefolks  +   235d ago
no by just calling it playstation it gives us faith that it will be supported well since that's sony's DNA gaming wise

Infamous 2nd son is just the starting point of what could be one of the best gaming years for ps4, exclusives will be there and now games in 1080P-60FPS 3rd party titles

ultimate gaming console.

You knows what's funny is when people buy launch consoles and expect great games. Been a gamer for 20 plus years and guess what? we buy consoles based off the assumption that games will come later
Aceman18  +   235d ago
hey foxnews i dont need infamous second son to give me hope in the PS4 future, i already have it because of Sony history for supporting the platform with games.
Eddie20101  +   235d ago
Does any one really believe that Sony and the PS4 will not bring many great games that will take advantage of the system, Of course there will be many, many great games on the PS4, no one has anything to wary about in that department. The only one's who believe that there will not be are the fanboys.

I have the utmost faith that not just one but many great games will come to the PS4.
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DanielGearSolid  +   235d ago
Foxnews? I thought they hate games

Btw I'm not being sarcastic, I thought I read on multiple occasions them attempting to blame bad things on games
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kingdom18  +   235d ago
Urgh... I can't stand to hear anything about Faux News
wsoutlaw87  +   235d ago
it really really bothers me that so many people watch that garbage
erathaol  +   235d ago
Actually, there are a few, shall we say defenders?

MysticStrummer  +   235d ago
Sony's gaming history since PS1 gives PS4 owners faith in the system's future.
Eonjay  +   235d ago
This was alluded to in the article.
iiorestesii  +   235d ago
Worse titled article ever...
PS4isKing_82  +   235d ago
The fact that it's a playstation is all the faith I need.
Since 1995 Sony has consistently been the one company I can always count on to give me the best gaming experiences money can buy.
bobsmith  +   235d ago
mlb 14 the show comes out same month as infamous I think and driveclub maybe too
gives me lots of faith in ps4's future
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majiebeast  +   235d ago
I think MLB will be May because of the new hardware, MLB 2007 also launched in May.
combatcash  +   235d ago
Will drivclub still be free? I hope so.
Plasticgearsolid  +   235d ago
since when was driveclub free?
Kivespussi  +   235d ago
Driveclub "PS+ Edition" will be available for PS+ subscribers. That's basically driveclub but it doesn't include just everything. Things like tracks, cars etc. You have to buy the full game to get everything BUT I think it's not that good idea to pay a price of a full game for just tracks and cars (but I have a feeling that the digital version will have some kind of discount)
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Bob Dole  +   235d ago
^^ Sposed to be a f2p lite version for ps+ or something.
fattyuk  +   235d ago
Ive got plenty of faith in the ps4 already

Why wouldnt I

DarkHeroZX  +   235d ago
Yep glad I went with the PS4, the launch exclusives might not have been super stellar but if the PS3 is any indicator of what Sony is going to bring, you can best believe that the next 7-10 years will be great.
B-radical  +   235d ago
I'll get butchered for saying this but the x1 had the better launch imo. And better exclusives atm but Sony is gonna be bringing it at e3 I hope Microsoft do also. Gonna be a good year for all I hope they try to out do each other with every single exclusive they both release
Snookies12  +   235d ago
No, you're right at the moment. The X1 had better launch games, but honestly given Sony's history I am confident we will be seeing a slew of amazing games coming to the PS4 later this year. They have too many incredible 1st and 2nd party studios working for them.
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sinncross  +   235d ago
we just happen to know more of MS's exclusives.

Sony has no reason to play their cards because well... they can barely keep up with hardware demand as it is.

What point is there to announce stuff now? They can easily wait until bigger events.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   235d ago
It will be the first game I buy on PS4.
Snookies12  +   235d ago
Yeah, this game has kind of pushed me to buy a PS4 in the next month or two. I never even finished InFamous 1 or 2, and I'm excited as hell about this one.

I guess it helps that I have a digital copy of Assassin's Creed IV waiting for me when I get my PS4 as well, lol.
gamingisnotacrime  +   235d ago
Not faith, confirms what was expected and the future games should be epic, just like on the previous ps consoles
phoenixrebirth  +   235d ago
Drakengard 3 is being released in North America on PS3 why wasn't there an article about it on here? N4G is really slipping on news lately.
fenome  +   235d ago
All the news on the site is user submitted, you should submit that, I'm definitely interested in that game too.
combatcash  +   235d ago
I don't enjoy all of sony's exclusive offerings but I do enjoy most of them. Every generation they invest and work tirelessly to keep pumping out great games and they always have a good amount of variety. That alone with the reasonable price is why I made the purchase on day one.
I hope they release games a bit sooner this time around because I'm definitely ready.
PFFT  +   235d ago
Man this game looks freaking beautiful! Infamous is one of the many reasons ill be getting a PS4 sometime this February.
Tatsuya  +   235d ago
WTF are you talking about? I had faith in PS4 & in SONY especially even without Infamous SS. My allegiance and loyalty lies with SONY. I'm a HARDCORE gamer and only PS4 can satisfy me with my needs for exclusives and fully optimised third party titles :)
Gabenbrah  +   235d ago
A game running at 1080p 30 FPS doesn't give me faith in the PS4... 30 FPS is a last generation frame-rate like 720p is a last generation resolution.
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Bathyj  +   235d ago
Near CGI quality open world with powers?
Yeah, you go ahead and pass on it because it takes an extra 0.016 of a second extra to register a button push. Trust me, it's your loss.

Ps, never had any problems with any of the other infamous games framerate. Very smooth even with lots of action.
Kivespussi  +   235d ago
It's still early in the gen. The fact that game this beautiful runs at 1080p is a great sign for the future.
wsoutlaw87  +   235d ago
I doubt you will see 60 on a lot of games. Not because its not possible but devs will feel there is better ways to use power than a frame rate over 30. However some games its necessary
captainexplosion  +   235d ago
So what does Sony have coming out in 2014?
PS4: Infamous, Drive Club, MLB, and The Order

Vita: Soul Sacrifice Delta, God Of War Collection (probably), and Gravity Rush 2 (probably).

Am I missing Anything??? Pretty weak compared to XB1 with Titan fall, Halo 5, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (timed). But I have confidence that Sony hasn't announced everything for 2014. I would expect LBP 3 would make sense for this year. Im personally really hoping for a Ratchet and Clank game. If history is any indication Sony will kill Microsoft with exclusives when its all over.
kratoz1209  +   235d ago
Gravity Rush 2 :D
Inception  +   235d ago
PS3: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles-Xillia 2-Zestiria, FF X/X-2 HD, KH 2.5 HD, Persona 5, Drakengard 3, Jojo's Bizzare Adventure All Star, Deception 4, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, The Witch and Hundred Knight, Ar Nosurge, Atelier Escha & Logy, etc.

PS4: inFamous 2nd Son, Drive Club, The Order, MLB, Yakuza Ishin, Deep Down, Guilty Gear Xrd, FF XIV, Lily Bergamo, Natural Doctrine, The Witness, etc.

Vita: Freedom Wars, SS Delta, Toukiden, DanganRonpa, Mind Zero, Conception II, Legend of Heroes: TitS 2nd chap, Gravity Rush 2, Over My Dead Body 2, etc.

Yeah, their line up pretty weak compare to X360 or X1 /S
TheSaint  +   235d ago
I had faith anyway, let me hear you say AMEN BROTHER!
ShinnokDrako  +   235d ago
No need faith, i knew since the beginning that the PS4 was the perfect console for me. And about everyday there's an article saying "xxxx coming to PS4" or "announced for PC and PS4".
shysun  +   235d ago
I already had faith! ;)
erick21093  +   235d ago
It didn't give me faith in the system. It just surmounted on top of the established expectancy I had for the system already.

The PS4 is going to be a great console and the possibilities that will come forth on the system in the future to come are and have always been enough for me since the start. Infamous is only a minuscule taste of those possibilities.

Much more to come.
KwietStorm  +   235d ago
Well its a PlayStation, so...
MasterofMagnetism  +   235d ago
Of course I have faith in PS4's future. It's why I bought the console. Sure the launch was lacking in games but it will only get better. Sony has never disappointed me with the support of their consoles.

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