Submitted by DarkLordMalik 226d ago | news

You Can Jump Right Into inFamous: Second Son's Story Without Playing The Previous Games

GearNuke: "inFamous: Second Son is the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive from Sucker Punch, the creators of Sly Cooper series. inFamous series started on the PlayStation 3 and got about 2 full fledged games on the system and one short side-story. In case you were wondering if you need to play the previous games in order to enjoy the new one, you should be glad to know that there is no need to do so." (inFamous: Second Son, PS4)

-Foxtrot  +   226d ago
I hate when devs say things like this, deep down you really do have to play the other games to understand whats going on. The world thats changed in this game is because of what Cole did in inFAMOUS 2 so really if you actually want to understand the story you do need to play the first two games.

I also have a gut feeling that Cole will be mentioned or maybe seen at the very end hinting at his return. Did he come back alive when the lightning bolt struck at the end of inFAMOUS 2? Did the Government experiment on him and keep him locked up? Was he revived and because of how the Government responded to conduits he and Zeke went into hiding? There's so many explanations of why he could be alie still, hell you might revive him at the end of this game who knows.

I know they've said Cole is over and done with but I don't believe them, they wouldn't throw away a much loved character. They talked about how they wanted to tell other stories with new conduits as spin offs when inFAMOUS 2 came out and because this is called Second Son instead of inFAMOUS 3 I think thats what they are doing....giving Cole a break so when they do bring him back they've used other conduits as a means to make the world different next time we play as Cole.
Crazyglues  +   226d ago
No Foxtrot,

I think they just said that because it's explained to you, in a short story probably...

This is what the limited says - which you get just for Pre-ordering

Uncover what happened between the devastating events of inFAMOUS 2 and inFAMOUS Second Son in Cole’s Legacy.

Cole MacGrath’s actions in New Marias set in motion a chain of events leading to the now forceful occupation of Seattle by the oppressive Department of Unified Protection. Cole’s Legacy bridges the gap in time with a series of missions Delsin Rowe must complete that reveal unique insights into how the world of inFAMOUS Second Son came to be.


so I think they just meant you will understand what happened before and then go into the new story, without being lost on anything.

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-Foxtrot  +   226d ago
Yeah...but what if you don't pre order, what if you don't have the money and miss out on it, it's not really your fault is it.

If it was in the game for everyone they could say this but when it's a pre order DLC which not everyone will get it's not correct in what they are saying

Anyway what I make from this is that they are trying to say if your a new player to the inFAMOUS franchise you won't need to play on the two games....which I think is wrong because you should, theres so much to learn especially with the whole Kessler/Cole thing, thats a mind f*** on it's own. Don't think they'll explain all that in a short pre order DLC.
Gamba11  +   226d ago
@foxtrot... Im glad you seem to know more then you know the people who created the game. If they say you dont need to, why would you think you do? Im just curious since you know you didnt make the game.
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-Foxtrot  +   226d ago
...That makes no sense

They created the game...I played their game. The only thing I don't know from their games is the knowledge of making it. What I do know is the story BECAUSE I've played their game which tells me it, thats one of the things you'll learn when you play it since thats what the game is revolved around. With all the story elements that are found in the first two games and the fact they are continuing these story plot points in Second Son I think you do need to play it to fully grasp the story....it's not opinion it's fact.

It's like saying

"Oh your don't need to watch the first two Harry Potter films to understand the rest of them"...because you do.

At the end of the day they are only saying this to not put new players off, who they are targeting.
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dcj0524  +   226d ago
@foxtrot i think its like killzone shadow fall. You don't NEED to play the other killzones to enjoy becauseit's not a direct sequal.
My_precious  +   226d ago
i want it like, Delsin find cole's body or grave and absord his lightning ability

that lightning ability will be freaking awesome with PS4's power, it's just waste to not do this in this game
DigitalRaptor  +   226d ago
Damn, I hope they do include lightning powers. It does seem like it would be a waste not to. I'm hoping they'll introduce it about halfway through the game - that would be a great surprise.
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From what I understand, you'll be able to understand Delsin's story an this "new world" (time has changed alot since inFAMOUS 2) without having played inFAMOUS 1 & 2. There will probably be a mention of how it all went to shite directly after the events of inFAMOUS 2.

Think of it like Dead Rising & Dead Rising 2. DR2 is a story in itself. Little bits are explained here & there to tell you what you NEED to know or remember from the past but Chuck's story was easy to follow and understand without DR.

ALTHOUGH I agree completely. InFAMOUS 1 & 2 are gems, and shouldn't be missed by anyone.
InFAMOUS Second Son. Day 1.
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Sleebs  +   226d ago
Technically, you don't have to play it just to understand the story. That's what Wikipedia is for.
Obscure_Observer  +   225d ago
I´m sure you haven´t played Witcher 1,2

Still, you MAY wanna try it now with Witcher 3
chrissx  +   226d ago
This is good news for those new to the series who will be getting this
madworldps4  +   226d ago
oh man i can't Waite for this game ,but stile there more then a month and we have in this Period games such as castlevania lords of shadow 2 and dark souls 2 and i just see the newest gameplay demo which i just bring it here

new leaked demo of infamous second son

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Jovanian  +   226d ago
thats the sign of a shallow game

you shouldn't be able to jump right into a game series at the 3rd installment. That is just ridiculous PR marketing talk
dcj0524  +   226d ago
I can jump right into tales of xillia or killzone shadow fall no problem. I played sonic adventure 2 first then 1. You're jumping to conclusions too quickly.
PersonMan  +   226d ago
It's not the third installment. Do you see a number 3 at the end of the title? No.

It's a whole new game with a new protagonist and a new story.
jukins  +   226d ago
Eh just because its not labeled 3 doesn't mean its not the third installment. If you think about it second son takes place after infamous 1 and 2. And I'm sure the ending if infamous 2 somehow plays into the games story ( won't put spoilers).

As for it being a whole new game with a new story and protagonist... That's a stretch gameplay looks the same, swap out the rebels (or whatever they were called) from infamous 2 with the new antagonists and its not much different. The main character also seems like a blend of characteristics from good and evil Cole.

That said I'm still looking forward to the game because they're good games and fun to play.
jukins  +   226d ago
Hopefully there will still be references to the other infamous games.
Meltic  +   226d ago
Compare Graphics. In e3 the jump Power looked better than now. e3 gameplay http://www.youtube.com/watc... paus 1:36 and paus 4:38 here in the other video http://www.youtube.com/watc... Compare?. havent they made the graphic worse or i am blind ? meaby it was a demo but its clearly you can see if u compare them
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RytGear  +   226d ago
Its a different time of day, the shade will make it look less impressive than being in the sun and seeing all the shadows and lighting, its just the setting that's changing it.
Meltic  +   226d ago
hmm yeah meaby so. yeah it has day and night cycle right ? the game
Salooh  +   226d ago
we got what we saw and maybe even better in Shadowfall and Knack.

Let's wait and see what will happen to this game. It's an open world game. We still haven't experienced that type of game in this new console so we don't know if all the places will have high texture or not. This game is the 5th Next gen game(Shadowfall,NBA14K,Knack,B f4) where it will feel like one. So be patient..

Plus, The videos doesn't show it's real quality especially if it's dark. This generation games looks way much better in motion and in your HD TV , last gen is the opposite. When you zoom in screenshots they look even better , last gen is the opposite too. That's what we get right now.

But still , It's the reason why i'm only expecting/hoping for good story and gameplay. I don't expect anything bigger then that for these consoles, wish if a big leap happen like in the ps3 , it wowed me at launch and it did it again in 2008 (MGS4/UN2..etc). And the 3rd time for The last of us , that's like 3 big steps for one generation. At this moment, So far it's just better texture..etc from the last ps3 games.

Sorry for edits , i'm sucks at english and when i read it again i find mistakes and i remember stuff so i add them , i need to evolve XP
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RytGear  +   226d ago
I would hope that there at least quite a few good references, I feel like I should get some reward for having played the last few games as opposed to just buying it for the first time.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   226d ago
This is good news for people who missed out on InFamous 1&2. Plus they will have Cole's Legacy DLC.
DarkBlood  +   226d ago
ive only played the first one so this is neat. either way i got the gist of the second game from the comments of the n4g people.
mt  +   226d ago
so this is confirmed. it is a spin-off. I am ok with that as long as the gameplay rocks.
Saito  +   226d ago
I still think you should play the first two to truly know the inFamous experience. Second Son will be the nexus to the ever evolving inFamous immersion.

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