A likeable lead character and some beautiful visuals do their best to make up for an empty and frustrating world
@Neonridr If you enjoy the game, what does it matter that someone else didn't? The person who wrote this review has an opinion just like everyone else under the sun.
Because reviews usually have a huge impact upon a game's success these days. If you're going to discredit a high-end game, at least have the decency to give it an average score (after you just stated that it has "likeable" and "beautiful" traits). A 6/10 is below average and near a complete flop (5/10 and under get this title I feel). None of the infamous games have been below average. Yes, there are opinions, but when you use yours to damage the rep of a perfectly good product, that's not cool. It's like the 6/10's only exist to aggressively counter the reviewers who went overboard and gave 10/10's. Anyway, I've always despised The Guardian's game and music reviews. They've always struck me as hipsters. And I don't say this as a sony fanboy. I say this as someone who is unimpressed with their biased/hypocritical treatment of electronic music that comes from outside of Europe. Edit: It really doesn't help that they are dealing with, what I consider, a gimped rating system. Out of 5 systems aren't specific enough while IGN's system is too specific to be notable. I think an out of 10 system with half points is the best route.
6/10 is above average, a 5/10 is average.
Well this same site gave MGS:GZ 5/5 and ppl hated onit so why is it only a PS fan thing to disagree on a review that seems questionable? were all the hate from PS fans too when they gave MGS perfect score??? thing is ppl act like only certain group of fanboys does things like hating on review for giving low score on a game they hail so much just watch angry joe review of titan fall 7/10 you'll see just as bad xb fanboys are when it comes to "hating on reviews". Ohh and whats another 3/5 when there are far more sites that rated this game 8-9/10 even 10s.
To say its empty, is saying you didn't play it. I can't seem to go anywhere without getting shot at or landing in a drug deal. I think most people hate this review because it is bs to say the world is empty, does mean Skyrim is to?
Havent played it, but i guess he means one part of the city isn't much diffrent from another. It's a problem with most sandbox games. I had the same problem with GTA5, couldn't bring myself to play more than 3 hours of the single player game.
the single player is the only thing good about gta5
The voice acting is kinda bad and generic but a damn good game. My progress is only 23% complete but so far I would rate Infamous 2nd Son a 8.5 out of 10.
Really? I thought most of the voice actors did a really good job.
It's corny, not up The Last of Us or Metal Gear standard. I know its meant to be corny with the typical late teens early twenties attitude, it just annoys me every time Delsin open his mouth. Infamous voice acting delivery is similar to the last Devil May Cry game, damn good action game and decent story after I got over how cheesy the main characters are. But like I said good game, I would rate Infamous at least 85 percent so far. It's funny I got 7 disagrees for defending this game saying its damn good scoring Infamous in the mid 80s percent or a 4.25 out of 5. Oh well, 7 N4idiots and counting.
Totally disagree. Fetch isn't great, but Troy Baker's intonation and affect for Delsin is bloody brilliant, as good as his work as Booker De Witt (though obviously not The Last Of Us, greatest performance in gaming history.) I hate stereotypical teenage characters and whiny valley-girl accents; but Delsin actually has personality and wit, thanks only to Troy's performance. Delsin speaks just like a real person. It's great work. Augustine and Betty are also great. The only weak links are Reggie and Fetch, imho.
"I hate stereotypical teenage characters and whiny valley-girl accents" Right on point, maybe because I'm now in my 30's I don't care to hear people talk and act like Delsin and Fetch. I know its entertainment and Troy Baker has obviously turned out some epic performances, but after the firs hour I was done with Delsin. To me Delsin voice is no different then someone scratches on a chalk board. Minus the voice acting this game would probably be a 9 out of 10. Like the user Si-Fly below I feel exactly the same way. "Si-Fly + 4h ago I bought it at the weekend but have to say that the main character is possibly the most annoying I've seen in years! Who's he meant to appeal to?? Not all PS4 owners are 13yr olds Sucker Punch!!"
I bought it at the weekend but have to say that the main character is possibly the most annoying I've seen in years! Who's he meant to appeal to?? Not all PS4 owners are 13yr olds Sucker Punch!! It'll stay on my shelf until there's something decent to trade it in for.
I can't say I particularly like the main character, or his brother - but he is in no way annoying enough to stop me playing the game.
I didn't particularly emphasise with Cole in the first two games, he was pretty bland, but that was infinitely preferable to this petulant emo dude .... My wife actually asked me 'what the f*** are you playing?' ... Good question.
What's wrong with Delsin other than being a bit of a rebellious youth? I mean, what's with people hating on Native American characters? First it was Connor from AC3 and now Delsin. lol jk Seriously, though, I don't have any problem with him. He had some great lines in the game as well.
Who do you think Dante appeals to in the DMC games?
You clearly did not play the game or own a PS4, to blatantly lie about the character like that shows you did not know his history or how he is as a character
"All flash, no substance" . . . Damn.
i playing this game from morning but is boooring.... sorry this game is very nice but boring... :(
That is funny, a couple days ago, theGauardian had another review of Second Son and it gave it a 4/5 from another reviewer. I guess that review didn't make the headline or approval with the masses because it is not as sexy as 3/5 to attract viewers. :/ http://www.theguardian.com/... This shows that different people have different opinion and it is best to judge for ourselves. I love the game after spent more than 5 hours with it in since yesterday. Edit @ DanMan below: Dude, the reviewer work and writes for the Observer which along with the Guardian is owned Guardian Media Group. If it is published on the http://www.theguardian.com/... there are two reviews of inFamous listed there.
That's not from theGuardian. That's a freelancer who writes for the Observer's television guide and Digital Culture
WTF? 2 review from same site?
Which begs the question, why would the same outlet review the game a second time...
The Observer is a Sunday paper, The Guardian is a daily paper.
It's just an opinion dude, it bugs me how The Fountain only has a IMBD rating of 7.4, it's a beautiful film, easily a 10/10 in "my opinion" 7.4 is a good score, equates to about 3/5
Seriously. The Fountain... 10/10? To each his own, but I believe I still have a headache from watching that :)
^^^^ I'm serious man, I didn't really like it the first time I watched it "wtf is going on" gave me a headache aswel, after watching it afew more times I appreciated it alot more, kinda understood it Maaaaaaybe not 10/10, but higher than 7.4
I may check out the graphic novel some time, not sure I could sit through the film again. Pretty much all of Aronofsky's earlier work is impenetrable on first viewing. Requiem for a Dream is still a film I want to watch again, but probably never will!
Edge gave it a mediocre score also. IMO the majority of reviewers are biased or have something to gain from reviews - either they're gamers who want a title to be good, or they don't want to p**s off a dev so they can get exclusive access in the future. I do think that ps4 owners want a system seller out badly and they are wrongly hailing this as it (same with Titanfall for xbox owners). I don't own this or Titanfall, but it seems like both are failing to meet the high standards expected of them
Well said, Graphics wise it's a knockout, gameplay wise I wish I could knock out Delsin.
Since when has 7/10 been mediocre!!?? Did I miss the memo. 5/10 and below for me is the where mediocrity begins! I think, in general, we've moved to some ridiculous scoring system where anything less than 8 is now somehow a bad or mediocre title, and a game has to score between 9.0 and 9.9 to be seen as merely 'good'. It's crazy. I'm not a huge fan of inFamous SS, but it is in no way a mediocre game. It's good, just not mind blowing.