"As great as Uncharted was and Naughty Dog still is, I don’t think that’s the franchise of the PlayStation 4’s future – I think inFamous is a lot more important." - David Jagneaux
So many articles, not so many ideas...
Doesn't that sum up most opinion pieces on a given topic? OT~ I don't really see the authors point. I mean, to the point where I would consider reporting it for practically saying nothing. For instance, take one of the authors main points. "The developers have already come out and stated how diverse the potential is for future games – any power, any type of person, any time period, and any location." How is this any different than Uncharted or really any game under the sun? Similar to how inFAMOUS went from Cole to Delsin, Uncharted could follow someone else (someone Drake trained, someone who hates Drake, Sully's past, someone new all together, etc), go to far away places for treasure or take place in other time period if they so desire. The only limit is creativity and I wouldn't be stupid enough to say Naughty Dog is lacking in that area... Anyway, inFAMOUS is a fun game, but I think a lot of people forget that the series has always been viewed as somewhat average. All 4 titles average out to something like 80 on Metacritic and with the exception of Festival of Blood, the series has been doing increasingly worse with each entry (85 for 1, 83 for 2, 80 for Second Son). Now, I am not saying is definitive proof that inFAMOUS is getting worse, just that the series has always been sort of bumpy. The first one had an interesting story (if only for the ending), but the morality choices felt pointless (every choice had the same outcome, so it felt sort of pointless) and the combat / post game were pretty weak. Two had a worse story in my opinion (I thought it had a lot of retcons), with better combat and improved post game play (I didn't care for the UGC stuff though). Now, I haven't played SS because I can't say I loved the first three games, but I do recall a lot of people taking issues with Delsin existing (many felt like this was a retcon of what happened in 2), which goes to show some of the issues with the games. Don't get me wrong, I think they're fun games (albeit, not the best games), but I don't think inFAMOUS is some special series that will be crucial to the PS4's future or at least not for any reason stated here.
Since when is 80+ considered average?!
@ Colonel179 "Since when is 80+ considered average?!" Posts like yours make me want to stop posting comments on this site, since I hate straw man arguments. I mean, I said it was "viewed as somewhat average", which is going off what I see, not what reviews say. I only brought up the review scores after, because each one was less critically received, than the last, instead of the series getting steadily better like you would hope. Anyway, not that I want to defend that point, but most people would agree that gaming review scores are somewhat inflated. In fact, gaming has a completely different Green, Yellow and Red system than everything else on Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/t... - 61 (Green) http://www.metacritic.com/m... - 61 (Green) http://www.metacritic.com/m... - 61 (Green) http://www.metacritic.com/g... - 74 (Yellow) http://www.metacritic.com/g... - 49 (red) http://www.metacritic.com/m... - 40 (yellow) But we can argue about this all day and all night. In the end, I personally think inFAMOUS is average and you're welcome to disagree with that if you want.
inFamous is always bashed by critics and loved by gamers. It's an odd phenomenon. Metacritic is irrelevant anyway.
I'd take infamous over uncharted any day of the week. I've always thought uncharted was way overrated. Infamous actually gives you very good reason to replay the game (generally, less so with second son than the first two, but still plenty of reason) whereas uncharted is one and done, you can experience everything there is to offer in a single 8 hour playthrough. Uncharted multiplayer has never been great, it's always been passable. Not many surprises with the story either. The best thing it has going for it is the graphics and cinematic quality. It's a good franchise, but if I had to rate it, it would be a 7.8, while infamous would be a 9 in my opinion. Last of us I will give credit to though, even though there's not much replayability for single player mode (as is usually the case for linear action games), the story is great, the gameplay is great, the characters are great, pretty much everything about it is great, other than the mp, which is just good. But I hope Sony focuses more on infamous than they do on uncharted. I've had enough uncharted, I'm craving more infamous.
"I said it was "viewed as somewhat average", which is going off what I see, not what reviews say." What you actually said was... "I think a lot of people forget that the series has always been viewed as somewhat average." Taking the two together, you think a lot of people forget what you personally read about, which is an interesting thought process to say the least.
gotta disagree. Reviewers are seeming to be more consistent with grading games with next gen games only. Yes KZ was a mediocre SP game 75 is right, MP on the other hand is a solid 8.5. Infamous is a solid 8.5. Anything lower than an 8 is just searching for hits. Game is great, amazing and well worth the $60, Infamous improves on each iteration but critics seem to be beating to a different drum than the actual gamers.
I don't have a ps4 yet cause I'm broke... But if uncharted 4 comes out I know I will go to the ends of this earth and every corner crack of every sofa to gather up enough change to buy an uncharted ps4 bundle on release day.
I was disappointed with Second Son b/c I loved the sandbox and the powers so much. Now, if they had given us something to do with them. There is basically a story and thats it. The only other thing u get is 5 absurd repetitive moments. Now, I am sure there is some dlc coming to allow us to use these powers but...until then...
@colonel179 80 is considered average since 60 is pretty much a bad game. The scale most people use ranges from 51-100 and not 1-100.
I can kindof agree with this article, now that Uncharted has a new protagonist, as nate was kindof iconic to uncharted, whereas infamous, because of the change in design from 1-2 you couldn't get too attatched to him. So each infamous game could have a new protagonist (I don't think we're done with delsin yet though) Like Nate Fox said, it could take an AC approach where it could be in any time and any location in the world, you can't really do that with Uncharted
clickbait much ?!
This won't end well. It will be a civil war in here in a bit. I am staying out of it.
Yet you bother to comment.
Uncharted is a much bigger system seller than inFAMOUS. It's the only series that debuted on PS3 that managed to break into PS's Top 10 Selling List. Other titles were well known veterans such as GT, GoW, Crash Bandicoot... So no, I do not agree.
And that is the amazing part of it. Once news of Uncharted 4 drops, screenshots sweep the web, and a trailer that shows the game, the PS4 will get another bump in sales like it did with inFamous SecondSon. I think it is planned this way. Keep the hits rolling in and keep the system selling at a high number. It is easy to see it is going to hit 10million by next holiday with Watch Dogs being the definitive console version and Destiny really being pushed on the PS4 side.
Agreed. Naughty Dog is just one of those devs that, once we see more of one of their games, we begin to speculate and the hype just becomes monstrous. After TLOU, it's going to more difficult to manage the hype. I can't wait to see the full trailer at E3.
Just finished the game on good karma. Game is amazing. Its got the looks, gameplay, voice acting, controls well. Easily a 9/10. Its a must play for any PS4 owner.
I don't know how critics score other games that bring nothing new either higher scores, but they complain this game has zero innovation and that's why it gets a low score. The game excels on every front, and above all else, it's FUN!! Pure unadulterated fun. That's what I play games for, fun. In that aspect Infamous SS is king.
I'd say they are both pretty important. With Infamous starting anew with new characters and on a new platform, it's almost like a new IP (sorta.) One that has a chance to bring in quite a few new fans to the series, which could cause it to balloon into much more than the ~2M it usually sells. Uncharted, though, will still be a big hitter for Sony. It's basically their GeOW (in terms of sales that is, as both usually sell ~6M.) So yea, Infamous may become as important as Uncharted, but I doubt more important.
I think infamous is lacking a good main character. haven't played second son so cant comment. But Cole seemed a little dull. The redesign did make it seem more mainstream but fans backlashed for understandable reasons.
I've heard that Delsin is a little more developed than Cole was, but I'm not sure, as I haven't played the game, yet. Not that I minded Cole. I thought he was a pretty cool character. Either way, the games are fun as heck.
The PS4 can't have one system seller, it needs multiple system sellers. I didn't buy a PS4 for only for InFamous, but for Uncharted, The Order, Media Molecule exclusives, Santa Monica, etc. A console can't succeed with one.
Don't forget Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy buddy those are more crucial to Playstation.
Those are mutliplatforms now. They were crucial before, but they don't make the difference today.
Hold the phone are you saying if Playstation didn't exist these games would sell.No way in hell buddy.Multiplatform doesn't make a difference They are and will always be Playstation Platform sellers. Playstation right now cannot exist without Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy,just imagine an industry without these two long time series.The Industry would crash without innovation.
Can you read? I replied to you stating that MGS and FF are crucial to PlayStation, but they are not. They won't sell PS4 no more than other multiplatformers. People interested only in FF and MGS could easily go for Xbox One as well since they are not exclusives anymore. And in this day and age, there are other more important system sellers for both platforms.
Except they wont sell and they will not .I'm trying to make you understand that MGS and Final Fantasy sell PS4's .People are buying PS4's for MGS5 :The Phantom Pain and Final Fantasy XV.Y cant you understand that. XB1 is not a good console,it sucks in many ways.Even if the console is good it wont sell on xbox.Xbox is for FPS games like Halo . MGS and Final Fantasy games have been bought by customers on Playstation for many years so it has become synonymous with Playstation,y cant you understand that?
@SuperYakuzaFan the Metal Gears and Final Fantasy's help sell playstations, however no more than the Maddens, GTAs, FIFAs, and CODs.
Think Sony would love a system seller or super high sales franchise. Maybe Sony should have another crack at making a 3D plpatformer. a game that focuses more on the platforming than the action. sm64 is the king in my eyes and the fluidity in controls were perfect.
Don't care much about either of them. the PS4 will only be in my future when either TloU2, GT7 or TLG (if it still is being developed)are released.
Well you better save up son couse at least GT7 will release 100%, and when that day comes...
You're gonna miss out on The Order?? The moustache alone should be reason enough
I had more fun with Uncharted 1 then I did Infamous Second son. So reptitive and boring to me.
Not for me it isnt I can't wait for Uncharted 4. But yes InFamous is very good for the PS4 right now. It's an easy buy for PS4 owners new and ones since Nov.
infamous is cool but uncharted is better
It was good for the franchise to release second son before uncharted comes out, helped draw more attention to it than it would have otherwise. But the infamous franchise has a long way to go if it wants to be on the uncharted level
I think what makes uncharted stand out more is the graphics and the action packed scenery. Some scenes felt like you were controlling the main star in a hollywood movie. if you really think about it uncharted is just a basic 3rd person shooter with very basic platforiming. but the cinematic film really helps players get excited.
inFAMOUS and uncharted are two different ball games.
why ps4 gamers shouldn't care: they get to experience both games in 1080p greatness.
Infamous is badass and all but lets be honest, uncharted is gonna blow the doors off the gaming world when it comes out. Just like last of us. Naughty dog is sonys flagship exclusive, nothin can touch its epicness.
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