With the recent news from Comic-Con that Sucker Punch would be changing their new look Cole back to the bald headed beast we’ve come to love Gameolosophy's Samoon couldn’t be happier. Wise choice indeed.
Even though playing an almost completely new character would have been weird. I think Sucker Punch should have stayed with the new Cole there's time's when Dev's shouldn't listen to their fans SP obviously thought Cole needed a change and where passionate about the new look and the more passion the greater the game. Plus IMO the new Cole matched to new setting better.
I'm happy they are making the new cole as close to the old cole as possible. It doesn't seem right to change him so much from the first game.
@samoon, agreed. Now if they just get the original voice actor back they will have repaired matters.
No... The original voice actor can't act... That would mean a huge step back with no mo-capped cutscenes...
You think voice actors and mo-cap actors are always the same person? Aww, that's cute. I have no problem with the original Cole.
They are not always the same person, but usually the best performances are mo-capped and voice acted at the same time, by the same actor...(i.e. Nolan North = Nathan Drake)
Not all games especially this gen games have mo cop.
@IcarusOne.... That was the reason they got a new V/A in the first place.
Character ranks over the small degree of advantage from a mocap VO. And I don't think the guy will be jumping from buildings anyway.
in viewing the comments on this topic, it would seem there are a lot of gay gamers on N4g... a lot. I don't mean that in a derogatory manner, I mean it in all seriousness. A lot of gamers on here really wanted that new cole look really bad and I can see why now. Oh well, sucks for you lot. We get ol cole back and you're just going to have to deal w/ not playing as a gay looking metrosexual Xter. ... now if we could just get that teenaged girly voice out and rough neck ol cole VA back - PERFECTO!
I agree with Morgan and Samoon. I didn't hate the new Cole, but I also wasn't a big fan of it. To me, it just didn't seem to make sense to change him completely, and still call the character by the same name. Had it been someone different, I doubt people would have minded as much, but changing an already established character to fit a certain demographic seemed... well wrong. It also didn't make sense to redesign a character that much when over one million people purchased the original, and came to really like the original Cole that they crafted for us. Numbers alone there should have told them that the original Cole was awesome. And @Estranged, they could keep the current voice actor for the acting and motion capture portion, and only use him for that, while getting the original voice actor to record dialogue. The motion captured cut-scenes wouldn't suffer at all, because they have specialized software that will sync the mouth movements with the speech of an audio file. I'm hopeful that they go that route, and we'd get the best of both worlds.
@IcarusOne Next time you might want to know what you're talking about before you develop a condescending attitude towards others. On topic: I can't wait until this issue goes away. It's time to focus on the game itself. Having said that, I'm glad they're bringing back a character design that more closely resembles the old Cole.
Obviously both cole'S are going to be in it.
I like the 'new' look.
First everyone wants him to look like he did in the first. The dev's listened and now he does. Now people are complaining the dev's shouldn't have listened and want the new cole back! WTF? IS NO ONE EVER HAPPY FFS
I've always liked the new Cole and I don't really care what he looks like great game either way. I just fell if Sucker Punch liked the new look then they should have kept it. IMO
I think it's cool that Sucker Punch wants to keep the fans happy.
What fans are you talking about? I think this game created more fans with the new Cole (for instance me) and then disappointed when they took him out.
I think you're speaking for yourself. The fact that the game is getting a sequel sort of speaks to the fact that there are fans.
@TheREAL-HyDRo1x I think he meant the people that actually played and enjoyed the first game.
Do I have to mention all the bad games that have sequels? Saints Row, Godfather, Kane & Lynch, all the countless Mortal Kombat games after 3 (hopefully MK9 breaks that chain), & many more games!
Just tune those people out.
well i was one of the first on hate the new cole design .... but after a while i came to accept it.. and after listening to the devs talking about a cole that fit the new city.. i was convinced that it was the right choice... now im not sure the old cole will fit the game since it was made around another character... (new cole) this isnt a big problem though.. it will still be an awesome game as everyone is saying.. just a detail EDIT: hope its a mix between the two designs.. old and new one =)
That changing Cole physically into a new person, but asking us to accept that it's the same Cole we know and love, no questions asked is a risky and senseless move. Maybe if people hated the original, but they didn't they loved the game and Cole, and of coarse there were the inevitable whiners, but no reason to make a drastic and confusing change like they did. In the end, I'm glad they changed him back, as I believe changing him in the first place went against their original vision simply to cash in on the Nathan Drake appeal. When you have an amazing game like inFamous, and it's great enough and well received enough to justify green lighting a sequel and likely more, it means people liked the main character, the star of the show, don't mess with that, it wasn't broken, so don't try to fix it. Anyway, I can't wait to get my hands on this game. Kudos to Sucker Punch for caring enough though to go to such measures to ensure they have the best game for the fans as possible, for better or worse, they clearly give a shit.
Most of the people that want the new metro looking Cole are people that never played the game. People that do want the screwed up psychopathic crazy lunatic are the ones that actually bought and played the game. Gotta love his sanity... voices in his head and random images of gigantic enemies... this guy needs serious rehab but damn he can fart lightning so im cool with him.
Only so true. I enjoyed the old Cole. He was mysterious, eerie, and had a good voice. The new one was also cool. I think i would end up likeing him more in the long haul if i had gotten to play through #2 entirely with the new look. Now it doesnt look like i get that chance. Never the less though, we do still get to keep his new voice i guess. This should be interesting. Either to way to be honest ill be happy. Infamous is a great game, and 2 is only looking better then that.
I'm glad to have the old Cole back, I really am. But man oh man, am I feeling for that voice actor guy who just got dumped, so we bastards could get badass Cole back... I'd be pissed if I were him :P
maybe theyll give him another rol .. like some pedestrian for some side quest... haha poor guy that would suck even more..
Have I missed something? we get the old voice actor back to?
I'm kinda glad. Cole need more sarcastic quips and maybe more of a sense of humor overall, but he didn't need quite such a radical makeover physically. I hope he gets that bag he carried in the original back.
The bag is unnecessary if he's going down the line of being a Superhero. In Infamous 1, it was understandable since the incident just happened during his job. But now that's over with, and he's moving forward... errr... from that cliff hanger.
Must say, I played Infamous but I found Cole to be a completely uninspiring and generally not memorable hero so I really don't understand why there has been such a big outcry about him being changed to be more photogenic.
"And if you’re going to just keep doing plastic surgery on him in every damn trailer, you might as well forget about making the game." ~Author's statement~ Well if everyone would STFU and let them make the damn character the way they wanted they wouldn't have to keep changing his design. So STFU (you, the author)and let them design the game and the character. Anyway I liked how Cole looked, his new look. And they had better kept his tattoos other wise I'll be pretty pissed with the internet.
He should have always stayed the same. People complain he looks generic, well guess what his new look was like? The generic teen super hero. Pretty much the sarcastic spiderman "not wanting any trouble" type. That was not cool. Cole was a normal person who had an extraordinary problem thats what made him interesting.
they should make cole look however they want, screw everybody's opinion. just put swappable skins in the game and BAM everyones happy. you could have old cole, new cole, eskimo cole, whatever you wanted. problem solved.
LOL definetetly. Do what LBP did ha!
hahaha i want to play as eskimo cole
@asyouburn Eskimo Cole...Arctic setting soon? Zomg XD
request a nathan drake skin, and a sack boy skin
Welcome back now GTFO. Seriously I dont want an ugly ass man in the inFAMOUS movie (no homo) hopefully SP goes towards the middle between the Coles and not to close to the original
I liked the new...and the old. A happy middle-ground would be nice indeed. Then maybe in inFAMOUS 3 we can go to the new look they're currently abandoning...sort of an evolution of the character.
Old Cole with hair and tattoos sounds like middle ground to me. Agree?
Marius its okay to shed some tears
You could say the beast kick Cole a$$ so hard that he had to change his appearance because he was scared… LOL sad, still is awesome to have the good old Cole back enlist in appearance cause we won’t have the same voice actor but enlist the new voice actor will try to sound the same as the last one…
Just make him look badass period.
(Sighs) Well, farewell New Cole. I was looking quite forward to playing as you, but because of all the cry-babies who wanted baldy/grumpy Cole back, we'll never get to play as you. I hope at least that this new design of Cole still has hair. I would hate to have to stare at some egg-head for another 20 hours.
Rather the new Cole. And Idc what anyone wants to say neither. Not everyone agreed with the change some people liked the new Cole. Its whatever still gonna play it regardless unlike the fake ass fanbase who was saying OH I'm not buying this unless they change him back LMFAO. Sucker Punch should have never listen to idiots like that. Also I notice people dissed he was a pretty boy. I guess Cole has to look just as ugly as the people who complained about his looks. Whatever I already got this pre ordered it. Hopefully we get a Collectors Edition. I hope they have a skin download or something for the New Cole looked. He looked more hip and more likeable then the old Cole.
didn't they change him in the first place cause they listened to people. besides the only difference to me is he went from a white guy with a shaved head to a white guy with spiky hair. and to your comment below almost any realistic looking character is going to resemble somebody else.
I was interested in InFamous 2 because of the new Cole; why would they (Sucker Punch) listen to the few 100, possibly thousands of fans of the old Cole (one of the most generic characters ever created). Heck why not get rid of Cole all together and bring in Nathan Hale from Resistance! They look almost identical, why not bring him in?
Yea its funny when people say how he looks like a Nathan Drake Clone But Fail to say the same about Nathan Hale LMAO. They got some insane Double Standards.
Oh, dear god why!!!??? Why do this? SuckerPunch just gives us the option to make our Hero look how we want him to look. Don't go back to this generic ass dude. I loved the game, for what it was, even the shallow nature of the cityy and how there was nothing else to do in the city. But I hated the character Cole I hated his tacked on Solid Snake wannabe voice over. I hated his outfit and the way he looked. He was just bland and boring. Let us make our hero look how we want him to look. Problem solved. Also, give us indoor missions. Why restrict everything to the outside? This really made the game feel the same after so long. The sewer missions were a breath of fresh air, believe it or not. And those were all the same.
a batman sound piss off guy.to a 20 year old fitness guru.to now a beckham look a like.man sp pwns.i hope next we get to play as ichigo.
I liked the cole from the first infamous and I didn't like the look of the new cole in from the E3 trailers. By no means would that of stopped me from buying the sequel if they'd stuck with the new look, but I just thing the old Cole is pretty cool.
I'm glad they went back to the original look. The new Cole looked like some preppy douchebag.
Problem was they changed him so much there was no sense in even calling him Cole anymore. Looks like someone at SuckerPunch finally got around to playing the dreadlock Bionic Commando & realised that some skins are better left un-Poochied. Rasta brah, one love! But seriously. New Cole killed continuity. Changing a shirt ain't the same as cranial plastic surgery, regressive puberty and an attitude transplant. That's harder to suspend disbelief over than his superpowers, lol. When a sequel is a year out & is already alienating the fanbase, it's just not worth it. Ask Max Payne. Welcome back, Cole. We almost lost ya there!
They are freakin' geniuses. They have yet to make a bad game and they actually listen to their fans and do something about it. They wanted cole to look like that fag in the first game but couldn't for some reason. They would rather please us than do what they want. I just hope it's the same voice actor as the first game.
I'm glad they're changing his looker closer to the original. It's like changing mario's colour pallet permanently to Yellow and red instead of Red and blue. Such a horrid idea. Now they only need to fix his voice.
i thought old cole was boring and his voice actor was awful. I thought new cole looked like a "metrosexual" very cliche tight shirts for his biceps, tattoos, nice hair and the character voice seemed good. i guess it's a good change, take the new character and rough him up a bit, make him look more like a normal guy who's having a bad day. Messy uncut hair, jeans and a ripped/dirty T and an unshaved look.
not really sure what there is to disagree with but alright.
Don't really care which "Cole" they use as long as the gameplay is awesome BUT if I had to choose the original Cole is just that. "Original"
um u know instead of just reusing the old cole it wuda been cool if he had a new outfit or something.
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