NowGamer takes to the streets of New Marais to see how Cole's second outing turns out.
What the Fuck, Having played the demo how is the sound worth 5.4/10?? It's really quite good and they go against most other reviews I have seen and why is sound not mentioned within the review?? I mean by all means give it whatever score you want but at least justify every score you give and why do they have a "worse than" section bit negative isn't it??? Edit: And rereading the review it sounds almost as though the guy has an issue with sandbox games and sequels in general... also note they've actually said sound and gameplay are worse in this than the 1st...
he doesn't like sandbox games and he used the sound to drag down the score. All of his complains from the game are stuff like: "repetitive missions"... You know this is the typical area where all sandbox games fail.
He doesn't say he doesn't like sandbox games, he says people who don't won't like it - but those who do will love it. If there's problems with the games then there's problems with it. I think people who liked the last one will probably love this though.
@Timmy Shire: But the way I'm seeing it is someone is lying here; because I've seen several good reviews 8's and 9's from some german sites, IGN ect also and now this so either they were giving it to high a score or nowgamer are giving it too low a score he starts off the review by saying sequels go into 2 catagorys most of the time and neither sound like a place you want to be in really doesn't sound like an objective unbiased review... It sounds like someone with a vendetta against the genre and sequels. Sandbox game surely you assign someone who actually likes sandbox games to review it?
@TimmyShire, If that is true, I wonder how GTA, LA Noire and Red Dead can ever get those high scores. And, well, I know, over all is not the average of all scores, but the lowest - besides the sound - is 7.7, yet the over all is 7.3? Longevity is 9.1 yet it is repetitive. What? Looks like a collection of random numbers to me.
@TimmyShire - That is just retarded! That's like giving Call of Duty a 5/10 and saying if you like the FPS genre you'll love it but if you don't you'll hate it.... You could do this for EVERY game and EVERY genre!!! I played the demo and it's just miles better than the first one.
That's fair I guess. I read it in a different way, but I don't think it's a negative review. 7.3 is a good score. I enjoyed the first and this review says if I enjoyed that I'll enjoy this, so I'm still excited. Too much emphasis on scores these days.
I saw the score and read through the review several times and was suprised that sound and graphics weren't really mentioned at all, and then saw the score given to sound I mean clearly the guy thinks it's an issue yet he hasn't incl;uded it in his review? I just find that annoying the point of reviews is to help people know what games are worth their money yet he doesn't actually outline something he clearly feels is a real issue?
To a certain degree i agree. However games getting 7ish scores are almost always boring and uninspiring games. If a game scores 7.3 across the board i would not buy that game. However im pretty certain this game will get mostly 9/10 scores and im also pretty certain i will like it. But if you give the sound 5/10 then you better give a really good reason for it. If you dont then it seems like the reviewer just wants to give the game a low score. There is no excuse for that. If i buy the game and it turns out the sound is actually great then that would be enough to forever disregard nowgamer as a serious gaming site. Ofcourse the sound could be crap although i find it strange that sony would release the game in such a state, but if it is, it should be explained in the review.
This is an open world game with graphics fidelity of UC2 (based on what I see in the demo). No slow down, no hick up, no tear, no pop in. Yet, lately, this whole aspect of games - now that they actually fixed all those early issues - is nowhere to be found in reviews any more. How so? Are we too spoiled so we don't need to point out the technical aspect of a game any more?
inFamous 2 really, REALLY boring. This review being rather kind, actually.
shhhh, don't talk this for fanboys...:P
i played the demo and idk... it felt like infamous 1 just with better graphics...and that's not bad but i just feel like im playing the same game again ..same sounds,same climbing mechanics and the missions are pretty similar .. on the other hand the graphics are a great upgrade and the new powers are cool,and cole is faster so u can move from point a to point b faster and the added those cinematic moments i think ill give it a 7.50 / 10
@PRHB HYBRiiD I also felt the same way man. The demo didnt impress me at all. It felt more of the same old with better visuals and a few extra powers here and there. The cities enviroments were meh to me, i liked the way the first one looked. Also the game was still too easy even on hard mode. :(
Boring because its a sequel??.. If that's the case then I can think of numerous generic FPS games that are worse.. COD to name but one!... Hey if you liked the first and this appeals play it.. It is a sequel but that's kinda the point, to find out what happens, if they changed the whole mechanics of the game it wouldn't be a sequal in my mind and they would would likely piss a lot of people off.. I enjoyed the first immensely, in fact it was first game in a while that I found hard to put down and I look forward to getting my copy of inFamous 2 :) Reviews are just one persons opinion, nothing more nothing less.. don't let them rule the games you play/enjoy!
do know that you wer playing a demo right? Not even close to having the stuff from the full game?
Why don't other open world games that are equally boring get knocked too then? Like red dead and GTA.
I've said it in other articles but no reviews, or the amount of people hating on it will stop me from buying and enjoying the hell out of this game. Played demo multiple times and enjoyed it more and more each time. Tuesday where the hell are you?
first one was better
Extermin8or: Bubble added for being funny. I will say this. Scores don't always matter it's all a matter of opinion and than there are times when it does matter and its universal, where everyone agrees a certain game is good and bad. Lastly, there are those that will destroy a game just for the hell of it, just so they can get hit for there website and that they have some grudge against a video game publisher
Personally, I find this game AWESOME. I've played the demo and I am going to replay it again very soon! Oh well...as crazy as this score may seem, unfortunately not everyone can like it. There's always bound to be someone around who doesn't think that the game deserves say a 9.5/10.
Í don't read reviews about exclusive games anymore, they have the habbit to be ehm...really crap! Look at KZ3, al those so called ''journalist'' who took points because it whas to much like COD??? yeah, screw u! And the lengt of the game? Yeah srew u to...u rushed mate! So, i played the demo of infamous 2 and i liked it! So keep your silly reviews at your own!
uhhh the review is the opinion of the reviewer.... you don't have to agree with the author but why tell them to keep it to themselves? its like saying you should keep your opinion to yourself. I really don't get people sometimes >_>
Because, sometimes i don't get the journalist. They want games what bring change into a game, but then always they nagging about this, and that. Offcourse its a opinion, but sometimes their opinion really annoys me... That why i never read a review....I play the game, and when its crap o well...I have the luxery to buy games, and here in Holland whe can;t rent a game like in the US...
If it's a PS3 exclusive, +2 to the score given by "gaming journalists". If it's a 360 exclusive, -2 from the score. Works for me.
Works for me, too.
Strange though. I looked through Nowgamer's other reviews, and I can't them any of their other scores being listed on Metacritic, so I can't even see whether Nowgamer has been rating games higher or lower than industry average.
yup i don't trust this review...
Score seems a bit low. Suckerpunch are really good devs and the first one received great scores all over the place. I find it odd that Suckerpunch dropped the ball with this title and made it worth a 7.
PS3 games on this site. MotorStorm: Apocalypse 7.6 Shift 2: Unleashed 6.6 Killzone 3 8.6 Gran Turismo 5 9.2 Portal 2 9.5 DiRT 3 8.5 360 games on this site. DiRT 3 9.3 Shift 2: Unleashed 6.3 Portal 2 9.3 Halo: Reach 9.4 Forza Motorsport 3 9.2 Scores are varied
Compare exclusives and say that.
I'll download the demo, I tried Infamous and thought it was ok but nothing great.
zer fandboys from xbox again eth can't handle the ps3 superurity. infamodu 3 goknna be the best betterr thsnan prorororosstype 2
Or at least speak in english
Duke it is then!!
Dont bank on it, the amount of times thats been delayed.
Troll. No self-respecting or rational human would base their decision off of one review that is completely different from the rest.
Not surprised, couldn't stand the first one.
I played the demo and was quite underwhelmed by it, actually. The game feels way too quiet for a sandbox game. It also feels empty and lifeless. And I don't like the fact that you can't walk, that is a pet peeve of mine. Sometimes I just want to look badass by walking down a street that has been eff'd up by a massive battle. But no, you can only run or do a light jog. I played and beat the first InFAMOUS game, and thought it was decent. The sequel just seems like the first but with nicer graphics and cooler powers. I'll still pick it up because I like superheroes. But I don't think the game is what the fanboys are making it out to be.
lol ur like me i watch all those tiny details
You think inFamous was decent? Could you tell me which game is a good sandbox/openworld game? GTA 4 the most overrated game in history of gaming? inFamous was my #2. game of 2009 behind Uncharted 2. To each his own I guess. inFamous was epic and inFamous 2 will be epic again.
Felt the same way when I played the demo.
random review site = dont trust them... at the end of the day its just his opinion. I cant wait to play this game just played the demo it was awesome :)
If I followed the opinions of reviewers and other people on this or any other site I would've missed out on a lot of great games; while playing some others that I just can't stand. I never listen to anyone else when it comes to games that I want or love.
Truth is you shouldn't really trust any of one who is a so-called 'games-journalist' accepting paid gifts and trips while running sites paid for by the very products they review.
Either reviewer are hating or ps3 games are not the best this year.. seems kz failed a lot of fans. I hope star hawk delivers.
See kz3 wasn't as good as they made out it was going to be but it didn't deserve less than an 8.5 ish
Killzone 3 is amazing I played the SP 3'times and the MP is some of the best there is. Reviewers knocked it for the story but the story wasnt bad just not great - the gunplay is amazing though.
dont give the site a click...junk review the demo just shows it improved on everything over the first game the game is not a 10, just like its not deserving less than an 8.5 I'd give the game a 9.1 based upon the demo
This guy must really hate sandbox games...and sound in video games? Edit: Nevermind. He gave both Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and LA Noire a 9....
The sound is bad compared to other games. I have a great Klispch sound system and the sound in the game is pretty bad. Whatever, I still have it preordered because I absolutely loved Infamous 1.
They should of called it Gears of inFamous War, then it would of got 9s and 10s across the board. It's funny becuase Gears 1 and 2 are basically the same game yet it gets perfect scores. Its kind of sad when you think about it
How can this game get such a crappy review and other lame games get 9 or 10? I just don't get it.
Marketing money does wonders.
That marketing money goes to making sure reviewers feel very very special. And if a publisher doesn't pay up they can expect low scores.
All I know is I played the demo, adored it and don't get that 7.3 score. I always like on N4G when the trolls come out for an average review playing down the game. However if it is a shining review they are know where to be seen.
I'd take this with a grain of salt, the embargo is till the 7th. They could have got permission though. Finished it last night.
That's if they actually have a copy of the game.
NowGamer = incompetent journalists = Epic Fail ! IGN = competent journalists! = premium Gamer`s ! NowGamer you lost your credibility !!!
hmmm well i guess i'm not getting this game them.. that sound score is just to low for me man. If i find any small time gaming site that i've never heard of before give a game that bad of a sound score and not even explaining why... i know that that game is a definite no go because the sound is just so F'in bad for no reason at all, its just that bad! (REVIEWER THINKING TO SELF)"like there's something so bad about the sound but i dont really know what. Hmmmmmmmmm, i'll give it a five" furthermore infamous 2 sucks epicly legendarily because the sound is just so freaking bad for no particular reason at all.
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