Submitted by Aucifer121 1636d ago | review

Gamespot: InFamous 2 Review

Small problems hold Infamous 2 back from greatness, but there's still a lot of electrifying fun to be had in Cole's latest adventure. (inFamous 2, PS3) 7.5/10

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TrevorPhillips  +   1636d ago
Still getting it :)
LOGICWINS  +   1636d ago
So I'm I. I hope people here are mature enough to realize that this is only an OPINION.
Chucky2003  +   1636d ago
yeah,but finishing the game on the good side yesterday i agree with this review,and i'm a fan of the first game,still one of the best there is,but now i didn't enjoy playing it like i did when i played the first one,the missions become a bore-fest after a while,and the best part of the game is the first part of the map,where you will spend it in the main city,then the second part is swamp,full of water,and guess what?Cole dies if he falls into water,the second part of the map is so depressing that i forced myself to finish it,then comes the third part,again a big let down,you will spend it in an industrial area,again depressing almost empty
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ElementX  +   1636d ago
You get a ton of agrees with that statement but if it scored any lower you'd see 100 comments about how the reviewer sucked and only wanted hits.
telekineticmantis  +   1636d ago
Yeah but when you're opinon has false base
you lose all credibility...

I guess the story was too good to mention it in the review? No one at gamespot accounts story when they do reviews? They ridicule the karma system yet, while listening to podcast beyond they spoke about it holding you more accountable for your actions, and I actually played the demo and saw this for myself... what a seemingly inaccurate review. I question your credibilty Gamespot, don't you know we play these games???
gta2800  +   1635d ago
I've played so many games that felt like 10's to me that reviewers scored really low. This right here will be another one of those titles. I love part 1 and will love this one even more. It's sad that a lot of sheeple miss out on great games cause they see a review and form an opinion based on someone elses. Just dumb. But whatever, their loss, not mine. I'll be enjoying this in 4 more days!! :)
NukaCola  +   1635d ago
It's odd to see IGN praising this game but seeing others bash it.
SilentNegotiator  +   1635d ago
Based on what I played in the demo; The enemy variety has improved, the combat has improved, battle situations are much better set up with more intensity, the streets have more activity that makes for a better atmosphere...

I REALLY don't think they justified calling this a "disappointing sequel"
humbleopinion  +   1635d ago
It's possible that IGN praised it because they where able to get an exclusive review before Sony lifted the "no review" policy from other outlets.

It's not unique to Sony and I've seen it with games from Nintendo, Microsoft, Konami, Activision etc: I noticed that every time IGN gets an exclusive review the score tends to be tad higher then other reviewers.
Active Reload  +   1635d ago
I have "Conspiracy Theory" in-que on Netflix. The comments Im reading here reminded me I need to watch it.

Edit: The same guy that gave the first one a 9 has given the sequel a 7.5. Someone please explain why he'd do this please. I can't wait to hear people's thoughts on this.
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MintBerryCrunch  +   1635d ago
why the hell is there an age verification pop up when the game is rated Teen?
Reibooi  +   1635d ago
I played the Demo earlier today and loved what I played. From what there was everything was pretty much a more polished and better looking version of the original. Little tweaks made the game alot of fun. Like not having to push the button to fire bursts over and over(Evil Cole does but I play good so in the final version that won't be a problem for me) The free climbing seemed alot more responsive which is impressive as the first game was really precise in that area. The new Melee weapon(The Amp) is really fun to mess around with in addition to the tweaked and new powers.

I'll be getting it as soon as I have the money(Wonder if I can still get it cheap at target)
RyuCloudStrife  +   1635d ago
true so logic wins :)
Drake_Seraphim  +   1635d ago
Wow, I've played the demo and it's even better than the first one so far. (and I loved the first one) Unless the game is drastically different this review is extremely biased.
NewMonday  +   1634d ago
GS is a big competitor to IGN, no way Gamespot will let the long head start Sony gave to IGN slide, just business, nothing personal, IGN would do the same thing if it was the other way around.
versusALL  +   1636d ago
I can't wait for this game, it looks like the superhero version of Uncharted. As soon as I get money, I going straight to gamestop.
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moegooner88  +   1636d ago
The first infamous was one of my fav games this gen, i even recall some reviews were the game was scored a 6, i didn't care at the time and i won't care now.critics and i aren't on the same page this gen
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LOGICWINS  +   1636d ago
Yeah, this just goes to show that everyone has different tastes and preferences regarding games. I remember that Official Playstation Mag gave Infamous a 7...which is a good score, but from playing the Infamous 1 demo, it was at least an 8.5(great) for me.

EDIT: Ahh..I see what hes saying now. If you watch the 2:13 mark, theres a mission where Cole has to save hostages. But even if you kill the enemies AND the hostages...you get good karma points. Thats actually a legit problem. Whats stop me from getting it...but I'd dock points for that if I were reviewing the game.
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fanboi hater  +   1633d ago
I don't know if that was a bug or not but in the demo when you killed pedestrians as well as committing a good dead, depending on the amount of each, karma could shift in either direction or remain unchanged.
Bigpappy  +   1636d ago | Well said
Exactly. I hate when people change their decision to buy a game base on a review score. If you played the first and got the demo for the second, why do you need review scores? Now if the details of the review show serious techical flaws and a very short game, then I would understand. The score really is not that important and is more subjective than the review itself. Gamers give reviews way too much power and respect.

I also deplore when people cry bias/conspiracy because the game, for their favorite system, got a bad score. Childish really.
LOGICWINS  +   1636d ago
Well said.
TheHater  +   1636d ago
"Gamers give reviews way too much power and respect."
Real "Gamers" don't care about review. I consider myself to be a real gamer, and I don't care for reviews to be honest.

I do however find their inconsistence to be annoying and a disservice to people that actually care for such pointless opinions. I find reviewers are giving their favorite franchises, developers/publisher, and game genre too much of a curve in their reviews. While at the same time, they tend to do the opposite developers/publisher, franchises, and genre that they are not fond of.
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GrandTheftZamboni  +   1635d ago

"I also deplore when people cry bias/conspiracy because the game, for their favorite system, got a bad score. Childish really."

No, man. What's childish is to ignore marketing that makes commercials making oil companies look environmentally friendly, women happiest when they have their periods and making black look white.

Marketing does exist.
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Dee_91  +   1635d ago
@ TheHater hell i dont think any gamers take reviews seriously
because the hardcores read the reviews and think little of it and the casuals dont even read reviews lol
but there are some reviews for certain games like Test Drive reviews I listened to because it got mediocre scores all around and friends telling me about ..
But other than that its just another thing for fanboys to use in arguments .. thats about it
finnhima  +   1635d ago
You see, This is what I love despite the ridiculously low score infamous 2 recieved from gamespot, over half of the comments here don't even let it detract them from purchasing.

Sucker punch sought out to make a great ps3 title and they did just that. There's no way that I would let some persons opinion detract me from a developers hard work.

Ive played the demo, Ive seen the previews. Sucker punch was FAR more deserving of a better score than that.
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TBM  +   1635d ago
Sooooooooooo don't care that's just his opinion, I played the demo loved what I played. I loved the first game even with the little flaws it had, and ill love this just just the same.

I do not let someone elses words tell me what games I should or shouldn't buy. If I did id of missed out on so many great games, and gotten a bunch of games that I just don't like.
callahan09  +   1635d ago
I don't believe that score for one god damn second. What the fuck is wrong with critics.
YogiBear  +   1635d ago
Couldn't have put it more eloquently myself.
metsgaming  +   1635d ago
Im not suprised of their bias its totally expected. There bias has only gotten worse over time.
andrewsqual  +   1635d ago
These are the same people that give Crackdown 2 7/10. So a game that only took 2 years to come out after its first game, improves upon the 1st one in every way and pushes the graphics in open world games, gets the same score as a game that took 3.5 years to come, looks worse then the original and is the EXACT same goddamn city but is the Red Dead Undead Nighmare expansion to the 1st game but full price. Gamespot should have give up after that Kane and Lynch review guy left lol.
Godmars290  +   1636d ago
I don't think the original scored all that high.
bestofthebest  +   1636d ago
the original got a 9.0 on gamespot.
LOGICWINS  +   1636d ago
Hmm..well if you watch the video review, it seems that McShea loved the first Infamous so much that he expected a MAJOR overhaul for the sequel. He gave Infamous 1 a 9. For me, the changes are MORE than enough for a $60 purchase..but I guess to each their own.

@TheHater- You make a good point about him COMPLETELY neglecting the fact that you can absorb electricity to recharge health. He shouldn't have complained about that considering it was ALSO in Infamous 1..and I don't remember him complaining about it then.

However, I do agree with him that it seems that there are issues with the morality system. If your on a mission to save hostages, how does it make sense for you get rewarded with good karma if you kill the hostages along with the enemies?

I'm hoping SP could patch that..cause its a legitimate problem in my eyes.
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TheHater  +   1636d ago
Yeah, If you watch the review, you will also notice this guy had no idea about what the fuck was going on in the game.

He complain that your health takes too long to regenerate, yet you doesn't know that absorbing electricity from the environment restores Cole's health. Did this guy even play the game? That was mention in the tutorial and this guy claim to play the game?

Forgive me, but I cannot take anyone serious when it comes to something so simple as this.

Edit: the morality system do seems to be a concern. However, I just cannot get pass the fact that this guy is suppose to be a professional reviewer, yet he completely missed one of the very basic element of the gameplay.
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nopunctuation  +   1636d ago
Yeah I was expecting an overhaul as well. From the demo it looks like the same stuff we saw in the first game. Controls are smoother, but facial animations look pretty dated (LA Noire is spoiling us in that area). I wish cole could fly like static shock could. It still looks like a fun game though. Fans of the first should get into it pretty fast.
Nitrowolf2  +   1636d ago
I got the game early from my gamestop
It plays just like the first one, also health regen fast once you get the giga drain upgrade.

oh he can kind of fly later on in the game (depends what side you pick)

there are some really awesome powers in this game, my all time fav is the sling shot one. makes travelling up so much easy.

Overall great game, only issue i have is the lack of music when playing missions. Infamous 1 had an awesome soundtrack and yet i have a hard time hearing I2 or they don't play it as often as they should.

Also i have no idea what they mean by story decision are black and white. I have never killed both hostages and Enemy at the same time. I'm playing through evil so i killed all the hostages.

Also the guy said blastshards become hard to get or tricky, not true at all. All it takes is a simple push of circle to drop, plus later on in the game you get an upgrade to fling you to them.

BTW i wonder what difficulty these guys are playing at. I'm playing on Hard and let me tell you its not hard at all.


OMG these are morons. Black an white throughout the whole game? Um no, it's called going next to an object or down enemy and absorbs its energy.
Notice two parts when he said that, one he's on a truck. Zeke rigged that truck with an energy transformer thing. The second part is in the graveyard. I will give him credit hear, the power is down and your fighting swamp monsters here. By throughout the whole game there is so much to absorb.

Also another issue i have with the game is it lacks a statistic menu.
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lalapin  +   1636d ago
You can see the reviewer hate the game , he is simply too stupid to pull the L2 to recharge his health.

And he must be hating all FPS cause they all have balck&white screen when you are dying
Joe Bomb  +   1636d ago
Wow, what's with all these $hitty scores? The demo was awesome.
TheGamingArt  +   1636d ago
There are only 2 bad scores, this one and GamePro. Either way, these people are considerably horrid when reviewing. Look at their past reputations and you'll know what I mean.
-Alpha  +   1636d ago
A 7.5 is not a bad score by any means
Jack-Pyro  +   1636d ago
When it comes to PS3 exclusives and fanboys then yeah, a 7.5 is extremely low....
forevercloud3000  +   1636d ago

7.5 IS a bad score, and I can tell you why...

In a generation where games cost up to 60bucks brand new many don't have the funds to get every game they want. This means they have to decide between whats worth an immediate purchase and what they should wait on. This means that if you had to decide between a 7.5 game and a 9 game, ur gonna go with the one thats higher rated.

Many might not solely base their purchase on just the reviews but regardless it is a factor. Too many ppl say its crap, u start to believe it.

So basically what these scores come down to...
at 60bucks only 9s+ are must buys,8-8.9s are negotiable, all other wait for the bargain bin if at all.

PS:FYI for any wondering, I do not believe this game to be a 7.5, just like the first game it is at least a 8.5. Anything below that is far to low.
Son_Lee  +   1636d ago
The demo wasn't that good.
lalapin  +   1636d ago
I know , it was awful to play infamous on gaybox
-Alpha  +   1636d ago
Demo =/= full game
Son_Lee  +   1636d ago
A demo is supposed to make me want to play the full game. The demo made me wish I didn't play the demo. It was THAT bad.
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GodofSackboy  +   1635d ago
Seriously - i think Metacritic is corrupt or something. There have been numerous reviews over 9.0 and they havent counted any of them. Yet they count everything under 9.0. Its ridiculous.
TheGamingArt  +   1636d ago
Talk about a shitty review. Especially if you read it. It practically contradicts itself.
rob6021  +   1635d ago
They cite 'questionable design decisions' as a flaw yet fail to elaborate on what exactly those design decisions were - He is really digging to find flaws - horrible review.
showtimefolks  +   1636d ago
i like gamespot a lot i feel like they give us
the most honest reviews since the whole jeff incident. but just playing the demo it seems like SP have improved a lot

cole's moving speed
story seems to be better presented

i think some sites look st sequels the wrong way. if a studio just improves on the 1st game reviewers complain about not doing something new. And when a studio tries something new they are punished very harshly for trying something new and going away from a working formula

no way to please critics

also a review is one person's opinion can't wait to pick up my hero edition


please play the demo first before giving an opinion.
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Pintheshadows  +   1635d ago
Lol, at the Son_Lee comment. It was THAT bad. What a belljar.
Alpha_Gamer  +   1636d ago
A 7.5? Am I being trolled?
ElDorado  +   1636d ago
I know, it's weird. I mean GameSpot used to be one of my favorite reviewers back in the days, but it changed lately. I don't know since i didn't touch the final copy of inFamous 2, but based on what I've played it's far better than the competition, which means it's worth more than 7.5. People will say it's a good score, but for me a 7.5 isn't great for a big game like inFamous.
-Alpha  +   1636d ago
At the end of the day, it's the reviewers opinion-- I dont know why 7.5 is such a bad score for you, just because it's an exclusive doesn't mean it should score 9.0+ by every media outlet.

Besides, if you take reviews with any grain of salt then I assume you read multiple reviews. I don't always agree with them, but it's annoying how websites are constantly praised then immediately banished for not doing something everybody expects. You're not ever going to have a website that is synchronized with your own opinions, Gamespot has been a great site as far as I'm concerned-- much more detailed reviews than IGN.

To your credit, I see a lot of Gamespot members complaining his expectations were too high, but regardless, in the end, the idea of reading reviews is to get general opinions.
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rob6021  +   1635d ago
It's ok to have different 'opinions' on something like Infamous 2 - but when something much higher profile like gears 3 comes around suddenly those differentiated 'Opinions' become no more.

This game set a precedent for Gamespot I'll be holding it to them when Gears3 rolls around - Having a much prettier sequel and similar expanded game mechanics actually lowers the score down 1.5 points.
Kingdom Come  +   1635d ago
As I stated lower down, Gears of War 3 isn't just a slight improvement over the second title, it improves in all aspects:
- Dedicated Servers
- 4 Player Co-Op Campaign
- Beast Mode
- New Multiplayer modes
- Mantel Kick Ability
- Bag and Tag Ability
- Weapon Swap Ability
- Give Ammo Ability
- Retro Charge Ability
- Chainsaw Kick Ability
- Enemy Spot Ability
- Silver-Back Mechs
- Story Written by Karen Traviss
- New incendiary grenade
- New Sawed Off Shotgun
- New Digger Launcher
- New Retro Lancer
- New Hammerburst (redesigned)
- Character Skins
- Weapon Skins
- Multiplayer Ribbons
- Multiplayer Medals
- Improved Ranking System
- Interactive Multiplayer Maps (larger scale e.g Thrashball score board)
- And much much more

To imply Gears of War is a slight improvement is an understatement, and as I stated below, I don't understand why Gears of War is being brought into this, is it due to the third person persecutive, or with it being on a "rival" console?
goflyakite  +   1635d ago
@Kingdom Come

You can tell you're trying hard when over half of your list is weapons and abilities. That's just expected in a sequel.
kevnb  +   1636d ago
i love how people criticize reviews for games they havent played yet.
guigsy  +   1635d ago
Yep, and later they often end up admitting that the reviews were right.
goflyakite  +   1635d ago
Actually it's usually the opposite, but by the time you play the game yourself it's too late to call out the reviewer because everyone's moved on.

That's why you see so many people questioning particular reviewers, because half the time in the past they were wrong.
Krakn3Dfx  +   1636d ago
7.5? Lol, haters.

This game is way better than a 7.5 morons at Gamespot.
chidori666  +   1636d ago
suddenly gamespot got hate fast. ;D
stop the cry...

they give Infamous 1 better score, To be honest Infamous 2 is not a huge improvement of first game..
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metsgaming  +   1635d ago
everyone should hate most of the review sites. IGN gave it a 9, i would say most people still hate them it doesnt change a thing.
wolokowoh  +   1635d ago
But it is an improvement which means it warrants the same or higher score correct because it is actually better and reviewed by the same exact guy, right? My problem is the guy complains about things in the game that have easy to fix in-game solutions. He comes across as an idiot because the first game had the same exact "problems" and he didn't hate on it for it. Standards for games have not changed dramatically since the beginning of this generation let alone the past two years. Look at back at the PS2 greats like MGS3, GOW2, FFX,R&C:UYA, Jak 3, and RE4. How many games can you honestly say are better than one of those let alone of all them. That's right none to very few depending on preference. Gaming may be getting better and better but it's not as dramatic as reviewers seem to think.
Zynga  +   1636d ago
Have you played the game yet, otherwise wait until you do.
disturbing_flame  +   1636d ago
Man now i'm curious to read their review of Gears of War 3 saying 7.5 is a good score.
Kingdom Come  +   1635d ago
Why is Gears of War 3 getting brought in to this? Because of it's third-person perspective? Jesus, Gears of War 3 is going to score highly, everywhere. Mark my words, the beta was the most enjoyable gaming experience I've ever had and it improves leaps and bounds over the second title in almost every aspect. That's what a sequel needs to do, improve.
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disturbing_flame  +   1635d ago
Man i didn't want to hurt you.

Relax 7.5 is a good score according to Gamespot.

I like also Gears even if i think it's really overhyped, nothing really great in the game, it's only linear shooting with a linear scenario and i don't really play the multiplayer. I prefer FPS. I tried the beta, it was cool but nothing phenomenal but i respect your opinion if this is the best game you ever played, happily for me i've played really better games.

But yes i think Gears will have great scores, not only because it's a good game but also because on 360 this years there was not so much exclusives games, so i think with a big hype marketting it will be considered as the best game ever on 360.
To me when i read infamous 2 review, i feel that the score could have been given to gears 1 and 2.
Kingdom Come  +   1635d ago
Translation of your comment: I've never played a Gears of War title, nor was I on the Beta, I am fuelling my opinion on YouTube videos and my love of Sony. I insult that of which I can't have due to my upset of not having it, therefor I criticise the Gears of War franchise and label it as "nothing phenomenal" even though it perfected the third person shooter genre and made it what it is today.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1635d ago
@ Kingdom Come
You neeed to quit being so defensive. It's obvious that it's your favourite series, but are you really gonna be in denial with everyone who claims to have played the games and don't like them as much as you do?

I've played both the Halo and Gears games on my friend's Xbox 360, and not had much of a strong liking to any of the titles. I haven't found them to be anywhere near as good as people have claimed them to be.

I think we've had this conversation before, but you have to appreciate that people don't always have the same preferences. I've never liked Gears of War's sluggish movement or the ass-cam quick movement, or its (in my opinion) generic brutish Unreal-inspired characters.

I appreciate Halo's lore and background story, but not its floaty gameplay or characters or anything else about the game.

But let me guess, you're gonna be in denial that I've played the games. Should I even bother?
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Pintheshadows  +   1635d ago
That what Infamous 2 has done. Improve. It's worth 7.5.

And i've played both the Gears games. They were ok. Enjoyed the part in 2s campaign where you are in the tunnel, it's pitch black, and you only have a lamp to show you the way.

I can understand why you love it but as has been mentioned it isn't for everyone. The cumbersome nature of character movement put me of a bit. So I went back to L4D.
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Laika  +   1635d ago
my experience with the beta felt the same as the previous game. im sick of reviewers complaining that a game is too much like the original. this is especially bothersome when other games do it to but they get a pass. ie call of duty, halo, god of war.
crazyturkey  +   1636d ago
Lol at the grey color comment on the video, when you get hit you can just suck energy from a street light or something to immediately return the color to the game.
VampHuntD  +   1635d ago
This is exactly where I stopped reading. Shows that the reviewer didn't know what they were doing if they were waiting for the screen to not be gray anymore.

On the other hand, he had good points such as wiping out civilians during a rescue and still getting good karma, but when you show you don't know a basic part of the game, your "review" is worthless.
goflyakite  +   1635d ago
Ya while watching the video it seemed like the guy just sucked at the game.
Ricky_HZ  +   1636d ago
I'm still getting it. I played the demo and I thought it was AWESOME.
lazertroy  +   1636d ago
Who still take reviews Serious.
ninjagoat  +   1636d ago
I don't know loved the first game playing it again now i redownloaded it with the welcome backback i had traded the last one when i had completed it. This is a refresher. I played the demo of the new game and it blew me away. Ill be getting it for sure. I cba with reviewers of late they are to old overpaid and dull.
Kon  +   1636d ago
Now GameSpot is biased =/
Jack-Pyro  +   1636d ago
That's how the fanboys see it...
Zynga  +   1636d ago
If the fanboys don't see their "game" at least a 9, the website is biased and unfair.
AdrianHD  +   1635d ago
Not even. Infamous 2 got a 9 at IGN, fanboys still complained about it not being higher.
wolokowoh  +   1635d ago
They've been biased, not necessarily against Sony, but some of their reviews nitpick the hell out of amazing exclusive game like this one does and seem give overhyped but still good-great games even better scores than they honestly deserve. It's when reviewers get into details that are so insignificant that they could be overlooked or do something stupid like complain about the same grey/red dying screen that's standard in every single FPS and both Uncharted and Gears game which is fixable by absorbing electricity which an be found in 90 percent of the game, it just sounds like the guy honestly sucks at the game so much he had to find a way to fault the game for it when most would find it to just be a good challenge.
XIIIWARRIOR41  +   1636d ago
I just plat inFamous. But what has me scratching my head on this one is...where or how the f**k did monsters originate in this franchise?!?! Yes, the first game the were trying to poison people with the water and made them nuts. This one feels like HADES decided to give Cole a run for his money! In other words...it doesn't fit in!!!
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goflyakite  +   1635d ago
Pretty sure it gets explained in Infamous 2.
Ggame  +   1636d ago
who care gamespot's review now ?
zackacloud  +   1636d ago
I say it Impossible IGN be right with their reviews at all.
MischievousIQ  +   1636d ago
I love the excuses when an exclusive game gets a lower score than expected. Suddenly reviews are just opinions that don't really matter and shouldn't be taken serously. Yet if the game had gotten a 10 they'd bookmark the review to quote it from now till next gen. LOL!!!
cemelc  +   1635d ago
Lol i know right??? at least we can make excuses about our exclusives, what have the 360 got??? thats right nothing. We might be fanboys in your view but thats cos at least we have a reason to care fo our console.

Go back to your 360 threads and look for some info on your 2011 only wordy exlusive gears of wars.
MischievousIQ  +   1635d ago
Who said anything about 360!? I simply read the previous comments and voiced my observations but I suppose your too blinded by your stupidity to realize that.
Ripper12  +   1636d ago
Gamespot - sonyhaters
Counter-Strike  +   1636d ago
Gamespot GOTY 2008: MGS 4
Gamespot GOTY 2009: Demons Souls
floetry101  +   1636d ago
Let's be honest, if McShea gave this a 9 or 9.5, NO ONE would be arguing. He gave Uncharted 2 a 9.5, I doubt anyone has a problem with that. With scores like 8 and 7, the members here start to nitpick reviews looking for any conceivable way to deem it "unworthy" before they themselves have played the whole campaign.

I liked the demo. It feels like a re-skinned upgrade to the first game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It looks good, runs smoother, plays better etc. If the demo missions are anything to go by, they seem virtually the same as the first game, for better and for worse.
cemelc  +   1635d ago
This gen the review system is broken we only see games rated from 7 to 10 thats why ppl complain about it (i know i do), if gamespot used more the other numbers no one would give a damn.

Look at crysis 2 the game is not bad by any means, but that game is a complete step back from crysis 1 and got an 8.5 its has ton of glitches, no plot, is not a sandbox anymore, just a linear shooter like the rest, but still 8.5.

To me american reviews these days are all about shooters, if your not a shooter then you get a 7 except from european sites that are more balanced in this area, take as example castelvania lord of shadow the exact same thing happened here.
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blackburn10  +   1636d ago
Ah well. Not convinced by this review. Gamespot has a right to their opinion though. We have gotten 8s and 9s so far. You must expect a few slightly below reviews. Everyone can't like it
TheKindRoost  +   1636d ago
I don't get these reviews, how can a sequel that literally improved and added more content than the previous score so low?
MiloGarret  +   1635d ago
Standards and expectations have risen, I guess.
goflyakite  +   1635d ago
It`s happened to almost all PS3 exclusive this year. LBP 2, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, Killzone 3, MLB 11 The Show, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Yakuza 4, and now Infamous 2, the ones I have played are leaps and bounds better then the previous ones, yet they scored lower.

I`m expecting the remaining PS3 exclusives this year will follow suit. Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, Resistance 3, and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
dkgshiz  +   1636d ago
7.5? This is almost as outrageous as that Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction review by them.
matt_hooper  +   1636d ago
I could care a less what any of the "big" sites say. I'm getting this game no matter what.
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ps3alldayeveryday  +   1636d ago
I'm still getting it no matter what!...
omi25p  +   1636d ago
What an awful review.

He says gameplay is reptitive, Then says the fight scenes are fast and exciting. Then says the fight sequences arent quite as enjoyable.

Then he says the game gets boring because you keep having to move around the map, But then he says exploring the city is "crazy fun" and "the best part" of the game.

He then says he doesnt like the fact when he gets injured the screen goes black and white and its hard to see anything and it takes ages for your health to regenerate. Does this guy not know how to play the game? hold R2 when near something containing electicity to regenerate your health and add the colour back into the screen.

What a joke..
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Tikicobra  +   1636d ago
I just get the impression that GameSpot tries to avoid giving above 8.5's just for the hell of it. I remember a reviewer on their telling me that he gave a game a lower score because he had "already given out several 9's that year."

A 7.5 isn't a bad score at all, but I know that this game deserves better. GameSpot's reviews these days should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Laika  +   1635d ago
lol did anyone else who has played infamous 1 get kinda pissed about how he complained about spending half his time playin the game in black and white? "furthermore this distortion lasts for a abnormally long time, and gets triggered after only being hit a few times. This means you spend half your combat time staring at a black and white screen, instead of a beautiful visual" Does this guy not even know about the health recovery system you can do by goin up to an electric powered item and doin the energy suck thingy?? I remember thinking the same thing about infamous 1 until my brother told me that sucking power recovers your health.
Achemki  +   1635d ago
Gotta admit his criticism of the HUD's low health color is kinda petty in a post Splinter Cell/Batman Arkham Asylum world. I spent most of Batman AA looking at thermal visioned skeletons lol, yet look at the scores it got. Even in SC Conviction the color leaves the screen like every minute. inFamous has color restoring health everywhere, from the cars to just bio-leeching a civilian.

What's absolute derp is the pic they use, with the caption about looking like its 1984 (black & white) when he's STANDING RIGHT BESIDE a power generator that would fully restore his health & color! lol, oops? Listen to R'as al Ghul and mind your surroundings dude!
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sickbird  +   1635d ago
inFAMOUS is probly my favorite game this gen and im not big on super hero shit. I cant wait to play 2.
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