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.
Still getting it :)
So I'm I. I hope people here are mature enough to realize that this is only an OPINION.
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
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.
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???
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!! :)
It's odd to see IGN praising this game but seeing others bash it.
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"
@Nukacola: 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.
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.
why the hell is there an age verification pop up when the game is rated Teen?
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)
true so logic wins :)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
@Bigpappy "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.
@ 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
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.
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.
I don't believe that score for one god damn second. What the fuck is wrong with critics.
Couldn't have put it more eloquently myself.
Im not suprised of their bias its totally expected. There bias has only gotten worse over time.
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.
I don't think the original scored all that high.
the original got a 9.0 on gamespot.
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.
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.
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.
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. @Nopunctuation 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. Edited: 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.
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
Wow, what's with all these $hitty scores? The demo was awesome.
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.
A 7.5 is not a bad score by any means
When it comes to PS3 exclusives and fanboys then yeah, a 7.5 is extremely low....
@Alpha 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.
The demo wasn't that good.
I know , it was awful to play infamous on gaybox
Demo =/= full game
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.
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.
Talk about a shitty review. Especially if you read it. It practically contradicts itself.
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.
the most honest reviews since the whole jeff incident. but just playing the demo it seems like SP have improved a lot graphics 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 Son_Lee please play the demo first before giving an opinion.
Lol, at the Son_Lee comment. It was THAT bad. What a belljar.
A 7.5? Am I being trolled?
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.
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.
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.
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?
@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.
i love how people criticize reviews for games they havent played yet.
Yep, and later they often end up admitting that the reviews were right.
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.
7.5? Lol, haters. This game is way better than a 7.5 morons at Gamespot.
stop the cry... they give Infamous 1 better score, To be honest Infamous 2 is not a huge improvement of first game..
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.
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.
Have you played the game yet, otherwise wait until you do.
Man now i'm curious to read their review of Gears of War 3 saying 7.5 is a good score.
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.
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.
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.
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 character