Infamous 2 Review: Overrated Like the Original? [MovieStinger]

MovieStinger: "After playing Rockstar Games’ hit L.A. Noire, which was fun but failed to utilize a true character development system and also failed to take advantage of its open world environment, I was anxious to play Sucker Punch’s Infamous 2. The original Infamous was good at times, but overrated. Sucker Punch themselves have said the original was more of a tech demo that they were experimenting with while learning the true potential of the PlayStation 3, which allowed them to learn from their mistakes and make their best game yet. But is Infamous 2 just another “tech demo” or truly Sucker Punch’s best work yet and the next big open world game?"

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WhiteLightning2408d ago (Edited 2408d ago )

A game like Black ops, Morden Warfare got 4 out of 5 stars and yet they complain in the review that inFAMOUS 2 is very much like the first game and theres not a lot new to offer......... <sigh>

-Mezzo-2408d ago

Looks like doing Video Game Reviews isn't there thing, which i guess explains why they Under-Rated this game.

WhiteLightning2408d ago

Most non game sites do this (especially newspapers) they just follow the trend...what's the most talked about, it screws with their own opinions.

DatNJDom812408d ago

This review gets a .1 out of 10. Great job!

cobblestone192408d ago


Also. "Even when you pick evil decisions, Cole still remains somewhat good throughout the game."

I'm guessing that this person did not finish the game on evil. The horrible things the game wants you to do... I didn't want to finish it on evil.

I wish I could describe it more throughly but... Don't want to spoil anything.

MediaStinger2408d ago

I agree, Modern Warfare 2 was one of the most overrated games of all time, but we never officially reviewed it on our site. Just updated the score after seeing that it was indeed rated too high.

Tommykrem2408d ago

MW2 one of the most overrated games of all time? If there was no year 1970 to 2008 and also no Black Ops then maybe :P

(I meant review, not interview in my comment below)

totallysane2408d ago

hes just trying to get site hits. infamous is not overrated dude. do your research. troll

user83971442408d ago

Infamous 2 might not be a 5/5 but is no less than 4/5.

DragonKnight2408d ago

I saw the title of this "review" and immediately said "OVERRATED?!" pretty loudly. I've only just begun to play InFAMOUS 2 and it's clearly NOT overrated in any way. The game's amazing.

Neckbear2408d ago (Edited 2408d ago )

I do wonder how much it takes to amaze you.

In all honesty, though, I do find inFamous more fun and charming than most open world games- not to mention that the storyline is incredibly enjoyable, and so is the gameplay, despite its glaring, obvious flaws. A tad overrated it is, perhaps- but hell, which game nowadays isn't?

Again, it's fun, but I wouldn't describe it as "amazing" nor any of that- at least not in my standards.

DragonKnight2408d ago

I wonder what it would take for a game to not be overrated to you.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You believe it to be overrated, so be it. However the general consensus is that the game is amazing, and it is also my opinion that it is amazing as well.

The way you mention flaws as being glaring and obvious is a clear over statement. Yes, it's not a perfect game, but it's not suffering from "OMFG I can't BELIEVE this is in the game" style problems.

But whatever.

50Terabytespersec2408d ago

They went very off with the change of character and stuff ,this infamous has a very terrible backdrop to it the Character sounds like a retired UFC fighter that should be catching crawafish or something NO THANKS!!!!! sorry but the characters and the story and the open world don't hold well at all for a PS3 game i passed on it..
I'm picking up rage and waiting for resistance and Uncharted of course.

XI_-Minty-_IX2408d ago

So you're voicing all these complaints about the game, yet you say you passed on it, meaning you never even owned it in the first place.

Great trolling, brah.

Queefy_B2408d ago

Agree with Whitelightning the headline for the article is nothing but flamebait, since when was the original overrated? and they say it like its fact or something... this site is trash.

avengers19782408d ago

Infamout 2 is a great leap from the orginal yet it kept the core game play the same, a rare occasion when the devs improved what needed to be improved and left the rest alone. The lighting effects are amazing and the game looks great. Besides repeative enemies (and really what game does not have similar enemies) Infamous 1 and 2 are both great games. 5/5 IMO

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Tommykrem2408d ago

Overrated like the original? Well, I'm not going to be reading this interview. F U.
Kidding, but I think inFamous 2 is way better than the meta score says it is. Could easily have been a 90+

I mean, you can just use the megawatt hammer through the entire game if you like, but if you challenge yourself to do some stunts and be creative this game has an enormous fun potential. And a good story, cool setting and good graphics as the icing on the cake.

Philoctetes2408d ago

Obviously just trolling for hits. Not biting, sorry.

nopunctuation2408d ago

Pretty much what I was going to say. You are not cool or different because you give a good game a bad score.

MediaStinger2408d ago

Yes, questioning if the game is overrated like the original and rating it 3.5/5 (Very Good) is obviously another case of trolling...

shadow27972408d ago (Edited 2408d ago )

You don't get it, calling the original overrated and saying it in the title of the article IS trolling. It's not the fact that it's an opinion you have, I'm sure there are people that agree with you, and many that disagree. But you're using your opinion to provoke your audience. That's trolling.

And then you went on to quote Sucker Punch on something I'm positive they never said. They made a tech demo 3 years into the console's life cycle? Really? It may have been an experiment, but that doesn't make it a tech demo.

Altogether, pretty unprofessional.

jukins2408d ago

its what we like to call stealth trolling. where is your source that sucker punch said it was a tech demo? im pretty sure thats not true lol. and i guess saving mugging victims and defusing bombs is the same as chasing down blast shard holders or nuking the music player or stopping the protests or destroying police stations. and i also guess the precise and citizen safe good powers are exactly the same as the destructive "i dont care who dies" evil side powers.

oh well either way this game is great. worthy of at least two full playthroughs, something most single player only games can only wish for

StarWolf2408d ago

if any review gives a score too low, its for hits.
if its too high, its legit and everyone praises.

Redempteur2408d ago (Edited 2408d ago )

you know i'll just say this ...

last night i ICE LAUNCHED , got 3 headshots with precision in the air , landed on some electric wires that made me go up to finaly finish the last opponent with a thunder drop ..

and guess what ...i had fun .. anyone who've played both infamous will see that INfamous 2 improved everything and didn't change a working formula ..just like uncharted 1 to 2 , just like assasin creed 1 to 2 , infamous 1 to 2 will easily get the "most improved sequel award" ..and for that i have freaking no doubt ..

karl2408d ago

iNfamous 2 doesnnt deserve that score.....

i hate how retarded this reviewers can get...

and it may not be a bad score.. its just the simple fact that the game its obviously just better than that

Tikicobra2408d ago

The problem with this review is that it's so unprofessional. Right off the bat he says that the game and its prequel are overrated, implying that it's a fact. As a critic, he's not supposed to do that.

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