Twinfinite Writes: The PS4 now has two top-notch superhero exclusives with Infamous: Second Son and Marvel's Spider-Man. But which one captures the hero spirit better? Let's find out.
lots to like about both games.
i dont like any of them ...but because i generally dislike super-hero culture ...i ll go with Infamous
That was one of my first PS4 games (I never owned a prior system). Loved having those different powers and exploring the city. Haven't had a chance to boot up Spider-Man yet, but it's on my to-do list :P
Despite the title of the article, Delsin isn't really considered a "superhero" in Infamous:SS. Yes, he has extraordinary abilities in a world in which most people don't, but that is true of the protagonist of a significant number of video games which we wouldn't classify as "superhero" games.
I was surprised that the graphics went to the older game second son. But it may be just preference. On the brighter side if Spiderman has better story than second son then that is saying something. Why are sooooo many good games coming out so close to each other Im at 32 hours in dragon quest xi and have not scratched the surface......SLOW DOWN SONY! :)
Surprise, Naruga doesn't like both. As that to the never ending list of games you don't like lol I haven't played Spiderman yet but I'll be picking it up soon. inFamous SS was amazing, especially for a launch game.
You don't like anything that isn't Japanese and doesn't have the script and sensational overly-dramatic characters of an anime series, pre-dub, so you really didn't even have to chime in.
Both great games, but i'm not shocked that Spider-man won. Second Son was a technical marvel in 2014 but Spider-man has better graphics, though it's close. Both have gorgeously detailed cities that wonderfully depict Seattle/NY. It's difficult to choose what city is more detailed, but the tiebreaker imo is the sheer volume of people and cars in Spider-man. NY is just a bit more lively and full. Both games have adequate stories, but the narrative in Spider-man is a bit more impressive. Combat is fantastic in Spider-man, it surpasses the Arkham formula by adding incredible movement and verticality. Dodging is a dream, and jumping off walls, webbing, and gadgets are superbly handled. However, Second Son has the best combat i have ever seen in an open world game of its ilk.
Spider-Man is so good that it has you sore, doesn't it? I wonder why...
I dont have spiderman yet but I do love infamous so while I would have to go with what I know... I know I will enjoy spiderman so I'm going with that. :D
I like Spider-Man for what it is, but I prefer inFamous because it's not a known factor and you learn multiple abilities/styles.
Spiderman. I would have chosen Infamous but the world just seems so empty on second son. I want Sucker Punch to go back to that franchise again.
That was my main complaint about SS! The world while beautiful felt so empty.
Being a launch game it did lack that final polish but it was still a good game .
I think SP choose to have top notch graphics over live city in SS. However, the real problem of SS was the story but everything else was so amazing, the HDR, 4k with fast pace abilities and high speed neon woth amazing dust wrap. But still decent game to consider.
Spider-Man, without a doubt for me. I enjoyed SS but it felt so empty and neither the characters or story grabbed me. Having an absolute blast with Spider-Man. The visuals, combat and traversal are amazing. I can't comment on story yet as I'm not that far into it, but gameplay alone it's definitely the better game, which is expected considering they're 4 years apart.
Second Son was a step back in my opinion They improved on graphics, animation and the like but everything else felt dumrd down I want Cole to come back and them to go off Evil ending...reveal Delsin as the real Beast
I never had a chance to play the earlier entries, so this was my only experience with the Infamous world. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I will take your word on it being the poorest of the series.
Everything about Second Son was better besides the story and main character which are two BIG parts for these kind of games. I just feel since Delsin wasn't a character that was going to get multiple games, his progression lacked compared to Cole.
Ooh I'd cosign that for sure!
The problem was that it felt a little rushed in some aspects. It had the best movement and traversal though imo. Infamous 1 and 2 had the better story though and 2 has the best soundtrack by far. They are all great games overall.
Exactly. Infamous 2 beats them all, imo. Manipulating objects and throwing cars. Grinding on the wires and flying off was so satisfying. Cole takes a steaming dump on Spider-Man, but then again, I HATE Spider-Man. Not the game, but the character as a whole. His dialogue is extremely annoying in the game from what I've seen. He's a smart-alecky kid in a suit, and everything he says makes me want to punch his face. Cole is a lot more likeable to me.
Good idea for an IP send off, pit Cole and Delsin against each other in an epic conclusion. We need this!!!
Neonridr, I encourage you to form your own opinion. Infamous 2 was not personal favorite, but you might be surprised.
One of the perils of being a launch game imo. People really shouldn't wish for their favourite devs to make games for a new platform at launch from their favourite franchises. It's better if they just do a remaster or something else to get their feet wet before diving into a full fledged title. If Second Son came out a few years into the PS4's life, it would have been a better game. Anyway, it's not really a worthy comparison. Spider-man wins by a longshot. Even by virtue of it being a game in year 5 of the PS4 vs launch window. I loved the first 2 infamous games but I really don't want Sucker Punch to go back. Even if they do another Cole game. I hope Ghost of Tsushima is great and they continue with that along with new IPs. I'd be fine if they farmed out Infamous to another studio though.
Why is everyone saying it's a launch game, that game came out in March 2014 ps4 launched November 2013
MattKocher94, Launch *Window*
That last boss fight in second son was such a friggen banger. My only problem with the game is the story didn’t change enough between the good and evil story lines
Spider-Man has the better combat the traversal is a matter of opinion, I think it’s better personally and easily the better story. Great games but Spider-Man feels like the best overall super hero game I have ever played. Topping even in my opinion Arkham City.
Is it just me or did Arkham city have a very weak open world?
Not just you. I thought Rocksteady created a beautiful Gotham, but it always annoyed me that there wasn’t any life going on in the city streets, aside from thugs hanging around. I remember seeing one of the CGI trailers for Arkham Knight showing a busy city, with cars and people living out their lives and hoped that was how the game would be, in terms of changing up the open world aspect in that regard, didn’t happen. Aside from that tho, loved the game.
Arkham City was hot trash
Well it's Gotham City, at night. Ain't exactly expecting to see kids playing in the streets or even adults out and enjoying themselves.
Its not weak, its a mess, kinda reminds me of Batman and Robin the movie set.
You all do realize that Arkham City was a city outside of Gotham City proper, right? The reason why the streets were only filled with thugs was because it was a separate city made specifically to house criminals after the events of Arkham Asylum. I'm fairly certain this was Rocksteady pulling a Konami with Silent Hill where the theme of the game was built around the hardware limitations. Arkham Knight, however, did take place in Gotham proper. The lack of civilians in the streets in that game was also explained through the narrative.
Arkham knight fixed my issue with Arkham city's very small and content lacking open world. I just find it very interesting how so many people dont mention this about city. Especially reviewers
Spiderman. Infamous is great. Spiderman is on a different level IMO
The amount of detail they put into Spider-man is amazing. So many Easter eggs or characters that they did an amazing job hiding from people till release. The game just has so much history in it, and Insomniac did right by the Spider-man universe and it's fans.
Superhero games are all about traversal, and both those games nail that aspect. I'd have to say Spider-Man probably outdoes infamous, but to anybody that's enjoying Spider-Man and hasn't played Second Son, you should definitely go and do that.
Spider-Man, no contest.
INfamous 2 is still favourite super hero exclusive game, Arkham city overall but infamous 2 is godly. I haven't played Spider-Man yet
You need to play it. It reminded me very much of Infamous when I started playing and that put a smile on my face.
I have haven't gotten to deep in the spider man story yet but so far i would say spider man easily. The open world and combat rivals the latest batman Imo, which i think is the best superhero game previously
Definitely Spider-Man. It has the better combat, story and world. Tbh, infamous second son isn’t even the best infamous game. Infamous 2 is still my favourite one and is up there along with Spider-Man and Arkham City as my favourite superhero games
Yeah, Infamous 2 is my personal favorite out’ve the series.
SpiderMan. Second Son was rushed out a bit to be a launch game and it showed a little. The world just needed to be more alive but it was still a great game imo
Spider-Man for me. Infamous Second Son still looks beautiful these 4 years later, with a great level of detail in the buildings. Sucker Punch did a wonderful job there. But the world felt empty, and the combat and story weren’t all that entertaining for me. Spider-Man for the past few days has been such a constant joy for me, getting the hang of the swinging was the first thing I did beyond the first main story mission for like 3 hours. And that was just in one of the areas of the map. I’ve explored more of the map since than (with having gotten further into the story) and the swinging just still leaves me in awe. The world Insomniac has created is just booming with life, and the other areas all look absolutely amazing. I really feel like I’m Spiderman. And, the upgrades and combat are get better as time goes on, and I’m finding new ways to evolve combat for myself that works for me. Mixed with that the very enjoyable, funny, and immensely entertaining story, and it’s the clear winner, for me, as the better superhero game. I really have to applaud Insomniac for their wonderful work on this game. It’s so well polished, a complete joy to play, and once again, makes me feel like I’m really playing as Spider-Man.
I'm not done with Spider-man, but as of right now, they are about even. Spider-man is great and Infamous SS is the most underrated game this gen, imo.
I don't have Spidey yet, but Infamous had great gameplay, visuals etc, it just lacked on the amount of content and variety of activities/powers IMO. If Sucker Punch had included First Light's content and expanded the city somewhat I think many would have been more impressed by it. I definitely agree it's an underrated game, my only Platinum because I really wanted to 100% it.
Infamous SS is one of my 8 Platinum trophies. I'm making Spider-man number 9. :-)
Second son was my first platinum on Ps4. I thoroughly enjoyed that game along with first light.
2 very different games.. Infamous is all new.. Amazing series and spiderman finally got the game that gives it justice
Infamous was that first big ps4 game post launch. I was very excited for it as well but spidey is just overall a better game
I hated Second Son with a passion. Horrible open world design with Ubisoft like checklist. Enemies had almost no variety. I can't think of anything I liked about it.
Were you not impressed with the graphics in Second Son? They were undeniably great. Combat was phenomenal in Second Son. The level of control, upgrades, and variety of powers made the combat a dream. Voice acting and score were spectacular in Second Son. Troy Baker and Laura Baily were superb, but Reggie and the main protagonist were terrific as well. Nirvana covers also added to the Seattle vibe. Discovering new powers and flying around the city with the spectacular traversal was a true joy. Taking in the beautiful recreation of downtown Seattle, unlocking new abilities, shaking spray paint can via your DS4 and tagging the city, and systematically taking down the DUP were all immensely enjoyable. It's hard to imagine not enjoying any of those things.
The city sucks and the enemies sucked that it didn't matter. Traversing well in a boring place kills it for me(why I was glad they dumped the open world in No More Heroes 2). I'm not a fan of Troy Baker. I don't hate him but not a fan either so couldn't care less. Graphics are not everything. I don't care if it's pretty if it feels shallow to play. It's literally the worst open world game I have personally played this gen.
“Spider-Man vs. Infamous Second Son: Which PS4 Superhero Exclusive Is Better?” Although I really enjoyed infamous: SS I’d have to give it to Spider-Man. The city is more lively and the swinging feels sublime. Great thing is you have both amazing games with PS4.
Spider-man came out 4 years later so it's not a perfect comparison.
True. The quality bar is constantly being raised.
Cole McGrath! I know it says PS4 but I am a huge fan of the first two Infamous games and I would put them right up there with the Arkham games and now of course Spider-Man PS4 too.
Gravity Rush is also a superhero game
I havent played spiderman yet but the story in the original infamous was amazing!!! Part 2 had much better mechanics and second son was probably the worst out of the 3 IMO. If spiderman is a good as any of those games it doesnt matter which is better its a win all around
Both devs have made huge strides with Sony.
I loved both games, but I'm not big on super heroes so I would go with Infamous.
Infamous was a great game. I'm not really into superhero games/movies/comicbooks/shows honestly but Infamous kinda skirted a lot of that by being different and a little bit edgy/cool and the ability to choose your destiny and power upgrade paths. Spiderman seems like the bigger release with the better reviews though. I applaud Spiderman's efforts even though I'm not really going to pick it up on account of that not being into superheroes thing. Kudos to Insomniac though for a high quality product that even if you aren't a fan, can still appreciate the quality.
Played em both and Spiderman takes the crown!
Think bosses? (will never forget the final boss,.. just well made fight) had more to them (having to switch all abilities on the fly,..Infamous: Second Son is an amazing game), But I would have to go with Spidy,.. General combat is just so damn good,.. besides SS is more of a shooter,.. Spidy is mele,.. so it is really hard to compare. Anyway both games are great,.. just like more realistic look of Manhattan, also love just random crimes after finishing the game.
I like Spiderman much more than I do the other game which I lost interest in a long time ago.