NZGamer Infamous Review

"Phenomenal - A GOTY candidate!"

Grand Theft Auto all but invented the open-world sandbox gameplay model. There have been a lot of pretenders, looking to claim the crown of the best in this fledgling genre, but few have come close to Rockstar's opus... until now.

chrisnick5444d ago


chrisnick5444d ago

just saw one while watching the bball game....thank god.

snipermk05443d ago

Chalk that up as +1 on metacritic.

callahan095443d ago (Edited 5443d ago )

I don't even care anymore. I've seen 8 or 9 reviews for this game that were 9.5 or higher and Metacritic has only posted 2 of them so far.

I look at Metacritic averages with a grain of salt now. For the most part, what I prefer to do rather than look at the aggregate, is count up all the scores that are 9 or higher and then divide that number into the total number of reviews. If the majority of reviews are 9 or higher, than you've got a top-quality game on your hands.

JRaptor5443d ago

It doesn't have very much weighting though....Should be higher, I think most of their reviews have been quite good and have articulated very well why they thought a game was good or bad.

maverick11915443d ago

a near perfect score again who mooks said its not a AAA game lmao

Milky5443d ago

its so true, all my friends with xbox 360s apparently have no reason to buy a PS3, until I actually show them what they are missing. They have no clue about inFAMOUS, Uncharted, Resistance 2 and barely anything about Killzone 2. The PS3 sales wise is not reaching its full potential Sony.

anyway, back on topic: nice review, amazing game.

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The inFamous games deserve more love from Sony

The inFamous games are an important part of PlayStation history, but the series is in limbo and playing older entries isn't exactly easy.

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LucasRuinedChildhood61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

Would like remasters of 1 and 2. I enjoyed them much more than Second Son.

1 & 2 had more of an emphasis on climbing and the traversal requires a bit more effort in a good way. It was rewarding. Second Son made climbing mostly obsolete so they put little effort into it. The traversal was just great in inFamous 1 & 2. There's a reason Sunset Overdrive copied and improved upon the induction grind mechanic.

Reminds me of how I felt about the decline of parkour and the well designed tombs (basically Prince Of Persia levels) that we saw in the Assassin's Creed games.

The story and atmosphere were also much better in 1 & 2.

Electricity is just a brilliant superpower for an open world city. It perfectly fits just like webslinging does in New York and it has many applications.

Cacabunga61d ago

For sure.. one of my favorite Sony licenses

Shane Kim61d ago

Loved one and two. I actually liked the story as well.

Minute Man 72161d ago

The standalone DLC was a sweet

jznrpg61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

I enjoyed Second Son but it was too short. The first 2 were great though

-Foxtrot60d ago

Second Son was alright but didn't touch the first two games

It felt short and lacking in comparison

Also I really thought Reggie would have made a better protagonist, someone who is anti-conduit as much as him and ends up becoming one would have been interesting to see. I kind of enjoyed his character throughout the game as his development.

badz14960d ago

why is it right now, the thing I want the most from Sony is to release remasters of inFamous (1,2 & SS), KZ (1,2 & 3), Resistance (RFoM, 2 and 3) and Motorstorm (1,2 & 3)??

The_Hooligan60d ago

All great choices. I would like to add Warhawk/Starhawk to that. The multiplayer in Warhawk was amazing. I am surprised Sony hasn't looked into MAG either. That game was ahead of its time.

Maybe Sony should make an internal studio like Bluepoint games and all they do is remake/remaster these amazing games, even going back to PS1,PS2,PSP, Vita portfolio. And because of the recent articles suggesting cost cutting, budget issues and releasing more games on PC, they could do that with these remakes/remasters. Do a day one on PC and PS5. At the end of the day Sony or any other company is going to do what makes them the most money.

Kiryu199260d ago

Would love a remastered collection on PS5/PC

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kpgs61d ago

Wouldn't the onus be on the consumers? If they bought the Infamous games, then we'd have more games from that series.

KwietStorm_BLM61d ago

Infamous has sold millions of units. People have been asking for more. They aren't interested. Just like people have been asking for more Resistance or even a remaster collection, but insomniac isn't revisiting that either. Likely never getting a new sequel since they're a Marvel studio now.

LucasRuinedChildhood61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

No. Infamous was successful. But after a few entries (which are taking longer to make these days) a lot of Sony studios move on to new IPs. That's not a bad thing at all. They don't need to make inFamous games forever, just like we didn't need new Sly Cooper games forever.

But people would like to be able to easily play them on current hardware which is reasonable. Same for Killzone, Resistance, MGS4, etc. Good games shouldn't be trapped on old hardware. It's good that Bluepoint ported Uncharted 1-3.

kpgs61d ago

I'm not saying it wasn't successful. I enjoyed playing all 3 entries and DLC. But like you said, people move on, studios move on. But I don't think I've heard people asking for more Infamous in a long time.

Profchaos61d ago

The franchise was popular we got quite a few games but Suchet punch wanted to beach out I think that's why we got ghost of Tsushima over infamous 4

Tbh ghost is a fantastic game I'm not complaining about that but I'd love to see infamous handled by another team