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inFamous 2 Must Compete With Uncharted 2

Another studio calls out Naughty Dog's classic as the benchmark to beat. And this time, that's the idea.

Yesterday we reported about Ninja Theory’s wariness of having their new title, Enslaved, compared to Uncharted 2. Today we have Sucker Punch also name dropping Naughty Dog’s seminal classic, but this time as the one to beat. Commenting on the competitive third-person genre that also sports big hitters God of War and Assassin’s Creed, Sucker Punch have told GameInformer that their upcoming inFamous 2 not only needs to be on par with such mega-titles, but they’re now much better placed to achieve this level of quality. Director Chris Zimmerman said:

“The space we’re playing in – the third-person action genre – is the Game of the Year space. You look around and it’s Uncharted 2, it’s Assassin’s Creed, it’s God of War. It’s all these great games, and you have to be able to compete on all axes with them. On the axes of character and story and stuff, we’re much better set up this time so we can take a big, hard swing at it.”

It’s not the first time Uncharted 2 and inFamous 2 have appeared in the same story, with Sucker Punch having previously admitted that they’ve been influenced by Naughty Dog’s renowned award-winning title. Whether or not Cole’s second adventure is of the same calibre of Drake’s remains to be seen.

In other Infamous 2 news, check out the following behind the scenes footage of the game’s appearance at this year’s Comic-con. Not only will you see some awesome new footage, you’ll witness the game’s creators talk about Cole’s progression and why working on a new IP in the superhero world was always more attractive to them than tackling a known, established hero.

Source: GameInformer via CVG, Comic-con video via Official US PlayStation Blog

    Since: Jan 2010

    inFamous was excellent, imagine what Sucker Punch can do now that they have a lot more experience on the PS3. I cant wait.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 21:04.
    • Foxhound_Solid
      Is a smart cookie.
      Since: Dec 2009

      inFamous is one of the boomers of this Gen.

      Right game….

      Comment posted on 22/07/2010 at 14:06.
  2. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    While I suppose they’re both third-person action games, I can’t say I’ve ever thought about them as being in the same genre as each other which leads me to believe that inFamous 2 might be going in an ever so slightly more linear story driven direction as opposed to its predecessor.
    Unless I’m reading too much into it (highly likely) and he’s just trying to draw attention to his game (also highly likely).

    Although having said all that, I was a big fan of the original and liked it a lot, but from what i’ve so far seen of the sequel, if I’m honest, It’s really not doing it for me so far. I hope it doesn’t do an Uncharted on me, loved the original, heavily disliked the sequel … and I’m still not sure why.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 21:09.
  3. 3shirts
    Since: Aug 2008

    Good to set the bar high for yourself, and there are few higher than Uncharted 2!

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 21:11.
    • gurglesletch
      Since: Jul 2009

      It means that the game will look good at least since Uncharted 2 had very good visuals.

      Comment posted on 22/07/2010 at 00:59.
  4. david
    Since: Apr 2010

    INfamous was stunning…cant wait for this one except I hope it isnt a direct Uncharted rip off look!

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 21:40.
  5. SeLwOoD-X
    Since: Dec 2009

    inFamous is a superb game, i just dont like what they have done to main character in the 2nd one, why change his appearance, makes no sense…

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 22:13.
    • badgersnapper68
      Since: Jan 2009

      Agree – still playing it. Hope, story-wise, they cover the change of appearance – if only for continuity’s sake.

      Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 22:35.
      • david
        Since: Apr 2010

        One trophy away from the plat [ play on hard ]…you will be mine!!!!

        Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 23:08.
      • bunimomike
        Since: Jul 2009

        Any problem, give us a shout in the forums. It’s the only game I’ve platinumededed and I feel all helpful and stuff. :-)

        Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 23:18.
    • Danza Di Fuoco
      Since: Aug 2009

      People have a choice to change hairstyles or er… voice

      Comment posted on 22/07/2010 at 01:33.
  6. Rob92
    Since: Dec 2008

    I really dont mind the new look – but comparisons with Uncharted worry me a little. I dont want a joking, sarcastic Cole ala Nathan Drake.

    If they change the looks thats fine, perhaps make him a bit more animated in emotions but NOT a Drake rip off.

    That’ll suck. Cant actually wait for this game though.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 22:44.
  7. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    I simply cannot believe how dumb a couple of the guys sound. Overuse of the words “awesome”, “cool” and “totally” really isn’t conducive to someone treating you with respect. Thankfully, they moved to informed and intelligent guys soon enough.

    Sorry… rant over. Like, totally!

    The video itself was great (if you’re a fan of the franchise). Interesting to see how little they wanted to show of the new Cole.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 22:52.
  8. benny boy
    Since: Forever

    I like the fact that they are so passionate about making a game that is memorable and something that’s a bit different. The fact that they are actually trying to get into the world of comics and aspiring to have a character that is remembered along the same lines as superman/batman (whether it’s achievable or not) makes me think that this game could be so much better than the original.

    I also like the fact that they don’t seem to be making as gritty and brown as the original game. The city needs a bit more life and colour and that was one of my main complaints about the first game.

    I really do hope that Sucker Punch make this new direction work and create an amazing game.

    Comment posted on 21/07/2010 at 23:23.
  9. Elliot
    Since: Sep 2009

    Sucker Punch are a very capable developer, and inFamous was a superb title that I played a LOT. I’m going to own and go through inFamous 2, probably, but now I think I understand their revamp of the character. Basically, in a board room, “Make it more Drake-ish.”

    Comment posted on 22/07/2010 at 19:03.

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