Article written by Kris Lipscombe.
Published on 07/06/2011 at 12:15 PM.
Look, I know you’re all excited about E3. I’m pretty excited myself, and still trying to catch up on what happened overnight at Sony’s conference. However, let’s not forget that there’s still new releases this week, including Sony’s super-powered exclusive – inFamous 2. In honour of its release it seems only fair to take a look back at the original title from back in 2009.
As per usual lets take a look back at what we though of the game when we reviewed it way back when (it seems impossible, but it was before I was even writing for TSA). Our score of 7 caused quite a stir at the time in the comments, but that’s not going to stop me from throwing it to you guys to give your own opinions on. Talking of our opinion, here’s ours.
Recall your fondest sandbox memories: discovering The Truth, learning to fly, or climbing the central tower in Crackdown. There’s nothing like this in inFamous. Sure, there’s some nice boss battles, some great shoot-outs and, when it’s all said and done, a decent overarching story, but the moments, the single sections that must piece together to form a whole, are rarely that enjoyable and you certainly won’t be discussing most of them with friends around the watercooler. What you will do is play it through twice, once being good and just, and the second (as I am doing now) being a complete bastard. After that? Probably not.
As always, it’s time to ask if you agree with our thoughts on Cole’s super-powered adventure. Do you love blasting bad guys with lightning, or do you wish that Cole had died in the blast instead of gaining his powers? Head over to the forums and let us know what you think. After you’ve got your opinion down, make sure you rate it on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale. Finally, if you want it included in the verdict post on Monday you need to get all of that done by Sunday afternoon, otherwise I’ll have already written the article.