For this week’s WeView, we will be shedding some light on the inFamous Second Son spin off, First Light. In First Light you play as Fetch, with her colourful neon powers taking centre stage, as you delve a little deeper into her troubled back story.
I’m yet to play First Light but I have had a great experience with Second Son. Whilst the neon powers weren’t my favourite to play around with, Fetch, as a character seemed the most mysterious, and I was always intrigued to find out a little more about her. With the game coming to PlayStation Plus in the coming months, I highly doubt I’ll pick it up before then.
Blair reviewed First Light for TSA scoring it 8/10. He admitted that Fetch “isn’t quite as exciting a protagonist as Delsin Rowe, however her rich backstory brings new opportunities for storytelling”. He added “Fetch does a better job here than as she did as part of the supporting cast of Delsin’s story, but doesn’t quite have the humour or charm of Troy Baker’s character”.
For those playing inFamous for the first time, “this is a package brimming with content which serves as a superb introduction to one of Sony’s best franchises right now”, but for players already familiar with the series they will find “that there will be some unnecessary missions which feel a bit too similar to their Second Son counterparts”.
Blair did say, however, “there’s still plenty fresh here for those who have played the main game, and there are even improvements to be found for those who didn’t get along with the title” – so you shouldn’t let that deter you.
Visually, First Light “remains very similar to Second Son and there’s no downgrade despite it being a separate release”. The neon powers really did stand out from the rest during Second Son and “Fetch brings her own flair to them with light trails being more permanent and the colours taking on more shades of pink”.
Whether you’re new to inFamous or not, First Light is definitely worth looking into. The only reason you won’t enjoy this is if you didn’t get on with Second Son at all, and although there are some improvements, there’s not enough difference here to convince those who dislike inFamous. The plot may fall flat at points and there might be a sense of repetition, but a return trip to Seattle isn’t something you should turn down. And if you have never visited before, then what are you waiting for?
Now it’s over to you. Let us know what you thought of First Light in the comments below. Be sure to give the game either a Buy It, Plus It, Sale It or Avoid It rating, though I have a feeling that PS+ is going to skew the results here. Get you comments in by Sunday evening in time for Monday’s verdict article.