|a game by||Sucker Punch Productions LLC|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.2/10 - 17 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, inFamous Series, Games Like Divinity Original Sin 2, Games Like Prototype|
The inFamous series is one of the better PlayStation exclusive series that started out on the PlayStation 3. Today I am going back to where it all started with the first game that was released over a decade ago as I write this! Since then we have had two sequels and a side game so it has become quite the little franchise for Sony and Sucker Punch.
I Was Just Trying To Do My Job
At its heart, inFamous is a superhero origin story and as it is not tied to a Marvel or DC property. The people at Sucker Punch were able to really cut loose and come up with their own take on the superhero genre. inFamous stars a man called Cole who is a bike messenger. One day in Empire City, Cole is transporting something that explodes, causes massive damage to the city, and leaves him in a coma.
When he wakes up the city is in ruins with three gangs fighting for control and people who are stuck in a quarantine zone due to the explosion…. Oh, Cole has now also developed superpowers as he can use lightning! The story is great and told with these really well-done comic book style scenes. It is so good that I am surprised Hollywood has not come knocking to turn this into a movie yet!
Be The Hero You Want To Be
At its core, I would say that inFamous is an open-world superhero game. Playing as Cole you get to do a ton of story missions, but there is also a lot of side missions and random stuff that you can do as well. The game has a morality system in place where you can make Cole be the kind of hero you want him to be. You have a meter that will either be blue for a hero or red for evil.
The meter will change depending on how you play the game. For example, if you execute a bad guy instead of just restraining him that is bad. If you murder a bunch of people so those that you love can get all the food, that is bad! The main story also has some tough choices for you to make as well. I really enjoyed this aspect of the game and I have played through as a hero and as a bad dude!
Who Needs The Avengers?
Playing as Cole in inFamous is a great deal of fun. He moves around at a quick pace and he can even use his powers to fly and grind on tracks. He can climb, wall run, and get around the city in many cool ways. This makes exploration even more fun than it usually is in a game like this. As you progress you will learn new ways to use your electricity powers such as shooting electricity grenades or calling down lightning. Your abilities can be upgraded as you play so there is a fantastic sense of progression all the way until the end of the game.
PlayStations Finest, PS3 That is
At the time of release, this was one of the best looking games on the system and I do feel that it holds up fairly well to this day. You do have to take into account that this game is over a decade old at this point so it does show its age in a few places.
The game has no load times, but when you are moving from one part of the city to another really quickly, it can have a bit of pop in or frame rate stutters. Still, this is one fine looking PlayStation 3 game.
I have enjoyed my time with the entire inFamous series and I think that Sucker Punch really nailed it with this first game. Cole is a great character and as someone who loves comic books and superhero movies, I found the story they told to be engaging, thought-provoking, and just a whole lot of fun. This is one of the better PlayStation exclusives to be created over the last generation or two and I highly recommend you check this out.
- Cole is a very cool character
- I liked the comic book style cut scenes
- The story is well written and keeps you interested all through it
- Using his superhero powers is a great deal of fun
- I liked the morality system that the game has
- It does show its age in the graphics department
- Sometimes it can be really hard to do one of the evil choices!
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP