Playstation 4’s New Infamous Sequel is a Looker
Let’s be fair, here: Infamous has always been among the best looking games on the Playstation 3. The first two games, featuring series protagonist (who appears to be strangely absent from this new game) Cole McGrath, were not only gorgeous, but featured huge, sprawling, open worlds that just went on for freaking miles and miles. Having enjoyed both previous games in the series, it was a forgone conclusion that I would like Infamous: Second Son, but wow–I wasn’t at all prepared for just how pretty and buttery smooth it is. Check out the trailer for yourself, then read on for more details!
Second Son takes place seven years after the conclusion of Infamous 2. In the aftermath of that game’s events (don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything), individuals with superpowers are now labeled “Bio terrorists”, and are hunted down by a government agency called the Department of Unified Protection. Sounds ominous, and probably not too far away from reality, sadly. The game follows new series protagonist Delsin Rowe as he finds himself on the run, trying to find other “supers” who can…I dunno, help him kick additional ass or something. Plot details I don’t have, so you’ll just have to wait for the game to eventually launch.
Seattle, Washington plays host to the protagonist and world of Second Son, and you’ll find most of the familiar landmarks you’d expect (complete with a Space Needle that’s not actually as tall or dominant as most photographs make it out to be). This time, however, the hero/villain’s powers are based on smoke and fire rather than electricity, which should make a big difference to how the character smells, at least. More barbecue pit than hobo, I’d guess. In any case, the whole game looks to scream along at a blistering 60 FPS as Delsin blasts his way through the environment, taking out enemies in as many cool looking ways as possible. Everything appears to be pretty darn destructible, but honestly the best part is that you can travel via pipes a la Super Mario. I mean really, that’s all the world is missing: Super Mario with superpowers so he can blast the living shit out of government agents. Am I right or what?