Second Son is a departure in tone for the Infamous series, but its superpowered action lives up to expectations.
The graphics are a great advert for the power of the PlayStation 4, but in terms of gameplay and story this hasn't moved on at all from the previous generation.
A beautiful game with a handful of interesting ideas that simply doesn't give you enough to do with its tools. Second Son is a great example of the PS4's power, and works as a decent stop-gap until bigger and better exclusives appear.
For the third time, Sucker Punch has crafted a game that is worth playing through twice
The gorgeous world of Infamous: Second Son is brimming with delights, setting you loose in Seattle to partake in fast-paced, inventive combat that's an absolute blast.
Second Son is more of the Infamous you already know
Second Son provides a great example of how to transition a sereies to a new generation of dedicated hardware with a tangible sense of evolution in almost every aspect.
Second Son is a focused open-world game that offers terrific graphics and enjoyable abilities, but it would definitely benefit from a little more variety.
Infamous: Second Son is the first real reason to jump completely into the next-generation of consoles. If you wanted to show someone what next-gen can do, this is the game to show them, with great image quality and amazing lighting/particle effects on display. A magnificently-realized Seattle is your playground and players have a host of abilities to run, fly, and fight across it. Delsin Rowe is a charismatic protagonist and the Sucker Punch has pulled out all the stops on PlayStation 4 to make his first adventure a fun one. It's not perfect, but hopefully we see him again.
I didn't want inFamous: Second Son to end by the time the credits rolled, but at the same time I wanted it to take more risks.
Second Son is by far the best inFamous yet. If you're a fan of the series, then checking this one out is a no-brainer, and if you're not, consider jumping in with Delsin. You don't need any prior knowledge of the franchise to do so, and if you have any appreciation of open-world superhero games, you'll enjoy it.
InFamous: Second Son is visually stunning with rocking dynamic music to boot, but with its repetitive side-tasks, the finely crafted Seattle streets feel a bit lacking in things to do. Nevertheless, the game's characters and core story arc holds strong. The varied and eccentric powers give you a lot to experiment with, and you truly feel like a super-hero with the city at your fingertips.
While the narrative might not have the same impact as previous games, it's somewhat more of a down-to-earth tale of an ordinary man with extraordinary powers, and that's an exciting new direction for the series to take.
Infamous is a good game. I don't know about great, but "good" is enough to be the best in the series, and the best exclusive PS4 has to offer right now. With 100% completion and new missions to come there are plenty of worthwhile hours to be spent with the game, and it's definitely worth picking up if you're a fan of the series or the genre. The powers are innovative and a lot of fun, I just wish there was a bit more to do with them, and a more compelling story that perhaps took itself just a little more seriously.
Infamous: Second Son takes the series to the new console generation, but the ambitious power-stealing concept hews too close to previous games.
Buy it if you have a PlayStation 4. If you don't, maybe it's time to consider getting one.
Infamous proves that if you look good, sometimes you can get away with things other's cannot. It's not the best game in the world, and it'll frustrate you at times, but the visual splendour is such that you need to see it for yourself to believe it.
Second Son rations the good stuff, giving too little too late.
Infamous: Second Son is a phenomenal game, and a must-play for any PlayStation 4 owner. If you don't own a PS4, it's worth buying one just to play Second Son — that's how good it is. If you're looking for an open-world game with lots of side quests, a satisfying story told through groundbreaking animation, and an arsenal of one-of-a-kind superpowers, Infamous: Second Son has it all.
Infamous: Second Son isn't going to revolutionize how you play open world games, but just because it doesn't bring many new ideas to the table doesn't mean that it isn't a blast to play