Infamous is a 2009 sandbox style game. The game was made by Suckerpunch and published by Sony. Released in May/June 2009 Infamous centers around a courier named Cole MacGrath. Cole lives in a fictional city by the name of Empire City. Early in the game Cole is supposed to be delivering a package for an unnamed client when the package explodes killing hundreds of people. Rather than kill Cole however, the explosion gives him super powers.
The concept of the game is pretty nice. Personally I loved it. The story isn’t forgettable and the ending is a good one. However, if you like to get trophies, this game can be evil. One thing a lot of games seem to have in common lately is that they constantly have two to four trophies for finding 100+ items that are well hidden throughout the entire game. In most cases, like Assassin’s Creed 2, this isn’t too hard, but good luck finding all 350 Blast Shard in Infamous.
The main premise of the game is to make good or evil choices, zap power back into different parts of Empire City, kill the bad guys and complete a number of side quests so that you can free up the entire city. It’s not really that hard, its just rather tedious.
Breakdown of Opinions:
Controls: The controls of the game are simple. They seem to flow smoothly and nothing seems awkward in the least, unless you happen to be bad with the Sixaxis, then the Arc Lightning power might not be your calling.
Characters: Most of the characters in Infamous are rather enjoyable. If you’re anything like me though, about half way through the game you’ll want to kill either Zeke or Trish. Oh, and trust me, when you hear the Voice of Survival guy; just run away. The blast shards and quests will go nowhere, and you won’t have to deal with his god awful voice.
Story: The story is a good one. It takes the classic comic book hero and puts you in his shoes allowing you to decide if he turns into the good guy or the super villain. The only thing that is a disappointment really is that once you get to a certain point, you can’t make good decisions anymore if you’ve been a big baddie, and as always, the story line is pretty much the same no matter what decisions you make.
Score: 9/10 Infamous is a great game, but its not the greatest. It has its flaws, but putting them aside I see no reason why the game shouldn’t be enjoyed.