inFAMOUS: Second Son - PS4

Also known as: inFAMOUS: Second Son: Special Edition

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Free Roaming
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Sucker Punch Soft. Co.: Sucker Punch
Publishers: SCEI (GB)
Released: 18 Jul 2018 (GB)
21 Mar 2014 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Features: PlayStation 4 Pro Enhanced


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inFamous and it's (somewhat predictably-named) successor inFamous 2 were highlights of the PS3. They blended acrobatic parkour with an open world and elemental super-heroic fun. Depending on how you feel about the Batman games they were also, arguably, the best superhero games of the generation, without an established property or a costume in sight. We're in the age of the PlayStation 4 now, however, and with new hardware comes something of a new direction, as well as a brand new protagonist in Delsin Rowe.

Voiced by Troy Baker, Delsin is a conduit. If it's been a while since you've spent time in the world of inFamous, that's a metahuman. Unfortunately for him, the world's had enough of superhumans and the government's cracking down on them. Delsin's a younger protagonist that Cole McGrath was, though his youth comes with a dash of arrogance to offset it. Delsin takes on the abilities of other Conduits as he defeats them. You start off with smoke-based powers, but quickly pick up new abilities such as flame-based abilities and strange neon powers.

The venue's changed, too - this time we're in Seattle. That's right in developer Sucker Punch's back yard, so expect lots of knowing detail. The city's countercultural heritage is a perfect setting for playing an outsider hero at odds with authority, and it's mix of buildings provides ample opportunity for the free-running the series is known for.

The morality system is back, and how brutal or squeaky clean you opt to play will affect the course of your game.


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