I Never Finished…inFAMOUS…Because


I decided to pick this game up because my “friend” had recommended it so I kind of knew she would leave me the hell alone if I was playing it. As I said last time we were kind of at that blowing up stage where our friendship, if you want to call it that, would eventually end. This was one of those tipping points for a lot of reasons, but that’s not why I never finished this game, so keep reading to find out why.

In inFAMOUS, you play as Cole. Cole is a bicycle messenger who gets caught in an explosion in the fictional town of Empire City. Surviving the explosion, Cole now finds out that he has electrical based powers. Now it’s up to Cole to return some normalcy to Empire City by using his new powers for good or Cole can be a total douche-bag and continue to destroy Empire City which is where Karma comes in. Will you play as a good Cole or a bad Cole? Depending on how you play is how the rest of the city will react to you.

I really enjoyed this game and enjoyed my time playing it. It was different from other games that I was playing, but it was kind of the same with the karma system. The karma system made me think of Mass Effect in a way where if you played as a paragon people reacted differently to you than if you played as a renegade. I even thought this game held up because it came out in 2009 and I played it 2013. That being said, I did play the game until the end of the story, which I thought was pretty great but don’t want to spoil anything here. I will say that I played as the good guy expect for those accidental parts where I might have shocked a regular person on the street and apparently one last choice where I saved his girlfriend instead of saving other people. I wouldn’t really call that an evil choice, but the game thought so. Anyway…the reason why I didn’t finish this game was because of those damn challenges and the shards. There was no way to detect the shards except manually scanning each and every part of the city which became tiresome so I quit. I could have went back and played evil Cole, which was the plan, but I didn’t.

For my first and only playthrough of this game I was able to get a total of 31 out of the 50 trophies available for this game. Not bad for my first go around. I am missing a bunch of trophies though and they’re for doing random things like collecting the shards, completing challenges, and playing as evil Cole. I think if I were to play this game just one more time than I would be able to get all of these trophies and get the platinum.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.


I would really like to play this game again and have looked at it while I’ve browsed through my game collection but I just never had the push to put the game into my PS3 and start playing again. I’m not really sure why, but I would eventually like to get the platinum trophy for this game. When that’s going to happen I have no idea, but it’s kind of one of those games that I want to finish.

Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? Get all the shards, by yourself? Let me know down in the comments section below and for next week since I had already played inFAMOUS and had inFAMOUS 2 thanks to PS+, I figured I might as well play it before I forgot what the first inFAMOUS was about. Anyway, that game also went unfinished and I’ll let you know why next week.



  1. I personally liked the game, but rather pathetically I only got 18 of the trophies. I also never really got the motivation to look for all those shards, or to go back and play the game more in general. I’d definitely prefer to play the other games in the series. Maybe I’ll go back to the first one one day, but it does seem a bit too tedious for my liking, unfortunately.
    Great post though! I enjoyed reading 🙂

    • Thanks for reading! It’s hard to be motivated to go back and get all of those shards. It’s kind of like going back to get the feathers in Assassin’s Creed 2. I really had to motivate myself for that one, probably because it was the last trophy I needed for the platinum. I agree that as the game’s franchise went on that each game did improve and is better than the first one.

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