I played this game immediately after playing the first inFAMOUS because I basically didn’t want to forget what the main story was about. When you play a lot of games, you kind of have a habit of doing that especially if the game itself really isn’t that memorable. Anyway, I didn’t have to buy this game because I had downloaded it when it was free thanks to PS+. Unfortunately, I never finished this game either so keep reading to find out why.
inFAMOUS 2 takes place basically right after the first game and you resume the role of Cole. This time around though, Cole isn’t the only one with electrical based powers. There are a lot of them now and they’re called Conduits. The most powerful Conduit, called the Beast, is threating the city of New Marais and the whole world itself as he seeks world domination. It’s up to Cole, who can either be a good guy or a bad guy to stop him. Throughout the game you’ll have to make moral choices like in the first game that will affect your karma standing and how the normal citizens of New Marais see you. Will Cole be able to defeat the Beast and put an end to all of this? You’ll have to play to find out.
Like the first game, I did enjoy this game and enjoyed to continue to play as Cole. He’s a pretty cool character and while the story this time around was basically the same, it had different elements to it and improved. Most sequels are better than the first game in my opinion. There are so many sequels that just outrank the first game it’s unbelievable. Anyway, I’m not here to talk about that, I’m here to talk about inFAMOUS 2 and why I never finished it. This game not only had a better story and went deeper into the whole, Cole isn’t the only one like this story, it also tacked on some user created maps where you would have to do something in that a user created usually in a specific amount of time. This kind of ruined the experience and even though I played the game throughout the end and enjoyed it, this part kind of ruined it for me and just like the first game I never went back to play as evil cole.
For my first and only playthrough of this game, I was able to get a total of 38 out of the 52 trophies, which really isn’t all that bad. It’s actually pretty good. Anyway, I’m missing the trophies for playing evil Cole and playing on hard. I’m also missing the trophy for playing 25 user created missions because they usually suck and I hate sitting there and playing them. I really hate these games that have user created content because maybe 1 in a million are actually good, the rest are just absolute crap. Anyway, I’m not really missing a lot of trophies for this game and could easily go back to get the platinum.
Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.
So I gave this a 3out of 5 like the first game because if I go back and play the first game and get the platinum, I might as well go back and get the platinum for this game and basically complete my collection of inFAMOUS platinum trophies. I have the platinum trophies for inFAMOUS: Second Son and inFAMOUS: First Light. It only make sense that I have the platinum for these two games as well. Anyway, I don’t see that happening any time soon, but it could.
Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the second installment of inFAMOUS? Did you love it? Hate it? Think it was better or worse than the original? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now for next week, another free PS+ game that looked cool, but ended up getting me a big fat 0 in the trophy department and basically giving up. So next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Knytt Underground.