Editor's Choice - inFAMOUS: Second Son

Editor's Choice

inFAMOUS Second Son for PlayStation 4 at GAME

It's the one of the first proper exclusive games for the PlayStation 4 and, like its illustrious forefathers, inFAMOUS: Second Son is hellbent on delivering a supercharged experience, but now fighting fit for the next gen.

Sucker Punch's inFAMOUS series has always packed a mighty, electricity-charged, well, punch; strong enough to send enemies and cars several feet into the air as you traverse a third-person open world, wreaking havoc in the name of good (or evil). A world where Conduits (folk blessed with superpowers, i.e. you) are hunted down by big government and nefarious organisations.

Second Son sees grumpy, angst-ridden Cole MacGarth from the previous games gone (DLC on the Special Edition and Collector's Edition will tell us where), replaced by gobby young buck Deslin Rowe who discovers his superpowers while saving Seattle citizens from a bus accident. Alas, instead of being given a ticker-tape parade for his bravery, Deslin becomes the target of Department of Unified Protection who want him turned into dog food.

What this all boils down to for the player is very simple - serious fun. What made the first two games so appealing was how you traversed the game world, able to bound up buildings and soar through the skies before slam dunking enemies on the ground. And on this front, inFAMOUS: Second Son cranks up that empowering ability to the max.

inFAMOUS Second Son for PlayStation 4 at GAME

Utilising a host of new powers that are unlocked throughout the game, expect to race along the ground on a wave of neon then shoot into a building's venting system as puff of fiery smoke before being spat out at the top of said building a split second later. And then launching yourself onto a squad of heavies dozens of feet below you. As we already said then - serious fun.

Now, couple this intoxicating action to a fresh story and a morality system that sees you having to make tough choices, while all wrapped in true next gen visuals, and you have a title that shows what a powerhouse the PS4 is. If this is a sign of things to come, then the next gen's future is looking bright - neon-bright in fact. Go buy.

Published: 20/03/2014

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