I know it doesn't come out until June 7 but it almost seems as if there isn't quite enough hype surrounding this sequel, which is almost guaranteed to be bad-ass from front to back.

The original inFamous remains one of my favorite games of the generation, and based on everything we've seen from Sucker Punch thus far, they're gonna blow us away. I mean, I don't care so much about that create-a-mission feature, but it's definitely a worthwhile addition, especially for those who love the likes of LittleBigPlanet and ModNation Racers . Provided the rest of the gameplay remains the same – but with the addition of all-new ice powers – and the developer simply enhances everything that was so addictive about the first game, we'll be set. In fact, if all goes well, does anyone doubt that inFamous 2 might be a legitimate contender for Game of the Year?

Perhaps it's the combination of a fast-paced superhero style and the open-ended GTA-like atmosphere, or maybe it's just because the pacing was just about right. Or maybe it was due to the variety of the missions and the great control that never seem to let us down. I'm sure it was a combination of factors and given the critical reception and loyal fans, one would think the hype level for the sequel would be a good deal higher. Sure, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is on everyone's lips (and rightfully so) but there's another PlayStation 3 exclusive that is bound to deliver on all fronts. Just don't make me sound silly, Sucker Punch.

You won't, of course…

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jlch777
jlch777
9 years ago

Waiting for it…

Mog
Mog
9 years ago

Create and share missions…hmmm.
Hopefully its flexible and not limited.
If it is as flexible as littlebigplanet, then I will most likely get it.
Despite the sudden change in character, it sounds better and better at a rate of 3awesomenesses/sec.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

One of this year's most anticipated games for me. I have no doubt about it's capacity to be a strong contender for goty. I'd pay full price if I could somehow scrape together the cash.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

I'd always help a ninja out.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm payin full price and then some for that hero edition. Gonna totally be worth it too.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

thanks for the gesture, master shams. but anything you're willing to help me out with, go ahead and direct that to help out our ninja friends in Japan who need it more than I need games.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

For sure, Sensei Temjin.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Get hyped!

Seriously everyone go out and buy this game.

LowKey
LowKey
9 years ago

Who's underestimating infamous 2? Me? Dun think so…..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

360 owners.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm not just being a dork, the first comment I got on my Infamous 2 preview was "Prototype 2 looks better"

ummm, yeah, there's no gameplay footage of Prototype 2 yet.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/18/2011 10:45:55 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Where is this preview you speak of? I can't find it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

http://www.titanreviews.com/#/infamous-2-preview/4549120240

But the comment I speak of comes from the N4G listing, so ya know… 🙂


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/18/2011 11:43:43 PM

LowKey
LowKey
9 years ago

He saw a preview for P2 in his miiiind.

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

I honestly don't know what excites me more about June 7th: inFamous 2 or Summer weather. Who am I kidding, of course I do.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

i2 is gonna be my game of the year, I can feel it. I'm all about Uncharted 3, and it will probably be the bigger accomplishment in game development this year but something about i2 is just drawing my attention more. Both worthy of day 1 purchases though. Nathan Drake is the ultimate adventurer/comedian and Cole McGrath is the ultimate badass with powers.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

I'm just worried that a AAA quality title like this will be overlooked or snubbed by many gamers out there. To me, the original Infamous was a huge hit with PS3 loyalists and Action/Adventure gamers alike.

This is really shaping up to be one helluva sequel. I just hope more than those PS3 and Action game fans pick it up. Friends with 360's are still hooked on CoD or Halo and completely overlook brilliant games like these.

I'm not sure, but I think a Dead Island / Gears of War / Killzone 2 epicly artisitic trailer might be a good step to get the attention they need. They got the quality game, now they just need the hook for those not yet sold on it.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

And just to add, I got the Special Edition of i2 preordered and cannot wait for its release. This next to LA Noire, Mass Effect 3 and Uncharted 3 are my top 4 games of 2011.

Such a wonderful year to be a gamer. Feeling like a kid in a candy store. (A very expensive candy store at that!)

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I forgot about ME3, Fffffff…..Im broke.

LightShow
LightShow
9 years ago

day one buy. im still enjoying the first one.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

It would surprise me to no end if my goty 2011 will be anything other than Mass Effect 3.

However chances are good that inFamous will be my "platform limited goty" for this year. That counts as something too, right? 🙂
After all, the first inFamous is quite possibly the best ps3-exclusive title I've played so far (actually I was not aware that it only were released on the ps3 until very recently).


Last edited by Beamboom on 3/18/2011 10:39:39 PM

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

My favorite PS3 exclusive is UC2!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Uhh Ben, your inFamous 2 pic with Nathan Drake in it is extremely outdated.

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Dude, who cares? Its an awesome picture regardless.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I do, we all raged to get rid of that version of Cole and now he's gone. It's time to forget that debacle altogether.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Getting it on day one
First one was amazing
I love my ps3 even my dead 60 gig,i think i might put it in a glass case & pass it down to my aprentice!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Will you marry your PS3 and have little NGPs?

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

No but i will play the sh!t out of it

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

@Ben, don't forget about the new fire powers, too!!

REALLY stoked for this game. Like you, inFamous was one of my favorite games, and one of the few I took the time to plat. I'm sure the follow up will be just as awesome!!

Of course, Sucker Punch doesn't make bad games often. The Sly Collection is pure awesome, too!


Last edited by TheAgingHipster on 3/18/2011 11:03:30 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

This is my most anticipated game of the year. Uncharted 3 right behind this.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

agreed

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I agree, but mine is also kind of a tie.

Infamous 2 and White Knight 2, can't choose between them.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

WKC2 is a lock for me, but I'm in the position this gen of loving my JRPGs but no longer being able to say they are better than anything else out there.

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's going to be fun to play just like the first, but Infamous 1's story didn't win me over and for some reason, games with great stories or storytelling seem to always have a special place in my heart. That's why MGS4 and ME2 are so great to me. Infamous 2 will most likely possess a creative and interesting story based on the material they have to work with, but I hope it doesn't disappoint like KZ3's story.


Last edited by FM23 on 3/19/2011 12:21:52 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

That I agree with. A good story – and well told – is forever placed in memory. I rate story over graphics anyday. I believe that is the reason why why I don't agree with the "multiplats are always inferior"-attitude that seems to be so popular amongst ps3-owners.

The inFamous story was never it's selling point. Quite frankly I've forgotten most of it, all I remember was one annoying brother that was just like the brother in GTAIV: Overweight, dumb and unable to take care of himself. Omg what a cliché. Way too many games have those kind of characters. Like a movie from the 60s.

But inFamous is all about easy, fun action. As long as I can grind along the train tracks and throw an endless stream of thunderbolts I shall not ask for more. 🙂


Last edited by Beamboom on 3/19/2011 1:24:47 AM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

next to red dead redemption, Infamous in my opinion had one of the better stories for an open world game, especially its ending


Last edited by aaronisbla on 3/19/2011 3:54:33 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Red Dead has a solid story, that I agree with. And to be honest, I can't say I really remember the story in inFamous – there was something about an ex-wife or something wasn't it? I just have this mental image of the story being a very typical "game story", meaning no depth, stereotypical characters and bottom line being just an excuse to let the action begin.
Too bad really, cause a good story do add a lot to a game. Bioshock is a good example of that. It was the story who made that game… An amazing experience!

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

@Beanboom:

It was actually one of the most emotional stories I've played in a game recently, with characters that were not cliche as far as I'm concerned. Seriously, you need to pay more attention if you think the story was only there to let the action take place. It was excellent in its own right.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Then it was a good story for you Lairfan, and my opinions do of course not in any way change that. I am in no position to argue against, nor do I want to appear disrespectful towards your preferences.

One thing we do agree on is that it was a good game, and we look forward to the sequel. 🙂

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

Has anyone seen this stupid-ass with these dummies trying to discredit Sony by clowning they're new IP's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jprF1EOdRVc

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

They only play wii. They have nothing else to do.

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

They made this video in response to PS3 fanboys who always talk trash about the wii. Ok now I can understand them not liking fanboys, I personally can't stand fanboys myself, all console bashing is pointless each console is great in it's own way none is perfect in my opinion. What I can't understand is why the hell would they make an argument trying to discredit Sony by saying stuff like "PS3 exclusives are a joke". I mean it's just the dumbest vid I've this year.

You don't respond to fanboyism with fanboyism it's…just…wrong. You're suppose to ignore them.


Last edited by GuyverLT on 3/19/2011 3:15:45 PM

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Yeah I really wish you hadn't posted that link. Cause now I'm just pissed off. It's not that I'm a fanboy, it's just I can't stand people who say that they hate fanboys, yet they are fanboys themselves…..

evilmunkie
evilmunkie
9 years ago

Where is the hype indeed. I'm not one to interpret hype as quality, far from it, when it come to people I enjoy letting them mouth off to see how long they talk BS about nothing they know about. Product-wise I like hearing sales pitches that I know wont be followed through *AHEM* crysis 2. I wish publishers would let the games do the talking and not bombard customers with a little eye candy as afew phrases. That would be a stockholder's nightmare though. This game to me looks like it took more steps in the right direction, one that you would hope to see in any continuation of a series (not saying the 1st wasn't great, just that 2 looks better). I actually like the 'humble-ness' of it all, everything we have seen has surely left a smile on the faces of everyone thats played the first game, and maybe thats all we need for now. Too much hype can lead to expecting too much……. that and afew 360 guys talking trash (which I guess is inevitable but hype sure works them up more). When it gets closer to release I am sure it will be a different story to get the attention of anyone that over looked this title the 1st time around, people like myself (I purchased it from a crackhead i bumped into for ridiculously cheap, true story, if only they got ahold of all the games I want to buy this year XD).

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

Agree on all fronts. Infamous is my second favorite exclusive and from what I have seen from the second one surpasses it in everyway. I remember the first video for infamous 2, my mouth was open the whole time:)


Last edited by SayWord on 3/19/2011 12:45:52 AM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

inFamous was, I'm pretty damn sure, the most fun that I've yet had with any game. And Sucker Punch getting a better handle on the PS3, as well as help from ND only means that this should be better in every OTHER facet except the gameplay. Thing is though, from what I've seen, SP have taken no wrong steps. They've amped up everything and hopefully made it better. If anything, I'm at risk of overestimating it. And as good as I'm sure UC3 will undoubtedly be, right now it's sitting in second place.
Peace.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

You just know they're going to stick a trophy in there for that nutty "create-a-mission feature" you speak of. Hopefully it won't be some stupid "Get your mission hearted 50 times" nonsense and more along the lines of "Thanks for looking at the editor."

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

Good point! I want matching inFamous Plats, without having to create 49 extra accounts.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

2 of my greatest loves in life are super heroes and rpgs.

Now granted this isn't technically both, but it's probably as much fun and as close to that as I'll come any time soon. Infamous 2 is one of only 2 games I'll be buying day 1 this year.

With White Knight Chronicles 2 and Infamous I don't really know that I'll need another game, both of these will take so many hours, buying something else might just be a waste of money and shelf space.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Wrong!
Crush your enemies
See them driven before you,and hear the lementation of the women.
THAT is whats best in life