Don't Underestimate inFamous 2
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...
3/18/2011 Ben Dutka