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inFamous 2 Gameplay: The More Powerful Hero

Okay, this rocks. It rocks hard.

In case you missed it, the video here is the 3-minute gameplay trailer that debuted on GameTrailers TV last night; it features a chase scene and several features we had heard about, but never actually seen. The entire segment is just plain bad-ass and we want inFamous 2 even more now (if that's even possible). The chase starts with Cole whipping the tar out of a few baddies with his new tool - the slow-mo of the scene is very Woo-like - and then he has to chase down a car, where we get to see those familiar platforming mechanics with the extra oomph Sucker Punch talked about...

See? He can glide like before but now he can boost forward while gliding. He can shimmy up pipes but now he can boost upwards faster. He can clamber along pipes on the side of buildings but with the help of his new energy leash, he can zip right along. Then there's what appears to be a back-flip dodge skill and oh yes, a couple totally awesome powers, the last of which sends an entire street into chaos and takes down a helicopter.

Yeah. Just gimme.

Related Game(s): inFamous 2

Tags: infamous 2, gameplay, gttv video

7/3/2010 10:33:12 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (78 posts)

Jawknee
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:05:51 AM
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The more i see of this game, the less i care about how he looks. Can't wait. This game is going to be a blast.

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Jackyl
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 4:10:53 PM

Indeed the game looks awesome. Though it says something all on its own about the new look that people keep saying the game appears to so awesome that the new character look is becoming such a non-issue.

Just saying Sucker Punch that the new more Justin Beaver like Cole was not a good choice. Just hoping the game is going to be so amazing that we really don't pay attention... to the main character.

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Jonesy555
Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 10:49:11 AM

Agreed. After seeing that, Sucker Punch is totally forgiven for changing Cole's look. It looks like they've listened to everything us gamers complained about the game(though there wasn't much to complain about). Character animations when talking/moving is much smoother, the action looks alot more fierce than the first, they sped him up so that when gliding on power lines and soaring through the air travels you faster, and the tesla fork thingy looks awesome. And did you see that tornado? 2010 can't go by fast enough now!

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cheng
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:06:57 AM
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I just discharged in my pants...

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:16:32 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.

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AcidReign91
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:08:27 AM
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One word! Awesome!

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Shams
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 5:08:43 PM

Four words: GAME... OF... THE... YEAR!!! That is if Uncharted 3 isn't coming out 2011. In the alternative case: GAMES... OF... THE... YEAR!!!

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Oyashiro
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:16:21 AM
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If this is what the game is like, I can get use to the new Cole very easily. :)

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bigrailer19
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:02:56 PM

That was pure gameplay my friend! I'm already used to the new Cole!

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Oyashiro
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 9:48:24 PM

Yep, And what I find so amazing is this is from a early build of the game yet It looks so polished already. I think I remember reading they stated at E3 that the game is only about 7% completed. I feel that my mind is going to literally be blown out of my skull when the final game comes out.

I call it the Uncharted 2 effect.

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Mavfan321
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:17:47 AM
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So far this is looking to be amazing. And the graphical detail is looking great.

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Jawknee
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:19:56 AM

Definitely taken up a notch from the last game. Graphics look great for an open world game. As close to Uncharted as you can get with the size of the game being as big as it is.

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cLoudou
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:19:02 AM
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His new voice will take some time to get used to but I can see the comparisons to Uncharted now.

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mike rlz
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:26:49 AM
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yeah the helicopter touch was very uncharted-esque lol

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Swim_Irr
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:55:01 AM

That's exactly what I thought during that scene. Like when the truck chases Drake down the alley. Or one of the many other scenes like that one.

It's definitely not a bad thing to be "Uncharted-esque" though!

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Swim_Irr
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:46:52 AM
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Was that just me or was there a little bit of building destruction in there too?

I can't believe it comes out in 2011. It already looks amazing!

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CharlesD
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 11:51:20 AM
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This. looks. awesome.
and as I said before I know everybody hates the new cole scheme but maybe he will fit the story better, and due to all the other awesome things inFamous2 is giving fans and gamers alike in this title, well I'm pretty sure people will stop complaining once they start playing :)

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bigrailer19
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:00:57 PM
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All I have to say is if I hear any complaints about the way he looks, or sounds now I will officially slap you right in the FACE! You will have rightfully deserved it, Cole is still a bad ass!

This game looks absolutely amazing! I was very surprised and loved the first, but this, this is masterpiece status! WOW! That was a ride!

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frostface
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:12:00 PM

Ya can't slap me in the face all ya like but I'll still maintain that the new Cole is a douche.
Even if the gameplay is amped up, which I'll agree that it certainly is, doesn't change the fact that he's gone from the ordinary, joe soap, it could be you with super hero powers, courier guy, to this un-relatible, stereotyped version of what a 'cool' movie hero might look like, captain of the football team, no longer the underdog, jock.
He really is terrible and although the gameplay looks fantastic, one of the main elements that made the first game so cool i.e. him being the underdog, has just been destroyed.
And the people who complain about it have every right to complain about it.

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shaydey77
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:26:05 PM

I honestly couldn't agree more.

Even with the change why change his voice. I mean ill be staring at his back most of the time so the black douche hair wont be too bad to deal with but his icy cool voice was what made cole cole in my opinion.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:58:37 AM

welp you both have just been slapped!

You know I get it, I really do. And the whole thing I said was a joke, so no one has to get all serious.

I think it was dumb of sucker punch to do what they did as well. I do. But Look at it as a new super hero.

Last thing I have to say is, I guarantee both of you and many other people who complain about it, are still going to buy it! So you may as well not complain about it, cus its obviously irrelevant to your purchasing decision.

If by chance you pass on this game because of this decision, again you will be slapped. That would just be a dumb decision. One I dont think would be respectable.

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frostface
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 7:36:48 AM

Noones getting serious my friend, you have your opinion and we have ours and it's all good natured banter.
And just for being a good sport, I'm giving you a thumbs up!
It does seem silly to pass on a game because of one particular element, it's just that that one particular element was imo, the biggest draw alongside the gameplay of the first game.
I'll wait and see what reviews it pulls in before I get this.

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:09:53 PM
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Once again Sucker Punch delivers. I wasn't very fond of Infamous 1 but I still acknowledge it as a great game. This however, looks amazing! I can't wait until 2011.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:19:16 PM

me find stupid wabit, me kills stupid wabit :)

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 5:51:18 PM

You forget that rabbits have lucky feet. As a result, you can't kill us :) Ask Elmer Fudd he will attest to that statement.

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Ershin
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:22:18 PM
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I still really don't like the cattle prod thingy idea. But I'm sure this game will be awesome!

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aaronisbla
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:10:22 AM

I don't understand how someone could hate on cole using a metal tuning fork as a capacitor ( to store electricity). What would hurt these creatures more, an electrified punch or a electrified metal tuning fork that acts as a boomstick like in the video?

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Kai200X
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:24:08 PM
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I'm loving every second of it. It make me want to play inFamous all over again. I'm sure they will explain in game why Cole made the transformation if they stick with it.

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Qubex
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:24:08 PM
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Damn... lol... awesome game... looks like a definite buy for me...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

*Currently in SinCity, Singapore

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Underdog15
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:32:26 PM
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woh

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tlpn99
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 12:46:05 PM
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Love that mini whirlwind taking down the heli. :) This game looks better and better the more I see it.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:00:15 PM
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That... was... NICE!

Oh, and I hear Cole is looking for me. Gotta hide.

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tes37
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:00:33 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind, after watching this trailer, that inFamous2 is going to be awesome. I will pre-order this for sure.

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King James
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:00:56 PM
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<jaw on the floor>
<commence drool>

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TEG3SH
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:19:30 PM

my thoughts exactly

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Danny007
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:01:33 PM
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Infamous 2= My new most anticipated game.

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 1:29:45 PM
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*Dies*

Noooo, died before getting to play Infamous 2.

*currently sad and looking for a PS3 in heaven(not believing in god seemingly didn't mean I can't go to heaven, alright, don't make this some religious discussion, just go with it-_-)*

*found PS3, now anticipating Infamous 2, just bummed out that the release date in heaven is like the release date of a Japanese game in Europe...*

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TEG3SH
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:18:02 PM
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Holy Poop, after watching this, I prefer the new Cole , sorry old cole .

to quote a great man " Holy Sh*t F**K ASS BITCH FU*K. THIS GAME is gonna be epic the melee's were cool as hell.
Apparently ND and SP had a get together or something.

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Clamedeus
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:49:19 PM
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Holy crap.. That's freakin' sweet!

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Zorigo
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 2:51:05 PM
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while that does look COMPLETELY awesome,
that isn't cole. doesn't look or sound at all like him. i liked the gurmpy grungy ani-heroish guy from infamous1.

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John Shoemaker
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:00:04 PM
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It looks good. I'm glad it doesn't come out till next year cause it could use some polish on it.
I can't wait to play with his new weapons and powers. Seems like it would be easier to smash people around with an electrified rod then anything else. And lighting tornado? Damn it looks great!
But I still don't like his voice or the new look. They have yet to sell it to me. I want the old Cole. The one who fought the battles from the first. They one who had to see the people he cared for die. This guy seems too happy after that and for whats to come.
Also, does he loose his arm this game? Hmm?

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TEG3SH
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:30:19 PM

did u watch the same thing as me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Polishing would u care to elaborate ???

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FatherSun
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:54:55 PM

The game is far from going GOLD so of course they will add more polish. Thats just logical. But what I see right now is amazing.

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Danny007
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:02:09 PM
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To bad we have to wait so long to play this game.

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FatherSun
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:11:27 PM
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This is why I own a PS3. For an experience you wont find anywhere else. inFamous2! WTF! Coles new look will require either some explanation or some getting used to but what can be done. We all know its Cole no matter what.

Still don't see any skyscrapers.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:48:09 PM

I feel the same

The ps3 is a monster
When games like GT5, KZ2, and Infamous 2 make it shine like this you really realize its awesomeness

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Godslim
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:31:48 PM
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tbh i dont like how they'v changed cole :(

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Scarecrow
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:47:14 PM
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Wow....

(hate that new Cole though)

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Godslim
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:18:58 PM

exactly!

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FatherSun
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:42:43 PM

I never like when a character is changed. This isnt a soap opera.

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JoshBall
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 3:58:47 PM
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who reckons they should try a prototype style running up walls feature? could just make everything a bit more acrobatic haha

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SoulController
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:08:25 PM
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Holy Santa Claus Sh*t!! Cole redesign forgiven! lol

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:16:21 PM

Thank you!

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sunspider13
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:11:09 PM
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Wow. That was sweet and it explains why Cole needs the 'tuning fork', vampire roaches need killing (First Sons, agents for the Beast?). And having a pocket lightning tornado is handy and awesome too. Just hope he still has the large lightning bolt, my favorite power from the first game.

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Condemnedsoul23
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:18:18 PM
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Jesus Christ are only words I can think of. This is sooooooooooo a day one purchase. THIS is how you do a sequal. Everyone else take note.

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Mr_Nice_Guy
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:40:57 PM
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Very amazing footage. Can't wait for this game. Though it does kinda suck for GTTV since this trailer was leaked before they could show it. Would have been great for them if they were the first ever to show off such incredible gameplay footage of this game.

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Nickjcal
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 4:53:40 PM
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...WOW haha

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kraygen
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 5:36:32 PM
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Video was AMAZING! No denying it, day 1 purchase, will pre-order any special edition they throw at me for any cost. I know I am going to love this game so so much.

I can understand a change in look, I mean maybe he just grew out his hair, but can someone explain to me why he sounds like the doberman with the broken collar from UP?

I forgive them, I really do, but it's going to be hard not to laugh hysterically every time he talks, because it will remind of the first time you hear that dog talk.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 6:55:49 PM
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Great vid, if Empire City was what we call chaotic, then this city will be hell.

And as for the new Cole, I like this one better, problem is, like everyone else, this is not how Cole sounded like and looked like originally.

This is sorta like in a movie where the actor of the previous film can't join in the sequel so the director had to get another actor.

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gumbi
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 7:11:30 PM
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Wow... I wasn't keen on the whole character revamp, but who cares! that looks effing wild. I want!

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FM23
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 7:14:51 PM
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His voice is still kind of weak, but Cole's voice in the first one was forgetable sooooo I have say I prefer this cole and damn, this game looks amazing already. I want this more than KZ3 now.

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:34:36 AM

Cole's voice from the first inFamous was anything but forgettable. Everybody is begging for Cole to have his old voice back, this wouldn't have been possible if it was forgettable.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 4:15:44 AM

when infamous was released, his voice wasn't widely praised, it caught criticism for sounding a bit rough and similar to Snake's voice

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:21:07 PM

His voice is forgettable, to me it was bland and soulless. There wasn't a lot of ummph there. It kind of fit the role, but at the same time he went through a lot. I would think there would be a lot more passion in it. As Aaron said, it was widely critiscized. I think the problem is Sucker Punch made something great, and Changed it up a little. I think people are having a problem with this change because they fell in love with the character.

It does suck they went and changed Cole. But obviously they knew they had to do something, otherwise they wouldnt have.

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Kiri
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 9:10:10 PM
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Hmmm... They showed only one new power... And it destroyed the entire street along with a helicopter... What the hell is next?
I mean... Seriously... If this isn't the strongest move in the game then they have to include some sort of glasses so we don't go blind from the awesomness... :P

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ZettaiSeigi
Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 9:17:21 PM
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That is one hell of an awesome trailer! I immediately posted that on my Facebook wall so that my other gamer friends would see it. I told them that whoever does not get excited with that gameplay video deserve to get hit and electrocuted with Cole's cattle prod. LOL

Anyway, I couldn't wait to play this game. This is how to excite gamers with games! Show us actual gameplay footage yet keeping a lot of other awesome things to experience once the game comes out. I am so glad that (arguably) the best games of this console generation are on the PS3. Way to go Sony! Now, give us an RPG that would kick as much ass as this and Uncharted! :-)

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Milonakis
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:15:18 AM
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Only bad thing was the last couple seconds where it said 2011 :(.

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nilos95
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 6:18:27 AM

We have to be patient for the title to be perfect. I would rather have a candidate for the Game of the Decade than get an extremely good action game(like inFamous which was outstanding but not perfect).

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___________
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 3:15:55 AM
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holy tap dancing christ that was cool!
how the ^%$# am i suppose to wait till 2011 for this?

though im a little disappointed, i thought they were going to show us never before seen footage.
i saw that during E3 cant remember which day it was, same day as sonys presser i think.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 1:17:03 PM

I dont think I've ever seen you this positively excited!

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___________
Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 8:41:14 AM

thats because things dont normally impress me.
either that or the media hype it up to be the second coming of christ than it comes and its meh.
if you were promised a Ferrari for your Bday than ended up with a 12 year old Volkswagen beetle you would be disappointed no?

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FxTales
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 5:42:06 AM
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Think my nipples just contracted.

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nilos95
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 6:14:49 AM
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Hope they offer an old cole altenative suit for those who want the old cole. And a Kessler one!
Am I the only one thinking that poor old Alden will be involved in the story? Won't he come back for more?

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BeezleDrop
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 11:56:16 AM
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The game looks great, the only thing I do not like about his look is his pants.

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R3ZR
Sunday, July 04, 2010 @ 6:11:48 PM
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undoubtedly one super powered awesome insnely sweet looking game!!! cant wait

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maxpontiac
Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 12:32:14 AM
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Impressive. Most impressive...

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LightShow
Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 9:52:57 AM
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theres an internet meme in here somewhere...

i got it!

its like adding a tornado to AN ELECTRICAL STORM!!!!

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The X Factor 9
Monday, July 05, 2010 @ 10:31:21 PM
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WOW...simply WOW...

Day 1 buy. Most anticipated game of the year now.

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