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#1 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

The bad guy group from infamous 1 was called the 1st sons. So it's a take on that.

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#2 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

So the bad guy is us?? I dont understand

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#3 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

I just remembered that

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#4 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4314 posts) -

I couldn't figure this out. I thought it was because Cole had two sons or something, so yea.

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#5 Edited by TheHT (14052 posts) -

Hunh. Maybe it'll be a gangs vs government thing. The supes, gangs and civies all joining forces as the super bad DUB DUB rolls in to pacify the locales.

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#6 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6701 posts) -

That makes sense. It's been so long since I played Infamous 1.

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#7 Posted by Aegon (7173 posts) -

That makes sense. It's been so long since I played Infamous 1.

It's been a while, but it would be hard to forget that twist.

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#8 Posted by Enigma777 (6279 posts) -

Good catch

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#9 Posted by Danteveli (1395 posts) -

Nice catch. So we will be the good son this time.

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#10 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I vaguely remember hearing First Sons a bunch in inFamous 1.

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#11 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

Also the main character is Troy Baker. I'd recognise that handsome face anywhere.

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#12 Posted by TooWalrus (13385 posts) -

Oh my god, you're like fuckin' Sherlock Holmes.

...Yeah, I started playing InFamous last night and this is mentioned in the first 10 minutes of the game.

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#13 Posted by Breezio (11 posts) -

Also the leader of the First Sons is Kessler, who is Cole.

So if I were to put money on it I'd bet you play as Cole's son.

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#14 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

It came to me just as I was falling asleep then I sprang out of bed and yelled "that's it!!!"

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#15 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

That was obvious from the moment the title was revealed. The First Sons were an important part of Infamous.

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#17 Posted by gogosox82 (452 posts) -

I wonder if you play as Cole's son or something. Didn't his wife get killed in the first infamous? And if you picked the hero ending, in infamous 2 all of the conduits die so how would there be a "second son"? I guess maybe its a prequel to infamous 2 which would make sense.

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#18 Posted by BisonHero (10212 posts) -

@toowalrus said:

Oh my god, you're like fuckin' Sherlock Holmes.

...Yeah, I started playing InFamous last night and this is mentioned in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Yeah, as someone who has been slowly playing through inFamous 1 over the past few months (I'm surprised how much Brad respects the series; I'm finding the first one kind of dull and monotonous), they mention the First Sons CONSTANTLY on the radio chatter. It's always "Kessler and the First Sons" this, and "Kessler and the First Sons" that.

"Second Son" maybe wasn't a great title choice for Sucker Punch, since apparently no one can remember the inFamous fiction. Though I can't blame people for not remembering it, when 90% of the plot events of inFamous seemed basically irrelevant, aside from "Cole has powers from the Ray Sphere", "girlfriend dies", and "all that crazy endgame shit".

For the entire middle 80% of the game, there are like zero moments with meaningful plot development, world building, or character development. There's just a bunch of missions that feel like busywork. I have inFamous 2 free through PS+, so I'll start playing that soon I guess. Hope it's an improvement.

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#19 Posted by Grimluck343 (1293 posts) -

But what does it have to do with the police tear gassing me seven years ago?

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#20 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3912 posts) -

Having not played Infamous, if Cole was First Son, wouldn't that make this his brother?

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#22 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2475 posts) -

I really don't remember anything about the first inFamous it's been so long but I definitely got this sought of anti government terrorists vibe from the trailer. The question is will this game be disregarding the ending of inFamous 2?

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#23 Posted by BisonHero (10212 posts) -

But what does it have to do with the police tear gassing me seven years ago?

That was seriously the weirdest part of the whole press conference. Like, we get it, your game is Superhero Watch Dogs. Relax a little bit.

Having not played Infamous, if Cole was First Son, wouldn't that make this his brother?

I mean, yeah, it would, but making it the son of Cole is just way easier on the writers, because they can handwave everything from inFamous 1 and 2 away and say "It's 20 years in the future, all that shit has changed, almost nothing from the first 2 games matters", which absolutely looks like what they are trying to do.

It may not even be his literal son, and just like his successor, but either way, it looks like they are jumping forward in time and probably introducing a whole bunch of new plot elements.

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#24 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3912 posts) -

They've posted that it takes place 7 years after Infamous 2. The guy is 24 and they don't mention a connection to Cole. Authoritarian government agency. Smoke powers, not fire specifically.

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#25 Posted by mosespippy (4748 posts) -

So the bad guy is us?? I dont understand

That's the twist for infamous 1. The main villain is actually Cole from the future.

Having not played Infamous, if Cole was First Son, wouldn't that make this his brother?

Cole was the first son but he was from the future and replaced the previous first son. That original first son was a secondary villain who is theoretically still alive. He might be relegated to the second son.

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#26 Posted by WarlordPayne (732 posts) -

@bisonhero: I don't get anyone's praise for Infamous 1, I think that game was bad at every level. Infamous 2 was a terrific game though, so the series as a whole definitely deserves respect.