I don't think the infamous games get enough credit.

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#1 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Those games are fantastic and they are open world games with zero bugs. I wanna say the two infamous games are the most functional games of this generation. They worked from the start how awesome was that?

#2 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1630 posts) -

While I don't think a game should necessarily be praised for not breaking, I do agree that both inFamous games are excellent, two of my favorite PS3 games.

#3 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Well in a world of a new patch every two weeks for basically every game, one that works out of the box is wonderful.

#4 Posted by tarvis (75 posts) -

I did not care for the way the engine pulls you towards objects to grab onto them. Like if you try to simply fall off of a building. And when I began dabbling with the mission creator in the second title, I became only more incensed. That same issue was breaking many of my ideas. Like a bridge that only appeared when you ran over it. The game would straight up have Cole run backwards even though you were pressing forward.

#5 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I think they do.

#6 Edited by Evilsbane (4595 posts) -

They are good, not as good as they could be, I thought two was gonna be like exceptionally great but it was kinda just the first one again.

Also first one had frame rate issues like no ones business they are fun games but hardly perfect.

#7 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Hope they make a third one someday

#8 Posted by awesomeusername (4175 posts) -

Those are 2 of my favorite games this gen. They're fantastic games and that's true. Besides what one duder above said about the platforming being weird sometimes, the game works great. inFAMOUS 1/2 are perfect superhero/villain games.

#9 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

They're great games. Infamous 2 especially.

#10 Posted by Stimpack (850 posts) -

@Jack268: I also think they do.

#11 Posted by awesomeusername (4175 posts) -

@JZ: You mean a straight up sequel or a new one, just completely different from Cole's story? Because inFAMOUS 2 ended perfectly and a sequel would kind of kill it.

#12 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

I loved the time travel twist of the first game. That was awesome.

#13 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Whatever gets me climbing and shooting lighting again

#14 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1143 posts) -

Both were enjoyable, but both also had some pretty serious flaws.

Honestly, if not for the Sucker Punch pedigree, I don't think they would have gotten as much praise or attention as they did.

#15 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2484 posts) -

InFamous is fun & certainly smoother than the majority of open world games of it's ilk but saying it had zero bugs or problems is a bit much. I've had that game crash on me, I've gotten Cole stuck in the geometry & spaz out, I've seen other enemies go through scripting bugs & likewise get stuck in places, & had save games not recognised or recorded somehow, I've had situations where events don't trigger in story missions forcing me to start them from scratch.

InFamous 2 wasn't the sequel I had hoped for, while it made some improvements to the game as a whole there was a lot of stuff left in there that should have been streamlined in a sequel.

They're commendable for being probably the most stable open world action games of this generation & a lot of fun on top of that.

#16 Posted by Ramone (2962 posts) -

They were very good games, but I think they do get enough credit for what they were.

#17 Edited by Wraxend (563 posts) -

I just wish the powers had got a little bit more insane. I mean Kessler was Cole from the future and could teleport and shit, but Cole's powers never got to that stage. But I did like the inclusion of ice and fire powers.

#18 Posted by rentfn (1279 posts) -

I played the first one for a few hours. Couldn't really get into it. I've heard a lot of great things though. Maybe I need to give it another chance. My PS3 gaming has been limited to MLB the show, best baseball game out there and Little Big Planet.

#19 Posted by natedawg_kz (234 posts) -

i think nearly all of Sony's exclusives don't get enough credit

#20 Posted by MentalDisruption (1622 posts) -

I loved them. Two of my favorite ps3 games.

#21 Posted by believer258 (11808 posts) -

Can't say that I was compelled to finish them.

#22 Edited by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

They're definitely far from broken, but what others have said, "Totally functional" is not something I'd put on the back of the box, regardless of the competition.

#23 Posted by Snail (8595 posts) -

They are fucking great. I preferred the first one for some reason. Less emphasis on Karmic decisions was a good thing, for one. Also less weird characters. I didn't really like Nix or Kuo.

The first inFAMOUS is one of my favorite games of this generation.

#24 Posted by mosespippy (4126 posts) -

@JZ: I definitely had some bugs when I played them. When you meet John he's supposed to be under some rubble on a sidewalk or something like that if I remember correctly. I had him spawn underneath the conduit that is supposed to destroy the helicopter and instantly die. Try again, he spawned further back from where he is supposed to be and gets crushed when the helicopter crashes. And there is a mission where you follow Alsen to the trash tower and he didn't appear in the courtyard to trigger the battle with the conduit. In my opinion they are as good as they need to be to not be considered bad. They are good mid tier games. It would have been nice if the second one had any improvements.

@rentfn: I feel like infamous is a slow starter. Once you get to the point where you can grind wires or glide then moving around isn't as much of a chore and suddenly the game is ok.

#25 Posted by zombie2011 (4972 posts) -

I've played a ton of games this gen that haven't been broken.

Infamous is alright but just because it doesn't have a lot of bugs doesn't make it great.

#26 Posted by Slax (911 posts) -

I didn't really get into the first one that much. Maybe I didn't get far enough, but it didn't grab me like a lot of other open world games have.

#27 Posted by Legion_ (1270 posts) -

They're infamous. PUN!

Damn, I'm clever.

#28 Edited by handlas (2675 posts) -

If they would ditch the crappy good/evil aspect that is so pointless then it would be a much better narrative. If I remember correctly, at the end of Infamous 2 is basically gave you a completely contrived option to see the good and evil ending.

The gameplay is top notch tho. I downloaded Festive of Blood but haven't played much of it... need to get back inot that. The transforming into bats to get around teh city faster is a pretty awesome addition. They should just make that some sort of electrical power for him next time.

ahhh remember the days when it was Prototype vs Infamous and majority of people thought Infamous looked like shit and Prototype was more promising.... (For the record, I didn't.)

#29 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

I've only played the first and I think it gets too much. Did not enjoy.

#30 Edited by Atlas (2436 posts) -

I thought there was something a little stiff and awkward about the first inFamous game; a lot of the combat missions were clunky. Also, talk about a morality system that they get very little out of. There were great aspects of the game - charging around the city on the railroad tracks was awesome - but it somehow felt like a game that was less than the sum of its parts. Story was pretty cheesy as well.

Sure, it wasn't broken, but inFamous felt too workmanlike, and in some ways that's way worse.

#31 Posted by GunstarRed (5125 posts) -

I think they get plenty. I remember the first being insanely buggy in places. NPC's were always freaking the fuck out.

#32 Posted by Humanity (9062 posts) -

They are fine games but can get extremely repetitive. I liked the second one better mostly cause of the improvements to how Cole goes about allowing you for faster travel. Towards the end though I was seriously sick of some of those enemies.

#33 Posted by TheHT (11155 posts) -

I had my fair share of bugs in inFamous 2. Also, it got really boring half-way through.

Part 1 is great all around though

#34 Posted by DarthOrange (3858 posts) -

Fuck, hearing any criticism for this game at all hurts my heart. I would rather no one talk about it all then to have them speak ill of it. inFamous one was great and inFamous 2 is my favorite game of this generation. I fucking love super heroes, and inFamous 2 fucking nailed it. The combat, the movement, the story, everything was executed beautifully. Playing this game on hard is the best. You will die in a few hits, RPGs and shotguns to the face are almost a guaranteed death and the enemies surround you. And yet you never feel like the fight is unfair. You have more then enough abilities to take them all out as you role around, dodge rockets and deal your brand of electric justice. 

 
I think this game gets enough credit. Could it be bigger? Sure. But I honestly don't care if it isn't a household name like Mario or Angry Birds.
#35 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5230 posts) -

The one thing I never got over in the first inFamous was the character animations when they talked. It looks a lot like the Sly ones.

Also I thought the stories in both 1&2 made no fucking sense.

#36 Posted by lightningstrike14 (20 posts) -

I think Infamous deserves props for having the stones to not turn itself into a trilogy like every other damn series out there and give itself a proper ending.

#37 Posted by Quarters (1682 posts) -

I completely agree. I absolutely love both of them, and was surprisingly moved by the ending of the second game(the good ending, in my case). Some of the best open world games around, bar none.

#38 Posted by Brendan (7775 posts) -

So, how much credit do you think they should have gotten? By how much do you think they don't get enough? Is this just a smokescreen to find people to talk about Infamous with?

#39 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

I totally agree. Got $7.00 for it even with the powerup bullshit card at gamestop a while back. Never again i said.

#40 Posted by Spoonman671 (4601 posts) -

The part in the first game where you first get your lightning storm ability was generation-defining for me.

#41 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of both, but thought the story was much better in 1 than 2; although 2 was a much better playing game.

#42 Posted by byterunner (305 posts) -

Those games are some of my favorite games on the PS3.

I never understood why no one ever hyped Sucker Punch. Both Sly Cooper and inFamous were fantastic sereis, but no one seems to care about what they are making. Which is probably gonna be something on the PS4.

#43 Posted by hughesman (312 posts) -

I'll take you one further and say that not only are the infamous games underrated, Sucker Punch is one of the best things Sony has going for it. Those Sly games were dope. I can't wait to see what they do next.

#44 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5230 posts) -

@byterunner said:

Those games are some of my favorite games on the PS3.

I never understood why no one ever hyped Sucker Punch. Both Sly Cooper and inFamous were fantastic sereis, but no one seems to care about what they are making. Which is probably gonna be something on the PS4.

Someone described to me that they were a cheap man's Insomniac. Sucker Punch never seemed to have had a large budget like Insomniac or Naughty dog. They've always had low production values and not a lot of marketing behind them.

#45 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (685 posts) -

I had a terrible time with the first game, so I'm probably in the minority of folks who feel as though they got a little too much credit.

#46 Posted by InfamousBIG (3200 posts) -

Why, thank you.

#47 Posted by Jeust (10555 posts) -

I think the inFamous franchise gets enough credit, even though I'm a great fan of both games, with the second being one of my favourite games this generation. Everyone knows these games, and every action and superhero games' fans respects and praises them. 

#48 Posted by byterunner (305 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos: Well I'm just gonna say this, I think that Insomniac isn't nearly as good as they once were. At least, they're last few games weren't very interesting. And naughty dog and sucker punch at this point are so different, its hard to compare the two. Certainly, Sucker Punch works in a smaller budget, but say they are a poor mans insomniac/naught dog? I can kinda understand the ND comparison, if thinking of the past in how they're characters were similar, but now SP and ND are so different in what they make, and I just don't think insomniac is that great of company to call SP a poor mans version.

#49 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

I thought 1 was given plenty of due, it was 2 I felt ended up being under appreciated. I think the way Sucker Punch ended that game, specifically the good ending, deserves a lot of credit.

#50 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5230 posts) -

@byterunner said:

@SethPhotopoulos: Well I'm just gonna say this, I think that Insomniac isn't nearly as good as they once were. At least, they're last few games weren't very interesting. And naughty dog and sucker punch at this point are so different, its hard to compare the two. Certainly, Sucker Punch works in a smaller budget, but say they are a poor mans insomniac/naught dog? I can kinda understand the ND comparison, if thinking of the past in how they're characters were similar, but now SP and ND are so different in what they make, and I just don't think insomniac is that great of company to call SP a poor mans version.

I'm not talking about now but back when they were the big 3 Sony platform companies that's what he meant. It was a conversation about Sly Cooper vs. Jak and Ratchet pre-current gen as I probably should have clarified. I'm saying it's a factor into why they didn't really take off the way ND and Insomniac did. They had low production values and nobody was willing to market Sly Cooper the same way that J&D and R&C were marketed.

Take it to next gen, inFamous had to go up against Prototype so any marketing done there was compromised. inFamous also had low production values. inFamous 2 did on a lot of the technical shortcomings of its prequel though. However a lot of people think that inFamous 2 is a lesser game than inFamous. Nobody even knows what Sucker Punch has been doing since Festival of Blood. I assume we'll find out this E3 and it's probably a launch title. Sly 4 is even coming out next month and they aren't developing it. They haven't really done much to stay fresh in people's minds. I'm not saying that they could do that since it might require multiple teams, something I'm not sure they have, but I'm saying this is why they haven't been hyped to the same degree as ND or Insomniac.

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