Infamous 2 Demo Impressions

The PlayStation Store is back with a horde of content.  With the PSN beginning to get up to date with today's digital content, it also has sprouted new content for everyone to enjoy such as the Infamous 2 demo. 
 

Cole and Lucy
The demo was an unexpected surprise since the demo was released almost unannounced until the day the store went back up. Which has also brought to light that the retail release is less than a week away.  The demo starts off with a recap of the franchise's first game in a motion comic form and gets you up to speed of what you missed or may have forgotten.  After the intro, the game begins with Cole arriving in the new setting New Marais along with newcomer, and person you'll most likely report to, Lucy Kuo.  They first arrive with the task of getting in contact with a doctor that has some connection with Kessler and Cole's powers.   This is where the player gets familiar with the controls and Cole's powers.  For the most part the controls and feel of the game seem very similar to the first Infamous game.  Players of the first game will be in familiar ground while new comers will need time to get accustomed by the awkward movement and aiming components. 
 
Platforming and Fighting
Players of the original Infamous will come to familiar grounds when it comes to Cole’s powers.  He has the standard small lightning bolts, grenades, shockwave, and rocket launcher type powers each modified depending on the karma you have chosen to take.  The modications totally make up for the other wise standard weaponry.  In the demo, there are hints of new powers that allow you to pick up cars and project them at enemies and the ability to create mini tornadoes that can take care of groups of enemies.  Along with a new melee system that works similar to the first Infamous, but the new camera angle that is utilized during the melee is impressive. 
 
Overall the feel of the game is very similar to its predecessor.  Don’t let that fool you since the game offers better visuals, destructible environments, and better in-game cut scenes with impressive voice overs.
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The PlayStation Store is back with a horde of content.  With the PSN beginning to get up to date with today's digital content, it also has sprouted new content for everyone to enjoy such as the Infamous 2 demo. 
 

Cole and Lucy
The demo was an unexpected surprise since the demo was released almost unannounced until the day the store went back up. Which has also brought to light that the retail release is less than a week away.  The demo starts off with a recap of the franchise's first game in a motion comic form and gets you up to speed of what you missed or may have forgotten.  After the intro, the game begins with Cole arriving in the new setting New Marais along with newcomer, and person you'll most likely report to, Lucy Kuo.  They first arrive with the task of getting in contact with a doctor that has some connection with Kessler and Cole's powers.   This is where the player gets familiar with the controls and Cole's powers.  For the most part the controls and feel of the game seem very similar to the first Infamous game.  Players of the first game will be in familiar ground while new comers will need time to get accustomed by the awkward movement and aiming components. 
 
Platforming and Fighting
Players of the original Infamous will come to familiar grounds when it comes to Cole’s powers.  He has the standard small lightning bolts, grenades, shockwave, and rocket launcher type powers each modified depending on the karma you have chosen to take.  The modications totally make up for the other wise standard weaponry.  In the demo, there are hints of new powers that allow you to pick up cars and project them at enemies and the ability to create mini tornadoes that can take care of groups of enemies.  Along with a new melee system that works similar to the first Infamous, but the new camera angle that is utilized during the melee is impressive. 
 
Overall the feel of the game is very similar to its predecessor.  Don’t let that fool you since the game offers better visuals, destructible environments, and better in-game cut scenes with impressive voice overs.