An interesting change

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#1 Posted by Zella (1252 posts) -

Who else finds it interesting/strange that the setting for this is a real place as opposed to the fictional cities from 1 and 2? I know that Empire City and New Marais are just clones of real cities, New York and New Orleans respectively, but they were still fictional cities with fictional histories and geography. I just wondered what sparked the idea to move to a new and real city.

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#2 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4385 posts) -

I didn't realize it was Seattle! I thought that tower looked funny..

Neat.

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#3 Posted by rapsney (35 posts) -

After they stated that the footage was gameplay with interesting camera angles I am way more interested in this game now. I wasnt fond of the previous two games but I didnt hate them so I am intrigued to see more of this game

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#4 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

I'ma go and sit on the Space Needle and be all moody and shit like in Dark Angel.

I loved that show... the first season anyway.

Come to think of it, InFamous and Dark Angel aren't that far apart in the kind of world they depict and now it's in the same city. It'll be interesting.

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#5 Posted by Morningstar (2375 posts) -

Huh, I didn't know. That's a strange change of pace. It's cool though, maybe seeing some well known areas and locations.

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#6 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (854 posts) -

I'm curious what this means for the game. I felt like the setting mattered a lot more in the first game in that it seemed more alive and your decisions actually had more of an impact on it. I liked inFamous 2 a lot, but the setting seemed like kind of an afterthought, which in retrospect is a bit disappointing.

Hopefully by grounding the game in a real city, they intend to make the setting more relevant in a way that expands upon the first game, rather than just modelling a bunch of landmarks to climb about and calling it a day.

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#7 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

I find it interesting/strange!

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#8 Posted by translucentfish (172 posts) -

I'm excited. Mostly because I live in Seattle. Hopefully I'll be able to visit my building. I can say I've never seen Seattle virtually before.

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#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

What? Seattle? Screw that noise, I'm gonna start a petition to make this game set in New York

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#10 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

I didn't really like the first two that much, but this one actually looks pretty good. I wonder if the graphics will end up being as good as in the trailer.

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#11 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3927 posts) -

I hate when stories or games do that with fictional cities and then switch to real cities. Pick one narrative style and stick with it.

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#12 Edited by MC_Hify (384 posts) -

I would have expected a fake Seattle as well.

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#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -

Who knows, maybe it is a fake rendition of Seattle.

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#14 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

@rapsney said:

After they stated that the footage was gameplay with interesting camera angles I am way more interested in this game now.

They said that? If so then it was most likely QTEs, since nothing shown even resembled gameplay.

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#15 Edited by probablytuna (4924 posts) -

Can't say I'm looking forward to another inFamous...

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#16 Edited by Hellstrom (206 posts) -

@somedelicook said:

What? Seattle? Screw that noise, I'm gonna start a petition to make this game set in New York

Yes, because New York hasn't been done over, & over, & over, & over. Its bad enough every single Marvel character just happens to be from New York because only New Yorkers can have super powers LOL. There's more cities in the world than New York. NY is whored out enough as is, it doesn't need anymore coverage. It has been worn out to the point its now stale & dull. Plus it being in Seattle means there might be a chance for some good scenery & diverse landscape outside of the city. New York outside of the city is flat and boring as hell, nature is a joke in NY. If you can call the landscape outside of the city nature.

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#17 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

So it's inFamous 3: Chronicle?

As a Seattle resident, I'm curious as to how closely in-game Seattle actually resembles reality. (There better be Starbucks all over the goddamn place or I'm calling bullshit.)

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#18 Posted by DarthOrange (4178 posts) -

@somedelicook said:

What? Seattle? Screw that noise, I'm gonna start a petition to make this game set in New York

Yes, because New York hasn't been done over, & over, & over, & over. Its bad enough every single Marvel character just happens to be from New York because only New Yorkers can have super powers LOL. There's more cities in the world than New York. NY is whored out enough as is, it doesn't need anymore coverage. It has been worn out to the point its now stale & dull. Plus it being in Seattle means there might be a chance for some good scenery & diverse landscape outside of the city. New York outside of the city is flat and boring as hell, nature is a joke in NY. If you can call the landscape outside of the city nature.

I think it was a joke because New York was destroyed at the beginning of inFamous 2. Although I agree that New York is a yucky place.

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#19 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

@somedelicook said:

What? Seattle? Screw that noise, I'm gonna start a petition to make this game set in New York

Yes, because New York hasn't been done over, & over, & over, & over. Its bad enough every single Marvel character just happens to be from New York because only New Yorkers can have super powers LOL. There's more cities in the world than New York. NY is whored out enough as is, it doesn't need anymore coverage. It has been worn out to the point its now stale & dull. Plus it being in Seattle means there might be a chance for some good scenery & diverse landscape outside of the city. New York outside of the city is flat and boring as hell, nature is a joke in NY. If you can call the landscape outside of the city nature.

Pffft, I dare you to name as many games or movies set in New York as you can. I bet you can't even name one

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#20 Posted by djou (895 posts) -

It probably something to do with a bigger budget to model the city than was available for IF1 or 2. New Marais was unmistakeably post-Katrina New Orleans, but Sucker Punch took so many liberties with the geography there was no one-to-one comparison.

The idea that the game is in Seattle is one of the most appealing aspects to me. I don't think they specified a time frame but I would love an Infamous game set during the 1999 WTO riots. I hope the game works into something similar since those protests against globalization, anti-police states, and economic inequality are still relevant 14 years after the fact. The chaos in the city at the time if ripe for open world mayhem.

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#21 Edited by Vertrucio (153 posts) -

It may just boil down to memory limitations.

With fictional cities, you can reuse a lot more art assets because it feels natural to do so. The landmarks that are there you can wholly determine how they look, same for the skyline.

Now that they have more memory and processor power, they can try to accurately capture key locations in a real city, and ones that weren't designed to be rendered in a 3D engine, such as giant squares or street layouts with long straight grid streets.

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#22 Edited by JNSK (223 posts) -

I don't remember Empire City looking like New York, but then again I haven't played Infamous in a long time.

Seattle is an interesting choice, I've heard good things about the city, and I don't recall any other games being set there, which is nice, because way too many games take place in New York (or some version of it) already.

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