inFamous: Second Son: Top 5 Reviews You Need to Read

Infamous Second Son

inFamous: Second Son is now here to save PS4 gamers from the drought that next-gen systems usually experience during the early parts of its life cycle. Sucker Punch’s newest iteration in the inFamous series not only gives PS4 owners a new main character to run around with, but they’ll also get to utilize new elements such as smoke and neon.

Here are the top 5 reviews you need to read for Sucker Punch’s PS4 exclsuive, inFamous: Second Son.

IGN – 8.7/10

Infamous: Second Son ReviewSecond Son is a departure from the tone of the Infamous series, but its beauty and strong superpowered action live up to expectations. ——————————­—- Follow IGN for more! ——————————­—- YOUTUBE: IGN OFFICIAL APP: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: WEBSITE: GOOGLE+:

IGN gave some positive feedback on the game’s visuals, combat, elemental powers and character interaction. Their only issue with the game lied in the overall plot and character morality confusion:

Open-world superhero action games are about freedom and empowerment, and in these regards, Second Son is really impressive. Seattle is a big, beautiful playground for you to stomp around in with a set of devilishly fun and powerful toys at your disposal. It plays great, and it looks even better, but its advancements also beg it to be held to a higher standard, one that its overall story and morality systems struggle to reach.

GameSpot – 8/10

inFAMOUS Second Son – ReviewSecond Son is a graphical showcase with exceptional combat. A game that's pure entertainment that's more concerned with delivering fun than mixing up a winning formula. Read Tom's in-depth review at! Follow inFamous: Second Son at! Official Dev Site – Visit all of our channels: Features & Reviews –…2014-03-20T14:00:06.000Z

GameSpot enjoyed the game’s combat mechanics, graphics, fun side missions, great boss fights and the importance of morality in battle. But they had a few problems with the game’s simple morality system and Delsin (one of the other main characters):

Second Son focuses on pure enjoyment. It communicates that through the excellent combat that forces you to concoct crazy tactics to overthrow the invading forces. It draws you in further through its incredible visuals that not only hint at the PlayStation 4’s impressive power, but employ a sensible artistic touch that makes Seattle a place you want to explore. It uses a complementary score to underline dramatic moments, and the sound effects pop with flair. And yet, for all of the elements in which Second Son excels, the narrative fails to carry its share of the weight. Still, don’t become mired in the negativity as Delsin so often does. Instead, just laugh at the cheesy dialogue and chortle at how extreme the morality system is. Second Son is a great game that knows exactly what it is, and sucks you in with its unfiltered fun.

Game Informer – 8.5/10

Infamous Second Son

Game Informer’s review seemed to point to the same positive factors that other sites heaped praise upon. They had some issues with the side missions and how they’re not incredibly interesting. Plus, they didn’t really enjoy some of the heavier focused open-world combat scenarios:

I like the way that Infamous Second Son splinters off from the first two entries in the series. Delsin’s conduit ability creates uncertainty in the gameplay mechanics, and the choices he makes apply similar levels of ambiguity to the narrative arc. I never really grasped what was coming next from this tale, outside of knowing that the open world activities and encounters would be repeated ad nauseam.

Polygon – 8.5/10

Infamous: Second Son Review for PlayStation 4Infamous: Second Son is a superhero game that purports to be about something deeper than blowing shit up. Phil Kollar reviews Sucker Punch's Infamous: Second Son for the PlayStation 4. Read the full review: More from Polygon: Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like Polygon on Facebook:…2014-03-20T15:59:44.000Z

Polygon’s review noted that the game hits a ton of good points on all cylinders, but it disappointed due to the fact that it didn’t entirely revolutionize the way action games are made:

I struggled with feeling let down that Second Son isn’t a brilliant shift for action games. My small disappointments come mostly as a result of undeveloped potential. It had a chance to be a superhero game about more serious issues as well as a showcase for the power of the new generation of consoles. Instead, Second Son is more of the Infamous I already loved last generation, prettier, with more powers and better writing. But Second Son still kept me excited to discover each new power set and happy to shoot fireballs at fascist thugs long into the night. Maybe it’s not so bad to just let go of responsibility and blow stuff up once in a while.

Rev3Games – 3/5

Infamous: Second Son Review! Adam Sessler Infamous was among the PS3's most critically acclaimed franchises, and now, Sucker Punch Productions is bringing the superpower-driven series to the PlayStation 4. How does it fare? Find out in Adam's full video review! Support Rev3Games: Buy the official Rev3Games shirts at Music by Giraffage and Bill Kiley: / Subscribe…2014-03-20T13:55:52.000Z

Rev3Games’ video review was pretty content with a lot of the aforementioned factors that other reviewers pointed out. But the reviewer (Adam Sessler) was slightly disappointed with how everything eventually turned out.

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