It's been a long time since I enjoyed a superhero game,or a villain game for that matter, this one is above the average.
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Being the first open world, superhero game I've played in a very long time it really surprised me how good turned out , the main character while not 100% original in his personality and superpowers is interesting to play as and the fact that the game features a "karma" system which allows the player to make decisions that have a direct impact on how the story will unfold, an interesting story for that matter, and which kind of character you become whether it's a villain or a hero to the people of a city heavily damaged by a mysterious explosion and ravaged by anarchy and the brutality of gangs led by characters that operate behind the scenes, gangs you'll have to fight.
It shouldn't take you long to get accustomed to the controllers and the mechanics of this game, Cole is highly versatile and he can climb, jump, run and perform just about any sort of stunt imaginable within the boundaries set by the game to overcome any obstacle, he is an avid melee brawler but excels at heavily powered ranged attacks with his electric powers with can be improved spending points you can earn defeating enemies and completing missions, both the story ones and the side ones. The main character continues to learn new powers as the story progresses and most can be upgraded and strengthened, Cole's special abilities consume energy which can be fully replenished with any electric power source available on his way, some can replenish a bit like cars for examples while high voltage cables and fuse boxes will replenish all of it in little time, some areas of the game are completely blacked out and the electric flow has to be restored in missions that consist in that, to repair the power sources of said areas in order to be able to replenish Cole's energy, if he has none it will be much harder to beat large amounts of enemies and they are aware of it (Enemies will be much more aggressive in areas without current).
While Cole's Side Kick, his little overweight friend can be annoying the rest of the characters shouldn't bother you, one of the weakest aspects of InFamous is the graphics but since the game is open world based the visuals should be judged taking all factors into account and personally I consider them to be acceptable for the standards of the Ps3 in this kind of game, The Soundtrack perfectly atmospheric and does help the player to get immersed in the story.
Boss Fights are not particularly hard, but they're not easy like shooting a sitting duck either the difficulty is reasonable at all times, one of InFamous most unnecessary Flaws is how cheap the trophy rewarding can be for the accomplishment of certain feats that take a long time, it is sadly frustrating to be rewarded with a paltry bronze trophy for an extensively time consuming deed that can be nothing more than an annoyance to a player looking to obtain the platinum trophy it feels that devs were trying to increase the replay value, which this game has in excess, even more with those trophies but failed to realize that the player would end up frustrated, but this part of the game is one players can completely overlook unless they're avid trophy hunters and it the small flaws pointed out do not outweigh an experience that you won't forget if you play this title to completion.
Great looking hand drawn Comic style cutscenes will appeal to fans of comics and increase the quality in terms of presentation regardless unless the player has an aversion for the aforementioned style, anywhere you look InFamous has something to keep most players interested and any Ps3 owner should give this game a try.