The PS3 got a much-needed acclaimed exclusive title with this year's inFAMOUS. It is unusual to see it for below £30 (SimplyGames.com have been leading the charge with a £29.79 price tag), so it came as a very pleasant surprise to see that Games Basement are currently selling it for £19.99.
inFAMOUS is a sandbox game which incorporates platform, puzzle, rpg and shooter elements. The player takes on the role of Cole, a bike courier in fictional Empire City, who miraculously survives a massive explosion which devastates the city (and happens to originate from the package he is carrying). He wakes from a coma to find that the world he knows has changed beyond recognition and so too has his body – his ordeal has left him with awesome super powers of an electrical nature. So will Cole use these shocking new found abilities for good or evil? It's up to you to decide.
InFAMOUS was extremely well received, achieving top scores from critics, virtually across the board. The story is deep and engrossing, with well fleshed out and often fascinating characters, combat is fast and extremely fun with Cole's fantastic powers, the city looks great and feels alive, quests are varied and always worth undertaking and the element of moral choice keeps things consistently interesting. There are a few technical issues here and there, such as dodgy texture pop-in, frame rate issues and some glitches but beyond that I can find little to complain about.
For many this was the game that made the PS3 an essential purchase and it's not hard to see why.
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