Hughes are looking to get rid of a bunch of former bundle copies of Infamous: Second Son, dropping their listing down to a fiver, which is the cheapest we've seen. However, their delivery charges at £5, boosting the total up to £9.99. While you might consider that excessive, it's worth noting that the next cheapest deal is £17.99, meaning you're still making an significant saving here. Alternatively, if you have a Hughes store near you a Click + Collect option is available, meaning you absolutely can have the game for just a fiver. As for the game iteslf, we felt that Infamous: Second Son was "a blockbuster experience that rarely lets you down," thanks to polished game mechanics and gorgeous visuals. Thanks to nunn @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Infamous: Second Son review for more details.
If you've got a PS4, you'll probably want to blast through this graphically gorgeous super-powered sandbox. It'll put your console through its paces, and it's bloody good fun to boot. Do expect some boring side missions and a dearth of genuinely new things to do -- though what you can do is enjoyable and very pretty. Amazon's £27.99 offering is the best new price around by a mile. Thanks to mattlong37051 @ HUKD!
Infamous: First Light is out in the US today, and our review went live earlier. Here's what we said about the game:
Infamous First Light packs a whole bunch of content in at a decent price, and fleshes out Second Son's most interesting character in fine fashion, with a sibling story that tugs at the heartstrings thanks to another great performance from Bailey. It's an extension, perhaps, more than an expansion -- more of the same sort of thing, but with a slightly different flavour -- but given how much fun Second Son was, that's no bad thing.
But if you're still uncertain whether or not to buy the standalone prequel to Second Son, here's a little look in more depth at some of the changes you can expect to find playing as Fetch rather than Delsin, along with a video of the game's opening 10 minutes.Click here to read more...
I had a blast with Infamous: Second Son. For me, it was probably the best game in the series thus far, a polished experience that did the basics incredibly well, delivered some cracking performances from its leading stars, and dazzled the senses with a gorgeous Seattle sandbox and plenty of interesting abilities. It didn't seek to really break new ground or reinvent the wheel, but Second Son was supremely satisfying because Sucker Punch managed to nail things where they counted -- combat, traversal, scale, story. Would it have been nice to have Seattle live and breathe a little more rather than simply being an obviously gamified sandbox? Perhaps. But frankly I was having too much fun to really care.
Given the hot topic of female protagonists in the gaming industry, it's not surprising really that Sucker Punch were asked in the run up to Second Son's release about the possibility of a female playable protagonist. That questioning only became stronger when we were introduced to Abigail "Fetch" Walker -- a Neon-powered Conduit with some serious baggage in her past and a heavy chip on her shoulder. That Sucker Punch followed through and have given us a fat slab of Fetch's backstory to play through here in First Light is admirable.
More importantly, it's pretty damn good.
Laura Bailey is back to voice Fetch, and once again, the strength of Sucker Punch's performance capture really comes through. Anyone familiar with her story in Second Son will already know the end state of this prequel, set two years before the events of the original game. Fetch is making a living on the streets with her brother in First Light, making ends meet by doing unsavoury jobs for unsavoury people. By the time we meet her in Second Son, she's lost a huge deal, not least a sense of control, and First Light tells the story of how she goes from being a woman trying to hide her powers to being a Conduit fixer and assassin, to eventually becoming a powerful renegade filled with rage and anger.Click here to read more...
BEWARE: Here be spoilers. If you don't want to know anything about the plot spark or powers beyond Smoke and Neon, don't read on.
Hot damn, inFamous: Second Son is pretty.
Even twenty hours in, on my second playthrough, there are still moments when I have to stand on a rooftop and gawp at the details and the draw distance.
Of course, this is not the first time that a PS4 exclusive has impressed me with its pinsharp vision and next-gen graphical sensibilities. Killzone: Shadow Fall made my retinas weep with joy, but that visually stunning veneer belied a game that was rather by-the-numbers and uninspired in terms of design. I'll admit that I was a little worried inFamous: Second Son might follow suit.
Thankfully, I was wrong.
Combining open world design with a strong story, and allowing you to colour in the patches of moral uncertainty with red or blue is something inFamous has long stood for, embodying the grand question of what would an ordinary person do if they developed superpowers? Second Son sees us step into the shoes of Delsin Rowe, a youthful, energetic fellow who discovers he has the ability to pilfer the powers of other Prime Conduits -- that is, superpowered mutant folk with special abilities. However, thanks to decades-long propaganda by the Department of Unified Protection, the public perceives Conduits to be "Bio-Terrorists" and menaces to society, and certain DUP officers have been imbued with concrete powers of their own to combat the Bio-Terrorist "threat". Delsin, after a run-in with the DUP and an escaped Conduit results in his family and friends being brutalised at the hands of DUP brass, vows to journey to the base of operations in Seattle, and steal the power that inflicted the damage back from the organisation's director -- Brooke Augustine.Click here to read more...
Voice actors are becoming increasingly important in our industry, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in narrative-driven action titles such as inFamous: Second Son.
Well, in order to take a closer look at the nature of bringing virtual characters to life, we sat down with critically-acclaimed voice actor Troy Baker at a recent inFamous: Second Son event to have a chat about fleshing out the game's protagonist -- Delsin Rowe -- with voice and character and personality, as well as discussing some of Baker's most challenging roles, and the rising stock of voice actors in an industry that is truly beginning to find its feet as a narrative medium.
inFamous: Second Son has a lot riding on it. It's the first major first-party title for the PS4 since the console's launch, and excitement is clearly high for Sucker Punch's game. The bundle is already outselling the Xbox One's Titanfall package, and there's no doubt that inFamous: Second Son *looks* the part.
We'll have a much more in-depth look at the game next week when the embargo lifts and we can share our Second Son review with you.
In the meantime, we sat down for a chat with Brand Development Manager Ken Schramm at a recent event for the game, and here's a little video interview with Ken talking about how the team leveraged the power of the PS4 to try and create a more immersive experience, some of the powers and play-styles that are on offer in the game, the importance of Delsin Rowe as a character, and also about the pressure of producing the first big-name, exclusive PS4 title following the console's launch.
There's something unmistakeably, what's the word I'm looking for... *cool* about pressing a button and having Delsin Rowe flick out a wrist and suck the neon out of the signs that adorn the streets of a dark and sleepy Seattle.
Sleepy, that is, apart from the swathes of anti-Conduit activists lining the pavements, and the gun-toting military nutjobs trying to blast you into chunky kibbles.
Still, draining the gaudy visions of urban excess of their fluorescent hues and then using the brightly-coloured energy to scale a 15-storey tower block in a second or two is pretty sweet. As is turning said energy into something of a beam sword, and using it to smash armed aggressors over the head in rhythmic, robust fashion that comes with echoes of Arkham-era Batman.
Superpowers are still as fun as they used to be, then.
Our aforementioned protagonist Mr. Rowe is a more youthful frontman for the inFamous franchise than the lightning-charged Cole McGrath, and he's a bit more versatile too. Rowe is able to pinch the powers off of other Conduits, meaning that eventually he'll end up like a superpowered pack of Skittles, with a new flavour for each occasion.
Our demo only yielded two -- smoke and neon -- but it was a promising start. The former allows Rowe to make dash jumps across small distances with a puff of smoke, and travel through steam pipes to pop out of rooftop chimneys. He can lob smoke bombs at people, his punches pack more weight behind them, and his area of attack moves are more powerful. Neon is a speedier, more agile power, gifting Rowe the ability to glide up and over walls, engage enemies with a disco-flavoured melee weapon, and pepper foes with rapid-fire pulses of energy, slowing time for a few brief seconds with L2 if you want to take a more precise shot.Click here to read more...
Just a quickie: Sony have informed Polygon that inFamous: Second Son is going to release in February 2014. Which I suppose is just inside the 'launch window,' if you're being generous. The anticipated Sucker Punch sequel has turned some heads for its new fire and smoke-related abilities, along with its sumptuously-modelled Seattle.
The brand new inFamous: Second Son Gamescom trailer introduces Fetch, who's seriously bad news.
Hot on the heals of yesterday's reveal trailer for new character, Fetch, we have another Infamous: Second Son video for you. This dev diary is an essential watch for any PlayStation fan wanting to see the DualShock 4's trackpad in use. The player can use it to make Delsin scan his finger at checkpoints, follow prompts for hacks or even for stealth attacks as he seemingly melts a guard's neck with his fiery hands.
The rest of the video displays Sucker Punch's enthusiasm for the new controller and even how they were invited to Japan to give feedback on early prototypes. Matt and Carl will be getting their own hands on the controller all this week, keep an eye out for their PS4 previews for their impressions.Click here to see the dev diary.
We've got a brand new inFamous: Second Son trailer for your eager delectation, which shows off a brand new character in the psychopathic 'Fetch' before descending into fire-powered insanity. Fine by us, frankly.
inFamous: Second Son will miss the PS4's November 29th release date, instead launching some time in "early 2014."
In the latest of Sony's Conversations with Creators series for upcoming PS4 projects, we get to hear the thoughts from some of the Sucker Punch team as they work on Infamous: Second Son.
There's a quite a bit of waffle in there if I'm honest, but they caught my attention by talking about an immersive use of the new controller's touchpad that does sound like a cool inclusion instead of a regular button press.
Second Son is going to be set in the new location of Seattle, a few years after the last game and with new characters, meaning it'll be very newbie friendly story-wise. With everyone's new favourite go-to voice actor Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us) in the lead role, we're expecting a character with a bit more personality than Cole in the PS3 games. Thankfully, Sony have opted to release the game in 2014, rather than let it get lost amongst the wave of launch titles around Christmas. Take a peak at the video after the break.Click here to read more...
A new clutch of inFamous: Second Son screenshots give us a closer look at its version of Seattle, which will become our smoke-fuelled playground for the duration. Delsin Rowe, a Native American street artist with power over smoke and fire, should be able to use the train tracks and space needle to advantage.
inFamous: Second Son is slated for "early 2014" as opposed to the PS4's holiday 2013 launch.Click here to read more...
inFamous: Second Son has joined the growing ranks of games touting painstaking performance capture that simultaneously marries physical movement with facial animations and voice acting. Within, you'll see the Sucker Punch team discussing the importance of doing so along with its gameplay and aesthetic applications.
inFamous: Second Son was revealed as a PS4 exclusive during the PlayStation 4 reveal event, and will presumably be a launch title. We'll learn more at E3.Click here to read more...
Sucker Punch have revealed inFamous: Second Son as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, which will let you play as a fireball-wielding new character fighting against a world hellbent on controlling its populace.
I've been enjoying our awesome drinking game during this evening's PlayStation 4 presentation, but I'll need plenty more before Second Son actually looks colourful and interesting. Thoughts, dear reader?Click here for the press conference footage and trailer >>
A great little bundle if you find yourself after a new PS3 pad and a great game. Bought separately, Infamous 2 would be around £17 and a DualShock 3 controller about £33. The pad is a slightly transparent red and as far as I can tell is exclusive to this bundle as there is only a solid red one available elsewhere. Infamous 2 is a much-improved sequel that sees you using your electrical powers in this open-world game that allows you to be become the saviour of the city or the man to let it burn. Mind you, playing with a crimson red controller is surely just for evil playthroughs?
Thanks to ImpulseDOM at HotUkDeals.
Infamous 2's definitely an improvement on the original and you'll feel like the awesome super hero you're meant to be thanks to one or two tweaks that have been made to the combat system. The story's not bad either, you'll just have to decide whether you want to walk the path of good or evil! Sadly, the missions are bit too similar and you get hold of some key abilities fairly late in the game. Play are parting with copies of the game for £17.99, which'll make you a saving of £5 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to bobcsg @ HUKD.
If you missed out Zavvi’s deal nearly two weeks ago, here’s another chance to pick up inFAMOUS 2 for a sub-£20 price, with The Hut giving the same offer as part of their Playstation Day. Whichever one you go with, you can save yourself just over £9 in comparison to the next best deal at Base and its affiliates.
The sequel to the superhero action title improves on its predecessor in almost every way. Improved story, improved setting, improved combat, and a lot of fun to boot. The missions can be a bit repetitive, but with the provided mission builder you can create your own and not have to worry. In short, this is a fantastic deal at this price, and should seriously be considered. Thanks to missgem @ HUKD!
There haven’t been many deals for Cole McGrath’s second adventure since its release, but we finally have one here for you that will certainly have been worth the wait. Thanks to Zavvi, you can get hold of inFAMOUS 2 for under £20, which will net you a saving of almost a tenner in comparison to Base and its affiliates.
The sequel to the superhero action title improves on its predecessor in almost every way. Improved story, improved setting, improved combat, and a lot of fun to boot. The missions can be a bit repetitive, but with the provided mission builder you can create your own and not have to worry. In short, this is a fantastic deal at this price, and should seriously be considered. Thanks to ChrisIW @ HUKD!
We're all quite excited for upcoming Cole McGrath add-on, Festival of Blood, releasing later this year, but Sucker Punch isn't neglecting its millions-strong inFamous 2 fanbase just yet. The fantastic User Generated Content system will be overhauled and improved with an upcoming patch addressing a number of issues raised by the community, such as Mission Linking, Mission Reviews and even being able to throw two bosses into a single user-generated map scenario!Click here to read more...