The long awaited PS3 exclusive game inFAMOUS hits the streets today. I’m going to go to the evil store (Walmart or Gamestop) today and pick up a copy. I liked the pace of the demo, although I’m usually not a fan of Open World game, this one seems pretty cool. inFAMOUS immerses players in the unsettled world of Cole MacGrath, an ordinary guy turned superhero following a massive explosion that gifts him with extraordinary powers. Since the blast, Empire City, a once thriving metropolis, is now fueled by drugs, crime, and poverty and innocent citizens are disappearing into the darkness. Cole, determined to find out what happened to Empire City and to unlock the deep connection to the electrical energy that has transformed him, embarks on a journey to fight the rampant gangs and uncover the truth of who really is behind the blast.
Featuring a six-level karma system that monitors Cole’s every move, moment-to-moment actions and pivotal karma moments are presented throughout the storyline and rewarded with upgrades that affect Cole’s heroic or villainous abilities and boost his powers. Players will create their own narrative within Empire City, which is designed as a deep, dynamic playground primed for urban exploration. Players have the freedom to explore utilizing a sophisticated, intuitive climbing system that allows them to scale the entire cityscape and traverse nearly any surface, whether it’s the face of a skyscraper or a dilapidated tenement building. In addition, rather than being limited to the gridlock in the city streets, as Cole, players can scale tall buildings, run across the rooftops, and slide across telephone or electrical wires.
As players search for the truth behind Empire City’s destruction, inFAMOUS seamlessly blends open-world and story-based gameplay with over 100 primary and side missions. While side missions are not required to complete the game, they are crucial gameplay components as players can take back parts of the city from various gangs. Side missions also allow players to unravel parts of the storyline and shape the environment around them, as well as provide the ability to unlock experience point rewards. In addition to extensive side missions, inFAMOUS features a huge level of replayability with the separate paths of good and evil, as well as a robust trophy and stunt list.