The game inFamous: Second Son should not expect revelations, especially if you are familiar with the previous installments of the series. Recipe remained broadly unchanged. Casual man gets superpowers, challenge the system, chooses the path of good or evil, simultaneously figuring out the awful truth. However, the “second son” is another attractive feature that many buyers will be decisive.The game’s graphics and performance of the big city are unmatched.
Therefore, we should not expect the “Second Son” depth. Too small it can not be helped. This is what happens when developers main forces thrown into design, and the gameplay is based on the principle of self-copying.
Let me introduce our new hero. Delsin Rowe – Native American who lives on a reservation kisnet of boredom, why is constantly getting into trouble. His brother, the sheriff of an Indian settlement, already tired of the antics of a relative. And only he was going to make another “latest warning” as the unexpected happened. Right before their eyes machine Prisoners “conductors” (as referred to in this world of people with superpowers) got into an accident, dangerous criminals escaped to freedom, and one of them, stumbled on Delsina accidentally gave him his power. Next began. Rushed guys Deux (Department uniform protection) began to catch fugitives and at the same time, for the sake of prevention, disfigured inhabitants village, eliciting information about their conductors.
Needless to say, Delsin wanted revenge and along with his brother went to Seattle, where the reference point Deux. But they are not only looking for retribution. The guy realized that he was not a simple superhero – he was like a sponge absorbs alien superpowers! Headed Deux is a woman conductor, who mutilated his fellow cram them into bone concrete, and if get its power, it will cure every single one.
The plot is well up to the task. He makes Delsina constantly move and win one district “City of rain” after another, pays special attention to the sights. Actually, the whole game is permeated with the spirit of this unique city, the birthplace of grunge music style, constantly drizzling rain, the air is fresh, futuristic buildings side by side with ultra-modern skyscrapers and high-rise residents decorate roofs plants. Constantly regret that the game has no Photomod to arrange endless series, not only because of the Space Needle and monorelnosovoy railway.
Delsin – teenage rampage. His character is often unpleasant, because it relates to everything easily, revels in power, wall paints, silly jokes on the phone with the military, he thinks little about the consequences. But even before it finally comes, it’s not all that fun, but seriously. Guy gets new friends, new skills and gets even more reason for revenge, so that the final battle takes place with adrenaline in the blood and clenched teeth. No mercy.
The authors have kept one of the most interesting features of the original – moral choices. But now their number and impact on the plot is negligible. Delsin decides in favor of good or evil only a few times in 12 hours through the campaign. Some conversations are changing the ending turns the other, but the events and associates remain the same. Basically, the choice between good and evil is carried out in the course of performing repetitive tasks to yawn: revive or kill the wounded people of Seattle, to punish or pardon soldiers Deux, street demonstrators to disperse or destroy the drug gangs. Nothing new.
If you go strictly by the story, the game is intoxicating whirl of events and opportunities. Developers have invested not only in the scenery, not only in architecture and wet asphalt. Narrative scenes differ expensive staging, outstanding play American actors and so lively facial expressions, as it is possible for the computer characters. Reflected on the faces of the slightest emotion and rage Delsina sneaks to shiver.
Kid on the exterior of the Hero or Villain status scarcely affected, but directly related to his abilities. As you progress through the supplied Delsin gets him a set of superpowers, and then choose which way to modify them to reduce the likelihood of deaths or, conversely, increase the scale of destruction.Reputation of the hero is also changing the illumination color DualShock 4. Funny decision, by the way. Initially gamepad shines white, then gradually becoming or blue, or a piercing red.
Accessibility DualShock 4 found particular use in the game. For example, gamepad allowed to make the simulator a “street artist”, depicting a can of spray paint. Before use, it must be “Shake”, and then press the button to blow paint by simply tilting the gamepad. Sorry, but room for creativity in these mini-games is not. You can draw only in certain places and only suggested painting over stencils.
In this fantasy authors fizzled. Additional types of jobs is small, all of them to the same type of yawning. Come into a new area of the city and you know exactly what you’ll get: to recapture the base at Deux, find hidden camera, calculate and kill the agent to collect all the pieces to pump energy superpowers. All this is repeated again and again, new ideas are not added, only the scenery changed so come to the aid of soldiers Deux with supernormal.
However, the main thing in the game – a battle, and they are just great feature. Complexity increases, Delsin seizes new forces, so that helicopters and snipers will soon cease to be a problem. Have enough energy.
Total Delsin seizes three elements. And if the first two, smoke and neon, it is known by the previous parts of the series, the third so-called “game-energy” makes good fun during battles, causing demons and Blade Flurry.
Battles are dynamic and reckless. Opponents fly from place to place, put up in front of a wall, attacked with firearms and try to shackle the guy in concrete shackles. At a high level of complexity is not easy to survive, Delsin soars on the roof of a skyscraper, falls down, throws enemies with grenades and rockets, absorbs energy and neon is aimed fire, scrubbing resistance remains. Fast, fun, with explosions and settle the dust.
If you do not pay much attention to the additional missions and go strictly on the story, the game is a great pleasure. Moral choices and changing because of the reputation superpowers make the second ascent of no less interesting than the first. The player discovers new Delsina, and after the final battle, you can safely perform the remaining tasks in order to obtain the platinum trophy. Fortunately, our guy moves quickly through the city, no longer need to jump on the ledges. Indian flies, runs on walls and jumping high, which also simplifies maneuvering in battle. These capabilities are especially in demand during a meeting with the bosses. Particularly well appointed last confrontation with unprecedented numbers of flying particles, dust and debris.
Graphics “second son” Today is unparalleled. This project is 100% of the “new generation”, whose creators have managed to skillfully dispose of resources provided. “City of rain” with a permanently wet asphalt plays thousands of glare into the sunset. In the plot, changing the time of day that transforms the familiar scenery. You can only destroy strongholds Deux, but they break up nicely, settling piles of scrap metal. Delsina not affect the ability of originality, but they are beautiful.Mesmerizing one then the guy pulls energy from neon street signs. A night rain causes only one wish, that you finally left alone and allowed soldiers to go quietly down the street among the passers-by with wet umbrellas.
Welcome to the new era. “Second Son” Stunning graphics and scenery, the plot drags and thirst superpowers, makes every confrontation in dazzling performance. Yes, there is little new formula inFamous has undergone minor changes, has become something better, something worse. It’s just a good game in an exceptionally beautiful wrapper.
- Great storytelling, outstanding staging scenes, live facial expressions of characters
- Gorgeous graphics engine, notably the lighting and an inordinate amount of particles
- “City of rain” is ideal for graphic demonstration
- Fascinating story with a gradual “maturing” of the hero
- Three different forces, each with its own unique species of attacks
- Dynamic, spectacular battles with constant winding complexity
- Multiples and more boring mission
- Negligible role of moral choices
- Often misbehavior Seattle residents