INFAMOUS: FESTIVAL OF BLOOD
That’s our contribution to Halloween. Thankfully the Sucker Punch
bunch has made a smidge more effort to celebrate the Great Pumpkin’s
murderation or whatever, with this standalone InFamous
The shaggy dog story (shhhh!) goes something like: Ancient
cocktail-swilling vampire queen Bloody Mary bites our electrified
hero, Cole MacGrath, making him all haemoglobin-lusting and ruddy-eyed.
Mind you, the latter could just be wicked-bad hay fever – it’s that
time of year. Either way, he’s out to hunt the chompy-wompy beeyatch down
to share a stake dinner, before sunrise brings perma-fanginess. Cue
hyper-protective vampire crews and mucho slaughtertasticness. Cool!
Like the supoib InFamous 2, Festival of Blood is set
down south in New Orlea... shit, we did it again! New Marais, home
of deep fried everything. It’s all gussied up for ‘Pyre Night’, so
people in stupid costumes roam the streets, unaware that fangtastic
secret vampires walk amongst them. Cole knows, for part of his
issue is vamp vision, allowing him to sort those with a pulse
from those without – quite nifty for knowing what to stab. Except
for street performers, as who cares, yeah?
Most electro powers remain, bolstered by fun stuff like
stake-ability and the acest bit, shooming the skies by going batty.
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na yeah! Meanwhile, blast shards become
canopic jars (very Bangles...), whilst pigeons kinda become Mary
logs – uh, audio ones.
Yep, gatherers are well catered for, and finding everything gives
more life to what is a fairly brief experience. But this is a US$10
game, people (rant about the $5.95 Aussie tax excised...), you get
infinitely more bang for buck than, say, a movie ticket. We’ll sic
Spike onto any dissenters.
Fuck that namby-pamby Twilight shit, FoB puts the
nasty back into vampires. Unlike Bran Flakes, it’s tasty, tasty,
very, very tasty, it’s very tasty.