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POSTED 29/10/11


INFAMOUS: FESTIVAL OF BLOOD

Sony
PS3/PSN/Move

BOO! 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 episode.

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 undead standard 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.

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