INFAMOUS: SECOND SON
Not us, nor Delsin Rowe, nor his tribe, nor most anybody
in Seattle. Well, other than members of DUP, which is an
acronymistic way of saying ‘Department of Unified Protection’.
Anti-government conspiracy theorists will be in like Flynn from this
point, as the organisation is led by quite the corrupt bitch in
Brooke Augustine and is just asking for all-out fiery attack.
Shit-scared of their abilities and wanting to experiment upon
them, Augustine’s out to bring down all “Bioterrorists” (aka
‘Conduits’) – basically everyday folk with funky powers like
weaponised smoke, neon, video and one other one. Having become
instantly superpowered, these are the abilities you, as
smart-mouthed Delsin, eventually master, and can flip between once
first absorbed. As always you can be good or bad, with various
rewards for either life choice. It’s an InFamous thing.
You’re tasked with missions to further the overarching anti-DUP
cause, while also taking on do-gooder (or not) stuff like taking
down drug gangs or smacking buskers upside their crappy acoustic
guitars. Blast shard drones hover about begging for a quick spot of
shot-downiness, enemy spies try to blend in, hidden cameras try to
remain hidden, imprisoned conduits crave freedom and heavily-armed
DUP patrols are around every second corner.
there’s lots to do – and we didn’t mention the DUP strongholds to
infiltrate, shooting up cameras, checkpoints and, perhaps most
importantly, generator thingies to bolster your already formidable
powers before clearing districts of DUP presence.
that’s not enough, you also get to go all Banksy. It’s a fun, if
unnecessary, diversion that utilises the DualShock 4 quite well.
If you’ve already experienced the InFamous life then
this visually-upgraded, playfully tweaked ground zero of PS4 assault
should be atop your shopping list. Bread and milk? Pah!
you’ve not been acquainted then strap yourself in and feel the