Video game sequels have been on a roll lately. The developers take so much time crafting the world and the game engine for the initial game, that we are lucky when it turns out to be a memorable and playable experience. If it is successful, they get a real shot at proving what bigger, better, and more bad ass can mean in their sequels (Uncharted 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, Mass Effect 2). They’ve created this world, and now they have a chance to play in it.
inFAMOUS was a surprising game that managed to differentiate itself in the crowded sandbox action game genre by giving you control of a budding superhero/superantihero. inFAMOUS 2 promises to build your lightning skills even further and allow you to wield some truly awesome power. From the gameplay above, it looks like you’ll need it. The world is changing, enemies are developing powers of their own, and those without power aren’t taking too kindly to your “gifts.”
What excites me about the trailer is how fast everything looks. Being able to grind vertically and horizontally along buildings, rather than just across power lines, is a nice touch. Your hero, Cole, seems to be able to take quite a beating and stand back up to throw some impressive new powers back at his attackers. It looks like Sucker Punch has the makings of an amazing sequel that may take the inFAMOUS series to being mentioned with some of the best this generation of consoles has to offer.