[PS4] inFAMOUS: Second Son

inFAMOUS Second Son is an open-world, action adventure game set in Seattle. The main character, Delsin Rowe, finds out he is a Conduit or a “Bio-terrorist” after absorbing the powers of another Conduit when they had an encounter. The game follows the story of Delsin as he makes it his mission to take down the D.U.P director, Brooke Augustine and absorb her powers to save his community. The trailer below pretty much shows the awesome graphics that can be seen in the game.

 

It’s an open-world adventure so there are a number of side quests that can be done if you’re not in the mood to continue the main story just yet. Most of the side quests involve defeating a small group of people (drug dealers, gang members, etc.), vandalizing properties, defeating D.U.P, chasing secret agents, collecting shards, and many more.

Players are also given a choice between Good Karma & Bad Karma which basically allows you to choose between becoming the good guy or the bad guy. I ultimately chose “Good Karma” so helping people or healing them with my powers added to my Good Karma. Collecting good karma (or evil karma) helps in filling up a bar that allows Delsin to perform a powerful move that can take out a number of enemies all at once. Pretty epic.

The choice of being either the hero or the anti-hero affects the outcome of the game. I don’t know yet how the “Bad Karma” ends but I am pretty satisfied with my choice. RadBrad, everyone’s favorite gamer on YouTube, has a walkthrough of the whole game and both the outcomes so you might want to check that out if you’re interested.

In this game, since Delsin’s power is pretty much like Peter Petrelli’s from Heroes (absorbs powers), we get to experience several powers: smoke, neon, video & concrete. My favorite would be a mix of neon (for combat) and video (for flying, hovering). I didn’t really get to use concrete much because Delsin only got the ability towards the end and even though I still played the game to complete the side quests, I never really liked concrete all that much so I decided to just use the powers I was already accustomed to.

After completing the game, I decided to play the DLC – Paper Trails. This takes Delsin all over Seattle chasing a Conduit with a “paper” power. Sounds weird but it’s actually pretty cool. The mysterious girl takes Delsin to various crime scenes where he is supposed to find clues to get to the bottom of the whole thing. He takes photos of the crime scene which is then uploaded to the Paper Trail website for it to be investigated. What I don’t like about this is that I needed to open the said website on my laptop, investigate or solve the puzzles and then go back to the game and then this process repeats itself a number of times which annoyed me a great deal. There were puzzles that took time to solve but thanks to our friend, Mr. Google, I was able to get a whole lot of help from people who have solved the puzzles beforehand. =)

All in all, this was a fun game with various side quests but in my opinion, the side quests became tedious and repetitive after awhile. I literally just finished them just so I can see that “100%” completion in the game. The satisfaction is just heavenly. haha..

NinthMelody rating: 8/10

 

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[PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered

My first game post!

Last December, I got myself a PS4 (just because) and mainly since I’ve always wanted to try this game. Oh, also because I heard about the Final Fantasy VII Remake which you can watch here:

I have never played the FFVII game on the PlayStation but I’ve only heard good things about it. The first Final Fantasy game I played was FFX and I loved it (didn’t finish the game unfortunately.. damn you, Yunalesca.) So when I heard about this remake, I was ecstatic! So this better come out for the PS4 otherwise, I am going to be extremely disappointed, Sony.

Anyway, this post isn’t about FFVII but about The Last of Us: Remastered. This game first came out for the PS3 (which I do not own) and it got stellar reviews. I was kind of hesitant to try it out because it had zombies in it and I’m more of a JRPG kind of girl. I used to get really panicky when fighting off enemies especially if it’s a first-person shooter type of game and what more if it’s against zombies. I decided to try this game out though since I wanted to experience awesome graphics in games. The last time I played a video game was in my PS2 which was OMG, more than 10 years ago. Great, now I feel really old.

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The best thing about The Last of Us in my opinion, is its story. The relationship between Joel and Ellie, their whole ordeal, ugh.. I love it. There was a part where it actually made me cry. That has never happened to me before. I mean, in movies, in books, sure, they have made me cry. But in games? Woah.. That was intense! This game was very well made in terms of graphics, script, dialogue and even the voice actors were amazing. They really made the whole experience an unforgettable one.

This game had zombies but really, they’re the least of my problems. I was actually looking forward to zombie enemies because the humans were much harder to fight off. There were a number of “infected” enemies that can be encountered in this game – Runners, Stalkers, Clickers and Bloaters. They are also listed in order of difficulty with Bloaters being the hardest to kill.

This is the fastest I have ever finished a game. It took me less than a week and it was an awesome experience for me (except when my character died of course, I had to start over and ugh.. that was frustrating). Every part of the game was exciting and concise. No chapter was forced or prolonged which was simply ideal. I felt more like I was watching a movie than playing a game.

After completing the game, I decided to continue with the DLC – Left Behind. It follows the story of Ellie and her friend, before she even met Joel and it also shows the events that transpired while Joel was recuperating from an injury and how Ellie managed to keep him alive during that time. It was an extremely enjoyable extra content that just helps keep prolong the inevitable end of the game.

 

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I really wish they would make a Part 2 but then again, maybe it was already perfect as it is. I don’t know if it would ruin the perfection of Last of Us but I just want mooooore. No matter what it is.. ME. WANT. MORE.

NinthMelody rating: 9.5/10

(I don’t like giving perfect scores. I’m just harsh like that.)