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InFamous 2 trailer debuts Cole's new ice and oil powers

I don't know a lot about InFamous, or its upcoming sequel, except that there's a new trailer for it. Everyone who knows more about it is busy, so I have to show it to you. Sorry. I guess I should probably tell you a bit about it. Um, well, there's this guy named Cole, and some kind of Ray Sphere stuff, and his full potential and whatnot.


Anyway, so Cole and someone named Zeke go off to meet up with this scientist dude, Dr. Sebastian Wolfe, because, you know, they need science to get really powerful. It turns out that Cole's gotta go around the city looking for "Blast Cores," because they'll give him new powers and keep him alive and stuff. That's the gist.

Just watch the trailer.

Apr 7, 2011

27 comments

  • BladedFalcon - April 9, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    @MikelReparaz First of all, thanks for taking the time to reply to my comment. And it's a pretty good reply, I might add. I agree that basing the score on whether a game gets or not a sequel is silly, which I stated in my reply to oufour. But well, it's good to have first hand confirmation that it didn't factor in at all. (Also, I consider 7 to be a low score for a game which shows an actually notable level of polish for the gameplay type it offers, specially compared of Prototype, IMO, at least.) And well, I respect your reasons for not liking the game, I do agree that the climbing can be obnoxiously sticky, and I can see how Zeke can annoy the hell out of you. (Though it hasn't had such a bad effect one me so far, strangely enough.)As for the environments and NPCs... Agreed, they lacked variety, but for example, I am not sure Prototype did any better in that aspect. Both games are set in dreary, destruction ravaged metropolis, and both have gray looking buildings making for 80% of their landscape, no? Anyway, I agree to disagree, and I'm glad to see you're giving the sequel the benefit of the doubt. I know no one can say if it will really be better or worse than the first game, but I have my hopes for it. Specially since the graphics alone seem far more colorful this time around. XD Also, I do apologize for misunderstanding Tyler's article. I'm relatively new here, and though I have seen several of his earlier articles that show he has an unique sense of humor. I found myself honestly thinking at first that he was uninterested by the game. Glad to see I misunderstood it though! Finally, glad to see someone else thinks the ice jump will be a great addition to the game! Hurray for a boost in vertical mobility!
  • Zepaw - April 9, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    It is all expectations. Most people, myself included, think a 5 or below is unplayable so really a 7 seems really close to that when you think of it that way. Also if I hope to love a game like Dragon Age 2 even an 8 is a serious disappointment.
  • Markstone - April 8, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    Damn, June can't come soon enough!
  • kenshinxx - April 8, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    I don't get the whole "Oil Power" deal. Why not just call it fire...you know, since it looks like fire? Where does the "oil" part come in?
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - April 8, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    @oufour @BladedFalcon The reason I gave InFamous a "low" score (apparently 7 out of 10 is considered terrible now) had nothing to do with it getting a sequel. (Besides, that would be a silly thing to base a review score on, don't you think?) It had to do with the game not living up to its potential, at least IMO. It showed off some good ideas, but then put them into a world filled with repetitive environments, missions and gameplay, as well as too-sticky climbing, weirdly flat NPC faces and one of the most worthless sidekicks ever written. The game was good in spite of all that (a 7 is "good," remember), but its flaws were too significant to make it great. What I've said regarding the sequel is that I expect it will be better. The developers now have a better sense of what works and what doesn't, and will be able to put more work into the world and the missions now that they've got the basics nailed down. What I've seen so far seems to support that. Also, please don't mistake Tyler's post as a sitewide disdain for the game. Everyone who's played it actually was working intently on other projects yesterday, leaving Tyler the only one in the office with time to post the video. Disdain would have been to ignore it, not to make fun of his own lack of familiarity with it.
  • GamesRadarMatthewKeast - April 8, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    I played and thoroughly enjoyed Infamous. I am looking forward to the sequel. Ice jump = hell yes.
  • foamguy - April 8, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    This is more of what i expect when playing games like those SO FUCK YES I WANT IT
  • Jaces - April 8, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    Just awesome. :D
  • Rivenscry - April 8, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    What? Is that it? Really? I expected more fire and passion from people that claim to hate it then defend it vigorously. I am of course referring to the mass below the article...
  • einhazard - April 8, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    Anyone have an idea of what the song that is in the trailer? I dig it. Also, I dig both inFamous and Prototype. inFamous was more story-driven, Prototype was about running up buildings and hucking people through helicopters. Win-win.
  • billywitchdr - April 8, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    YESSS! I like the Ice powers, and I was skeptical about the oil powers....but those fire powers look awesome! Oh, and @BladedFalcon, I agree with you. I tried Prototype after playing InFamous, but I was not impressed. Even reading the reviews of both games on here shows that they aren't too fond of this series in the first place. Kinda sad considering how amazing the first game was.
  • FanofSaiyan - April 8, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    That trailer made me nerdgasm.
  • brettd13 - April 8, 2011 12:09 p.m.

    this post would have been better without the top-notch commentary...next time do us all a favor...sit on your thumb and pass along the assignment to someone who has a clue.
  • DrFred79 - April 8, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    @ 1st I was like =D And then I was like |( But it was the same for the first inFAMOUS, I was more hyped for Prototype at the time. And inFAMOUS became my favorite of both, so... Wait and see.
  • KidKatana - April 8, 2011 10:11 a.m.

    Did I miss the trailer explaining why Zeke is back to being friends with Cole? I could have stood to have him written out to be honest.
  • Pocotron - April 8, 2011 5:30 a.m.

    The story goes, as far as I know, Cole will "accidentally" gain ice or oil-based powers on his relationships with the good or bad characters. (Good=Ice and Bad=Oil). His electric powers will still be his main powers but it also shows how he becomes more powerful to defeat the Beast, who kicks his ass at the beginning. But that's just bits and pieces I've put together.
  • CrashmanX - April 8, 2011 4:01 a.m.

    *sigh* Please tell me I'm not the only one whose disappointed with the direction this series is taking? I really do hope that the story works out well given the previous game. I mean, if they had just made it 1 game, I would have been fine. No need for sequels to everything.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 8, 2011 3:11 a.m.

    It's okay Ty. Not everyone has played inFamous.
  • BladedFalcon - April 8, 2011 3:09 a.m.

    @oufour Fair enough. But to me, that doesn't justify giving a game a lower score. Whether you know there will be a sequel or not, you're judging the game, anything outside the game doesn't, or at least, shouldn't factor in the overall quality of the game. I haven't finished the game yet. But from what I've played, I've had a much better time with it than i did with prototype. Not only the game is much more polished and refined. I actually do think it's more fun, the review complained that it had repetitive quests... They are not nearly as repetitive as Prototype's. And the city? Prototype's just bigger, but it's equally gloomy and gray, and has as much stuff to do as the city in Infamous. Which is arguably worse, since a larger city means more time to travel from one place to the other, which equals more annoyance and boredom. Anyway, that's just my take on it. I am not really complaining if Mikel happened to have more fun with Prototype and thus gave it a higher score. But I just hope that this article's style was written with Tyler's unique and odd sense of humor in mind, as opposed to actually not being informed nor interested in the game at all, because if that's the case, that gives it a bit of obvious bias, and that would be a tad annoying.
  • Jamahl - April 8, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    Is on PS3. I am dissapoint. : (

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