Has it really
been an entire decade since Team Ico first pinged our radar? In that time, the
Sony development outfit has given us just two games, but they’ve been two of
the most beloved, highly regarded adventures ever to appear on the PlayStation
2. And now, finally, they’ve been packaged together in what may be the most
eagerly anticipated HD collection to hit the PS3...
Open-world superhero games and plot-altering moral decisions are nothing new by themselves, but stick them together and you’ve got… well, you’ve got Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. But throw in lightning powers, riots, out-of-control gangs that hunt in packs and lots of ruined buildings to climb, and you’ve got inFamous, the story of a wall-climbing wild talent trapped in a city gone mad
In spite of the way fans embraced the first InFamous back in 2009, it had a few glaring flaws that kept some critics (myself included) from fully recommending it. As fun as the morally ambiguous superhero-sandbox game could be, it suffered from too-sticky platforming, a limited repertoire of powers, repetitive city design and exploration that was hampered by near-constant gunfire from ever-present death squads. Underneath those problems were the beginnings of something great, however, and with InFamous 2, that promise is finally realized.,,
Halloween DLC is a trend we can really get behind, especially when they turn open-world
games into twisted, monster-filled hellscapes. Red Dead Redemption’s Undead
Nightmare DLC did it beautifully, and now InFamous is jumping on the bandwagon
with a quick, inexpensive adventure that you don’t even need an InFamous 2 disc
Festival of Blood sees electrically charged hero Cole MacGrath bitten by an
old, powerful vampire during Pyre Night, a creepy festival that transforms a
huge chunk of New Marais into one big, fire-lit party. As the streets fill with
costumed (and kinda filthy-looking) revelers, Cole has to put down packs of
vampires (who have to be staked through the heart before they’ll stay dead),
come to terms with his new blood-fueled powers and either figure out how to destroy
the vampire who made him by sunrise, or be her bloodsucking slave for eternity...
From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes one of the best superhero fighting games around...