One of the first things that you’re asked to do in inFamous: Second Son is hold the controller sideways, shake it and create street art on a billboard. The speaker on the PS4 controller even produces the click-clack sound of a spray paint can. Little details like this are found throughout inFamous: Second Son, a third-person, open world action game for the Playstation 4.
You play as Delsin Rowe, a likable jerk, who discovers that he is a “Conduit,” a superhuman capable of controlling certain elements and materials. Delsin’s first power is over smoke, which might not sound cool, but imagine being able change into smoke, enter a vent and quickly travel to the top of a building. Delsin is on a mission to take down Brooke Augustine, the director of the Department of Unified Protection (D.U.P). The D.U.P. has taken over Seattle, and it’s up to you to systematically clear them out. You do this by destroying their mobile control posts. The combat is fun and fast-paced.
As you progress through the story, you acquire new powers including neon and video. Each power has its own feel and skill set. Neon is all about precision, while video is brute force. The separate powers have different styles of locomotion too. With smoke you dash from place to place, neon is super speed and video is short distance teleportation. Getting around is one of the best parts of the game. inFamous: Second Son is all about empowering the player and choosing whether to be good or evil. I chose to be good. I wonder what you’ll choose?