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Written by Micah Messer
I know that here at IPGR, we’ve been doing a lot of DLC reviews recently, and I apologize for bringing you yet another one; but I swear, the developers tricked me! Even though Sucker Punch claims it’s a standalone game, and you don’t have to own Infamous 2 to play it, Infamous: Festival Blood is basically DLC, and it will be scored as such.
The concept of Infamous: Festival of Blood is pretty ridiculous, but the thought of running around town as Vampire Cole was an exciting one. I was able to look past the ludicrous setting in the hope of some fantastic vampiric abilities. Even though I didn’t get the full set of blood-sucking skills I was hoping for, turning into a flock of bats and flying around New Marais is still pretty awesome. Festival of Blood introduces a couple of fun tweaks to Infamous, but ultimately it’s hard to say whether it gets more things right than wrong.
Thankfully, Infamous: Festival of Blood is not canon. Cole doesn’t actually turn into a vampire. It’s all just part of a crazy story being told by Cole’s friend, Zeke, to impress a lady friend. This set up may seem a bit cliche, but it’s definitely preferable to these events actually transpiring within the Infamous universe. I have to say, every time Zeke referred to the one of the vampires as a “fanger” (one who fangs?) I just got a bit annoyed.
Written by Micah Messer
The original InFAMOUS marked developer Sucker Punch’s first attempt at straying away from their highly under-appreciated Sly franchise, and onto a new IP. Although things like mediocre visuals and lackluster voice acting seemed to drag it down, InFAMOUS 1’s great gameplay and awesome story made it a very solid addition to the Playstation 3 library. Sucker Punch attempts to right the wrongs of their previous title with InFAMOUS 2. Smart design choices, noticeably refined gameplay, and a great new art style definitely make Cole’s electrifying adventure to New Marais worth picking up.
InFAMOUS 2’s story is a direct continuation of the original’s. To get you up to speed with current events, Cole Macgrath’s origin story was one of a classic comic book beginning. He was just a regular guy before getting caught in the middle of an explosion caused by a device called the Ray Sphere. It’s designed to drain the nuero-electric energy from a group of people, and channel it into an individual. The explosion leaves Cole with extremely powerful electrical super powers. Without spoiling anything, Cole must now prepare for the arrival of a prophesized apocalyptic force—a creature titled only as “The Beast.”
Meet Cole Macgrath, super-powered extraordinaire