Infamous 2s story is a deep, character driven affair, its cheerful, energetic and colourful, and has some awesome gameplay to go with it. InFamous 2 builds on its predecessors strengths as an open world superhero game with a talent for memorable traversal. Infamous 2 is a continuation of Cole from the original so you should definitely play the former before you play this sequel. Infamous 2 plays nearly identically to how the original played, and thats a good thing. You will once again have the ability to use his superpowers as well as take advantage of his increased melee capabilities thanks to a new weapon that his buddy Zeke has put together called the Amp.
You can expect to see a range of new attacks and iconic superpowers, where you can send a supercharged twister down the street or summon a lightning storm to wipe out anyone in your path. You start the game with all the powers that you learnt in the first game but similarly in this game you will have to learn these new powers before you can get to use them.
New Marias is every bit as good as Empire City was in the first game and as usual there are plenty of side missions and those annoying blast shards that you need to collect all of if you intend to get the platinum trophy. Dead drops have been replaced by carrier pigeons which will piece together the games backstory.
Alongside an improved range of environments, New Marais also has many more moving parts than Empire City. Balconies that collapse under sustained attack. Cars that you can turn into electrical trampolines and weird power strips than boost you smartly up the side of a building. The game is loosely based on around the use of parkour, and there is very little that you cannot climb.
Another addition to the game sees UGC or User Generated Content which allows the player to design and play their own levels, which may I say take some getting used to if you have never come across it before which I havent but its a nice addition which adds a little fun to the game. UGC is not for the faint-hearted but its a brilliant set of tools.
inFamous 2 is a great example of the iterative approach to sequels. It is driven by tweaks, fixes, and subtle refinements, and theres a sense throughout the game that the series is starting to heat up and the graphics are spot on. Definitely one to play. Thoroughly enjoyed this.