Videogame Review: Infamous 2 PS3

A large part of me simply wants to write “I love this game, end of review.”  But that would be wrong.  No I don’t know why it would be wrong but I’m sure someone somewhere wrote that reviews one sentence long are bad.  After all I’m sure you’ve come to hear good and bad stuff that might be labeled criticism either to reaffirm your desire to play this game or confirm your desire to leave this franchise alone.  First off, make sure you’ve played the original Infamous.  There’s a savegame import and a few of the decisions carry over.  Next ask yourself, did you like the first Infamous?  See the second game plays a whole lot like the first but better.  Think Assassin’s Creed 2 to Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.  Or Fallout 3 to Fallout New Vegas.  Infamous 2 is an incredibly fun superhero city romp without the tights and a story that might bite you back.

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Turn 50 – Fine Purveyors of Something

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Featuring John “MusiM” and Scott “Artisan002”.

This week its extra length with videogames, movies, and music we’ve been experiencing lately.  For videogames we discuss Tactics Ogre, Gratuitous Space Battles, Republic Commando, Mass Effect, and more.  For videos we discuss Twin Peaks, Hanna, Machete, TMNT, Fast and Furious Five, and more.  For music we talked Tron: Legacy Reconfigured, Hanna, and Sucker Punch.

And of course a giant section on the PSN.

Turn 48 – Origaami

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Suzy “Specter”, Scott “Artisan002”, and David.

This week its back to videogames and movies we’ve been experiencing lately.  For videogames we discuss Fahrenheit, Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, MAG, Tactics Ogre, Civilization 3, Persona 4, Prototype, Halo Reach, Metal Gears Solid 4, Eufloria, and many others.  For videos we discuss Hanna, Twin Peaks, A Team, Black Butler, Mortal Kombat Legacy, Sucker Punch, Casshern Sins, Ouran Host Club and many others.  And then we have a discussion on the whole George Hotz/Sony/Anonymous fiasco and the show by Walken out with a few hatemails.

Videogame Review: InFamous in Retrospect

InFamous came out in 2009 along side such giants as Batman Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 2, and Assassin’s Creed 2 and is a PS3 exclusive.  Its an easy game to overlook in a world where most people prefer the 360 over the PS3.  Stack that on top of a cross platform release of a game with a similar concept (open world super villain game) Prototype and it wouldn’t surprise me if you missed Infamous.

The strangest part for me about Infamous is how much I loved it when I played it and then how much I stopped caring about afterwards.  I started playing it again recently, going on an evil play through, and this game still blows me away which was entirely unexpected.  Many aspects of Infamous at release were ahead of its time and a lot of those aspects are still ahead of present games.  No start screen, it just loads, say what?  That’s c-ra-zy!

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Turn 45 – Sucker Pun

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Suzy “Specter”, and Scott “Artisan002”.

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Today we discussed movies and video games and end in a brief news session.

Movies, TV, and anime we discuss are Sucker Punch, Casshern Sins, Scrubs, Darker Than Black, Ip Man, and many more.

Videogames discussed include Civilization V, Mirror’s Edge, Dance Central, Tactics Ogre, Front Mission Evolved, VVVVV, Wipeout HD, Infamous, Bulletstorm, Heavy Rain, Spyro Year of the Dragon, 999, and many more.