This being my first Infamous game I didn't know what to expect. Having read the reviews, it everyone was saying that it was just the same as previous instalments, giving it lower scores because of this). Personally, I don't care if there were 50 of these before. It is awesome. It would be a 4 stars but it is just so much fun I think it deserves the full 5.
There have been mixed reviews for the story. Story is pretty standard, stop bad guy, save your friends, happy ever after. There are a couple of twists and turns but nothing drastic, its a decent story. Normally when I play open world games I explore a lot in between missions but I kept going back to the game missions, which is surely a good sign. Characters are interesting enough.
The map is exciting. Split into different sectors, you have to defeat the command posts in each sector to take control. The battles are difficult enough, making for a good challenge with what feels like genuine rewards
Utterly stunning. It is beautiful. A mix of interesting details and unbelievable scale. Stunning
This is what sets infamous second son apart. Everything is simple and easy. Running up walls felt effortless and thoroughly invigorating. Combat is fluid, even if the locking system can't quite read your mind. There is a good mix of abilities and the finisher abilities are epic. Only thing I will say is that once you get neon, I rarely went back to smoke. I played this constantly for hours and hours over the weekend and never got bored, hunting out the next squad of DUP (bad guys).
I think this games only crime is coming out after GTA 5. While it may not be perfect in terms of story (its good but not amazing) and the open-world feels like it lacks a bit of life, the pure beautiful fun to be had easily masks over these issues.