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I have only earned platinum trophies in two PlayStation 3 games. Infamous and Infamous 2 did something for me of which few games are capable: they inspired an immediate, second play through.
When I played both of Sucker Punch's open world superhero titles, my first time through was as a hero. My second pass took me down a darker path, though. With inFamous 2 especially, I'm glad I chose to approach the story as I did. There is a moment toward the end of the darker tale that sticks out as one of the most emotionally conflicted in gaming.
Turn back now if you don't want to be spoiled.
Some heroes have sidekicks. Cole MacGrath had Zeke Dunbar: an annoying, conniving, backstabbing "friend." His shortcomings though, make Zeke's redemption in inFamous 2 poignant. His transformation from coward to courageous champion of the people is one of the most satisfying progressions I have experienced, and it is his death that cements him as a hero.
It takes bravery to stand up to your friends, even when they aren't super-powered beings that can shoot lightning and fire from their hands. Zeke's valiant effort to sway his friend from the dark path (though futile) embodies the best of the humanity Cole had callously tossed away.
Whether Zeke's murder at Cole's hands will be canonized when inFamous: Second Son arrives on the PlayStation 4 is unknown. It does give us hope though, that the next entry in the series will offer strong character development on top of the super powers.
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inFamous 2 is the first game I ever got a Platinum in. It's a game that I would recommend to anyone. It has one of those endings (well two, technically) that you can't stop thinking about for days
sorry had to pick good i am more of a boyscout then shazam
great ps3 exclusives...only platinum infamous 2, infamous 1 was difficult for me..great games, great story, and the powers were excellent...
Yeah, that was a pretty tough moment in the game. And inFAMOUS have been the only games that made me play through them a second time right after I beat them as well. I do kinda feel that the evil path in the second game was somewhat brought down a bit. Cole had orange electricity instead of red and he didn't seem as evil as he was in the first game. Regardless, I cannot wait for Second Son to come out.
I loved both endings. The good one seemed like a great finish for the character, while the bad one was memorable because of how bad things got.
On a side note, Bertrand had one of the best bad guy themes I've heard in a game.
Both endings made me sad :'(. It was probably weird for my brother to see me cry from a video game lol.
Best line in Infamous 2
"Ha it's a hickcicle"
- Cole MacGrath
To me Infamous is the top Playstation exclusive at the moment and I can't wait to learn more about Second Son.