inFAMOUS: First Light Review

infamous-first-light-listing-thumb-02-20aug14I mentioned in my review of inFAMOUS: Second Son that I bought a PS4 when I did for that game. Another thing I mention was how I really enjoyed inFAMOUS 2 but didn’t get into the first game. Something I neglected to mention (as it wasn’t relevant at the time) was how much I enjoyed inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood as well which was the DLC for inFAMOUS 2. First Light is in a similar situation as Festival of Blood as it doesn’t require you to own the base game (although you really should play Second Son if you haven’t already) and it changes something up. In Festival of Blood Cole was turned into a vampire and was changed accordingly and in First Light you play as Abigail “Fetch” Walker, the girl who gives you neon powers in Second Son,  and explore her past including her time in Curdun Cay and before she was captured.

Gameplay:

Playing with Neon powers as Delsin fairly accurately describes how Fetch plays. Her powers are a little different because, I assume, she put all her focus into them instead of 3 others. It is still fairly easy to adapt coming from inFAMOUS: Second Son and it only unlocks powers one at a time (using a clever method I admit but I wish all the basic powers were always there and the upgrades were still done the same way.) The game’s story, as mentioned, follows Fetch and her time before and during her stay in Curdun Cay. It is done by her telling story to Augustine as she is training Fetch. You get to play these areas and (thankfully) they make up the bulk of the game. The story Fetch tells is of how her and her brother were doing smuggling to try and make enough to leave the country. Her brother is captured and she teams up with his friend Shane to try and save him. Shane turns and ends up capturing her brother saying he’ll kill him if she doesn’t do what he says. She complies until she accidentally ends up killing her brother. Even though I knew it was going to happen (because it was flat out mentioned in Second Son) it was still really sad when it actually did and I think Sucker Punch did a great job capturing her emotions in this situation.

A new mode that I alluded to takes place in the D.U.P. headquarters and has you fighting off enemies with specific conditions needing to be met. You are required to do these four times (after you unlock a new move they act as tutorials) and I will admit, I never played them when it wasn’t required. I didn’t really like these modes even though I never had any trouble, I just much prefer the open world area to the inclosed areas that just have stones everywhere and other ways to make it a little different. Another interest thing about these is if you own inFAMOUS: Second Son you can play them as Delsin but as I said I never tried this part specifically.

Graphics:

The game still looks stunning. I love the neon trails Fetch leaves behind as you run. Again the game really looks no different from inFAMOUS: Second Son so it’s hard to really comment on the graphics without repeating myself. Frame rate was solid and I never noticed any dropping or skipping.

Sound:

Again the sound is pretty much the same. As I mention in the gameplay section the voice actors do a great job portraying emotions and how the characters should sound if the situation was happening in real life. The music was also pretty good, nothing amazing but fairly well done. There isn’t much to comment on the sound, it was fairly high quality though.

Written by: Conor

Hi there. I’m Conor and I helped with the creation of Blazekick. I like video games, anime, manga and read visual novels. I do stuff relating to those on the site. I help run the Blazekick Twitter and Youtube accounts as well so drop by and say hi. My favorite games are Pokémon Emerald, The Walking Dead Season One, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, LittleBigPlanet 2, Tearaway and Uncharted 2.