5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Supercharged with content, this collection is worth the cash,
This review is from: inFAMOUS Collection - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Developed by "Sly Cooper" creative team Sucker Punch, "inFAMOUS" is one of the best Playstation-exclusive franchises out there. Dark, intruiging, and demanding the attention of all comic book fans, the series puts you in the shoes of twenty-something year old bike messenger Cole Mcgrath. One day, the package Cole is delivering explodes, and destroys half the city. As the survivors attempt to recover from this disaster and various gang organizations begin taking over, Cole discovers the package has given him meta-human abilities. Cole can now project, absorb, and manipulate electricity, allowing him to shoot powerful bolts from his hands and then absorb electrical juice back into his body when he runs out. Cole also has boosted strength, stamina, and druability, and thanks to his amazing parkour skills, he can climb and travel along nearly any surface he can get his hands on. It's a good thing, too-- because Cole's abilities will be put to the test by everything from gangsters to monsters to other superhumans to even vampires, and everything in between.
If you're looking for a series with action, open-world exploration, and some surprising plot twists, look no further then "The inFAMOUS Collection." Throughout the series, you will be set loose in a variety of environments, from seemingly endless cities to jungles. The game's open world setting is one of its strongest points-- thanks to Cole's superpowers and parkour skills, climbing up buildings or skating along railroad tracks is tons of fun. But the action is where "inFAMOUS" really succeeds. Over the course of "inFAMOUS," "inFAMOUS 2," and the DLC story "inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood," Cole's powers constantly evolve. While you'll start out with simple attacks, like standard bolts and grenades, by the end of each game, you'll be able to start electrical storms, create tornados, levitate, toss cars, and, at one point in "inFAMOUS 2," choose between ice or fire abilities. Playing as a juggernaut of a man is downright awesome, and you'll do and see things you would've never thought would happen. Your powers will further evolve based on your choices. The series utilizes a built-in Karma system, and there are moments sprinkled throughout the games where you will choose between good and evil actions. Be a good guy, and you're appearance will be normal, you're electricity will be blue, the public will like you, and your attacks will be quick and clean. Be a bad guy, and you're appearance will be dirty and sick, you're electricity will be a deep red, the public will hate you, and your attacks will be vicious and destructive. Even your allies will speak to you differently based on your actions. Both sides of the Karma meter give you different options-- and both are a ton of fun to play around with.
To make a long story short, "The inFAMOUS Collection" is well worth the price of admission. While the series occasionally faulters, thanks to a few annoying missions and bland supporting characters, the pros more than make up for the cons. The superpowers are tons of fun and the free-roam worlds are enjoyable to explore. Also, the dialouge is funny, the graphics are good, and the stories are unpredictable. It's hard to go wrong with this franchise. In this cheap package, you get two complete games, a story add-on, and lots of bonus content. I'd say that's worth the surprisingly afforable price. If you're a fan of PS3, superheroes, or both, then the "The inFAMOUS Collection" is the chocolate to your peanut butter... or, in this case, the electricity to your storm.