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#1 of 47 Jefferson Morris

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Posted May 28 2009 - 09:51 AM

I recommend everyone at least try the demo, which is a lot of fun. I'm playing the full game now.

This, it seems to me, is the game Assassin's Creed should have been--a fun, mission-based, parkour, open-world action game. The electrically based superpowers are a lot of fun to wield, and there's good variety to the missions so far.

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Posted May 28 2009 - 08:46 PM

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I recommend everyone at least try the demo, which is a lot of fun. I'm playing the full game now.

This, it seems to me, is the game Assassin's Creed should have been--a fun, mission-based, parkour, open-world action game. The electrically based superpowers are a lot of fun to wield, and there's good variety to the missions so far.

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That's funny.
I said the same thing to my friend, trying to get her to at least try the demo.
I think this is what Assassin's Creed should have been.

Cole has so much freedom in movement and jumping/leaping it's crazy.

I'm also playing the full game.
I'm playing through in good mode first, then will attempt evil mode later on.

The story is really solid. and I'm assuming we're going to get a sequel or a trilogy out of this game, as it had great word of mouth even before the game came out.

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Posted May 29 2009 - 02:39 AM

I'm really digging this title as well. For a long while, outside of LBP, the only games that got played on our PS3 were PSN games (primarily PixelJunk, who has some stunning winners) but this is the first title that I've said "wow, that's cool". Even the demo/training sequence of the train ride manages to get you right into the game, and the controls make incredible sense, easy to learn and use.

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Posted May 29 2009 - 02:37 PM

So this looks like a winner? I was thinking of picking it up....but 70 bucks is a lot of coin to drop if it turns out to be a dog. Right now HAZE comes to mind.
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

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Posted May 30 2009 - 11:58 AM

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Cole has so much freedom in movement and jumping/leaping it's crazy.

I'm also playing the full game.
I'm playing through in good mode first, then will attempt evil mode later on.
Ditto here. I'm playing as a goodie-goodie on normal difficulty, then I'll probably ramp it to hard and do another run-through as a jerk. Which in and of itself is a testimony to the game's quality, because I never replay games.

The game just strikes me as being very well balanced. There's a good variety of powers, but not so many that you feel overwhelmed and end up not using most of them. And just moving from place to place can be a blast--particularly after you get the static thrusters, and you're jumping between wire slides.

Edwin, I'd say it's definitely worth a look. But you can still try before buying--get the demo. The only drawback of the demo is that it starts you right off with a set of powers that you won't get in the full game until several hours in, so if you play the demo a lot first (like I did), you may miss those powers in the early stages.

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Posted June 04 2009 - 05:32 PM

Just beat this. Dear goodness, Kessler may be the most crazed, strange end villain I have ever encoutered. You get used to story blindsides in video games, but damn, that one caught me completely off guard; and I"m not sure if it made any sense. Still, the story was fun. I'm still playing; I beat the game but several areas still have "red" zones, I'm trying to go back through and pick up all the side missions now..

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Posted June 04 2009 - 05:35 PM

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Posted June 07 2009 - 09:06 AM

Holy cow. I may be the only person who does this, but I will play a game all the way through on Easy to get a feel for the controls, then do medium, then hard. Let me say this: Hard in "inFamous" is the equivelent of God Mode. It is INSANE how difficult enemies are, and some of the ideas touched on in the earlier levels matter.. you have to make sure the reapers/dustmen are freaking dead or at least in the cuffs, otherwise they twitch around for a while and get right the hell back up.. Man!

Infamous from Easy->Medium gets what I believe is the idea of "hard", more side missions required to clear somewhere out, more enemies, more strategy learned from earlier required. But Medium->Hard is just tedious; there aren't really any new things, just the design to kick your a--. Which, to be honest, gets really boring after a while.

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Posted June 07 2009 - 04:12 PM

My GOTY so far and I'm only 25% in!

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Posted June 08 2009 - 06:34 AM

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My GOTY so far and I'm only 25% in!
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Let me say this: Hard in "inFamous" is the equivelent of God Mode.
I did my first playthrough on medium and now I'm doing my "evil" replay on hard. I'm not finding it that ridiculously difficult yet, but it's in the relatively early stages (I'm still on the first island and just unlocked wire slide).

Regarding the final boss...
I discovered an odd quirk with Kessler--if I kept him on the other side of a modest hill, positioning myself near a current wire, so I could basically just see Kessler's upper body, he would tend to stay more or less where he was, and spam attacks that would always be blocked by the ground. After two or three of these attacks he would have to pause and recharge himself, at which point I'd run quickly to the top of the hill and zap him or throw shock grenades at him. Then I'd retreat back down. Repeat (with breaks every so often when he would dispatch drones and so forth)

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Posted June 09 2009 - 05:39 AM

Jeff - yeah, that works.

In regards to my thoughts on Hard:


Once you start battling Dustmen in earnest in hard, and that first fight with Alden... Jesus. Forget it. The moment where you defend the prison on hard? Yeah, good luck. The moment I had four or five of the giant trash monsters running around I was thinking: "Screwed".


I have one bug that really p--- me off. No matter which difficuly level, as you climb Alden's tower for that battle.. and you go for the final elevator.. you leap onto the sign to get up (OK) and then leap over to the beam.. I have managed to leap directly through that beam a zillion times; the character literally passes right through it, where their entire side of a body just wiffs.. it's so annoying.

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Posted June 09 2009 - 09:34 AM

I just beat this game on medium as a good guy.
I am now going to try and beat the game on hard as an evil guy.
I have 50% of the trophies.
and 3 more stunts to unlock.

I loved the ending, and actually watching the ending movie a few times made sense, I think Posted Image
But I loved it!

Really hoping they get a trilogy out of this.
I would really like to find out who
Moya
really is.

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Posted June 09 2009 - 10:41 AM

It'd be interesting to me to figure out

Who the big bad is that future you - Kessler - runs from originally that he has to "toughen you up" to be ready to face. After all, in the final dialog, he reveals there is some horrible BS that happens and that you run.. and in the end, the evil takes over the world. So, who is this evil? Is it the first sons?

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Posted June 11 2009 - 06:55 AM

MattCR,

I thought that maybe that future bad-ass was...
John, after the ray sphere explosion

And yeah, I imagine that prison mission is going to be rough on hard. On medium it was my favorite mission.

Regarding stunts: I got stuck on stunt #14--Flying melee. Seems simple enough--finish an airborne attacker with a melee attack--but I just couldn't do it for some reason. It didn't apply to those flying drones--I took down a bunch of those with melee attacks and never got credited for the stunt.

To those who've done it--how did you do it? I've tried launching guys in the air with shockwave and then punching them again when they get close to the ground, but I never seem to be fast enough to get them, or they're already dead.

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Posted June 14 2009 - 04:34 PM

Finished my second playthrough--a first for me with a game of this length. Beating Kessler on hard was...well, hard. I had to look at some walkthroughs for strategy tips, and it still took me at least half an hour.

I've left one little quadrant of the Warren as enemy territory, in case I want to complete the stunts.

Having played as both good and evil, I'd say there is an advantage to being good--as a good character, I maxed out all my abilities by the time I got to Kessler. With my evil playthrough, I didn't have quite enough experience to do that, even though I was no less thorough in my approach.

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Posted June 15 2009 - 12:18 AM

You can still do most or all stunts will 100% of territories taken.

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#17 of 47 Jefferson Morris

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Posted June 15 2009 - 03:29 AM

True, but isn't it harder, just because enemies appear less frequently?

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Posted June 10 2010 - 06:46 AM

Whew, finally finished!  The ending caught me off guard since my last game save was only 80% complete (due to undiscovered stunts, blast shards, and dead drops).  I tried looking around for more stuff, but in an hour or so only ran into one pack of enemies and got bored.


re: the experience thing, you get 3xp for healing a civilian and only 1xp for binding or killing someone, so that might have something to do with it.


What a wacky ending!  I might try again, just to see the evil side storyline, but I don't think it'll be on Hard.  I have too many other games waiting to be played.  Then again, I might not -- I don't really care for playing bad guys in modern video games.


Jefferson, I like your idea about the future evil.  We should find out, since I expect a sequel at some point.  And that "odd quirk" you found was the method I used, too.  You do have to watch out for those flying dudes, though!  Incidentally,


In the final battle with Kessler, I couldn't figure out any way to avoid those shockwave attacks that he made after zipping up close.  What was I missing?


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Posted June 10 2010 - 06:59 AM

Jefferson: that trick does work :)

I've never really understood the "level clear" bit, because, now that I've beat Kessler and every side mission is done, I still run into baddies here and there, and I wonder.. how "clear" is "clear"  :)

I do really love the feel of this game, it's one of those that I can go back to having beaten it every which way and still ooh and ah at the coolness..


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Posted June 11 2010 - 07:41 AM

I think "clear" just means that you won't find those little campouts of bad guys -- they still attack once in a while.


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