‘inFAMOUS: Second Son’ Review Roundup: Game’s Pros Outweigh Cons

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Now that the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U have hit the market, the future of console gaming has indisputably arrived. But just like previous console generations, this one is off to a slow start when it comes to big, system-selling games. It goes back to the whole “chicken and the egg” thing: Game makers are hesitant to create games for new consoles because not many people own them yet. Likewise, customers are slow to buy new consoles because not enough enticing games are available for them.

InFAMOUS: Second Son is one of the first big PlayStation 4 exclusives to hit the market. The question is: Is it any good? Let’s take a look at how critics have responded to the game.

The general critical response to inFAMOUS: Second Son has been positive but not overwhelmingly so. Metacritic, the great aggregator of critical opinion, has averaged out dozens of reviews to come up with an overall score of 80 out of 100. That’s pretty good, but let’s take a closer look at where the game succeeds and stumbles.

The world of inFAMOUS is not too different from that of Marvel’s X-Men: A handful of people have developed superpowers, leaving the rest of society somewhat nervous about their armed-and-dangerous neighbors.

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