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InFamous: Second Son

by kalonZombie, Skippy Granola, Bobbin Threadbare

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Original Thread: Good. Bad. I'm the one with the Second Son. [InFamous: Second Son]

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Introduction



What is InFamous?
InFamous is a series of superhero games made by Sucker Punch studios. If they sound familiar, it's because they also made the good Sly Cooper games. The first InFamous came out in 2009 and was pretty much the first good original superhero game ever. You played as Cole McGrath, who accidentally explodes a sizable portion of Empire City (legally-distinct-from-but-similar-to New York City) and not only survived but got electricity powers. Your goal was to go around the city, restore power to it to collect new powers, and ultimately fight a dude named Kessler. In 2011 InFamous 2 came out, and you did the same thing but in a new city because another guy with powers destroys Empire City in the beginning of the game. You beat him in the end of it too, but canonically Cole dies while doing so.

Wait, those are seriously your synopses of the other two games?
Basically, yeah. Second Son is really good at making sure people who are picking up the series aren't totally lost while playing it. The game provides all the information you need to know right at the beginning and, aside from bonus DLC missions, you don't need any knowledge of the first two games to know what's going on in this one. As a result, I'm getting two people who's exposure to the series has been minimal so far, Skippy Granola and Bobbin Threadbare.

Okay so what's this game's deal then?
InFamous is well-known for being a superhero series done right. In it you become a Conduit, which is what they call people with powers in this universe. This is because their powers are all about absorbing a kind of physical matter or energy and controlling it. You have to constantly refill your source because using your powers drains it out of you. There's also M O R A L C H O I C E S in the games. Your character can either use your powers to help other people, or you can use them to essentially drown puppies and eat children. This third game is a tiny bit better with the evil choices, but not much. To show the full extent of this game, I'm actually going to be playing both the good and evil paths, with Skippy Granola chatting it up as we use our great powers responsibly, and Bobbin Threadbare plotting with me how to get the most out of our powers for ourselves.

Wasn't there DLC to this game?
Yup! I'll be covering that too. Not until after the game is done though, and there's no M O R A L C H O I C E S in it either, so both will be joining me for that.

What's the LP going to be like?
Story missions will be shown off in their entirety. All side content wil be done as well, but since most of it is the same stuff but slightly different, I won't be showing most of it off. The two side missions I will show all the content for are the dead drop missions, which provide some nice backstory and such for the game, and the tagging missions, which show off just how fucking good an artist our main character is.

Also as a fair warning: I will likely be repeating myself a lot during these videos. I won't blame anyone for not watching both versions. However, I'm hoping that by having different co-commentators I will get different reactions, so it might be worth it for big updates.

GOOD VIDEOS

Episode 1: If Art Is A Crime... ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 2: Best Two Out Of Three? ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 3: Kickass Tag ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 4: Flesh Eating Death Gaze ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 5: Fetch Walker ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 6: Firework Sandwich ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 7: North Island Roundup
Episode 8: Hell On Bridges ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 9: He Who Dwells ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 10: A Couple of My Bullets ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 11: Eugene Sims ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 12: Something In Your Size ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 13: Hank Daughtry ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 14: Brooke Augustine ... Uncut ... Cut

EVIL VIDEOS

Episode 1: If Art Is A Crime... ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 2: Best Two Out Of Three? ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 3: Kickass Tag ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 4: Flesh Eating Death Gaze ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 5: Fetch Walker ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 6: Firework Sandwich ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 7: North Island Roundup
Episode 8: Hell On Bridges ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 9: He Who Dwells ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 10: A Couple of My Bullets ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 11: Eugene Sims ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 12: Something In Your Size ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 13: Hank Daughtry ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 14: Brooke Augustine ... Uncut ... Cut



What is this?
It's InFamous: First Light! It's a stand-alone DLC starring everyone's favorite neon laser shooting junkie, Abigail Walker AKA Fetch. It released in late August 2014, roughly five months after InFamous: Second son. You don't need Second Son at all to play this, and it's currently standing at a pretty $14.99 on Sony's digital store (i say $10 in the first video, but i was mistaken and must have been confusing it for a sale price).

What's it about?
First Light is a prequel DLC all about Fetch's past. Specifically the events leading up to her killing her brother, Brent, which led to her capture by the DUP. They do a couple of non-obtrusive retcons here and there, all of which can be handwaved away by saying we don't exactly know how accurate Delsin's past-reading power is. Since we're playing as Fetch, we're limited to just the neon power, but being limited to "just neon" is like being limited to a chain gun with infinite ammo.

100%?
Technically? 100% requires a lot of grinding for skill points, which would be dreadfully boring to watch. I'll show off all the missions (and all of the variants of the one side mission that has variants), but aside from that you can assume that I'm earning various skills off-camera. I do, however, have a file with 100% completion on it, and will be using that to show off the arena fights (which wont have commentary).

Episode 1: Short-Tailed Burmese Cat ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 2: I'm Shane. ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 3: Gang War ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 4: Drones ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 5: Go Fetch! ... Uncut ... Cut
Episode 6: You See That, Brent? ... Uncut ... Cut

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