You don't say! But really, after seeing a hands-off demonstration from Sucker Punch, I'm convinced that inFAMOUS: Second Son will be one of it not the PlayStation 4 launch-window title to get. Conveniently, the gameplay footage in this new video is very much in line with what was shown.
After following series mainstay Cole for so long, it's easy to be skeptical of the new protagonist, Delsin Rowe. He looks like the product of many a focus test. I can't really speak to what he'll be like in the full game, but I didn't have any real reason to dislike him in the brief demo. He's certainly got an attitude; here's hoping it won't become overbearing after a few hours in.
The demo had Delsin run up against the Department of United Protection, which served as appropriate fodder for his smoke-based attacks. I mean, if you're going to whip people in the face with a chain and shoot them in the head with rapid, fiery projectiles, it's probably for the best that they wear costumes that obscure their faces and generally make them look unsympathetic. Beyond short-range teleportation (think air dashes), one of the cooler applications of his powers was the ability to jump through a fan on the side of a building and instantly launch out of the rooftop's ventilation system. Very smooth.
This is only the first of multiple powers for Delsin, who can gain more from other conduits, though Sucker Punch was of course unwilling to go into specifics at this time. Based on what game designer Jaime Griesemer was telling me, these later abilities won't just be obvious repeats based on expected elements (earth, wind, water, etc.) and playstyles will vary from one to the next. He seemed really excited by the design possibilities and remarked that a lot has been learned since prior inFAMOUS games.... read more