How does inFAMOUS Second Son compare with inFAMOUS 1 or 2? I've played a bit of Second Son and I'm enjoying it, but I'm somewhat tempted to trade it in to Gamestop while they still have their 50% promotion, use $10 to buy #1 or 2 on the Super Hero sale and pocket the last $20.
Infamous 1 is good, but a little rough with some pretty annoying gameplay design choices (enemy AI is very good with sniping you from even from across the map). The level design is kind of drab and it gets repetitive pretty quickly (having to go down to the sewers and getting a new power again and again). The side missions are also extremely repetitive since there's only like a handful of types and you have to play them over and over, but in a different area.
Infamous 2 is an improvement in pretty much every way. The enemy AI is improved to where it's not too easy, but it's also not cheap. The level design is much more inspired. The colorful New Marais beats the gray drabness of Empire City. You get more powers than just lightning and how you gain them and level them up is more varied than the first. There's also a better variety of side missions to reduce the repetitive feel from the first game.
All in all, I would say give Infamous 1 a spin at least for the story. It might be a bit rough gameplay wise compared to Second Son, but it's still fun. After that, move onto Infamous 2. It plays better than 1 and is beefier than Second Son as far as content.
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