Sidescrollers: Xbox One and Playstation 4 finally have some new games
It’s been several months since the Xbox One and Playstation 4 started invading our already overstuffed living rooms. However, there really hasn’t been all that much to, you know, play on either console. The drought begins to lift now. Here are reviews of AAA exclusive titles for each system.
About the only downside here is the underwhelming campaign, which features some half baked missions and mediocre voice acting. Seriously, though, this is a game for people who want to blow their friends up and to that end it is an absolute marvel.
‘Infamous: Second Son’
Sony Computer Entertainment
The major complaint with these new consoles is that the games don’t seem, uh, next gen-y enough. The third installment of the “Infamous” series might finally put an end to all of that talk. This game looks good. Much of the environment is destructible and everything just looks so, for lack of a better word, shiny.
For newbs, “Infamous: Second Son” is an open world action game in which you have a bunch of cool superpowers. Think “X-Men” mixed with “GTA” and you’d have a good jumping off point. If you have to ask if this game is good, just read that last sentence again. It’s awesome! The controls are tight, the map is filled with cool Seattle landmarks (even Sub Pop HQ) and you can fly by turning into a dang puff of smoke.
Follow Lawrence Bonk on Twitter @sidescrollers