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inFamous Second Son’s karma will change you

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I don’t know about you, but even when I’m the good guy in a video game, I still dig being the bad guy instead. Thanks to games wanting to promote different choices, it’s easier than ever to go renegade and wear a black hat. And inFamous: Second Son packs plenty of karma that won’t just affect you, but everyone around you as well.

In a fan Q and A session, inFamous: Second Son producer Brian Fleming spoke about the karmic system of the game, and how it would impact on Delsin and the world around him.

“The most interesting thing about inFamous: Second Son is that you’ll be making decisions about the trajectories of some of the other characters,” Fleming wrote on the PS Blog EU. “Which is a different take on it.

But ultimately, the most important changes aren’t narrative ones. There’ve been systems added to really foster different play styles, and that’s the thing that’s going to be the most enjoyable aspect of your second playthrough.

Having a whatevs attitude or being a saint means that your appearance is going to change as the game continues. When quizzed on this, Fleming added “Yes, a lot of the things that players expect — like the changes in the character and the changes in the powers — are present”.

They all relate and feedback to the karma systems. So you’ll have vastly different visuals and powers depending on which way you’re playing.

As for game length, Fleming was coy on that subject. “We’ve already established the size and shape of the inFAMOUS experience, and Second Son is very much an inFAMOUS game,” Fleming explained.

We understand what we’re trying to accomplish there in terms of scale. Certainly the world is dramatically more detailed than ever before, and our focus was on improving the quality of every interaction. What we’ve tried to do is take the inFAMOUS experience that you know and love and “next-gen” the entire thing on every level.

So hopefully a good dozen or so hours, with more dedicated to side-missions and exploring. inFamous: Second Son rocks up next week on PlayStation 4. You’ll know that I’m playing the game when you glance at my recent trophies and notice that I’ve unlocked all the rare ones for being a complete dick in the game.

Last Updated: March 12, 2014

24 Comments

  1. mustaches make everything better

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 12, 2014 at 15:01

      beards makes it bestest

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      • Vayderr

        March 12, 2014 at 22:25

        Evil Beards please?

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  2. Rock789

    March 12, 2014 at 14:57

    Perfect timing for the long weekend… Can’t wait to get stuck in!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 12, 2014 at 15:01

      You will be playing in my view one of the first true next gen games. Lucky bastard.

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      • Rock789

        March 12, 2014 at 15:38

        Yes, indeed I am a lucky bastard! 🙂

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    • Melasco

      March 12, 2014 at 15:23

      I’ll also have it, sadly it will have to wait a couple of months for Dark Souls 2…. No rush 🙂

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      • Rock789

        March 12, 2014 at 15:39

        What?! You choose rage over awesomeness? 😉

        Lol… Nah, I ain’t keen on DS2 for now – I just cannot afford to replace all my controllers again (not to mention broken windows, pay medical bills of neighbours who were in the line of the fire, etc.).

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        • Melasco

          March 12, 2014 at 15:43

          LOL. I know what you mean, but I’m a big Dark Souls fan, and since it’s out first, and not the kind of game I can play on and off, I’ll play it first. By the time you are “over” Infamous, I’ll still be looking forward to it, so I don’t really mind waiting 🙂 I have no doubt that I’ll love both games!

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          • Rock789

            March 12, 2014 at 15:52

            “Over Infamous”?! You bite your tongue, sir! 😉 🙂

      • Hammersteyn

        March 13, 2014 at 08:02

        My plan is this. trade in Killzone for Infamous. Finish Infamous.
        Trade in Infamous.for Dark souls 2. Finish Dark Souls 2…. eventually….. in then next year or so…….I’m Dying AGAIN!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    March 12, 2014 at 15:01

    cant wait!

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  4. Charl Du Plessis

    March 12, 2014 at 15:03

    My main reason to buy a PS4 has been Infamous. Played the first two to death so excited to see how this turns out in the end.

    They’ve really been strict with reveals in this game. Either there is nothing to see or we’re all in for a surprise. Given I1 & I2 I’m going for the latter.

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    • Melasco

      March 12, 2014 at 15:36

      Agreed. I played 2 again over the weekend 🙂

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      • Charl Du Plessis

        March 12, 2014 at 15:43

        Nice! I also had the intention to do this but sadly my PS3 YLOD. Did the hairdryer trick (sadly denting the weird mesh beneath the front of the PS3) so hope it holds out long enough for me to finish it again.

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  5. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 12, 2014 at 15:05

    Epic header!

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  6. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 12, 2014 at 15:10

    Teh SNOR

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  7. Dan Davidson

    March 12, 2014 at 18:54

    Everything about this game screams next gen and I don’t feel Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse Son of Rome or Dead Rising 3 were “next gen” enough for me to feel like I was playing on a next gen system. This, The Order 1886, DriveClub, Quantum Break, Halo 5 and Uncharted 4 I think will be the big game changers for next gen. Not Titanfall, Thief, or any game available on a current gen console.

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  8. blair

    March 12, 2014 at 19:23

    cant fucking wait infamous ftw

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  9. Donald Barnett

    March 12, 2014 at 19:23

    So to be perfectly clear, the more good u are, the more heroic you will look, and the more evil u are, the more villainous you will look. Good cuz I sure did love that in infamous. I was hoping yiur appearance will change beyond the birds on the back of his jacket

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  10. blair

    March 12, 2014 at 19:23

    titanfall who???

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  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 12, 2014 at 23:21

    I can’t wait for this game, just a pity I missed out on the collector’s edition (but probably a good thing too, otherwise I’d wear that beanie everywhere).

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 12, 2014 at 23:43

    I may not be a fan of Fable, but I always liked how your character changed because of the karma system in that game – from becoming more demonic with every nefarious act or angelic with each sugary gesture.

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  13. R. Storm

    March 13, 2014 at 09:59

    How can anyone take an all powerful super villain with a beanie hat seriously?

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