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inFamous [PS3]

Just as the open-world crime genre has become a little crowded in the last few years, with the GTA, Saints Row, Godfather and Mafia games battling it out for supremacy, the sandbox superhero game was bound to follow the same pattern. Spiderman II, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Crackdown all demonstrated that the way you navigate the open-world setting is the key to enjoyment, placing an emphasis on verticality above all else. PS3 owners will be glad to know that inFamous, Sucker Punch Productions’ first foray into the genre, may just sport the most elegant and enjoyable navigation model in a sandbox game to date. However, while the game undoubtedly gives great traversal, its storyline, mission structure and pacing leave a little to be desired.The player takes on the role of Cole McGrath, a lowly bike messenger who finds  himself at Ground Zero of an enormous explosion after a delivering a mysterious package to downtown Empire City. He awakes to discover that, not only has he miraculously survived the catastrophic event, he has somehow developed some pretty unusual abilities. Now able to channel and manipulate electricity, Cole must decide whether to use his powers to save or exploit the devastated Empire City, which has been quarantined by the federal government. With vicious gangs running the streets, and rolling blackouts plunging parts of the city into darkness, ordinary citizens live in fear for their lives. Cole is the one man who stands between the people and criminals, although it soon becomes obvious that not everyone is in favour of Electro-Boy.Many believe Cole to have instigated the explosion and blame him fhat ensued. His ta heve idstHga

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