Infamous 2: Festival of Blood Review - PS3
- By Alex Smith
Infamous 2: Festival of Blood is a latest addition to the our beloved infamous franchise, and its a little different. This latest addition is not really a DLC as players can play it without having owned any of the previous game title in the franchise. Festival of Blood is like a mini game into the world of infamous, and the main cause of concern of fans here is "VAMPIRES".
Infamous 2: Festival of Blood is a stand alone episode, where lead character Cole takes the role of newly made vampire who just has a time of one night only to stop Bloody Mary and her vampire horde from taking over New Marais and his soul.
Infamous 2: Festival of Blood is available for $10 for non-PlayStation Plus members, and $8 for members.
The best part about Festival of Blood story is that it isn't tied into the main campaign of Infamous 2. Fans who have not played infamous 2 yet does not have to worry at all as there won't be any spoilers for them within this game. A festival called as "Pyres Night" is happening at New Marais town. This event is held every Halloween.
Cole hears screams coming from a nearby underground tunnel, as he moves down the tunnel to help the wounded, he learns that he is not the only one with supernatural power down in the tunnel. Soon Cole learns about the existence of vampires, and all thanks to his own sweet blood (just a guess i haven't tasted it), the vampires queen named "Bloody Mary" attacks him, and turn him into a vampire as well.
Every game in Infamous series is know for its story, it has always been an intriguing and fun to experience. As mention earlier, Festival of Blood is a small to mid-sized story, and this is not bad at all. The main objective of gamers here is to find a way to finish off Bloody Mary before sun rises so that they can regain their humanity. Suker Punch took the HUGE risk of adding the vampire concept into infamous 2, and guess what guys it PAID OFF very well in the end.
Festival of Blood gameplay remains exactly the same from infamous series. The only major difference players will observe is that once they become vampire, their move-set changes completely. Special moves of the gamers will be limited, and there isn't a different section in the menu for them to change their moves at all. Moves-Set comes in with "Upgrade Only" tag, as player needs to collect certain object like jars of blood or completing certain task/objectives. Festival of Blood proceeds in the same way as previous game title in the series, Mission based. The famous UGC (User-Generated Content) makes its return as well.
In Festival of Blood, Cole gets some new powers, and also dangerous new enemies. This time around players will have to fend off living dead. The enemies in Festival of Blood are bit more difficult as compare to the one in previous infamous games.
Suker Punch has left not stone unturned to develop this game. The graphics and visuals are slightly better in Festival of Blood as compared to infamous 2. We all know very well that graphics in infamous franchise has always been very good, and Festival of Blood is no exception here.
Infamous 2: Festival of Blood is a great game filled with tons of fun element. The campaign length is also decent (6 to 7 hours), considering the fact that its a downloadable game only. Die-Hard infamous fan, Festival of Blood is a must have for all you. Gamers who are completely new to the franchise, never purchased a full infamous game and would like to have small taste of the series first, then Festival of Blood is absolutely worth it.