Dual inFamous 2 trailers highlight moral polarity
- Posted February 11th, 2011 at 21:52 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 11 Comments
Like the original inFamous, Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 will feature a Karma system, with good and bad actions influencing Cole's character development in certain ways. Such actions won't be as plain-faced and "mechanical" as they were in the first game, promises Sucker Punch producer Brian Fleming on the PlayStation Blog.
Rather than presenting players with simple moral choices, Sucker Punch chose to integrate Karma into Cole's relationships. The following trailers represent two different approaches to one mission: "Kuo’s surgical strike or Nix’s no-holds barred assault."
"You aren’t just choosing a mission, you’re choosing an ally and alienating another person," says Fleming. "This was both clear for players, and more real."
Check out the dual inFamous 2 Karma trailers below.
How would you approach the situation? Let us know in the comments section below.
- 5:27pm EST - February 11th, 2011
I think playing through different ways looks much more fun that the first game, esp if you can switch about between missions and get all possibilities/trophies in 2 playthroughs.
- 7:12pm EST - February 11th, 2011
Man Cole got alot better with his abilities. This game looks so good. Loving the new vibrant look of the game as well.
- 10:47pm EST - February 11th, 2011
Well I for one can't wait to see the flood of gaming news talking about how it's racist to have a bad black character.
- 9:48am EST - February 12th, 2011
im glad they seperated the stories more, and 0:45 on the second video is really cool
- 11:55am EST - February 12th, 2011
@3 I'm not seeing that happening actually. Aside from people trying to troll, people will most likely not even notice. How would that even be racist? Though it means nothing, I'm sure there'll be other black characters that are good in the game, it is based on New Orleans after all. You're a little too paranoid. And also your comment is a self fulfilling prophesy because it gets people thinking (especially those of the sheep variety) in that direction.
- 2:52am EST - February 13th, 2011
I like the first Infamous, a lot of what I've seen of I2, and the developers from Sucker Punch, but to make the distinction or draw the parallels that: good is to white as black is to bad is not only insensitive but it's setting a very bad precedent. Yes the game setting is New Orleans, but the situation can be better served with someone more like a reaper style character from the first game. They didn't need to have a person from New Orleans to be the bad guy at all, they could use a person from any place to fill that role. The person can have ORANGE skin right? Or yellow-green skin? I'm just saying the person doesn't need to be from any ethnic group. The realm of white and black is not the best place to play around with good and bad because of the history those two share, so to make a long story short, all true to life ethnic group should be on the same side equally just to keep down confusion. In my opinion
- 8:42am EST - February 13th, 2011
I'll play the good guy first time round then I'll play the bad guy just to blow $h!t up and kill everything that moves. I didn't even notice that the bad guy was black and personnaly I don't give a f***, people should lighten up, this is a video game after all! Anyway, I2 looks better than the first game and it looks way more fluide!
- 4:04pm EST - February 13th, 2011
@6 What?! That makes no sense. Wow, people who try TOO hard to be politically correct are very annoying. Obviously SP didnt just pull some random person out of the city in an attempt to project a stereotype that people from new orleans are bad. How sensitive can you get really? It's people like you that halt the medium. I hope you know that. You limit creativity with your catering to every group. I'm black and I don't find this racist or even the slightest bit offensive at all. Sheesh, join the NAACP or something. That way when you can keep playing the race card on everything AND make money from it instead of pandering for free. And what further sullies your credibilty is your crummy alternative for bad missions. Cole listening to a reaper for bad missions makes just as much sense as Mario getting advice from Bowser, or snake taking orders from Ocelot. You realize that the evil in this game isnt actually a moral evil right? Did you even play the first inFamous or are you talking out of your butt? It's more about being wreckless than downright evil. So what if the good partner happens to be white and the evil one happens to be black. BIG EFFIN DEAL! If it were the other way around, you'd have white people coming on here complaining that it was only done that way to avoid offending sensitive blacks. If you have a problem stop whining, sign a petition, and DO NOT play the game! You can't have it both ways unless you care to admit your blatant hypocrisy.
- 6:31pm EST - February 13th, 2011
Ok ok ok, everyone just needs to calm down with the whole race thing. It's a friggin game, no one cares! But more on topic, are #4 and I the only ones that took notice to the pure greatness in the second video? Greatness as in Cole levitating cars and using them as massive explosive projectiles. I mean, the ability to land on a car, levitate it, and then launch it from underneath your feet like a flying battering ram is just too awesome. Really looking forward to this.
- 3:34am EST - February 14th, 2011
@8: I think you missed the point. I don’t have an opinion about the character Nix one-way or the other, but I do think you’re one of the sensitive people that you wrote about you just refuse to admit it. My point was about taking unnecessary risk not race, and by the way someone at Sucker Punch was aware of the risk at one point because Sasha (of the First Son) is blue. The reason why I wrote about Nix’s color is because that’s the risk Sucker Punch is taking. Sasha is from Empire city (New York), but she is not from any ethnic group in New York. That’s my point, why try to fly that close to the Sun, the game will still be taken seriously without that risk (Infamous was). Now you know there is a Cole, and Reaper (Sasha’s the leader of the Reapers) evil mission in Infamous 1 right? She (Sasha) controls the Reapers; Sucker Punch did that not me. I said a reaper style character (the clothes and the dark space to cover the face) the words: style & character is the important part of the sentence. I didn't offer up a scenario about the gang at all. My question is how did you misunderstand what I wrote about? Look you can’t force someone to get over something that they feel is an injustice by placing it on a billboard or putting it in a video game. That is something the person has to move pass in their on time. Just bringing up the subject only moves people further part, because no one is trying to understand the issue, and then there is you why do I have to be something because I mentioned Nix. I wasn’t writing about Nix, I wrote about the risk that Nix pose. All it takes is for someone to get upset and Sucker Punch has a problem that can seriously damage the game. You said it best that might be offensive to somebody it’s just not offensive to you right? This is my on topic answer: I'll play thought the game three times, one good, one bad, and on the last time I will try a mixed approach.
- 8:05am EST - February 20th, 2011
(@3, 6 & 10) I quite like the fact that the villain is a black guy. I helps me to exercise my racial superiority.
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