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    Infamous First Light details: Platinum trophy, Arena mode, Upgradeable skills + more

    Infamous First Light details:
    I’m a huge fan of the Infamous franchise, but I have to be honest: Infamous 2, which launched on PlayStation 3, remains my favorite game in the series. It’s not to say I didn’t like Infamous: Second Son, which came exclusively to PlayStation 4 earlier this year. In fact, I thought it was a great game. It’s just that Delsin as a character didn’t do it for me. I liked (and still like) Cole more. But there were two standout cast members in Second Son, and both of them are returning in Sucker Punch’s upcoming DLC for their game, a stand-alone download called First Light. Those two characters are the neon-wielding Fetch and the devious Augustine, and thankfully, both will be back in full force when Second Son launches later this month. Better yet, even without Delsin, First Light promises to retain Second Son’s wonderful core gameplay, which is at the heart of the experience.

    First Light provides much-needed backstory on the mysterious Fetch, a powers-wielding Conduit Delsin runs into early in his journey. Unlike Delsin, who is endowed (at first) with fiery smoke powers, or Cole, who is best known for his ability to harness electricity, Fetch’s neon-derived skills are off the beaten path and rather abstract. That, along with her no-nonsense attitude and a wonderful vocal performance by Laura Bailey, made – and continue to make – the character so intriguing. First Light is her story, a prequel that erases some question marks that may have cropped up for you during Second Son’s campaign.

    Not surprisingly, First Light will bring us back to Sucker Punch’s version of Seattle, an expanse you got to know well if you played through Second Son. But like Infamous 2’s standalone DLC, Festival of Blood, only a portion of the city will be available to play through; not the entire thing. The good news is that there seems to be a whole lot more to do in First Light than there was in Festival of Blood, which could conceivably be beaten in a couple of hours. First Light, on the other hand, should take four or five hours to complete, and that’s really only half of the story (more on that in a bit).

    Much of the fun of Second Son was derived from running around Seattle, liberating it from the devious DUP by completing a bunch of little side quests, like destroying cameras, obliterating roving drones, or tagging walls with some of Delsin’s beautiful graffiti. Fetch can accomplish similar tasks, helping pedestrians being held hostage, completing special races, and partaking in some tagging of her own. She even has her own collectibles to find in the form of Lumens, pink-colored objects that act as her version of Blast Shards.

    Blast Shards, of course, allow you to upgrade your character’s abilities, which is exactly what the point of finding Lumens is. Fetch has eight different skills that can be upgraded – Drain Neon, Neon Bolt, Light Speed, Melee, Laser Focus, Stasis Blast, Homing Missiles, and Neon Singularity – and you’ll find her upgrade tree more straight-forward and far less convoluted than Delsin’s. But that could be because while Delsin ultimately had four powers at his disposal, Fetch is left with only one. Good thing it’s by far the best power available in the game.

    If you have experience playing as Delsin with Neon powers, than you’ll be plenty familiar with how Fetch handles. She’s extremely quick, able to dash across city streets, up and down the facades of buildings, and leap through the air with incredible rapidity. In combat, she can launch neon bolts and use melee strikes to great effect. There are even special pink portals placed all over the city that can give you a special boost as you’re jetting around with your Neon powers, allowing you to keep your momentum in much the same way the satellite dishes strewn around the city were designed to allow Delsin to stay in the air with his Video power.

    Now, I mentioned earlier that there’s another half to First Light, and frankly, it’s the part of the package I’m most excited about. There’s an arena mode tied intimately into First Light’s story that allows you to play Infamous in a more arcadey, score-based fashion. The arenas – plural – are based in Curdun Cay, the infamous (see what I did there?) prison where Conduits are locked away by the authorities. While First Light’s campaign takes place two years prior to the events of Second Son, Curdun Cay’s arena battles are based in the present, right before Delsin is unleashed on Seattle. It’s there that Augustine tries to interrogate Fetch, tempting her to give up information that would be extremely valuable to the DUP. All the while, she has flashbacks, hence the story portion of the expansion.

    Playing in these arenas is a blast. Waves upon waves of evermore difficult enemies appear, and it’s up to you to deal with them as best you can with the limited tools at your disposal. The different arenas have varying layouts, forcing you to use your array of strengths while minding your weaknesses. Your scores in the arenas can be shared on PlayStation Network with your friends and the anonymous masses alike, and there are a ton of Trophies to earn as you work your way through the many challenges presented at Curdun Cay.

    Speaking of Trophies, First Light is such a huge DLC expansion that it has a Platinum Trophy, therefore giving the entire Infamous: Second Son package two Platinums to its name. Oh, and you don’t have to have Infamous: Second Son to download it and play it, though if you do, you’ll automatically unlock Delsin for use in the aforementioned battle arenas.
    Infamous: First Light launches exclusively on PlayStation 4 on August 26, and will cost $14.99. Stay tuned to IGN for our review.
    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/08/1...lc-first-light

    Has it's own platinum, up to 5 hours of content + arena mode, upgradeable skills and more.

    Sounds a hell of a DLC package for the price.

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    I just read that on IGN too. It will be the first DLC I've ever bought. For the first time I think it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captncoke49 View Post
    I just read that on IGN too. It will be the first DLC I've ever bought. For the first time I think it's worth it.
    Certainly seems a hell of a lot of content for the price. Can see that arena mode being quite addictive too And with the photo mode, a perfect time to get some gorgeous pics

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    I've just pre-ordered this. Didn't play SS but seeing as this is so cheap i thought i'd give it a go, Platinum trophy for the chasing too! Good to know there's a decent amount of play time in there. If that write-up says 4-5 hours i'll no doubt get a good 10 or so out of it. If i chase the platinum (if i think i can get it) then maybe longer. Not sure if the Arena mode will be my cup of tea becasue i do like a good story with my games. Otherwise looking forward to it.

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    Got my preorder down as well.
    Price was too good to pass up.

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    Has anybody ekse had their pre-order cancelled???

    I had an email on the 22nd saying "Thank you for pre-ordering inFAMOUS First Light on PlayStation®4. Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, we have had to cancel your pre-order. Your account has not been charged for the product."

    Have tried pre-ordering again but apparently not available for purchase because i already own the product!?! Hopefully the data backlog will clear and i'll still get the auto-download working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorCynik_ View Post
    Has anybody ekse had their pre-order cancelled???

    I had an email on the 22nd saying "Thank you for pre-ordering inFAMOUS First Light on PlayStation®4. Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, we have had to cancel your pre-order. Your account has not been charged for the product."

    Have tried pre-ordering again but apparently not available for purchase because i already own the product!?! Hopefully the data backlog will clear and i'll still get the auto-download working.
    no cancelation here. In fact it auto pre loaded yesterday.

    thats a bummer. Hopefully it gets sorted soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by on the rocks View Post
    no cancelation here. In fact it auto pre loaded yesterday.

    thats a bummer. Hopefully it gets sorted soon.
    This may be an EU or UK only thing, just read something to that effect on neogaff thread email mentions pre-order bonus is secured but tbh i was more excited to be playing it on release after it's pre-loaded lol i'm sure it'll get sorted but not sure how yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorCynik_ View Post
    This may be an EU or UK only thing, just read something to that effect on neogaff thread email mentions pre-order bonus is secured but tbh i was more excited to be playing it on release after it's pre-loaded lol i'm sure it'll get sorted but not sure how yet.
    Yeah, got the same email. The pre loading was the only thing I cared about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    Yeah, got the same email. The pre loading was the only thing I cared about.
    I'm gonna see what can be done about it later, in-between work, will let you know if i get anything sorted.

    edit: Well according to Sucker Punch twitter feed...

    "Apologies, we are aware that the cancelled preorders are stuck in some cases. PSN store is currently working on it."

    So fingers crossed then.
    Last edited by MajorCynik_; 08-26-2014 at 12:02.

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    I didn't expect a platinum. Awesome

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    OK, so for those affected by the pre-order cancellation...

    It has been confirmed that anyone who has had their pre-order cancelled will have to buy their copy manually from PSN store when it's available and you cannot pre-order again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHY893 View Post
    Have they released the trophy list yet?
    Yes mate:

    http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/2823...US-First-Light

    People have been smashing it by the looks of the stats on the plat percentage already.

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    Damn people got Platinum already. Must be an easy platinum like Second Son.

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    Just beat the campaign but still have all the challenges to complete. I think I may have enjoyed it more than second son.

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    This is my first time preordering a digital title, sort of left a sour taste in my mouth. Think I'll just wait until I platinum Second before I get First Light. Need to finish a second playthrough just.
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