inFAMOUS Second Son is a superhero action adventure game in which you play as a troubled youth named Delsin Rowe. You gain super powers based on your good and evil morality choices.
Pro Really easy to become attached to the main super hero
It's incredibly easy to jump into the role of Delsin Rowe. While some of the writing in the game is poor for the side characters and antagonist, it never really feels that way with Delsin. He's constantly smiling when unleashing his super powers or scaling the urban landscape. Unlike other superheros, he never feels like his powers are a burden. Instead, he basks in them, oftentimes providing commentary to us about how cool his newfound abilities are. While he always strives to do good, he enjoys every bit of the destruction he causes, which allows you to easily enjoy it right along with him.
Pro Beautiful, polished graphics
The graphics are downright beautiful. The particle effects on abilities are colorful and have a fiery glow. Explosions look devastating and rubble smokes in the aftermath. Streetlights reflect in puddles of the water on the ground. Even the textures used for the buildings are heavily polished. Character models are refined and almost photo realistic.
Pro It's exciting to get around within the massive world
Traversing the huge open world offers plenty of opportunities to climb and jump. Almost everything can be scaled in one way or another, so you'll be free to climb buildings and jump across rooftops in some true parkour styled action. With some impressive superhero powers like a long range double jump that leaves a trail of light behind it, almost nowhere is out of reach. Using a special dash you can even pass through fences or other obstacles. It's easy to get lost for hours, climbing and exploring around the city, while you perform death defying leaps and jumps that only a superhero could pull off flawlessly.
Pro Gameplay is full of fun, action-packed destruction
There is a huge emphasis on blowing stuff up and obliterating bad guys in creative ways, so if raw carnage is your cup of tea, you'll find a lot to enjoy and have fun with here. Using your superhero powers, you can blow up cars, fry enemies, and otherwise cause mayhem and destruction wherever you go. Among your arsenal are powerful cinder blasts and phosphor beams which leave explosions, charred remains, and smoldering rubble in your wake. There is even a skill tree which focuses on using concrete to your advantage by encasing your foes in concrete or lifting larging cinder blocks and smashing everything in sight. Almost all of your abilities have the central theme of destruction baked into them, so finding things to destroy and fun ways to do it is an easy task.
Con The morality choices feel restrictive
You'll be making some morality choices which can affect the story and the powers you have access to, but the choices themselves are very black and white.
Once you start down a path (basically good or evil), the game pigeonholes you into your choice due to the fact your powers become increasingly better the more consistent you are in your choices. Some interesting decisions will only have 1 "correct" choice if you want to keep your powers strong, as meandering from your path too much will result in a weaker character.
Con Weak delivery in some dialogue
During some scenes, the voice acting is poor and the writing itself is a bit on the generic side. The voice actors try their best, but some dialogue is so poorly written that it's hard to act it out with any conviction or meaning. It ends up sounding a bit forced.