inFAMOUS: First Light Review
inFAMOUS: First Light Box Art
System: PS4
Dev: Sucker Punch
Pub: Sony
Release: August 26, 2014
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Violence, Blood, Sexual Themes, Drug Reference, Language

She'll also have to overcome various arena challenges thrown at her when she's a captive in the DUP Conduit prison. I found these segments of the game less compelling than the free-roaming segments and Seattle missions, with far less interesting scenery and less free-form gameplay. Fans of high score challenges will enjoy these segments, though, and the game does a good job making the mandatory arena segments simple and the optional fights brutally challenging.

inFAMOUS: First Light Screenshot

The cherry on top of the sundae here is that inFAMOUS: First Light looks and sounds fantastic. On top of the fantastic modeling and visual effects that we also saw in Second Son's Seattle, Fetch's flashback scenes of her past are done in lovely neon-tinged animation. The character performance capture is also impressive, especially Fetch's facial expressions in her close-ups. This visual environment is enhanced by the game's lively score and fantastic voice acting. I especially enjoyed Christine Dunford as Brooke Augustine, whose dialogue is just dripping with implied menace. Laura Baily as Fetch also turns in a strong performance, although her unspecified (definitely not Seattle) accent isn't entirely consistent.

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First Light is an excellent introduction to the inFAMOUS series for new players, and series fans will enjoy this game's story and focused gameplay. Male and female players alike should enjoy playing as Fetch, thanks to her strong characterization and entertaining powers. In addition, the look and sound of this title serve as a good reminder of what the current generation of consoles have to offer. Go ahead... dip your toes into the world of inFAMOUS with this title, and don't be scared to feel the neon. Fetch says it's tasty.

By
Becky Cunningham
Contributing Writer
Date: August 29, 2014

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
5.0
Graphics
Fantastic scenery, effects, and artistic direction.
3.9
Control
Neon-dashing around is so easy and fun that the occasional lack of precision isn't too bothersome.
4.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Excellent voice acting and strong score.
3.5
Play Value
The main campaign is brief, but First Light's many challenges provide a decent amount of content for a downloadable title.
4.4
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Return to Seattle as Abigail “Fetch” Walker – the feisty, neon-powered conduit who takes on the Department of Unified Protection with Delsin Rowe – in this prequel to inFAMOUS Second Son.
  • Unravel Fetch’s dark past as she relives her troubled memories while being interrogated by Brooke Augustine in the notoriously harsh prison for superhumans – Curdun Cay.
  • See Fetch develop her powers and become a trained killer, then fight to escape the maximum security facility and seek revenge against those who’ve wronged her.
  • Get a taste of the award-winning inFAMOUS Second Son action without needing the full game.
  • Set your top scores with Fetch’s neon powers in the Conduit Training Room.

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