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New inFAMOUS Second Son trailer: Which power is best?

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Sure, when you play inFAMOUS Second Son you are going to “enjoy your power”… but which one are you going to enjoy the most?

Delsin absorbs the ability to control Smoke in his hometown, and then goes to Seattle to find more conduits and gain their powers, starting with Neon. These power sources have different strengths and weaknesses, requiring you to change up your tactics. This has led to an ongoing debate on the design team about which power is actually the best.

Darren Bridges (Power Designer): Okay, is this really a debate? Smoke is the clear winner. There’s nothing better than dashing in and choke-slamming some DUP stooge, then firing a Cinder Blast that destroys the tower his buddies are standing on.

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Jaime Griesemer (Lead Designer): Sure, if you want to get your hands dirty, Smoke is great. But Neon is clean and streamlined. You’re basically firing lasers out of your hands, so you’re a natural sniper. With Neon, combat is all about precision from a distance. Each shot hits hard, especially if you are targeting the enemy’s weak points. Neon lets you dissect a squad of Dupes like a glowing purple surgeon.

Darren: Sniping is cool, but Smoke lets you travel through air vents and launch yourself out over the rooftops. It turns the entire city into your own personal playground. And smoke is everywhere — if you run out, you just damage a car and get some more. That’s like being able to punch a cow and make hamburgers fly out.

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Jaime: Interesting metaphor… But who needs to go on a “vent hunt” when you can just run straight up a wall, instead?! Neon gets you where you want to go fast. And enemies aren’t going to be able to hit a streak of light. Plus, draining Neon looks cooler.

Darren: Orbital Drop (…mic drop)

Jaime: Dude. Not fair. You know PR won’t let me talk about the Neon – thing – that you almost see right at the end of this new teaser video.

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LordDagoth4 15 November, 2013 @ 5:12 am   1

Oh look, a series of “interview” questions that are as much a part of the advertising as the gameplay videos.

Love the traversal through the new awesome Neon powers showcased in the trailer. Getting more and more anxious as the release draws near

Lets home that release day was worldwide!

I need this now. :( I am incredibly excited for Deslin’s story but nowhere near as excited as I am for Cole’s Legacy DLC.

Number9dream68 15 November, 2013 @ 11:56 am   5

this game looks amazing,an reading between the lines of what magazines an reviewers are saying,who have had hands on time with it,im thinking its gonna get great reviews,could be the game that sells the ps4.no disrespect to killzone tho,that looks next gen also.

RedPriestRezo 15 November, 2013 @ 12:36 pm   6

>>That’s like being able to punch a cow and make hamburgers fly out.

Need this power in the game. NOW.

The game looks really good but the DUP are an actual political party in Northern Ireland and they won’t appreciate being portrayed as evil in this game.