Busy enjoying inFamous

I haven’t posted in ages, mostly because I haven’t had too much to post about.

I have been playing inFamous on PS3 for the most part, and enjoying it a lot. It’s a pretty fun game with a fair story, lots of action and cool abilities to blow stuff up, and good controls. The controls are particularly important on PS3 games, because aiming with a controller pretty much stinks. With inFamous, aiming is still a bit tricky, but there are enough wide-area attacks (grenades, lightning, and more) that you can still kill the baddies without too much trouble. There is also a very nice zoom/aim/slow time ability that is great for headshots on baddies.

There is a moral choice system in inFamous that unlocks special abilities and levels of attacks if you max out either as good or bad. These are useful enough that you shouldn’t play down the middle. Either be a good guy or an asshole – make the choice.

inFamous is interesting, because you play as Cole, and you can’t customize his looks, change his gender, choose his clothes, or any of the things other games let you do. As a guy, I’m okay with that, though I don’t know how well women would be attracted to the game, which is a shame, because it’s a fun, easy to pick up game, though it has many challenges.

I played a few minutes of my Minstrel in LOTRO last weekend, but sadly haven’t played Star Trek Online in more than a week. Luckily, LOTRO and STO are comfortable and easy to pick up where I left off, so I can and will jump back to them soon.

I started Final Fantasy XIII-2, which is fun and perhaps an improvement over FF-XIII, but will not continue with it for the moment. Until I finish inFamous, there’s no point in starting sometime else. I have way too many half-finished games that I will probably never get back to, including Dungeon Siege III and Witcher 2, and that makes me sad.

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