inFamous 2′s Morality Thing Sounds Nothing Like inFamous’ Morality Thing? (NEW SCREENS)
inFamous 2, man. It’s a lot more fun to play than inFamous. Glad we got that squared away, because what matters just as much as that is the game’s handling of “moral choices,” which in the first game usually came down to f–k over a bunch of people for no reason or don’t.
If you’re at the Playstation Experience in London this week you can actually play a part of the game in which you get to make one of these decisions. By the way Sucker Punch’s Ken Schramm describes the choice folks will get to make in this demo (on the Playstation Blog)makes it sound very different from what you’d face in the previous game, but it also doesn’t really sound like a moral dilemma as much as it is a tactical dilemma. His words:
Your conscience comes into play with the introduction of Kuo and Nix, two NPC characters. Kuo is a NSA agent working to help Cole defeat the Beast. Nix is a New Marais native that grew up in the swamps around New Marias, whose hatred for Bertrand stems from witnessing him kill her family. She is your hedonistic guide that coaxes Cole into not thinking about the consequences of his actions.
So it’s an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other. OK…. More:
Attendees of the show will get to go hands on with the Good or Evil version of the “Save Kuo” mission. Two allies. Two plans of attack. A choice to follow Zeke’s plan and get the help of the captured police by taking out the convoy guarded by the Militia, then assaulting the Militia compound with the army of cops to free Kuo. Or, side with Nix and her destructive plan to ram a trolley filled with explosives through the front gate. The choice is yours!
I’m confused. It seems like the “destructive” choice involves putting fewer of the “good guys” in harm’s way. But I’m probably missing some “nuance” here. If you’re a European reader and get the chance to try this mission out at the Experience, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New screens below. The scantily clad lady is, of course, the evil bitch, while the woman in the conservative pantsuit is the morally upstanding citizen. Yet more confusion.