In this review, I will talk about Infamous: Festival of Blood, an action game for the PlayStation 3.
Infamous: Festival of Blood is the downloadable content based on the Infamous franchise. The game does not require you to have Infamous 2 to work; it’s a complete standalone package that works on its own. The game also does not require you to have played Infamous 2, the story is based on the universe, but it isn’t linked with the original story. Festival of Blood offers a solid gameplay that can easily compliment the style of the franchise. To find out more, read our review.
To start my review, I will talk about the design and features of the game.
Festival of Blood begins in rather a weird way, Cole’s friend is sitting at the bar having a drink when this lady walks and sits beside him. Your friend than starts telling her a tale of vampires, where Cole has been bitten by a lady vampire known as the bloody Mary. As you progress throughout the game, your friend will be narrating the whole story. Unfortunately, the story telling isn’t really as solid as the gameplay; however it is a good experience to play Cole as a vampire.
Moving further down the review, not much has been changed with Cole; he still has the same moves to perform with only a few additional new moves. Cole now has a blood meter which he can use to perform a move called the Vampire Sense. This move lets Cole fly anywhere in the city, giving the player a lot of mobility and freedom. The game itself is extremely short and should take no more than two hours to finish. There are many collectibles to find throughout the city, which are pretty easily found. The game also does not feature and choice based system like its original games. Infamous has always been about how you wanted to play, but unfortunately, Festival of Blood predefines your character and his alignment, and there is no choice given to you should you want to play differently.
To finish off my review, Infamous: Festival of Blood is a great new addition to the Infamous series, it may be a little short but it still offers a very solid gameplay experience that no Infamous fan should miss out.