Remember those two superhero games that were announced at almost exactly the same time? Well, this is a new trailer for Infamous, the one where you’re Electro and bald — not to be confused with Prototype, where you’re like Venom but wear a hoodie. Based on the earlier footage of both games, it looked to me like Infamous had the better city/environment to explore, but Protoype had the more interesting combat. I will say that this video has me back in Infamous corner by showing more and better fighting, courtesy of some hilariously over-the-top combos, although I’m mildly concered that it’s all in slow-motion. Thoughts?
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