• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2014
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  • Summary: Locked away in a prison for super powered humans, Fetch is forced to relive tragedies from her past. Unravel her dark secret in Seattle while battling to escape snowy Curdun Cay and pursue vengeance against those who did her wrong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Sep 3, 2014
    91
    I really enjoyed inFamous First Light on a number of levels, and if I had to compare it to The Last of Us’ Left Behind expansion, I would give the edge to First Light just for its additional challenges and replayability.
  2. Sep 17, 2014
    85
    InFamous: First Light feels grand due to its small size. In a flash you’ll receive tremendous neon powers to cross the city with great speed. Though these powers are what makes First Light great, the rest of the game is not to be underestimated. The famous comic like cutscenes, a modest amount of collectibles and challenges and a special Battle Arena mode take First Light beyond just feeling like InFamous Light.
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    80
    Abigail "Fetch" Walker, a sensitive rebel with her troubled past, who gladly hits others, especially when her brother's life is at stake. A long time ago, Brent ran away with her from home when her own parents had informed to DUP – those guys who help and protect, but somehow it does not match to their smile. It is a bad move to get Abigail mad – that is why it is such a joy to play as her. The main heroine of the separate First Light DLC for inFamous: Second Son is essentially more interesting than Delsin; she was already gripping your attention in the original game, considering. Therefore it is not surprising that its creators grabbed her and present her as a great addition, a must to all gamers who love superheroes rampage.
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    70
    inFAMOUS: First Light is never going to set the world alight, but if you’ve been gagging for more of Sucker Punch’s superhero series, then it will fill that hole until a full sequel charges onto store shelves.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 29, 2014
    70
    It's just a pity Fetch doesn't break from Second Son's tired mission design a little more. [Nov 2014, p.91]
  6. Aug 29, 2014
    70
    Infamous: First Light provides a bite-sized experience, a mere sliver of Second Son. It mirrors that games main themes and focuses on the best of its powers, but is let down a little by its bfrevity.
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    50
    If you're desperate for more inFamous content and can play Second Son with your eyes closed then First Light might be worth your time and money. The story being told, while familiar and unremarkable, is well told and playing around with Fetch's powers can be fun at times. Unfortunately, it's still a downscaled, smaller version of what we all did in the first game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 130
  2. Negative: 5 out of 130
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    This is basically more of the same. If you liked Infamous second son, there is no doubt that you will like that one. I enjoy how you can runThis is basically more of the same. If you liked Infamous second son, there is no doubt that you will like that one. I enjoy how you can run without an end when you active the run sequence. I also love the pink rays left behind Fetch for a good 20s when you ran in a zone.
    The only negative thing I could say about this DLC/expansion/standalone is: Too short!
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  2. Aug 28, 2014
    9
    I don't understand why so many "professional" reviewers always seem to have such a hard time grasping the concept of standalone DLC. These areI don't understand why so many "professional" reviewers always seem to have such a hard time grasping the concept of standalone DLC. These are the same guys that'll wet their shorts over a couple of month-after-release CoD or a Titanfall MP maps but jump down the throat of any game that creates a separate, no original software required, expansion to a title.

    This is not a standalone title to be judged on a whole as an individual game. You'd have to be an idiot to do so. Unfortunately, a lot of the articles I've read are written by such morons. Kotaku in particular had one of the densest, most brain-dead reviews I've read in a long time. Their whole site is full of horrible, culturally biased writing so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

    I digress. This is not a standalone game, it is an expansion of an existing story. A nice enough spin on the formula to make it entertaining and fun but it's a small, inexpensive trip. Anyone expecting it to rework the style or add tons of new features is living in a fantasy world. This is amazing for what it is, a side-story. You get vastly more content than you would from many $20 DLC packs- a good 7-8 hours of gameplay if you want to go for platinum.

    This game is akin to Blood Dragon for Far Cry 3. No original software required, reworks the original formula in a pared down but still entertaining way and offers a ton of gameplay for very little money.
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  3. Jan 24, 2015
    8
    Not as strong as the previous gen. games featuring Cole, but the story is an improvement on second son. This was mostly aided by a moreNot as strong as the previous gen. games featuring Cole, but the story is an improvement on second son. This was mostly aided by a more interesting protagonist in that of 'Fetch'. Trimming down the multiple power mechanic to only focus on 'neon powers' bettered the game play also. Well worth a play for both fans of the series and those that just want a short but sweet game. Expand
  4. May 26, 2015
    8
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    First Light is a
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    First Light is a nice expansion on Infamous : Second Son, taking its best character and power in a deserved prequel focused on Fetch. The game is still gorgeous and the neon effects are a delight to the eyes.
    The map is basically the same than the first half of the original game (with slight changes), the few side-activities are more or less the same than Second Son. And the story, even if predictable, is nice enough. To finish all the side activities and the story you can expect more or less 5 hours, which, for an expansion with this price-tag, is reasonable, if you like the new arena mode that also comes with First Light, then you have an almost unlimited amount of fun waiting for you.
    A good extension that offers some new content for the ones that liked Second Son, I was not expecting less or more from First Light.
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  5. Apr 7, 2015
    7
    The InFamous series has always held a special place in my heart. A game series solely based on having amazing super powers is a dream comeThe InFamous series has always held a special place in my heart. A game series solely based on having amazing super powers is a dream come true for any comic book fan. When InFamous Second Son was released for the PS4 this year the expectations were high. After InFamous 2 it seemed as if Sucker Punch could do no wrong. Though Second Son was somewhat of a disappointment, the gameplay was outstanding and addicting, but the game’s story and characters were incredibly bland. Now the PS4 downloadable game InFamous First Light took us another super powered adventure in Seattle, but now with the side character Fetch.
    InFamous First Light capitalizes on where the previous Infamous games have succeeded. Gameplay is really the staple of the InFamous franchise. The character Fetch has a Neon based super power set. The powers are really the center of the game and this is where the true greatness lies. Now many of Fetch’s Neon abilities are the same as Delsin’s Neon powers, but she is definitely the Batman to Delsin’s Robin. Her skill tree is far more in depth than the pervious InFamous hero’s; this adds some incredibly unique Neon abilities. Yet there definitely feels like something is missing. Sadly you can only use the Neon power set, after playing Second Son, this feels lackluster. I started to miss the other powers Son Second had to offer. Developer Sucker Punch tries to compensate for this misstep by adding some slight upgrades to existing abilities. However none of them are that impressive.
    Fetch’s origin story was explained through comic cells with in Second Son, so a game based on her origin already wasn’t anything new or exciting. The game still manages to introduce a few new characters; though none of them are that interesting. The stakes of the story are never that high because we already know the end. Perhaps the most disappointing part of First Light is Seattle itself. The map is same as Second Son and it leaves you wanting more. An entirely new location is obviously too big of a project for a $15 downloadable game. The story is very short and lacks depth and it surprisingly makes Fetch a less interesting character than she was before hand.
    The game’s story and poor mission structures really hurts First Light’s replay value. Yet there is something truly special hidden with the story. The game has a series of arena battles, where you battle waves of enemies. The battle arena takes what really works, the gameplay, and capitalizes on it. The focus on combat is an incredibly smart move; Sucker Punch has crafted a popular game mode that the InFamous series definitely needed.

    ALL-IN-ALL

    InFamous First Light has a lot going for it. Mainly the fact that it is just more InFamous; yet like Second Son its story just isn’t good. Running around Seattle isn’t quite as exciting as it was the first time around. There definitely a focus on gameplay and in all of those aspects the game succeeds. If you have enjoyed the feel of other InFamous games then you’ll love First Light for just its gameplay. But sadly you won’t love anything past that.
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  6. Mar 17, 2022
    7
    Not too bad! Compared to the other Infamous games it falters a bit and the story is kind of predictable. But it is fun to use Fetch's powersNot too bad! Compared to the other Infamous games it falters a bit and the story is kind of predictable. But it is fun to use Fetch's powers and targeting the weak points of enemies is a great idea. It's a pretty well done, DLC-sized game that is worth playing if you like the other Infamous games. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2017
    0
    Bad BAD BAD, I got really mad, i paid 15 euro for such a small duration game ( i know its a DLC ). The game lasted 6 hours of playing. It wasBad BAD BAD, I got really mad, i paid 15 euro for such a small duration game ( i know its a DLC ). The game lasted 6 hours of playing. It was so easy and its not like second son that you might have left things unseen on the game. Really disturbing game. A Poor creation after Second Son! Expand

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