7 – Infamous: Second Son (25 points)
With the PS4 launching in November 2013, it didn’t seem to come with a console exclusive worthy of getting the console for. Don’t get me wrong; there are plenty of reasons to pick up the console, especially in its speciality as a strong piece of hardware. But Infamous: Second Son’s approach to an open world Seattle may have been the first PS4 exclusive to drive home the notion that the PS4 can provide experiences both beautiful and entertaining.
Plus, the turnaround from the reveal of Delsin at E3 to the final product is quite remarkable. Being able to manipulate more than just electricity breathed new life into a franchise that was starting to go stale. The fact that we got to see a Native American represented as a protagonist in an AAA game is quite outstanding, frankly, and symbolizes just how far we’ve come in 2014 in terms of representation in the games creation industry. Yet, the fact that he’s voiced by a non-Native voice actor is still indicative that we’ve still got a long way to go.
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