Infamous: Festival of Blood may be a rather simple and short side-adventure in the Infamous world, but it’s definitely a memorable one that should be experienced. Building upon what the series is known for, developer Sucker Punch delivers some nice action and new powers along with continuing their forte of having relatable characters and fleshed out stories. Festival of Blood isn’t a one trick pony that will only be fun to play on Halloween but instead serves as a terrific adventure in the Infamous world and I hope we see more like it in the future.
+ New powers like Shadow Swarm are fun to use and changes up the gameplay slightly.
+ The city of New Marais hasn’t undergone a massive change, but the festive vibe of the town and darker color palettes really add to the atmosphere.
+ There aren’t too many new enemies but fighting vampires and Bloody Mary is fun.
+ PlayStation Move controls feel good and don't hinder the game in any way.
- Final boss battle left a bit to be desired.
- Campaign length and bonus quest length may be too short for some since everything can be wrapped up in around four hours.
Ever since it first hit the PlayStation 3 in 2009, the Infamous franchise has become synonymous with classic comic book storytelling – all done wonderfully through the medium that is video games. There may not be any comic book pros or legends on the staff of developer Sucker Punch Games, but the Infamous series has always delivered the perfect mix of realism and complete fantasy with characters that have true depth and personality to them.