5. Give ’Em The Shocker


Cole may look better (not that there's anything wrong with that), he may be in a new New Orleans-style city, and he may have some new powers...but when it comes down to it, Infamous is about roasting your enemies with thousands of volts of electricity in massive and clever ways. Are there new powers in Infamous 2? Yup. Are they awesome? You betcha.

The biggest in scope on display at the recent demo was the ionic storm. Cole pulls his arms back like a shot-putter and lets go, unleashing a gigantic tornado sizzling with an electrical charge. The maelstrom proceeds to suck in, electrocute, and shoot out any enemies and debris unlucky to have been swept up in the carnage. It's beyond satisfying—and best of all, you don't have to wait until the end of the game to get it. Big impact powers like ionic storm will be available by way of a trigger system (the details of which are still being finalized), giving players access periodically throughout the game. And you know what we say: The more destruction, the better.