I played a lot of inFAMOUS (I guess that’s how it’s styled) on my PS3 over the long weekend. It’s a fun game, but that shit really screws with your head after a while. I find myself looking at tall buildings like I should climb them in search of power-ups, manhole covers like I should drop in to complete missions, and homeless people like I should try electrocuting them (SPOILER ALERT).
It reminds me of how I and the other TANlads could always tell whether we’d played Grand Theft Auto 3 or Grand Theft Auto: Vice City more recently by whether or not we wanted to steal police cars. In GTA 3 those things had great handling and could take a ton of damage, but in GTA:VC they drove like top-heavy boats.
Then there was Spider-Man 2 on the Xbox and Tim pretending to web-sling and swing through the house and down the halls at his old job.
Maybe that’s the hallmark of a good sandbox game: the degree to which you get mindfucked by it…
PS: 10 TANpoints to the first comment that knows where this post’s title comes from. Don’t be lazy and Google for it. The points are completely worthless.