Yes, very good indeed. Electric superhero Cole McGrath has the choice of aiding the citizens of New Marais in their struggle against plague, fascist militia and mutant freakoids, or cackling evilly while he visits a new reign of terror upon them, and it’s all implemented very nicely. The New Orleans style setting is big, varied and detailed. Gameplay hits a good balance between originality and intuitiveness, and you’ll soon be swarming up tall buildings and zipping along overhead powerlines faster than a speeding car, zapping enemies from range, exploding them with electro-grenades, or sending them spinning skywards in a helpless vortex of smashed cars and debris, all of which looks fantastic and makes you feel a big man. There are some spectacular set pieces and some very nicely made comic-book cut scenes all in keeping with the overall style. The characters have character, faces are good, voice-acting is nice, especially on Cole and sidekick Zeke, and it even takes a good grab at the twin holy grails, so rarely even approached let alone seized upon in computer gaming – emotional involvement and laughs.
The one criticism I’d make, which isn’t even a criticism, really, more of a personal reaction, is that it never quite utterly gripped me in the way computer games sometimes can, and that I might have expected to be given how well executed every aspect is, and it’s hard for me to put my finger on exactly why. I had a somewhat similar reaction to the first Infamous, which I played quite a bit and then just never quite got round to finishing. But this is a big improvement, and overall you’d have to say it’s brilliant.