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inFamous: Second Son’s Paper Trail missions won’t result in paper power

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:23 GMT By Dave Cook

inFamous: Second Son’s Paper Trail missions will come to a close this Friday, April 25, but developer Sucker Punch Productions has confirmed that Delsin won’t be receiving Celia’s paper power by the end.

It comes from these Sucker Punch tweets:

Some people out there in Internet-land are already pretty pissed off that Delsin won’t get paper powers, but other seem to be fine with that. What’s your take?

Meanwhile, why not check out our inFamous: Second Son guide?

Via DualShockers.

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15 Comments

  1. KAP

    It seemed as though that’s what the extra DLC was going so it’s a little bit of a bate and switch but with that said it’s free DLC so whos to really complain.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. YoungZer0

    I’d pay for new powers.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Iliad

    No complaints because it was free, but if I had known this prior to starting the paper trail I wouldn’t have bothered with its tedious web puzzles for just custom jackets and a mask.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Johnnymaxx

    Didn’t like to have this spoiled to me like that… I mean, I am really into the Papertrail thing. It is the best piece of extra content I have played so far and it is really exciting. But now, I’m sad because I already know what I will get at the end.

    OK, the main purpose is the story line, not the rewards, but still… it “ruined” a piece of the experience for me. Developers shouldn’t do that, IMHO.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. salarta

    On the one hand, I think some people are overreacting. The team isn’t obligated to provide anything special in an entirely free mission tree, and the team made no promises about the rewards. For all anyone knew, the only reward would be the story and challenges of the mission.

    On the other hand, I really don’t blame anyone for thinking this would result in a new power. Every time Delsin meets a character with a power in the game, he eventually gets that power. Not getting it goes against the expectations people have built up by the game. The missions I played were incredibly annoying too, not for the puzzle element, but because the site regularly wouldn’t work properly. It could take a few hours before the player was able to actually access things they were supposed to do on the site, and at one point, the droid keypad wouldn’t work at all, leading many to think it was only a static image. It’s not hard to see why many people would want a better reward than cosmetic changes after all that frustration.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. metalgeardave

    For all I care they can do whatever they want. Paper trails for me was/is one of he greatest dlc I have played. A truly challenging and creative experience. I didn’t even care if there was rewards because just getting past some of the puzzles felt like a reward itself. It blows my mind that this is free! Its incredible fan service and I salute sucker punch!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. silkvg247

    Wait.. do I have to play this before Apr 25th else I miss it?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. metalgeardave

    @silkvg247 no it comes out in parts. I did 1-5 last weekend

    #8 1 year ago
  9. silkvg247

    Awesome.. free DLC :) And yet people still complain.. hah!

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Panthro

    They should make a ‘potato trail DLC’ to give him the powers to pixelate enemies until they disappear.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    It’s not free DLC though, is it. It’s content that was added late, and in instalments (cynic: to stop people from re-selling in that critical first month on sale) to a game which has fuck all in the way of side missions.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the game, but compared to the first couple of games, it has more or less nothing creative in the way of side missions.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. salarta

    @Telepathic.Geometry The nature of the Paper Trail missions is much, much different from ordinary missions in this game. You need to use a website specially made for the event, and it’s closer to a mystery puzzle game than the typical action fare of the game’s missions. It’s essentially designed in a way for the community to work things out with each other.

    In other words, this is more creative than the previous two games in terms of side missions. Side missions in the previous games amounted to “blow stuff up” and that was it. The only downside I see to all this is that Second Son doesn’t have the ability for users to create their own missions, but then I’m guessing not many people used it very well since setting things up was very confusing for someone completely new to it.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Telepathic.Geometry

    @salarta Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for this kind of content. And I’m not pissed off that you don’t get paper power in the end or anything. I’m just saying that it’s not really free. You buy the game and this comes with it, right out of the gate.

    If they sold the game without mentioning or advertising the paper trail stuff, and then gave it away months later, I’d say it was free DLC, but as it is, it is part of the sales proposition when you buy the game in the first place (in my view anyway).

    Also, all three games have had a lot of generic side missions like destroy all the security cameras, or follow this guy, or prevent muggings or collect the blast shards or fill in the stencil art. But the first two games had a few side missions where you had to follow a storyline a bit, or help out the cops in various situations, or bust up a brawl or help your ice conduit defector or something. Second Sons doesn’t have that. All side missions took me an average of 10-15 seconds to complete. Literally.

    Again, just to be clear, I have completed this game, love the series and am currently on my Pure Evil playthrough, but acting as Devil’s Advocate, I think people have the right to criticize this “DLC” as if they paid for it, because they essentially did.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. BrokenSpline

    @Telepathic.Geometry

    There is the same amount of content in all of the series in fact I would say that Second Son has more story or quest missions than side missions which I like and enjoy. The game took about the same time to complete as all the other games side missions and all and these DLC have added upon it which puts it ahead in my book especially since the previous games had no DLC. Infamous 2 had a standalone game for halloween which was awesome but that wasn’t DLC as you didn’t need the Infamous 2 to play it.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. salarta

    @Telepathic.Geometry I get where you’re coming from, and I can understand criticizing it for the flaws it had such as with the website downtime, but some of the complaints are essentially people saying they demand to get paper powers or at minimum something more than a cosmetic change. When the complaints end up being about rewards they imagined they would get but which the company didn’t outright suggest, that becomes a bit of an issue.

    Aside from that, my comment was primarily focused on your statement that this wasn’t anything special in terms of side missions, not the nature of whether or not it counts as DLC. Regardless of whether we consider it free DLC or a part of the base game, it’s still a side mission that’s creative and has a lot more involved in its completion than any other side missions in the franchise.

    #15 1 year ago

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

    Get your first look at the map designed by the community of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4′s community-designed map is a reality. DICE has recently updated CTE to include an early version of the map. It’s not fully textured as Westie is about to show you, but the layout is nearly finalised. Westie goes over the […]

  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

    Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the game Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets has been working on. Patrice Desilets has just announced that the next game his indie studio Panache Digital Games is making is called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The announcement comes from Desilets’s keynote at the Reboot Develop event in Croatia. The trailer started […]

  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]

  • Mod-friendly Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access in May

    Galactic Civilizations 3 will leave Steam Early Access next month for a full release, Stardok has announced. The developer called the game the “largest and most diverse strategy sandbox to date,” as players have a variety of tools such as diplomatic treaties to resource exchanges, and United Planets resolutions to hundreds of research directions for […]

  • Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim is out next week on PC – here’s the pre-order trailer

    Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim will be released next week on PC, and today, we have a pre-order trailer for you. The game will be made available on April 28 for $19.99/€17.99/£13.99 on GOG, the Humble Store and Steam. Along with improvements over the original PSP version, it will contain less backtracking, controller support […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – full gear set up to level 34 in PvP and PvE, upgrades, more

    The Destiny: House of Wolves livestream this afternoon was chock full of information. Read onward for our full report. According to Bungie, Petra Venj, who serves the Queen, is the main story agent who leads the player through the main series of quests. Players who complete bounties will be able to level up in her […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch the livestream right here

    Bungie will host a Destiny: House of Wolves livestream at 2pm EDT today, and you can watch it right here. Watch live video from Bungie on www.twitch.tv The stream will introduce the new social space, The Reef, as well as gear upgrade paths. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 22 team includes Barcelona, Chelsea players

    This week’s FIFA 15 Team of the Week is now available for FIFA Ultimate Team players. Each team member, as with previous weeks, is selected base on the previous weekend’s matches. Here’s the list of players now available: Starting GK: Claudio Bravo – FC Barcelona (Spain) CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy) CB: Ömer Toprak […]

  • Sony’s Spring Fever Sale winds down with Shovel Knight and Call of Duty discounts

    It’s the final week of Sony’s Spring Fever Sale which means more games have been added to the mix. Shovel Knight, which launches today is one offer, and the rest are all Cal of Duty titles. The Taken movie series is on sale as well. With Shovel Knight available today on PlayStation 3, PS4 and […]

  • Drivers for Xbox controllers, voice messages, more features available in Xbox One preview

    Microsoft has announced new features coming to Xbox One and the Xbox App on Windows 10 through the preview program this month. Some of the new features have been requested by the community for both Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass. Here’s what to expect, straight from the horse’s mouth: Xbox on Windows 10 Game […]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been announced for PC, Mac, SteamOS

    Total War: Warhammer has been announced after previous teases from The Creative Assembly touched upon it. The game will contain “gigantic monsters, flying creatures, legendary heroes and storms of magical power.” It is also the first in a trilogy which includes two additional standalone titles and extra content packs. It will feature thousands of warriors […]

  • This video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a quest from the prologue

    A new video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, showing off the Precious Cargo quest contained in the game’s prologue. The quest tasks Geralt with helping a merchant retrieve a mysterious box from the swamps. The scene looks familiar, but we’ve seen so many videos for the game it’s hard to tell […]

  • Limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online kicks off tomorrow on consoles

    The limited public beta for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, and Sony has provided details on the tester for those who’ve been invited to participate. The beta test contains the full version of the game and will run from April 23-27, and will start and […]

  • Dying Light debuts in second place on Media Create charts

    Techland’s Dying Light made its debut in Japan lats week, coming in a respectable second place behind Nintendo’s Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code. The zombie shooter sold 25,530 units on PlayStation 4, while the top earner for the week moved a little over 55,000 units on 3DS. Another western release when landed on the chart, […]

  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will release in the west this June

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven has been given a release date by XSEED Games, which announced the localization back in February. The title will launch for 3DS in North America on June 2 digitally and through retail. It will be an eShop only title in Europe and Australia when it releases on June 4. A […]

  • This Overlord video teases four new faces of evil

    A new Overlord game is in the works, going by the previous teasing and this video – which teases the possibility of four-payer co-op. Or just four characters to choose from. We don’t know just yet – all we know is the team is asking you to “join the fellowship.” A new entry in the […]

  • GTA movie will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar’s Sam Houser, the BBC confirms

    The GTA movie Game Changer will star Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, theBBC has confirmed. The BBC also confirmed Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, a role Paxton already confirmed last week when speaking with Deadline. Here’s the synopsis per the BBC: “Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama […]

  • Take a look at Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Classic Mode has received a trailer today. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come with two modes, Classic and Story. Classic Mode was trailered today and in it, you’ll get to make your party by choosing from 13 classes. You’ll be able to customise them too using the character creation tool. Revamped […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

    Shovel Knight’s upcoming expansion Plague of Shadows will bring with it a new challenge mode. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games has revealed the challenge mode, one of the new additions coming to the game with the free Plague of Shadows expansion. “Are you more into digging than distillation? Already have your Feats book long […]

  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

    Those with GeForce cards will be happy to know that Nvidia has released a comprehensive graphical tweaks guide for GTA 5. Nvidia usually produces graphical guides for the big AAA games, and GTA 5 is no different. Their guides offer in-depth coverage of each in-game setting, how much they affect framerate, if they can be […]