I don't recall an uproar about inFamous 2? Do they just mean the textures on his skin or whatnot? If so...pssh. Yes inFamous 1 is my favorite as well, but I really enjoyed 2 a lot. It had one of the greatest endings I've personally ever played, as far as emotional impact. Plus, the way they took your sidekick from the first one, and actually made him the heart and soul of the story, was just priceless. I also liked how they had that 2nd act reveal that made your two other big powers do a role reversal, and how that felt entirely genuine and real to me. How the chaos girl would be like "yeah sure I don't like the government, but I'm not killing the entire planet!" and the cop, crippled by personal fear, goes to the dark side as a result. It just felt so well done.Aside from a lack of writing chops, there’s still likely a cultural barrier of sorts where things get lost in translation too which compounds the combobulation.
I also liked the original Infamous best, and recall there being a character redesign for the sequel that had everyone (justifiably) up in arms. They backtracked but it always made me wonder if the one they settled on was some kind of compromise. I think they went bigger with Infamous 2 but it didn’t feel as cohesive technically or artistically as the first game. The vampire dlc (Festival of Blood IIRC?) was one of my favorite pieces of extra content back in the PS3 days though. It was just long enough and put such a cool twist on the formula.
If people are going to disregard all that good story content, and writing, because "urgmagurd Cole's nose textures are differents!!" then, well, I don't know what to say to that.