inFAMOUS: First Light acts as the prequel chapter to its retail counterpart Second Son. The narrative shifts between Fetch’s imprisonment in the D.U.P. Curdun Cay prison and two years ago where her back story from Second Son takes place. Fetch is a troubled young woman who has been roaming the streets with her brother for years. Betrayed by her parents she and her brother go down a dark path of criminality and drugs, and Fetch’s brother is the only one who can help Fetch keep it all together. After a job goes wrong Fetch’s brother Brent is taken and she starts a desperate search to get him back. But without her brother Fetch struggles to keep everything together, and for the first time in her life she has to survive on her own.
The story seems to lean more on its personal themes, and the entire DUP/Conduit storylines that the franchise usually brings forward is pushed to the back in order to focus more on the emotional journey of the character herself. The narrative itself is solid, however sometimes its open-world and gameplay mechanics can really mess with the flow of the story due to the freedom in between missions. Of course the entire idea of the inFAMOUS is freedom for the player, however the pace of the narrative seems to be interrupted in these intervals. Some of the emotional payoffs seemed to be a little rushed, and considering these include some of the key moments in her background story this is a little disappointing.