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Infamous Second Son offers an open world action adventure, set around the astounding sites of Seattle. The main story focuses on main protagonist, Delsin Rowe, battling against the Department of Unified Protection. Throughout the game, Delsin accumulates various powers based on smoke, neon, and video to take the battle to the streets and hopefully find his redemption. 


Assignment 1 - Setting

With regards to literature and fictional writing, the setting is a key literary element. In simple terms, the setting is where the action takes place. However, many never understand what a complete setting contains. For a complete setting, you need three distinct elements: time, place, and environment.

Time: clock time, year, era, month

Place: locations, city, state, county, country

Environment: describes the place and time (think adjectives)

One of the most beautiful settings I’ve come across in recent video games is the recreation of the Seattle landscape in the Playstation 4 version of Infamous Second Son (as shown in the picture below.) Based on your observations, complete the setting template provided to offer a clear description of the setting provided. Make sure to complete the summary sentence by filling in the key components of your setting into a completed sentence. 


Printable version of the setting writing template.

Assignment 2 - Compare and Contrast Graffiti Art

One of Delsin Rowe’s favorite activities within the game is to add his own flair to the city, by means of graffiti art. These depictions are at the expense of the D.U.P. officers and often lend comedic relief to a sorrowful ending. Based on your observations, complete the compare and contrast organizers for four different paintings. 

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Printable Organizer Template

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Printable Organizer Template

Assignment 3 - Viewer’s Response

For such a gruff and cynical character, the ending of Infamous Second Son offers a softer side to main protagonist, Delsin Rowe. After the death of his brother (towards the end of the game), Delsin had a promise to keep and the game’s conclusion shows that he made good on that promise. For this activity, watch the brief ending clip and fill in the Viewer’s Response organizer.


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