I was actually a huge fan of the first game and looked forward to the second one as soon as it was announced. For some reason sucker punch the developer behind Infamous decided to change Cole around and mess with his back story some. They orginally ahd him looking dramatically different but opte dto change him back after a lot of negative feed back. I personally liked his voice better in the orginail then i do in this one. The gameplay is largely the same so far you have a choice to be a hero or a dick and will get different power sets depending on which side u choose. Later in the game you get acess to fire and ice powers as well. They have added a melee weapon that builds up an electrical charge as you use it as well. So far im enjoying the game since its so close to the original gameplay. The story isnt an overcreative one so far but it never has been for the series. Bottom line its a decent sequel and should be given at least a rental if you have a ps3 and now that there is player generated missions there is countless hours of gameplay if you want to take advantage of it. It might tide you over till batman arkham city!