A few months ago I lucked into a great deal on a 60GB PS3 (which meant backwards compatibility so I could play Ico, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Katamari Damacy, but I digress) but I've been lax to get new games for the system since most are available on the 360 (which means friends and achivements). I anticipated God of War 3 being the first game I bought for it due to exclusivity, but it looks like another game has beaten old Kratos to the punch.
After downloading and playing through the inFamous demo I was convinced I needed this game. inFamous takes place in Empire City -- your own little mini-sandbox -- and you play as a electricity infected guy with above average parkour skills that's responsible for the state of the partially destroyed city. Using your powers it's up to you on whether you want to play the role of redeemed hero or fulfill your role as detestable villain.
What really makes this game is the fluid gameplay and controls. Your character can climb virtually anything with near Spider-Man type finesse. His powers grant him utility in addition to pure destructive power. For instance, you can reduce your falling speed by putting your hands out and using the electricity to let you glide through air. You can also heal people with a defibulator-type shock to the chest, restrain them with arc bonds or even drain their life energy to add to your own.
As the game progresses so does your reputation and abilities. Depending on your ethical path new powers will emerge. If you do become the villain your powers become more destructive and powerful (at the expense of innocent bystanders) whereas your good powers allow you more control and and accuracy. Most of the time you'll be running missions against a gang of electrified hoodlums called the Reapers. And it's a whole lot of fun.
Use your powers like little shock lasers to defeat them or start hurling accumulated energy to explodes like grenades. Also, be sure to leech energy from transformers, 3rd railes, signs and the like to replenish your own energy. Pick this game up. There's plenty to do and you'll have a great time playing it. It's the first PS3 game I've been really excited about.