Conclusion: Prototype 2 is a good game. Its gameplay manages to keep all the things done right by its predecessor while adding quite a few new powers and mechanics to keep the experience interesting. The story is all over the place, as Heller is driven purely by revenge, but you’ll still have fun using his array of impressive abilities through the quite lengthy single-player campaign.
Pros: +Impressive powers, +A few clever twists in the story, +Good progression with levels and perks
Cons: -Textures can still look low-res sometimes, -Missions become repetitive, -Some clipping occurs in chaotic battles
Excerpt: In the intro, your wife and child are killed when you unaccountably tell them to stay in New York City after a virus outbreak starts killing everyone. If you set out to hunt down the monster responsible for this tragedy – yourself – it would be a short game. So you hunt down the protagonist from Prototype 1 instead, who has just given you superpowers and awesome claw arms.
Excerpt: Fun’s a funny thing. Sometimes, nothing beats sitting down with a snifter of finest brandy and reading the Times Literary Supplement while Jenkins, your loyal butler, brings you Haribo Starmix on a silvered platter. On another day, however, you might want to get stuck into a complex and engrossing game of Civilization or a noodle-baking foreign art-house movie, if you’re so inclined.
Summary: A solid port is nothing to scoff at. Prototype 2 finally makes its way to the PC after debuting on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in April, and the transition has been kind to this brutal open-world adventure. The biggest difference between this version and its console brethren is the slightly improved visuals. Greater draw distance and a higher frame rate showcase your murderous rampage in a more impressive light.
Pros: Empowering movement mechanics, A huge variety of deadly attacks, Incentives for experimenting, Collectibles are fun to hunt down, Solid port
Cons: Almost no challenge, Contains little that hasn't been seen before, Keyboard and mouse controls are clunky
Excerpt: Take control of Sgt. James Keller during the 3rd outbreak of what is now known as the Mercer Virus as he fights to avenge the death of his wife and daughter. Prototype 2 is so far the most addictive game I’ve yet reviewed, though it could be that it’s the gratuitous, over the top violence that draws me in. I mean, in real life, that would be incredibly disturbing; but in the video game world? It’s a bloody (har, har) good time.
Excerpt: I have a lot of history with the first installment of the Prototype series. I was a late adopter of the the Xbox 360 console, having bought my first system in 2009, roughly 4 years after it’s launch. Prototype, an action-adventured sandbox title developed for all three platforms by Radical Entertainment, was the first game I ever bought for the system.
Excerpt: Prototype 2 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is, like it's lead character Sgt James Heller, an interesting beast. It picks up the action following the events of the first Prototype game, flinging you into a New York that has been sectioned off, quarantined and put under rather dubious surveillance following the outbreak of the Blacklight Virus seen in the original Prototype three years ago. Seems like a long explanation to begin, yes?
Pros: Almost effortless gameplay, Compelling and revealing story, Expanding powers are fun to play with
Cons: After Heller is exposed to the Blacklight Virus (and given the very strong suggestion of who the real enemy might be) you set off into the city to piece together exactly what is going on, and never has the phrase "having the run of the place" been so apt than in Prototype 2. Like in the original game, you can effortlessly run all over the streets and buildings with very few limits, which is very handy once the bad guys get you in their sights., Opening cut-scenes are ...
Summary: Entreprise de démolition Heller et Cie j'écoute ? Oui, c'est pour tout casser dans un New-York déjà à moitié défoncé ? Absolument c'est possible, on a justement à disposition un sacré salopard tout équipé et prêt à tout faire péter. Je vous envoie ça de suite. Non non, pas de paiement, il fait ça pour son plaisir. Tout le plaisir est pour nous.
Pros: Les pouvoirs de Heller et surtout ses évolutions, Le côté défouloir absolument jouissif, Le sonar
Cons: Soucis de visées parfois, La redondance des missions
Prototype 2 im Test: Ein furios-unterhaltsamer Open-World-Hammer mit KI-Schwächen - PC-Kritik und Wertung
5 October 2013
Excerpt: Prototype 2 im Test: Das Open-World-Actionspiel aus dem Hause Radical Entertainment bietet unterhaltsame, furiose Action mit wenig Frust und umfangreichem Story-Modus. Allerdings offenbart unser Prototype 2-Test auch Schwächen, darunter die schwache Gegner-KI. Update: Jetzt mit Test der PC-Version und finaler Wertung.