Excerpt: There's been an open-world overload in recent months. It seems as though everyone is trying to make the next big thing by building a big city to play in, and Prototype from Activision Blizzard is no exception. This action packed free-roamer also features a main character who has superhuman powers and a storyline that's unravelled as you progress – sounds similar to another recent video game, does it not?
Excerpt: Three weeks ago a virus was released in Penn Station and you woke up in a morgue. After taking out a military squad and a few creatures, you will get to know the game a little better, so it's a bit like a tutorial. Then you meet with a mystery man whose face you cannot see. You have less than an hour to kill the last person responsible for the virus.
Conclusion: I so wanted to love [Prototype] . In the end I could't, no matter how hard I tried to. If you like its premise then go get it anyway. Just don't expect it to be as great as it seems on paper. Or just wait for the price to drop.
Excerpt: Most of us at one time or another would have loved to have a superpower and recent games such as the awesome Infamous have aimed to put us in exactly that position. With Prototype you take control of Alex Mercer, a guy with superhuman powers and the ability to shape shift and assume the appearance of other people.
Excerpt: Radical Entertainment has unleashed hell in New York, and a virus is rapidly turning the city into infected Zombies, whilst ever-increasing levels of military hardware try their best to keep the peace. Luckily for none of those involved, you get to play psychotic anti-hero Alex Mercer, a secret agent-turned-virus-mutated-monster who will happily rip the heads off any cops shooting him, monsters, or blind citizens asking for his help to cross the road.
Conclusion: While Prototype does a few things very well, it lacks the polish we've come to expect from current-gen titles. Alex's powers and the gore-filled kills they yield offer some stunning visual treats, but simpler things sadly don't receive the same attention to detail. NPC, vehicle, and building models are too frequently repeated, the AI often behave as though they weren't programmed to do anything at all and, next to Liberty City, Prototype 's metropolis looks like a blocky...
Excerpt: Every memorable game—be it good or bad—has at lease one defining moment. Moments that leave you in disgust, wondering why you shelled out your hard-earned money for such a travesty. Or, moments that inspire awe, that captivate you and reaffirm your decision to invest in the game. For me, that moment came in the very first cut-scene Prototype had to offer.
Summary: All in all Prototype is a great playing, at times ugly looking game that will make you feel like you really have super powers. An exciting roller-coaster ride, although if you’ve played their last Hulk game it will feel like it’s a ride you’ve already taken.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Since the first teaser trailers hit the gaming scene, there’s been a lot of buzz about Prototype. The early gameplay footage looked frenzied and full of action, and we couldn’t wait to get our hand on the real thing. Having finally had a chance to give Prototype a spin on the Playstation 3, I have to come away with some mixed thoughts.