Excerpt: We all know it, the regular guy who can’t remember a thing about his past after waking up but suddenly realises he’s get some of the coolest abilities he can think of. Also Prototype follows this cute faitytale where Alex Mercer gets put in a bed of weapons and swords with as goal to defeat all...
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: 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.
Excerpt: Correct me if I'm wrong, but Prototype may be the first game since Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 where the core mechanic revolves around consuming people. This, in and of itself, makes the game awesome.
Excerpt: Prototype is an open-world action adventure game that seems to test the very boundaries of videogames as we know them. Unfortunately it doesn’t manage to break all these boundaries successfully but, despite its shortcomings, it’s a hell of a good romp.
Summary: Alex Mercer doesn't know how good he has it. He has government-provided superpowers, the ability to morph into anything, a hoodie that stays up no matter how fast he runs, and amnesia on top of that. Some people would pay good money not to remember the last eight years.
Pros: Varied and interesting abilities, Tremendously destructive combat, Intuitive freerunning system, Tons of onscreen enemies
Cons: Slightly bland missions, Odd disconnect between story and gameplay, Dodge roll should be invulnerable
Conclusion: Sadly, multiplayer is nowhere to be found. It wasn't necessarily needed to bring you back after finishing the 31 missions, but most may not feel too inclined. After finishing, the campaign can be restarted with everything you achieved with Alex before, or you could simply take in the city's marvels.
Excerpt: Prototype is a carefully constructed action title with one of the best stories we've seen this year. Despite a couple of minor faults, the gameplay is fast and fluid, and the characters presented are compelling enough to make you care. Fans of the superhero genre should definitely take a look.