Excerpt: Wow, it’s a burly man who’s angry about something. You don’t see that very often. You almost certainly haven’t seen a burly man who’s angry about something AND got a blade the size of a revolutionary Frenchman’s wet dream for his right arm. There was a graceless charm in the way the first Prototype game presented itself that many of us found appealing over the course of an idle weekend, and its first sequel hasn’t lost that appeal but played and expanded upon it.
Excerpt: Nearly three years ago, Prototype hit shelves and delivered a really open-world experience that added a lot more drama to the narrative than usual for a sandbox game and a fast-paced parkour style to get around instead of using vehicles. It also found itself in a friendly rivalry with the PS3-exclusive Infamous as a result.
Excerpt: One of the unwritten rules of video game development is ‘Iterate rather that innovate”. What this means is that when you have a successful game you don’t mess with what works, you make it shinier but don’t fiddle around with it too much. On this note, we present to you Prototype 2. The original Prototype was quite successful upon it’s release in 2009.
Excerpt: I loved Prototype. The game was just insane, with large scale destruction, an ocean of blood, and a lead character that just wanted to unleash his most violent impulses. While some disliked Alex Mercer (Prototype’s focus) and his psychotic behavior, I loved it and was let down when he wasn’t under my control in the sequel. In an effort to have a more relatable (read: lame) hero, we were given James Heller.
Conclusion: : An intriguing plot tries to turn an action-oriented (and bloody) game on its ear, but the gameplay is too repetitive at its core to make you feel like you’ve really experienced something unique in the ever-growing world of sandbox games.
Ferocious, foul-mouthed action title filled with gore.
Common Sense Media
29 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Prototype 2 is an incredibly violent action game meant for adult eyes only. The lead character uses conventional weapons such as assault rifles to kill enemies, but the real gore begins when using shape-shifting powers that turn limbs to giant blades, claws, or tendrils. Enemies are beheaded, impaled, and decapitated using a variety of attacks. Blood gushes from foes following each death.
Excerpt: Sergeant James Heller has had a pretty tough year. Not only is he finishing up a tour of duty in Iraq, but now the evil Mercer virus (a vicious strain of the Blacklight virus) has been unleashed upon the unsuspecting city and has, unfortunately, taken his wife and daughter.
Excerpt: The sequel to 2009’s semi-hit game Prototype wasn’t something many people were clamoring for. The popular consensus was that it was a decent game but was somewhat trounced by the more popular Infamous. There’s a small minority of people who liked it though (including me), so a sequel isn’t an entirely unwanted proposition. Whether or not it fixes some of the flaws the first game had is something to be explored.