Review: Prototype

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Review: Prototype

Prototype is the perfect antidote for your summer doldrums.

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So.. Should I buy or rent it? D:

There would be no question about buying this game for me, if not for the fights being nothing but clusterfucks, from what I've heard and seen.

I love this game! You can have so much fun in it.

I'm going to buy this game as soon as I have money. But I'm not sure which platform.

It's interesting to see such a high-praise review for the 360 version of this game; it has so far been considered to be the lesser of the three. If it's still good, I'll probably buy it for that then.

To be fair, this is the only version I've played. But I had a ball with it.

It's the same gameplay wise, it's just apparently the graphics aren't quite as shiny and there is distance fog.

The movement looks fun. That's partly why I really want it.

Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sure the game is fun, but for $60... it's hard to tell if it's worth it.

Thank God I had a cousin with the game before I decided to buy it.

Hmm, I'm still not sure about Prototype. The main character annoys me for some reason.

Psychosocial:
So.. Should I buy or rent it? D:

There would be no question about buying this game for me, if not for the fights being nothing but clusterfucks, from what I've heard and seen.

It depends. Did you like Hulk UD? If so, buy this. If not, rent it.

I was a big fan of Hulk UD so I bought this as soon as I could. It's a winner in the parts that really matter: it has a lot of different types of side activities scattered through the city and just running around can be entertaining enough as there's no shortage of enemies and bystanders. On the other hand the bystanders can look pretty silly sometimes when they run around in their parades (though these are the most fun to run through/over), the map itself is pretty small with the landmarks all mixed up and half there (like Bryant Park without the Library), and the neighborhoods are all on top of each other but if you've never been to NYC, you probably wont even notice.

And for the record, the clusterfucks are fun especially when you can kill all of them at once.

Serious question in reference to Alex Mercer, Warning huge plot spoilers:

Great review Susan. Looks like a great time.

Abedeus:
Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sources?

Now I've never played either game, but when I look at them Infamous and Prototype seem to have more than a few similarities. Both are open world superhero games featuring a loner antihero- though the tone of prototype seems much darker.

I just thought it was interesting that the review didnt mention this- or maybe they arent that similar. As I said, I havent played either.

Doug:
Hmm, I'm still not sure about Prototype. The main character annoys me for some reason.

You're not supposed to like him. In fact, you're meant to hate him. There was a specific design for him, I mean, how can you like an amnesiac-hoodie?

great game. The only reason you couldn't like it is because it's not to your taste. insta-classic.

p.s. when i say "you" i really mean "one" but I don't wanna sound posh

I guess I'll check it out. I'm going to need to get a job soon at this rate of buying.

StarStruckStrumpets:

Doug:
Hmm, I'm still not sure about Prototype. The main character annoys me for some reason.

how can you like an amnesiac-hoodie?

hmmm, i liked AC ( hoodie guy), and didnt like The witcher (amneasic guy), it merges sinfully together, like minus, multiplied with a plus, is still minus :D

Psychosocial:

Abedeus:
Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sources?

Activision forum.

http://forums.activision.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2758

Outrage after finding out there will be no further content or anything with the game.

And here a dude that got a PM answer from one of the devs.

http://forums.activision.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2748

How nice of them, they'll keep giving assets (stock shares or what?), videos (of the game we already have), news (none), artwork (woop-dee-doo, worth $50?) and more videos. How great, at least if they don't give us CONTENT we won't overload from fun. Because they really value the community. $50 a head.

I can't say I'm interested in this game at all myself. While it looks fun in the strictest sense, it just looks far too derivative. It's pretty much just: "blah, blah, parkour, blah, blah, sandbox which happens to not really have that much freedom, blah, blah, some sort of mystical powers."

In other words, it's just another copycat third-person game with very little originality. It's not a genre I'm interested in, and I'm starting to loathe the mention of titles like Prototype and inFamous. I wasn't a big fan of these games before, and I'm even less of a fan now. It's like FPS games set in World War II: It's been done to death. Destroy that shambling corpse of a genre; I've seen all of this sort of thing before, and I'm not interested.

I'd recomend this in a heart beat. It's one of the best games iv'e played this year and is tremendous amounts of fun.

But there is one thing about the story telling, although I like how they've done it with the web of intrigue, half-way through the missions I can't help but feel as though it's a bit off, that the producers cut a chunk out of the plot in hindsight and are saving it for some form of sequel.

Regardless of this, the plot can be really immersive once you get into it.

And slicing/clubbing/shooting/blowing people up is just one of the best forms of entertainment. Got to give them props for all the varying different ways to kill people.

StarStruckStrumpets:

Doug:
Hmm, I'm still not sure about Prototype. The main character annoys me for some reason.

You're not supposed to like him. In fact, you're meant to hate him. There was a specific design for him, I mean, how can you like an amnesiac-hoodie?

Because alot of people on the internet seem to love the dark/evil brooding sort. But anyway...so, why should I want to control said amnesiac-hoodie-fleshvampire?

Buy the game if your like me. And by like me, I mean you could have fun tying a string to a tennis ball and swinging it around. Sure it gets repetitive, but its fun as hell. It has a slightly-stupid spiderman feel to it, as the mechanics for getting around will never be as great as web slinging, but are still fun. If your ok with really exploring the game, buy it. if your more of a story person, rent it. Either way, don't but the Bulletoive Dive, get the massively over powered thing where you divebomb with your blade out, and remember to get the upgrade so you can use whipfist.to hijack and consume anything that even slightly reminds you that your not playing spiderman,

Doug:

StarStruckStrumpets:

Doug:
Hmm, I'm still not sure about Prototype. The main character annoys me for some reason.

You're not supposed to like him. In fact, you're meant to hate him. There was a specific design for him, I mean, how can you like an amnesiac-hoodie?

Because alot of people on the internet seem to love the dark/evil brooding sort. But anyway...so, why should I want to control said amnesiac-hoodie-fleshvampire?

I find the best way is to imagine him as a slightly less annoying Peter Parker.

played it..had fun with it....finished it
played it again ...got bored of being gang raped by all the missiles and heli's

and for those 6 hours its not worth ur €60
theres no replay...only one way to go....and that way is hammerd to dead on ur first playtrough.

Psychosocial:
So.. Should I buy or rent it? D:

There would be no question about buying this game for me, if not for the fights being nothing but clusterfucks, from what I've heard and seen.

Ummmm.... the battles being cluster fucks is one of the many reason you should buy this game, because having your own personal mini war with the marines or infected is something you'll enjoy for long time.

Abedeus:
Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sure the game is fun, but for $60... it's hard to tell if it's worth it.

Thank God I had a cousin with the game before I decided to buy it.

What ever happened to the days where we could enjoy games without the prospect of there being additional things added in the future?

I miss those days...

Anyways, excellent review as always, Susan. I can't wait to get my hands on this game. I'm going to have to convice my friend to rent it and bring it over my place :D

Spinwhiz:
Great review Susan. Looks like a great time.

Whats a brand manager?

Psychosocial:
So.. Should I buy or rent it? D:

There would be no question about buying this game for me, if not for the fights being nothing but clusterfucks, from what I've heard and seen.

The fights can be extremely fucking frustrating when you have four helicopters, six hunters, and bunch of other problems to deal with, but I would definitely suggest buying it.

It's fun. It pretty much lacks tedium of any kind, but it makes up for that with a bit of frustration thrown in here and there, but overall, very enjoyable.

Doug:

Because alot of people on the internet seem to love the dark/evil brooding sort. But anyway...so, why should I want to control said amnesiac-hoodie-fleshvampire?

He has an alright dress sense, hood excluded.
I was kind of disappointed that he never really had anything witty to say, though.
Then I realized I should enjoy that - it means I don't have to listen to the same six lines over and over again.

Macar:
Now I've never played either game, but when I look at them Infamous and Prototype seem to have more than a few similarities. Both are open world superhero games featuring a loner antihero- though the tone of prototype seems much darker.

I just thought it was interesting that the review didnt mention this- or maybe they arent that similar. As I said, I havent played either.

Well, they are and arent. Yes there both about the origins of two super powered dudes both trapped in a large city due to military quarantine, but in Prototype, the main character seems to be alot more powerful, have a longer aray of powers, and can run up ways and jump really high.

I recommend both, as both make good on making you feel powerful and awesome.

Multi-Kill:

Spinwhiz:
Great review Susan. Looks like a great time.

Whats a brand manager?

I handle all of the marketing, pr, events and contests in regards to the maintaining and increasing of brand equity for The Escapist and WarCry.

ZeroMachine:

Abedeus:
Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sure the game is fun, but for $60... it's hard to tell if it's worth it.

Thank God I had a cousin with the game before I decided to buy it.

What ever happened to the days where we could enjoy games without the prospect of there being additional things added in the future?

I miss those days...

Anyways, excellent review as always, Susan. I can't wait to get my hands on this game. I'm going to have to convice my friend to rent it and bring it over my place :D

Yes, I totally agree. I don't know whats up with this new style of making a game then coming out with DLC for it. To me it seems like a sad way of making a game longer and more interesting.

Spinwhiz:

Multi-Kill:

Spinwhiz:
Great review Susan. Looks like a great time.

Whats a brand manager?

I handle all of the marketing, pr, events and contests in regards to the maintaining and increasing of brand equity for The Escapist and WarCry.

So, I'm guessing your overworked and under-payed then right?

Nice to see the developers have added slightly refreshing elements to the 'superhero-sandbox' genre. I mean, consuming and stealing the identity of a soldier (in mid-air) is cool...

Thanks for the review!

i got this as soon as it came out and payed the full 60 and honestly im not disappointed. no its not final fantasy game or metal gear with an amazing story it a game i pick up and have fun with no matter what and ill be playing this forever maybe not as much as i am now but in a year i know ill just get the urge dive out of one heli just to dive on another then whip to another and hijack it

ZeroMachine:

Abedeus:
Rent it.

Developers are not going to release any patch or DLC in the future. Ever. Only Prototype 2.

Sure the game is fun, but for $60... it's hard to tell if it's worth it.

Thank God I had a cousin with the game before I decided to buy it.

What ever happened to the days where we could enjoy games without the prospect of there being additional things added in the future?

I miss those days...

Anyways, excellent review as always, Susan. I can't wait to get my hands on this game. I'm going to have to convice my friend to rent it and bring it over my place :D

I think it was before you could finish a game in 10 hours and multiplayer/modding was available.

Shibito091192:
Nice to see the developers have added slightly refreshing elements to the 'superhero-sandbox' genre. I mean, consuming and stealing the identity of a soldier (in mid-air) is cool...

Thanks for the review!

Sorry, can't consume mid-air. You can disguise into another person if you had already consumed them, but no consuming while jumping.

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