Zero Punctuation: Prototype

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Dunno why people keep comparing the games. The only staggering similarity lies in the the fact that they both feature super heroes. I think Prototype deserved a review of it's own. I'd say more, but then people would quote me and tell me to SHUT THE FUCK UP YAHTZEE IS BRILLIANT U CANT DEMAND ANYTHING DONT WATCH IT RETARD.

It's Scientific

Another good review keep it up

What i found amazing about this is my friend and I (him being a ps3 owner and I a 360 owner) on Monday we're talking about Infamous and Prototype and the on going battle between them. We decided that if you took 3 things for each game and switched them around you would have the same game. Infamous would be come prototype and prototype would be come Infamous. Weird...

Nice review, but...

I want to see you destroy a tank using the whipfist. Sure, it's one of my favorite weapons, but you can't go wrong with musclemass + throwing stuff or kicking helicopters. Or hammerheads and pouding tanks with them.

I own both of them and they are just as good, both flawed but easily compensated with their good parts in a geometrical mathematical anomaly that I thought no two games can achieve, they perfectly cancel each other out like: 1 and -1 or white and black, good and evil, half-life and halo (wops did I just say that out loud?).

One difference that I find can separate the two to find their way into a specific gamers heart is that Prototype is like an adrenaline rush, good to play just a bit the first day then play a little more the next, at lease for me since I was afraid that if I played it for too long I'll get desensitized and end up getting unamused (having a billion ways to kill someone helps by delaying that process), as for inFamous it's more story driven (not too original but well put together) the pace is varied and always entertaining the city is quite varied so you never get lost and barely need the minimap except for finding shards or dead drops, it sucks you in and doesn't let go until you finish the damn thing and after you're done you can play again using the different karma choices and powers.

All in all I still think they both deserve at lease one playthrough.

Im with infamous. its an unashamedly, comic book style game, proto is a bit emo for me.

AkJay:
THAT WASN'T A FUCKING REVIEW! he was just comparing Prototype to Infamous, a review he ALREADY DID LAST WEEK! he barely reviewed Prototype, but i guess it's hard to do when he is down on the ground licking Infamous' balls.

If you're implying that he's a fanboy, he made the games seem equal god dammit!

Oh my, I really hope someone takes up Yathzee on that ending xD

I feel ripped off but hopefully he will review RF:G next week.

That was awesome! I'm always amused by Yahtzee and Zero Punc, but this one had me laughing out loud. The various killing scenarios in Prototype sound deliciously evil and funny.

SousukeSeg:
I own both of them and they are just as good, both flawed but easily compensated with their good parts in a geometrical mathematical anomaly that I thought no two games can achieve, they perfectly cancel each other out like: 1 and -1 or white and black, good and evil, half-life and halo (wops did I just say that out loud?).

One difference that I find can separate the two to find their way into a specific gamers heart is that Prototype is like an adrenaline rush, good to play just a bit the first day then play a little more the next, at lease for me since I was afraid that if I played it for too long I'll get desensitized and end up getting unamused (having a billion ways to kill someone helps by delaying that process), as for inFamous it's more story driven (not too original but well put together) the pace is varied and always entertaining the city is quite varied so you never get lost and barely need the minimap except for finding shards or dead drops, it sucks you in and doesn't let go until you finish the damn thing and after you're done you can play again using the different karma choices and powers.

All in all I still think they both deserve at lease one playthrough.

black and white dont cancel out they give u grey : )

The line about being "small and slummy, on account of being a small slum" made me laugh. I like how he changed things up a bit by making this one a comparison. Although it might have been more effective and less unbalanced if he hadn't already done a full review of Infamous.

M4rsch:
It was fun but yathzee seems to be trading game review quality for dick jokes lately. Not quite sure whether i like this.

Do you even know the point of these videos?

Its to be funny, this is not a serious game review.

kept me entertained for 4 min, so go yathzee, i do disagree whit his statement about the tentacles, i found the claws to be far superior (swords for the big meanies), and i did use all of the gene weapons and the trowing things at things and make both things explode abilities, but i never used guns, why the hell did they think we would need bullets when we can kill monsters and people whit other monsters and people and trow them at the same speed as bullets get fired.

also why use choppers, you can run/jump/glide faster than they can fly and when you get to a place you wish would stop being there you can just eat a general and ask the army's bomb jets (which the military never uses themselves...strangely enough) to bomb the yellow xp bubbles out of it.

I have to disagree with the only using the extendo arm or mr.Fantastic appendage as I like to call it all the time, I while playing often tried to vary using each weapon, and while the extendo arm was useful to fight of some stronger mutants at first, it quickly became a weapon I only switched to for fighting helicopters and taking them, or for brief momments in combat, The muscle mass power was my favorite as it could be used with all the combat moves and was super powered (one kick to take down a helicopter) and all the others I used equally, except for the claws which was less. I never used the vision abilities really. But i did use guns, they could be pretty good, and the armored form was cool, but not being able to dodge roll made it suck against the super mutant things or super soldiers which would just keep hammering you down if you couldnt move, though avoidable, still could result in more health lost.

Now having played both games, prototype in my opinion wins because it was just more fun, the attacks didnt all have to be ranged, enemies were not always the same little group, and the military etc was at least doing something, and I wasnt tied down by moral choices, where I wouldn't shoot a grenade into the streets for fear of killing some civilians, only to be rewarded with a F-you at the end of the game where the evil side can basically get a super powerup, and a good guy cant. I agree the side missions made more sense, but prototypes also make sense as a distraction from just killing everything in story mode, and force you to use other powers to see the benefits etc...and guns were helpful.

When it comes down to it though, now I have 2 awesome games to play so am i complaining? do I care which is "better"...no, because they can appeal to different people, no one is just better. What prototype did for me was that it felt super, you felt almost unstoppable (though you could be killed if you weren't careful) for the whole game, even at the beggining where you had few powers. where as with infamous you feel kinda meh for a long time.

I didn't play Infamous but Prototype is just a shitty Hulk clone with AI and graphics close to PS2's version of Hulk.

I can't stop laughing!

Between the whole scientific method attempt and emo Peter Pan, this is one of the best ZPs of recent memory.

I also liked Mr. Bean as a serial killer driving a tank.

Much funnier than last weaks, I prefer Yahtzee's reviews when they aren't just baseless hate to prop up his image as a misanthropist. We all KNOW he hates everyone, but yet in his E3 review he kept reminding us...

Though it's not like he's ever claimed NOT to hold a double standard, he's a comedian and doesn't need integrity.

I enjoyed it even though personally I would give the win to inFAMOUS.

Back on form; yay! Yet, trying something different. More yay!
Interesting to see a direct in-depth comparison between two similar games, even more so to see how each differs in each aspect.

Also on the MGSR thing: don't you think it makes sense to produce a game on multiple platforms rather than exclude it to one console that nobody gives a shit about, even if the previous game was exclusive to said console? It only makes more money... potentially, at least...

Now we just need a Conduit review next week to complete the mediocre start of summer.

Or we could do Sims 3 and have a fresh change of pace. HAHA, look at that old man squirm! What, all I did was have you walk into a closet and delete the door!

I finished Infamous and need to finish Prototype. I don't know why people say they are similar, they aren't. The biggest differences are story, game play and one guy wears a backpack and shoots lightening, while the other wears a hoody and cuts everything.

Prototype wins because Infamous is a PS3 exclusive title whereas Prototype is available on damn near everything, I like my developers to go the extra mile and make the game multi-platform compatible instead of a lazy ploy to force people to fork out 300+ bucks on a new system (plus the game of course "cha-ching!") :D
now get angry and sweaty-headed and tell me why I'm 'so wrong' hehehehe

i played both, and imho, and just for my own playing pleasure, i found prototype much more entertaining. no real reason, it's just fun, and that's what matters the most for me when i spend 50€ on a game. i spent ~20something hours on prototype and still didn't finish the story missions cause it's freaking fun to just run around, kill army bases disguised as a black elderly woman in a weatherproof jacket (pretty redundant in such a seemingly warm climate), and throw people from the empire state building, figuring out if i can stay as close as possible to them until we hit the ground.
On the other hand, i don't know why infamous seems so familiar, but i only did the main story missions, and it has very little replay value for me.
so a good advice that i try to always follow: rent the game or lend it from a friend before you buy it, even if it's only for an afternoon or so. prototype convinced me that it is fun to play again in the future, whilst infamous would just have served as a dust catcher.

TLDR bonus ;P
conclusion: try them both before you decide which to buy, they're similar in as many ways as they are different, you might just like them both.

I think that Prototype wins the debate for me because it's not exclusive to a console that I don't have.

Finally someone actually did a real review between them.

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Kai?

But really, this video hits it spot on. Alex is definatly an incredibly retarted main character, and everything BUT likeable and the story is indeed nothing but pretentious. But ofcourse: fuck all that. As Yathzee said, Prototype rules at dicking around, a LOT. That combined with the delicious parkouring, and you've got yourself a winner in my book.

O and yes, InFamous is an exclusive, while Prototype is not.

The Emo Peter Pan bit made me laugh, I actually wonder what it is he's shooting out of his wrists to let him glide around.

i like both these games equally. good review this week as always

dahmerszombies:
That was a pretty solid review. I'm gonna have to pick ou both games soon.

Just giving you some advice. Prototype is really fun for the first couple of hours, but when you've played it long enough to have a good amount of use from all of your powers, it's very, very repetative. InFamous though, I haven't played.

I've gotta say, today's review was quite accurate, everything bad about Prototype was picked out very well.

Awesome vid, I love how he confused the old lady XD I think I would have more fun with prototype.

"It'd be like if Mr. Bean were a mass murderer."

I lol'd. Quite a lot, actually. ZP needs more of that referential/topical humor; also more mentioning of the built-in silliness of most games (like way back in the Halo Wars review when Yahtzee went off on the "We lost contact!" absurdity).

I agree with Yahtzee on this one. From what I have seen both games and they are about even.

Yahtzee, if they actually do send you any pics like that, please follow up!

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