gamers (92%) found this review helpful
If you played the original Prototype, you've basically played this game. That said, there's nothing really wrong with that if you enjoyed it - Just don't go expecting anything dramatic in terms of changes. The storyline is blander than the first one, I think, but nobody should be playing this for the story. While the missions are repetitive (destroy this facility, impersonate this guy, kill this creature, etc), there's nothing wrong with taking down hordes of military dudes/zombies/giant creatures with bizarre weapons that spring from your body. Like in the first one, it doesn't get old.
Final Word - If you're in the mood for an open world, destroy everything/fly everywhere type of game with a mediocre story but fun game play, check it out. I enjoyed it.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game was very closely matched with the first game. I felt that the storyline was lacking and the gameplay could have been much longer. I finished the whole game and almost every achievement in about 14 hours of gameplay. That being said Prototype 2 had all the things from the original Prototype that I loved. The gameplay and controls are fantastic. I love the concepts and I love the the challenges and the difficulty of insane Mode. All in all it was a great game!!!
posted by ChasingParadise (AUBURN, CA) May 4, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (84%) found this review helpful
Prototype 2 doesn't bring any dramatic changes to the free roam game market, but it does bring some kick #$% fun. Gameplay is fast paced, full of awesome moves and finishers, and for the most part easy to adapt to. Graphics are good, not award winning, but not bad either. If you're looking for a good story you may be disappointed. James Heller, the protagonist, didn't pull any strings on my heart. Specifically since the story stays on the back burner for most of the ride, it was hard to connect. It seemed to me Radical (the developer) was making barely plausible excuses for me to demolish a boss so that I could get another bloody, life ending upgrade (usually also killing innocent people I'm supposedly helping). Lame as it is, this is also Prototype 2's strength (not referring to killing pedestrians). You're endowed with powerful abilities and they only get better the more you play. But everything else is mediocre. It's for games like this that I have GameFly. Some people may think I have my head in a place where the air quality is questionable, but my opinion is that Prototype 2 doesn't deliver story wise, but gameplay is a blast and worthy of your GameQ.