posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Apr 23, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
This game is way better than the first one. Not to say that the first one was bad, it just got repetitive after a while. This one has improved graphics, gameplay, and a bad-a story. I think that anyone that liked the first one will like this one also. fyi the monsters are bigger badder and uglier. rent it now or buy it. i would rent it first though to make sure you will stick to it.
posted by racoonsurvivor (CHESTERFIELD, MO) Sep 2, 2012
Member since May 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
So I wanted to finish this game before I wrote any kind of review. Mainly because I was hoping for something to happen, nothing special that would set it above the bar, just something. In the end this is the review that I had to write.
This game plays exactly like prototype 1, down to a fault. You start off as a mentally unstable military guy named Heller, that wants to kill Mercer. Then Mercer comes and gives you his powers because he wants to fix everything and needs your help. After that you are left to go kill people and monster alike with the powers that you gain that mirror the first game in a lot of ways.
There are a few mission types, consume a guy to sneak into a base and wreck it, consume a guy to use a terminal and find out where specific events are, and consume a guy to get his memories that will trigger a mission for you, and just when you are tired of consuming guys, well you find people that level up your skills by consuming them. Then you can start finding race against the clock missions, infected base missions, and hunt random collectables throughout the world. There is also challanges in the game like the first one but if you didn't buy the game you cant play them or get the unlocks that they give.
There is nothing really wrong with this, however we have done it all before in the first game. The fact that the story is absolute garbage, the voice acting is terrible, and the characters are either cliche or just unbelievable make this game start to fall short of the first one all together.
It really feels like they made a Heller because they couldn't figure out a way to advance Mercer any more. When in reality I don't believe that they could figure out a way to advance the game any more. This game would have been better as mission based DLC for the first one, it may be worth a rent but do not pay 60 bucks for this!