i enjoyed the first prototype game. very fun to run around a city with crazy powers and being able to destroy things in a fun manner. this game is same. exactly the same. and that's the problem.
the characters have no depth, and the entire world seems to built around black, red, and brown. i found myself forcing myself to play this game or else i'd fall asleep, something which happened quite a few times.
posted by crankybojangles (MIDDLETOWN, OH) May 8, 2012
Member since May 2012
very good game played many like it including the first prototype. combat flows smoothly while there is an obscene amount of gore making for satisfying kills. above average storyline tieing in with the first game beautiful cinematic scenes. lack of bosses was disappointing side missions are very repetitive and get very boring very fast. all in all though its a solid game that i enjoyed playing and would recommend to anyone who enjoys hack and slash action adventure free roam games
Not a bad little time-waster, for as far as it goes. In my case that was probably two or three hours. The repetitiveness, though, kills it. More to the point I missed the sense from Prototype 1 of having to clean out infected mutant areas.
Here, instead of chiefly killing mutants, you're performing a kind of human cleansing, since the goal of the game is to murder a great number of soldiers. In order to make this remotely morally palatable, the game is constantly pushing the idea of retribution for atrocity -- these soulless military scum, it says, deserve to die. They're cruel, heartless. And you should go out and...and...eat them! Stop and think about that for a moment.
The problem was put succinctly over two hundred years ago by Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Thanks anyway, but I'd prefer my gaming to make me feel a bit less filthy than this tiresome mass-murder simulator.