Wow was my first reaction to prototype. Beautiful graphics great control schyme and for the most part excellant sound. Except for one severely glaring problem. The language. The story in prototype isn't anything we haven't seen in movie's or books before and it is done extremelly well. The way the story and your knowledge of it and the back story move along with each person you consume is genius. But as I said at the beginning, the amount of F bomb's is something that is unacceptable. It truely gets to the point that you wonder if the voice over actor has turets syndrome and can't stop swearing. This game is like the 10 year old boy, (you know the one your parents didn't want you hanging around, the bully kid in the neighborhood) that just learned how to use the F word. Now since this 10 year old learned what it thinks is a great word it uses it for everything. Sadly in the space of just a few seconds it isn't uncommon to hear several and I mean several F Bomb explosions! They go off like carpet bombing runs. With each F bomb setting of another!
If this game would have left out most if not all of this language sadly it would have been a truely awesome game.
I've read a lot of reviews of this game. Most of them say this game has some immediate, very noticeable flaws, which is true. They say the story is basically just an excuse for the carnage to continue, which is true. Neither of these things stops this game from being freaking awesome. This game lets you take control of one of the most absurdly overpowered characters I've seen in a videogame, let go of your inhibitions, and have your way with the digital world. You want to slaughter hordes of enemies with nothing but your bare hands? Sure! Wanna shape shift, steal peoples identities, and change parts of your body into everything from colossal hammers to a gigantic sword? Be my guest. Wanna jack military vehicles and blow tons of stuff up? Go right ahead. How bout grab an innocent bystander, carry them to the top of a building king kong style, and then chuck them off for no reason? Okay, maybe some of you aren't as sick as I am, but I think you get the point. If you've ever had a bad day and just wished you could completely destroy anything and everything that ever remotely irritated you, this game is for you.
I really only started hearing about this game about a month prior to release, so i guess i didn't have any " let down" that maybe some other gamers had. I simply looked at the cover, did about 5 minutes of research, and left an open spot in my queue, since it wasn't coming out for a few days. I am extremely pleased to have given his game a chance, becasue i have never really played a game like this before. The gameplay is very solid, it may come off as a button masher, but if you just slow down a second, and think abouit what you are going to do next, you can execute it flawlessly. I am very impressed with the controls. The city is HUGE! with tons of possibilty. I like the fact that it has a compelling story that you can play through, but when you get the urge, you can create complete and total chaos affecting everyone and everything around you!! The graphics didn't bother me either although that has been a common complaint around the board. . Then again, i have never turned a game away solely based on its graphics. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially if you aren't the type of person who thinks that every game should be perfect and exactly what you expect it to be. Just a lot of fun to be had!