posted by talentoverflow (WOODSTOCK, GA) Apr 28, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (61%) found this review helpful
First off I just want to say the game isn't horrible. It just doesn't live up to the first Prototype. The main problem that I have is the combat. All the weapons in the first prototype had extra combos you could get for each weapon. Which allowed for a more wide verity of destruction with each weapon. This made the game extremely addicting, because it gave you so many ways to blow stuff up. Now in prototype 2 you have 3 basic attacks with each weapon. Mashing the attack button 3 to 4 times to do a basic combo, hold the attack button to do a stronger attack, or jump in the air and press the attack button fall from above and hitting you enemy. That it.
In the last Prototype you made points for everything you did. (take down a plane get points, finish a mission get points, blow up everything in a 5 mile radius points). Then you went and spent those points on what ever upgrades were available stealth, health, speed, new attacks, ect. Plus you did have to do mission you could just run around and destroy stuff. Then be able to upgrade all you want. Prototype 2 has annoying leveling up system. You get XP now, and then once you get enough you improve health, speed, ect. The worst part about the XP is you get a little for everything you do like 2-50 XP for killing stuff. Then you get like 30,000 XP for completing a mission. So if you want to be faster or stronger your pretty much forced to do the missions. instead of having the real open world feel of just running around having fun.
Also the missions are repetitive. Let me explain about 50% of what your going to be doing. Consume a guy take his form. Use his body to get into a base/hive. Kill marked things inside. Leave then lose alert.
Here are some good things about it Prototype 2 though. It looks pretty good, has a good story line, and most people will have fun playing it defiantly if they're new to the series. My only problem is it was a big step backwards.
Activision did very well creating this game. The one presonal effect that stood out in this game was the graphics. The cut-a-ways made you feel as if you are actually in the game. The blood and gore really played a part in it as well. All i can tell you is that you MUST play this game. The only downside is that there isnt much game life after the main story.