"Prototype 2" returns us to an infected New York, except this time instead of playing the first game's protagonist Alex Mercer you now play a returning soldier named James Heller. Heller's wife and daughter are killed, and Mercer infects him with what is now called the "Mercer virus". So Heller now becomes a killing machine, with increasingly stronger powers and abilities as you progress through the game. The game is divided into three zones (you can backtrack to a zone after you've finished all of the main story missions via a fast travel point called an air bridge), and there are 32 main missions divided among them. In addition to the main missions, there are 12 side missions to tackle and collectibles to find. Controls are fairly smooth once you get the hang of them, though on occasion they'll delay in engaging (the glide mechanic is good for this). Heller's hunt ability, a sonar like pulse he can emit when tracking a target, is a neat idea, but in practice it proves to be more confusing than helpful. This leads to plenty of frustration when your mission is to find a certain target. Thankfully, most of those are side tasks that you can ignore if you want. Voice acting is fairly good, though the dialogue is especially profanity laden, so keep that in mind if you have youngsters in the house. The story is decent but forgettable, as it basically retreads the same tale from the first game but with a different lead. Missions don't vary much- infiltrate a base, steal an identity, kill things- but they're fairly fun. The camera, just like the first game, can get a bit crazy in chaotic combat. Graphics are nice and detailed, though the print is a bit small and can be hard to read. This game makes for a good rental, as it's a fun way to kill time but it's hardly a memorable experience. Heller as a character just doesn't make a big an impact, as, say, Cole from the inFamous games. Still, it's worth the time to play. Even if you'll forget it soon after you return it.
Simply fun... This sequel is great, continuing from the first Prototype. It plays as a third-person free roam game that keeps an easy to learn, intuitive gameplay with a great story and combat system that allows you to play however you like.
The story is about James Heller.
Returning from leave in the Military -- Sargent James Heller had a family waiting for him at his home in New York. Anxiously anticipating to get home, Heller listen as his family's problems started as Black Watch reappears to counter measure the Mercer virus outbreak.
The Mercer Virus was thought to be eradicated, but a spanning new outbreak had emerged that was rapidly spreading to the public of New York.
Heller finally makes it home, only to find his family killed by Alex Mercer. Filled with hate and anguish, Heller reinstated into the military to hunt Alex Mercer down.
You will have to purchase this title to get a new online feature called Radnet. It is a dynamic leader board that gives awards and extra missions, while online. It gives additional missions, but doesn't interfere with the story line. It makes the title replayable as new activities and missions are added routinely.
The new title is great, they still keep the same control elements and keep the combat simple. The town evolves dynamically as, so does you. Instead of requiring you to stop and upgrade your stats... They implemented the ability to popup when you are to upgrade/evolve -- It was a great addition, for many times you would forget about needing to add new features to your character as you progressed through the game. You can do everything by stealth or go all out Rambo-style.
This game is awesome in every aspect and is definitely worth a rent and purchase.