posted by MisterNoBrows (SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN) Jul 5, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
This is a very fun game. The combat system is improved, and the character is one you can bond with. The new powers aren't much different from the first game, and the targeting system can be annoying. But the story is good and easy to follow, and the characters make their own guidelines to how they respond to other things. As in, the character is realistic to what a person would act like. There are a few annoying things about the enemies, like when you meet a certain infected person, they start to show up everywhere! And the rocket launchers are very annoying. But all in all, the game can't be beat when you take out hundreds of infected in under a minute. You just can't beat it.
So, first digging into the game, I expected to be a lot like the first Prototype...and I wasn't wrong. Because of this, I expected it to be a little on the "meh" side. But this game actually blew me away; the controls are more polished, open-world roaming is as fast paced as ever, and the story features new characters, some of which are even likable! Once you get started upgrading Heller, you can't put the controller down! The story was kind of quick and not all that interesting, but to me, the story was a smaller part of the game; the side missions (collectables is what they're called) was a huge part of the game, and gave a lot of insight into Blackwatch, Geotek, you name it. All in all, with the New Game +, this game was a great sequel, and definitely one I recommend renting from here, or even buying!