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Prototype 2 Description
Reviews By Steve : Date April 26, 2012
I’ve been a fan of the first prototype ever since i’ve played it. Prototype 2 really steps it up from the first in all aspects. I have been following for a bit of what the developers have said the changes in this sequel and it delivered. The graphics got a big boost, the game definitely seems longer, combat system is even better, new combat skills with a boost to the same ones, and what I probably noticed right off is that the environment seems to be scaled quite well compared to the first.
Reviews By Elias L. Blondeau : Date April 29, 2012
The first “Prototype” was a game that, despite it’s amazing potential, fell short of what it was capable of by the last few hours of the game. While it was an enjoyable experience for sure, there was a certain type of magic missing, not to mention a decent mission structure and polished gameplay. This gamer loved it, but knew that there was much more Radical could have done to match the greatness of their fantastic last-gen title, “The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.” But given that people love running up walls and blowing things up in video games historically, it sold well enough for Activision to give the talented developer another crack at the franchise. That’s a good thing, because while “Prototype 2″ will certainly not be the best game you play this year, it will give you some of the best times you’re going to have with one.
Taking off a few years after the initial entry, this sequel puts you the boots of Army sergeant James Heller, who has lost his wife and daughter to the Mercer virus that has turned New York City into a parasite-infested wasteland. Fueled by PTSD from the Iraq War and rage from losing his family, Heller swears vengeance on Alex Mercer, the originator of the virus. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Mercer was the protagonist of the first game, and seeing him in a whole new light really broadens the scope and perspective within the continuity. In this, he’s a maniacal sociopath who has been corrupted by the virus that turned him into a superhuman, and on a whim, he decides to give this superhuman virus to Heller because he displays a large amount of spunk. This is a big mistake due to the fact that Heller has a burning hatred for Mercer, and what occurs is a fun and compelling revenge yarn between the two men.
Unlike the first game, “Prototype 2″‘s story starts off kind of weak but soon turns into something genuinely compelling and fun. Both Heller’s conquest of revenge and his one-man attack against the oppressive Blackwatch military that abducts innocent civilians to test new viruses on them make for some good, B-grade entertainment. The more characters that get introduced, the more perspectives the player is given access to, and watching these different outlooks and personalities mesh makes for a fun time during cutscenes. No character, though, is as entertaining and fun as Heller himself. A walking profanity and trash-talk machine, James isn’t written off as the “stoic and angry African-American male” cliche that too many games use, and instead is one of the best and most believable Black leads in gaming. While the story isn’t really anything groundbreaking or tearjerking (in fact, it’s one of the weaker parts of the game), Heller makes it an overall more entertaining experience.
Reviews By Chevy : Date May 4, 2012
Game Type: Single Player Action (offline/online)
Rated: M for Mature 17+
Replay Value: Moderate
The reemergence of a deadly virus is loose in New York City. Its side effect is mutation and homocidal rage. The virus is actually a biological weapon developed by Gentek Corporation. The release of the virus is blamed on a Gentek scientist, Alex Mercer, when in actuality Gentek is running human trials on the populace. Gentek employed Blackwatch, a highly trained private military to enforce these trials and protect their employees.
Sgt. James Heller returns from his tour in Iraq to find his wife and daughter were killed by mutants after he had told them to trust Blackwatch to control the situation.