Prototype 3? (spoilers for 2)

#1 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

Hey guys, I just finished Prototype 2 and even though the gameplay is as fast and fun as in the first one, I was a little disappointed by the story. It seemed like it didn't pick up any of the loose ends of the first one, mainly the stuff about Elizabeth Greene's son Pariah. Also, Dana's reaction at the ending when she asked "What now?" leaves the door wide open for a third part.

But what made me curious the most is the question mark behind the Murder your Maker? trophy. I mean, can it get any more suggestive? Heller consumed Mercer, but Mercer was the personification of the virus, so due to his nature he should actually be able to live on inside Heller's body.

What are your thoughts about this?

I can already see Heller and Mercer fighting over the control of their body in Prototype 3...

#2 Edited by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

I still can't believe that there are people who actually cares for the 'fiction' of the Prototype games O_o

EDIT: But y'know what... I fucking love the overarching story for the Resident Evil series, to which many would be just as confuzzled by, so carry on.

#3 Posted by TheHT (11785 posts) -

@Morrow said:

I can already see Heller and Mercer fighting over the control of their body in Prototype 3...

That sounds boring.

#4 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

I still can't believe that there are people who actually cares for the 'fiction' of the Prototype games O_o

EDIT: But y'know what... I fucking love the overarching story for the Resident Evil series, to which many would be just as confuzzled by, so carry on.

Well I really liked the first game, as flawed as it was. And I wouldn't mind having another game with Alex Mercer. I think his part in 2 didn't really do justice to his character.

In the end stuff like that is a matter of taste :)

#5 Edited by Jeust (10858 posts) -

I was disappointed by the story in the second game. Mercer was the virus itself, and instead of developig such character they made a angsty foul-mouthed main character without a shread of likability. So I don't care, still to have a third game, the second has to make profit, especially since the publisher is Activision-Blizzard. There might not be a third game at all.

#6 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -

@Jeust said:

Mercer was the virus itself, and instead of developig such character they made a angsty foul-mouthed main character without a shread of likability.

That and the ending sound pretty bad.

Was Heller atleast an interesting character by the end? In the quick-look he sounded a little shallow

#7 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Crixaliz said:

Was Heller atleast an interesting character by the end?

Err... no. I didn't really connect to the character and all his cursing seemed rather funny because it was so overdone. Heller is a pretty forgettable character in my opinion.

#8 Edited by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Yummylee said:

I still can't believe that there are people who actually cares for the 'fiction' of the Prototype games O_o

EDIT: But y'know what... I fucking love the overarching story for the Resident Evil series, to which many would be just as confuzzled by, so carry on.

Well I really liked the first game, as flawed as it was. And I wouldn't mind having another game with Alex Mercer. I think his part in 2 didn't really do justice to his character.

In the end stuff like that is a matter of taste :)

Well, yeah, but it's all about whether someone can explain and give reasoning behind their opinions and taste. Anyone can take the easy way out and just go with ''OPINIONS!'', but then that completely abolishes any idea of discussion.

EDIT: Also congrats, your thread has been given the honour of hosting one of GB's many illustrious spam bots ;P

#9 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -

@Morrow: That's really disappointing. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a chance to pick a copy, since the story and characters were a main draw for me.

#10 Posted by vorpalparasite (305 posts) -

I kind of assumed everything was over and done with. "What now?" Live our lives yada yada yada. I don't want just more Prototype, but if they change some stuff up I would probably take a look.

#11 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@Morrow said:

@Yummylee said:

I still can't believe that there are people who actually cares for the 'fiction' of the Prototype games O_o

EDIT: But y'know what... I fucking love the overarching story for the Resident Evil series, to which many would be just as confuzzled by, so carry on.

Well I really liked the first game, as flawed as it was. And I wouldn't mind having another game with Alex Mercer. I think his part in 2 didn't really do justice to his character.

In the end stuff like that is a matter of taste :)

Well, yeah, but it's all about whether someone can explain and give reasoning behind their opinions and taste. Anyone can take the easy way out and just go with ''OPINIONS!'', but then that completely abolishes any idea of discussion.

Sure, and whenever I'm asked about my opinions I can explain them :]

#12 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Crixaliz said:

@Morrow: That's really disappointing. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a chance to pick a copy, since the story and characters were a main draw for me.

I think the developers were relying a little too much on the first game. Prototype 2 feels more like an additional episode of the scenario of the first game, rather than a stand-alone storyline.

#13 Edited by Jeust (10858 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Crixaliz said:

@Morrow: That's really disappointing. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a chance to pick a copy, since the story and characters were a main draw for me.

I think the developers were relying a little too much on the first game. Prototype 2 feels more like an additional episode of the scenario of the first game, rather than a stand-alone storyline.

yeah, and the plot is childish. Mercer left NY after the first game, got his heart broken and decided to return to the city to infest it even further.

#14 Edited by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Jeust said:

@Morrow said:

@Crixaliz said:

@Morrow: That's really disappointing. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a chance to pick a copy, since the story and characters were a main draw for me.

I think the developers were relying a little too much on the first game. Prototype 2 feels more like an additional episode of the scenario of the first game, rather than a stand-alone storyline.

yeah, and the plot is childish. Mercer left NY after the first game, got his heart broken and decided to return to the city to infest it even further than in the first game.

Well... heartbroken sounds a bit cheesy :D

It was also not only because of the woman, he lost faith in humanity and started to hate humans because he witnessed a lot of gruesome behaviour during his journey. As I already explained in another post about Mercer: The opinion he develops during his journey, that humans are disgusting and not worth saving, isn't that unpopular these days. More and more people become critical about humanities' morals and actions.

So, I don't really think it all comes down to that one woman, it's more about the demise of humanity among humans that influenced his actions.

#15 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

Wow, people give a shit about Prototype's story? How did that happen?

#16 Edited by Jeust (10858 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Jeust said:

@Morrow said:

@Crixaliz said:

@Morrow: That's really disappointing. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a chance to pick a copy, since the story and characters were a main draw for me.

I think the developers were relying a little too much on the first game. Prototype 2 feels more like an additional episode of the scenario of the first game, rather than a stand-alone storyline.

yeah, and the plot is childish. Mercer left NY after the first game, got his heart broken and decided to return to the city to infest it even further than in the first game.

Well... heartbroken sounds a bit cheesy :D

It was also not only because of the woman, he lost faith in humanity and started to hate humans because he witnessed a lot of gruesome behaviour during his journey. As I already explained in another post about Mercer: The opinion he develops during his journey, that humans are disgusting and not worth saving, isn't that unpopular these days. More and more people become critical about humanities' morals and actions.

So, I don't really think it all comes down to that one woman, it's more about the demise of humanity among humans that influenced his actions.

and his heart broken. ahah

I agree. Still for me the story it is worse than in the first game, and as I don't like the main character, i don't have much curiosity about its progression. :(

#17 Posted by Spoonman671 (4769 posts) -
@Morrow: I don't know much about this game, but you make it sound like there's some crazy deep stuff going on story-wise.  Is this actually the case, or does it just sound complex and interesting when taken out of the context of the actual game?  Should I have played these games?
#18 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

@Morrow: I don't know much about this game, but you make it sound like there's some crazy deep stuff going on story-wise. Is this actually the case, or does it just sound complex and interesting when taken out of the context of the actual game? Should I have played these games?

I think that depends on how much you are willing to dive into the games and their characters. You can read more about the games here http://prototype.wikia.com/wiki/Prototype_Wiki and see for yourself if you like the theme.

My opinion would be pretty subjective.

#19 Posted by GeoffPeterson1 (45 posts) -

Considering the recent closure of Radical Entertainment the future of the Prototype franchise doesn't look well.

#20 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

@GeoffPeterson1 said:

Considering the recent closure of Radical Entertainment the future of the Prototype franchise doesn't look well.

Yah. Goodbye, Alex ._.

#21 Posted by lukacrmari9 (1 posts) -

yeah at the end you win a trophy "Murder Your Marker?" sooo i gues they will make prototype 3 and there will be mercer :)))))))))))))))))))))

#22 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1539 posts) -

I just finished the second game and I liked it a lot more then the first game.  I would think Mercer is gone or at least plays like a voice inside your head type role.  I would think the next game would be the last and it would focus on taking out gentek or however its spelled.  It would be tough doing the huge free roam style as the city setting is tired and stale now so they'd have to think of something new.

#23 Posted by andrewsoccer (1 posts) -

I think if anything they should make the 3rd game more about Elizabeth green and her whole back story. Then they could use that to answer all the left over questions.

#24 Posted by mrfluke (5342 posts) -

probably got to look more to infamous for this type of thing as between the 2 franchises, that seems to be the one that is left standing.

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