Is Prototype worth picking up?

#1 Posted by Horsepuckishness (48 posts) -

I played through inFamous Last year but totally skipped Prototype. I have seen some gameplay videos but I'm really on the fence about this one.
 
In short, is it worth about 25 bucks?

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21643 posts) -

Maaaaybe. It's really quite terrible in comparison to inFAMOUS I feel. But it can be fun for its hectic chaos factor. Maybe a rent would be more appropriate.

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#3 Posted by armaan8014 (5404 posts) -

No, not really. Story is bad, gameplay is OK, but it loses its charm later in the game. Boss fights were pretty much fun, but I'd suggest you rent it rather than buy it.

#4 Edited by teekomeeko (624 posts) -

It is a pure action game, with ton and tons of stuff happening at the same time (which kinda makes up for the sub-par graphics). It is also very gorey, so that's a plus if you're into that. I'd say that a decision to get it may depend on how much you liked inFamous since the games hit nearly opposite pleasure centers despite being similar on the very surface (suddenly powered up normal people and open worlds). If you absolutely loved inFamous with a passion, Prototype will likely bore you; it's more based on the "blow shit up then make folks bleed!" school of gaming thought, with little attention being paid to the soul of the game. It also has a very obvious lack of polish compared to a AAA exclusive like inFamous. There's lots of videos and reviews of the game by now, so a little research might help make the decision easier.
 
And now for my own opinion: Prototype is, without exaggeration, the worst game I have tried to play this generation (I couldn't stand it for longer than about 90 minutes before giving up). It was like a game for people who enjoy blood and explosions so much that everything else becomes unimportant.
 
But hey, it's $25. If there's nothing you want in like a month or two and nothing on sale on Steam that might be cool and the game interests you, why not?

#5 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

I haven't played the game but I would say that $25 is a good price for it.

#6 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

i would say deffinately, especially for 25bucks. I liked it a lot, especially the traversal

#7 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -

I would say no. Game left a terrible taste in my mouth.

#8 Posted by Yummylee (21643 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
" I would say no. Game left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
Try it with salt next time.
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#9 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @Akeldama said:
" I would say no. Game left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
Try it with salt next time. "
Think ill just stop eating my discs. They are terrible on the insides.
#10 Posted by Yummylee (21643 posts) -
@Akeldama said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" @Akeldama said:
" I would say no. Game left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
Try it with salt next time. "
Think ill just stop eating my discs. They are terrible on the insides. "
I'm no doctor but that sounds like the best route to take.
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#11 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @Akeldama said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" @Akeldama said:
" I would say no. Game left a terrible taste in my mouth. "
Try it with salt next time. "
Think ill just stop eating my discs. They are terrible on the insides. "
I'm no doctor but that sounds like the best route to take. "
Thats the thing about them discs. Tasty going down, painful coming out.
#12 Posted by WulfBane (191 posts) -

How about $5?  I picked up Singularity (I'm kind of a sucker for time travel & alternate history sci-fi tech) and found out that they have an offer to get a "free" copy of Prototype if you pay for shipping ($4.95).  Do I really want to curse myself with Prototype?  Sounds like from the Bombcast, Ryan wasn't all that hot even though I did see cartoon Brad pumping his fist when I clicked through the Prototype page.

#13 Posted by jkz (4025 posts) -

Not for 25, but for 5 dollars go for it. It's a fun, simple little action game that gets a bit tiring towards the end, despite its brevity.

#14 Posted by Raakill (870 posts) -

It's worth $5 maybe even $10, think Hulk: Ultimate Destruction in a hoodie with more powers, vehicles and guns. 

#15 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Horsepuckishness: only a rental
#16 Posted by dr_pineapple (197 posts) -

NONONONONONONONONONONONONO pour holy water on it and burn it on a cross

#17 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

I've played it, and, in short, no.  Rental.

#18 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (602 posts) -

No.

#19 Edited by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

I wouldn't pay more than 10 or 15 for it. I really loved it, had a ton of fun playing it, but unless you're entertained by just running around mashing up civilians it will lose it's appeal after a while. I guess I should put it this way - it's a lot like Crackdown but with a narrative - it's tons of fun, if you can make that fun happen. I had a blast every time I got a new power but eventually you'll unlock them all.
 
'The Web of Intrigue' was really cool by the way - little 5second video clips of memories you get by eating specific targets - it was a great way to add to the narrative, almost like Audio Logs in Bioshock, but more stylish.

#20 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

InFamous fanboys can suck it. I would pay another $50 even now for this masterpeice.

#21 Posted by Silock (238 posts) -

Iv just picked it up for $5, will let you know my thoughts after playing it a bit :) I was a bit sceptical about it too.

#22 Posted by Dork_Metamorphosis (251 posts) -

Not for $25.  I'd pay 10 bucks.  It's a lot of fun for a couple hours. 

#23 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

At first you'll think its the greatest game ever, but it gets tiresome towards the end.

#24 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I paid $7.50 and it is all right.

#25 Posted by LinkinMedo (56 posts) -

a bid A$$ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!

#26 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

No I regretted it, even if I paid alot more for it before, it's not worth more than $5. Infamous is better in everyway.

#27 Posted by sarahsdad (1089 posts) -

I don't have a PS3, so I can't compare the two games, but having played Prototype, I'd say 15-20 wouldn't be a bad price. Just be aware that a lot of the game is finding interesting ways to blow shit up using your powers. 
I'll also say that more than once I found myself thinking that this was the best spiderman game I had played in a while.

#28 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4745 posts) -

No, it's a terribad game.
 
But your avatar is fooking brilliant, good sir.

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#29 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Get it for 10 bucks, get bored of it in an hour.

#30 Posted by Dysnomia (689 posts) -

I got enjoyment out of the game, but not really $25 worth of it.

#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

It's a great game.  It's a much better Superhero Takes on the City game than InFamous.  MUCH better at almost every turn, with the sole exception of the last boss battle (which is really kind of silly when you scale it against the rest of the game).
 
Think of it like a cross between GTA and Hulk : Ultimate Destruction.  It has missions and minigames, but the real fun is the sandbox nature of the game and just how OP you can eventually get to be.  It has some RPG scaling aspects wrt weapons, skills and armour too and you get to be creative with almost all of your attack types too.  My favourite thing in the game is raise alerts and get Apache gunships on my tail and then hijack them in the air (yes, in the air) and park them all over the city.  As it's a sandbox, the world stays static between saves, so as long as you don't go to the next mission, each vehicle will be where you left it.  I had one game where I had a heli parked on each roof of each building just for the halibut.
 
Ace fun.

#32 Edited by sharma55 (458 posts) -

No, for one reason, patient zero, anyone who played the game knows what I'm talking about. 

#33 Posted by Kokoro (156 posts) -

I got this game for only $10. Now that is a great deal and I'm glad I picked it up.

#34 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

No, don't waste your time

#35 Posted by Jethuty (1023 posts) -

if you didnt play infamous first, then yes i would say yes. 
 
But since you have already played Infamous, No. Stay away from that game. 

#36 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

I liked it...

#37 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

For all those nay-sayers out there, keep in mind that for like $15 you can have the pleasure of DROPKICKING A BUNCH OF FUCKING HELICOPTERS

#38 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

@cstrang said:

"For all those nay-sayers out there, keep in mind that for like $15 you can have the pleasure of DROPKICKING A BUNCH OF FUCKING HELICOPTERS "


 

That novelty wears off quickly due to mediocre gameplay.

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