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But what is the... prototype? 0

Prototype arrived ridding a wave of hype, but does it deliver its promises or does instead drown in them? The game tells the story of man, Alex Mercer, awaking in the morgue, with no memories, and a question on his mind:"Who did this to me?"In the meantime, Manhattan is put under quarantine by the regular army and a unknown military outfit, called the Blackwatch Special Forces, due to a misterious virus that spread within the city, turning its citizens into disfigured zombies.Are the two related...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The Type of Game that I Love to Borrow. 0

[Prototype] is the type of game that I love to borrow. There are moments when you are scaling sky-scrapers, destroying tanks, hijacking helicopters, and you feel like an elite, über antihero. And there are moments when you have to do lame repetitive missions and  totally suspend your disbelief to swallow the video game-iness of the experience. Bottom line if I haven't caught you attention with these first few sentences, this game is a two week treasure. Play it. It's great. But don't expect to ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Prototype lacks polish, but there's a ton of fun to be had here 0

  Radical Entertainment's Prototype is bags of fun. The game clearly identifies itself as a Jack-of-all-Trades, which means that if you enjoy open-world games, you're almost guaranteed to find something you like in here. The downside is that Prototype may have over-stretched itself, because while there are many aspects to the gameplay, they all lack a certain degree of polish. However, if you're looking to have some wild and mindless fun, Prototype will certainly appease.    Alex Mercer w...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Flushed out of my system 0

  I hate myself for finishing Prototype. I really do. Here was a game that was begging not to be played, in spite of the time (presumably) normal people spent designing the game’s dozens and dozens of incoherent video cutscenes, recording hours of voice work and crafting numerous story-specific missions. No, I think the people at Radical Entertainment mock anyone that makes an attempt at completing Prototype’s storyline, as opposed to just playing the game the way it was meant to be played. Prot...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Meet Alex Mercer, the most destructive force in video games 0

Alex Mercer is having a bad day. After waking up on the wrong side of a morgue table, he can't remember who or even what he is and everyone wants him dead. It's a good thing that he has super-strength and a never-ending array of shape-shifting abilities to help him fight back. As Alex, you must find out who turned you into this monstrosity and seek retribution.  *Never not angry*Alex v/s ManhattanAt its core, Prototype is essentially the same game as ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

It's Definitely Worth A Rent 0

     I beat Prototype yesterday on Normal difficulty. I ended up playing for another hour afterwards, and then started over in New Game +. As you can see, I really enjoy this game, but it's not for everyone.     Prototype is a free world, action/adventure game developed by Radical Entertainment, which is just another way of saying "If you liked The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, you might like this game." It also has many attributes found in Spider-Man 2. At the very beginning, you watch...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Rampage your way across familiar gameplay. 0

Prototype came into the world alongside the PS3 exclusive InFamous, which, upon first impressions, looked like basically the same game, but better.  I'm going to get out the way early that I have not played one second of InFamous, and therefore this is the last time I will refer to it in this review.  This game is, like so many games of the current generation, a whole lot of things we've seen before, put together in a somewhat unique way.  When I first turned this game on, my first impression wa...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Unleash your wrath as the Prototype in this open world game- 0

Radical Entertainments last game was Hulk:Ultimate Destruction, it was a criminally underplayed game that had you playing the Incredible Hulk in a GTA style open world, the game gave you a dynamically changing world and a nigh on invincible character to destroy it as.In Prototype these elements are expanded upon as this time Radical Are not restricted by a license, they have created their own Anti-Hero Character in the form of Alex Mercer, the Prototype.Mercer is able to Alter his genetic code t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I am going to be honest 0

I hated this game. There. That's it. I said it. Let me elaborate on this.First, the good things about the game.The story is not bad. It is enjoyable, makes somewhat sense. It is interesting enough to drive you. You want to know about Alex Mercer's past and you want to know what kind of a crazy madness thing is tearing the New York City apart. Also, having lots of powers adds lots of layers to the game. Because you use so many different kinds of powers and you upgrade them pretty much through the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

proto-typical 0

  Title: Prototype Release: June 9, 2009 Genre: 3 Person Action Developer: Radical Entertainment Publisher: Activision Platform: Xbox 360 Rating: M (Mature) Product Link:   http://www.amazon.com/PROTOTYPE-Xbox-360/dp/B000WQWPOQ/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url Website: http://www.prototypegame.com/us/index.html Source Link: When this game was first announced, many people made the comparison between Prototype and another game for the PS3 called InFamous. Both games promis...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prototype Review (my first review) 0

If your looking for a ultra-violent, bloody, and over all shape-shifting game help Alex J Murphy..... Excuse me Alex Mercer find out what has become of him, look no futher than Prototype.       The Game starts off with a really cool cut screen, almost as good as Wolverine Origins (who didnt love that cut scene), and then throw you start into the "war" as we will call it, Between the Infected and the Military. I wont ruin the rest for you. The Games overall feel is just pure over the top action, ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fun and frustration go hand in hand with Prototype. 0

Prototype was seen by many, as the 360's answer for inFAMOUS. With both released the similarities can be compared and the differences can certaintly be noticable.Prototype is a sandbox super-hero game but thats all that it has in common with inFAMOUS.The game nails of lot of OMGWTF moments perfectly and for the first few hours you'll find yourself being consumed yourself with the pad being firmly super-glued to your hands. Soon enough however, the gorey smokescreen subsides to reveal a surprisin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A great sandbox experience, though a bit too gamey 0

Ah,sandboxes. Ever since I playedGrand Theft Auto 3I have been truly enamored with this genre. There are few gaming genres that have gracefully evolved over the years, and I'm happy to say that sandboxes are one of them.Grand Theft Auto 4,Crackdown, andAssassin's Creedare just a few titles proving that sandboxes still have a place in the current generation. In a lot of ways, Prototype returns to the root of sandboxes back when they lacked focus but made up for it with crazy action. I suppose it'...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prototype 0

To make this Review quick ima relate it to another game(I think prototype is a crazy version of grand theft auto) Yes you could roam around NYC with these crazy weapons you have on yourself all the weapons have something special for a special time. This is a must be played game if you want to have some fun. Their are some neat tricks you can do like take over a  persons  form. jumping from roof to roof(my personal fave) It is a crazy game you just can't stop playing. A must go get game NOW!...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Remember this game? 0

If Prototype seems familiar to you, don't be surprised. Anyone who played last generation's The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (also developed by Radical Entertainment) will immediately recognize most of Prototype's key mechanics, as many of them are ripped, unchanged, straight from The Hulk. While the core action was great fun last gen, Radical seems to have recognized that the industry has moved on since then. In order to differentiate Prototype from its predecessor, shape shifting abil...

9 out of 13 found this review helpful.

This is a good rental. 0

Picked this game up yesterday on the way home from work.  I haven't completed the game yet but intend to.  From what i've played so far, I know what to expect from the rest of the game.  The story is decent. I'm actually kind of curious as to how the pieces of the puzzle line up with regard to what happened here so the developers did a good job on sort of drip feeding you the story. I feel it's still too early on in the game for it all to make sense yet but i'm hoping it all comes together in th...

10 out of 18 found this review helpful.

I'm impressed 0

I've waited for this game for a few years now, and I picked it up as soon as I could. I'm now 3 hours into it and I'm awestruck. While it's true that the graphics aren't top notch, the gameplay, combat, and sheer scope of the game is entirely worthy of many merits. I don't understand why people wouldn't like this game. Sure, it's just like inFamous, but I don't have a PS3 and therefore am not able to play it. I think this is a worthy substitute to satisfy my craving for an overpowered super-pers...

8 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Prototype is an exciting and action-packed open-world experience. 0

For not finding its trappings in a comic book legacy, Prototype certaintly earns points for being an original title in which you don the hoodie of the amnesiac superhero/villain Alex Mercer. But Prototype Isn't just trying to be original with its intriguing use of the Manhattan setting but also goes out of its way to provide an over-the-top and extremely chaotic sandbox experience in which you get to use a vast variety of different powers and undertake a ton of missions and extracurricular side-...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Solid 0

So... Prototype... Prototype is another open-world game where you play as a sadistic weaponized super-virus in a city during a vicious outbreak of some unknown contaminate(aka swine-flu) that consumes everything it touches and seems to have a mind of it's own. Staring a new protagonist Alex Mercer you'll be able to slice, dice, and impale your way to find those who made you this way and quite literally tear them apart limb from limb. Along the way of course you'll run into a few obstacles to ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Rent First! 0

I expected this game to be more polished. Did anyone else play The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction? Its close enough to just being a re-skin of that game. Even the button layout is similar and most of the moves are the same. They just added more gore for no reason and more stuff to blow up.  They even call one ability Critical Mass! THAT WAS IN THE HULK GAME! And it did the same thing.  Look Prototype is fun, but you have to get used to holding the run button down, jumping, floating, pickin...

1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

It's There just too much... 0

Its interesting when you can make a game like prototype, but it suffers from horrible lack of polish, and seems undone. The game was designed well, the story was there, gameplay, unfortunately the graphics and overall presentation of this game falls to be near a fail. The frame rate on this is horrible, and there's just too many pop ups, and it makes the world of Prototype look ugly, not that it isn't with the war in the city, but you know... it doesn't work. Prototype has a huge city, and it ne...

1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

One of the best games of the year 0

First of all let me just say this isn't your ordinary sandbox game. Many people probably will compare it to Infamous but to be honest this game is so much better in so many ways, from the graphics to the game play every moment is beautiful. The frame rate is spot on, rarely do i ever see it lag at all, unlike that game mass effect.... what was up with that. But definately prototype is worth playing, even if you just rent it from block busters, or gamefly.-Brendon ...

1 out of 28 found this review helpful.

Kicks all amounts of @$$ 0

This game is completely insane. If you enjoy just making complete mayhem and killing everything in sight then this is the game for you. There are way too many powers for anyone to be able to use or remember to use, but this is not a bad thing.  There are so many ways to destroy and massacre anything in your way that you wont be able to do it through there first play through. The only fault with the game that I found was that it could get to hectic at times. there could be helicopter, infected, a...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Of what i think of Prototype the game. 0

     In Prototype you play as Alex Mercer, a dark shadowy figure with a hidden past. As you play through Prototype your goal is to discover who made you the powerful abomination that you are today and get your revenge on them. There are  You're Alex Mercer the ultimate weapon. several ways to find clues, although the most common way is to devour enemies. Question is, is this free roaming action/RPG worth devouring?Prototype is a nice mix of free roaming action and role-playing elements. As yo...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fairness and a potential squandered 0

Alex Mercer wakes up in a morgue, not even able blink before men with automatic weapons begin shooting and hunting him. As far as I knows a virus have been released in New York, himself at the epicenter, granted super natural powers. Seeking his sister he begins a quest to understand, to remember who he was, his role then and now. Sounds good, huh? The mechanics of the game consists of a insane mix of different types and pacing: super power combat, gun play, stealth (not unlike Hitman), vehicle...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Prototype: Defying Physics Is Fun 0

"My name is Alex Mercer. They call me a monster, a terrorist, and a giant strain on military funding. I destroy city blocks and thousands of innocent lives but I'm really not that bad a guy. I love my sister, apparently, because I'll kill anyone to stop her safe house from being discovered. How am I dealing with these extraordinary yet terrifying powers? Its pretty cool I guess, I'm not complaining."That about sums up the level of emotional engagement you're likely to have playing the "protagani...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The story of a complete jerk 0

With all the free-roaming games that have been released in such a short period of time it seems like Prototype is the title with the least amount of hype between Infamous and Red Faction. At first glance Prototype seems very similar to many other super powered free-roaming games. In the end it proves itself to be very different in terms of gameplay, story. In Prototype you are Alex Mercer, a super powered freak of nature with amnesia. In many events, you wander the streets consuming other indiv...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What Crackdown 2 should have been 0

While some games like Just Cause 2 and Spiderman have gotten showered with praise, Prototype has gone on mostly unnoticed. The sheer fun to be had while playing this game is up there with the best 3rd person action games. It's like God of War meets Crackdown. It's like Just Cause 2 meets Spiderman.  You will not be able to stop playing this game once you've logged 30 minutes in.    You play the role of a Alex, who's somehow woken up with the ability to shape shift and modify any part of him. He ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Arcade Fun, Arcade Depth 0

Prototype begins with an opening cutscene, then thrusts you headfirst into the world with all your powers. It seems like a transition from movie-to-game.. but it is a different time of day and different location in each scene. This is a pretty good indicator of what will let you down during general gameplay in Prototype, strange inconsistencies and a lack of detail. The game is at times one of the most  fun and furious "arcadey" experiences I have had in a while, but as soon as the action slows ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Worth playing. 0

It's worth a rent don't know if its worth buying though. I went though the main story in about 10h most of that time was spend traveling from one side of the city to the other since they seem to like dropping you on the opposite side of the city from the next mission.Unless you really liked the story there is really no incentive to go through the game again unless your going for trophies/achievements. It has no choices or any thing in it its just a point A to B story. And I didn't find the gamep...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nothing unexpected.. 0

Well,I've played the game from 14:00 today and I've just stopped...It's very entertaining and very chaotic game. I didn't like the story, it's too lame and very slow...Sometimes it takes a lot to unlock a new node in the web. During this, the gameplay takes it's place. As I said, the game is really chaotic, there're times, where I cannot understand where Alex ( the main character) is in this blood bath, but it's very beautiful at some point. Also there're a lot of ways to fight a single type of ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not quite what I expected in the end, a Spider-Hulk vampire game. 0

I was looking forward to this game and finally a copy for rent showed up in my local video store so I gave it a try. At first I really liked the game, the gore and endless killing was fun at first. Taking down a tank and helicopter with punches and kicks or later just taking it over for your own use was really cool. Also I got into the whole consuming people to take their memories and fill in the parts to Alex's story. As for replay valued I found the side missions interesting enough to keep try...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Prototype the epic review! 0

Prototype is one of the most biggest things right now,it was absoloutely Activision's newest BREAKDOWN. STORY: The story is about Alex Mercer,an intemidate virus.The whole military in town are after Mercer,now its your turn to break em' down.When Alex Mercer escapes the virus researching hospital ''Gentek'',he is curios about who he is and whats hes doing here.The first mission is finding clues about your past,finding out who you are,and finding your sister Dana. GAMEPLAY: The gameplay has to be...

0 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Prototype of a great game. 0

Prototype is game some people will love and some people will hate it all depends on the reason you are playing the game. If your are playing Prototype for an orginal story and and ground breaking gameplay i'll save you some time and tell you its a rent. If you looking to play prototype because you love the idea of cruisng around a sandbox nyc with a kickass super hero who combines some well known superpowers with his own unique twist to them to cause want and destruction you came to the right ga...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Massively Fun !!!!! 0

look beyond the sometimes iffy visual quality (especially any cut-scenes with a certain sister; those eyes are so dead, she must be infected too), and you'll find a game that truly gives you the visceral experience of being a super-powered being. Most of the MARVEL characters that have made it to the big screen in the past couple of years are represented by proxy here: Spider-man (Black costume version), Hulk, Wolverine, even the Punisher makes an appearance here. Though the best ability is what...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

PC Review for Prototype Straight Up. 0

Gona be pretty straight forward about this review. PROS: - Alex Mercer is a total bamf who spares no one. - Shape-shifting powers are awesome to use, original, very destructive, and give you a great sense of power. - Fast paced combat and Alex's moves flow nicely.- Running and jumping around the city with Alex is fast and fun. Fighting zombies and soldiers is  even better.- Story keeps you interested. Web of Intrigue opens up a nice variety of story background when you absorb the memories of th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Excellent 0

I am loving it.  My only complaint is the punishing difficulty.  I had to restart my game a third of the way through so that I could change the difficultly to easy, but then again maybe I just suck.  In typical third person fashion the camera is your most difficult enemy.  The variety in the game is almost overwhelming, I still haven't figured out which combat strategy is best against which enemy. Even with its problems I can't wait to play the last 5 missions of the game. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

looks awsome 0

game looks really fun. shapeshifting, consuming, destroying stuff, and open world. everything a game can ask for. i really want to get this game. and infamous. i dont see what the big deal is about. prototype and infamous are two totally diffrent games. stop seeing wich is better....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Complete and utter mayhem. 0

Imagine yourself waking up on top of an operating table in a morgue with no recollection of how you got there and the next thing you know, you possess some of the deadliest powers ever imagined. The game Prototype makes you walk, run, and super jump miles in Alex Mercer's shoes. Right off the bat, Prototype tries to make that right first impression by letting you sample a few of the many powers you get to play around with later on at the very start of the game. In this introduction, I noticed, c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This Isn’t A Toy: Prototype Review 0

With more and more open world and sandbox games coming out, gamers know what works and does not work when using it. Prototype is the newest game using an open world setting and the formula it developed for it’s story and gameplay is what makes it a correct answer for gamers to enjoy. The game starts with the main character introducing himself as Alex Mercer and you also see the city which happens to be NYC. Something happened to cause the city to be infected with something and he too has somethi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Save your ass, save the world and eat your neighbour. 0

It can't be easy to be a chased superhero with no memory, in a New York ruined by a virus mutating people into monsters. Luckilly for Alex Mercer, he's a little bit more lucky. He might've lost his memory, and he might've gotten the virus, but in difference to all other New Yorkers he got superpowers.With his extraordinary strength, he can change into the shape of whoever he eats, and as he is super heavy as well, he got no problems destroying tanks with single jumps. He can grow weapons out of ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Prototype Review 0

Prototype is a 3rd person action game based in Manhattan. You'll be playing the part of Alex Mercer, an individual that wakes up one morning and can't remember his past. To get to the bottom of it he's going to have to find and rely on others, as well as massacre soldiers, innocent bystanders, and the infected. As the game progresses your powers will increase, and as they increase your chances of finding out the truth increase.The graphics for this game at first look stunning. It isn't until you...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Leamenator & [Prototype] 0

"Protype" is one of those games that is really hard to determine an opinion on, of whether or not it is good, great, superb, okay, etc. Here are the two things that make it so hard; the game has a rather mediocore & poorly fleshed out story (though there are some exceptions with the web of intrigue), but at the same time, it has got to have some of the most exciting, exhilerating, and versatile gameplay that I've ever expierenced in a videogame. I've never had so much fun with combat than I ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oraganic Destruction 0

First things first: Prototype and InFamous are completely different games. On the surface they look similar, and sure they both came out around the same time leading to many, many arguments on forum boards over which one is better; but I’m here to preach the truth and tell you that they couldn’t be further apart in terms of gameplay mechanics, powers, visuals and so forth. InFamous focuses more on shooting - with long-range lightning zaps - and great platforming mechanics, whereas Prototype is m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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