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PabloHoneyOle
I just picked up a copy of Prototype. It came out last year, but wasn't anywhere on my radar last year. I was looking for a good 3rd person sandbox game after beating the Saboteur and this one seems like it has a different kind of storyline.

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The game is set in New York City, where a virulent plague is spreading through Manhattan. Those infected are mutated into hideous monsters. The United States Marine Corps, under the command of the black ops organization BlackWatch, is dispatched to contain it, putting the entire island under quarantine. At the center of it is the protagonist, Alex Mercer, a shapeshifter with no memory of his past. Alex has the ability to absorb other individuals, taking on their biomass, memories, experiences, and physical forms. Through this process, Alex comes to remember his own past and the secret behind the virus infecting Manhattan and him. Alex can also shapeshift into more specialized forms for attack, defense or sensory enhancement. All of these together are intended to give players multiple ways to complete their objectives. Parallel to the game's storyline is the ability to play the game as a sandbox-style video game giving the player freedom to roam Manhattan.

Alex's primary superpower is his ability to shapeshift, changing his form to suit his needs. Going hand in hand with this power is his ability to "consume" others, absorbing them in their entirety. This process allows Alex to quickly regain health by absorbing the biomass of his enemies. This also allows him to take on the forms of the enemies he absorbs, thereby allowing the player to move about the enemy as one of them. The disguise will only last as long as Alex remains inconspicuous. Alex has super-strength, and will kill most humans in a single punch. He can perform various melee attacks without shapeshifting, as well as more gymnastic moves such as air combos, sliding along the ground using any human enemy's body, and a high-speed rolling cannonball attack.

Alex can also transform parts of his body into a selection of martial implements acquired over the course of the game, either as purchased 'upgrades' or being given them. Offensive powers include the large and powerful Blade, fast razor-sharp Claws (which can also erupt large spikes from the ground), the telescoping Whipfist, Musclemass that augments his strength, and the slow but powerful Hammerfists. Defensive options consist of a large Shield that needs to regenerate after excessive damage, and a full-body Armor that exchanges agility and speed for sheer toughness; both will allow Alex to plow through most obstacles when active. Vision modes include Thermal, which allows Alex to see enemies through smoke and other obstacles, and Infected, which highlights those infected with the virus as well as military units. One defensive and offensive power may be active at a time, and using either will negate Alex's current disguise. In addition to his own abilities, Alex can take the weapons from defeated or absorbed enemies. These include automatic rifles, grenade launchers, and missile launchers. He can also seize control of military vehicles, such as tanks and helicopters.

Alex's most powerful attacks are the Devastators, which require Alex to be in Critical Mass - either a state of near-death or having excess stored biomass. These include the Tendril Barrage, which fires impaling tendrils from his body in all directions, the Groundspike Graveyard, which erupts massive spikes from the ground all around Alex, and the Critical Pain, which fires a single beam of hardened biomass from his hands to cause damage on a single target.

For movement around the city, the player has access to a number of enhanced parkour feats. At running speed, he will automatically hop over cars, barriers and other obstacles without losing momentum. Alex will also scale any wall he comes into contact with. He can jump great heights and distances, enough to clear five-story buildings, and can sprint at extreme speed indefinitely. Falls cause no damage to the player even from the greatest heights. Even small jumps are enough for Alex to dent the ground beneath him, and falls from sufficient heights will create shockwaves at the point of impact which will kill most humans nearby. Falling height also factors into several of Alex's melee attacks.


Sounds pretty awesome, Parkour, Stealth, Shapeshifting?

I haven't played it yet, probably going to get started tonight. Anyone played it?


Ex-PS Fanboy
Yes. The game is insanely hard. I honestly didn't think it lived up to it's hype.
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (PS Fanboy @ Feb 1 2010, 10:50 AM) *
Yes. The game is insanely hard. I honestly didn't think it lived up to it's hype.

Hard? How?

What was the hype? I knew this was coming out, but I totally missed it last year.
Ex-PS Fanboy
The hype was mostly "ZOMG YOU CAN BE A DUDE WHO CAN TRANSFORM INTO GIANT SPINNING BLADES AND TAKE CONTROL OF PEOPLE AND RUN ON WALLS HOLY SHIT I JUST SHIT MY PANTS."

Yeah, that was cool, for maybe an hour. As for difficulty, once you get past a certain point you'll find yourself repeating the same mission about 20 times beforte you beat it.
PabloHoneyOle
Hmm, I'll try and be more open minded about it.
Ex-PS Fanboy
To me this game seemed like a complete rip-off of Spiderman, and just about every other superhero game out there. Ffs the game even takes place in New-York!
PabloHoneyOle
I actually enjoyed Spiderman 2 (except for those damn balloon retrievals) - I dunno. I'm looking forward to it.
bOnEs
this came out at the same time as the PS3 exclusive, "infamous"... and it quickly got slammed because of how inferior it was to infamous... i mean, infamous did everything right with their sandbox super hero... so much so that, ptototype got shafted in reviews because, every aspect wasn't up to the same bar that infamous set just weeks before...

and infamous was a damn good game, highly recommended if you have a PS3... but, i always thought that prototype deserved a look... maybe someday in the future but, the time is still not here, even a year after release...
Massacre
I liked both this and Infamous, More so with Infamous due to the karma system and a few other minor things. I bought Prototype used, but it was still about $50, and despite being a good game, it wasn't worth it at that price. If you picked it up for less than $25-$30, you'll be very happy with it.
PabloHoneyOle
I played through the first few missions last night, not a bad game. I love the ability to consume people, then run around killing people as a blonde girl in Ugz boots. Haven't really gotten into the story, blah blah blah there's a virus, blah blah blah we're copying Resident Evil's story BUT WITH A TWIST!

Overall, I'm liking the gameplay so far, it just seems like there's an awful lot of shit going on and the controls are a little hectic at times. The parkour is fun and very easy to control, I'm hoping to get a better feel for shit like gliding, air dashes and other recently upgraded moves I haven't grasped yet.
ENVi3
QUOTE (PS Fanboy @ Feb 1 2010, 10:22 AM) *
To me this game seemed like a complete rip-off of Spiderman, and just about every other superhero game out there. Ffs the game even takes place in New-York!
No actually it was a COMPLETE rip-off of The Hulk: Ultimate Destruction ... but both The Hulk and Prototype were made by the same people, so i guess it's more like a "sequel". Honestly I think you would be better off saving some money and just playing The Hulk, although Prototype is a lot easier, since when you get in trouble you can just transform into someone else and lay low for a little while - but a lot of the moves are pretty much the same.
and yes, I have played both games.
The Awesome One
QUOTE (ENVi3 @ Feb 2 2010, 11:59 PM) *
QUOTE (PS Fanboy @ Feb 1 2010, 10:22 AM) *
To me this game seemed like a complete rip-off of Spiderman, and just about every other superhero game out there. Ffs the game even takes place in New-York!
No actually it was a COMPLETE rip-off of The Hulk: Ultimate Destruction ... but both The Hulk and Prototype were made by the same people, so i guess it's more like a "sequel". Honestly I think you would be better off saving some money and just playing The Hulk, although Prototype is a lot easier, since when you get in trouble you can just transform into someone else and lay low for a little while - but a lot of the moves are pretty much the same.
and yes, I have played both games.

Damn, Hulk was a good game.
OptimumPx
After a point I stopped playing the game's missions and just started fucking around the city with my powers.

Then that got old and I stopped playing it altogether.

Liked it better then Infamous though.
angeal18
I had alot of fun with Prototype, Ive been waiting for them to announce a sequel.
The Awesome One
I got fed up with it. I had no clue what was going on.
Edgecrusher
I keep nearly buying this and then someone tells me it's crap. Might just have to just bite the bullet though.
Ex-PS Fanboy
I kept thinking like that too... Until I actually played it.
PabloHoneyOle
I've been meaning to give this a spin recently.

I just scraped the surface of the storyline, I've just been running around eating people and totally fucking them up. Still working on the upgrades and getting used to the controls. It's great mindless killing though, the bloodwork is fantastic.

If you can find it used, I highly suggest picking it up. It's definitely worth the price.
Edgecrusher
I got it yesterday for 19.99 along with Infamous, I haven't been dissapointed so far, except that I thought the ped AI and the variety of different models could've been better, gameplay is great fun though.
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (Edgecrusher @ Mar 9 2010, 06:20 AM) *
I got it yesterday for 19.99 along with Infamous, I haven't been dissapointed so far, except that I thought the ped AI and the variety of different models could've been better, gameplay is great fun though.

There's nothing more bad ass than running up a building as an old woman in a dress then having her transform her arm into a massive blade to kill a bunch of other innocents.
Edgecrusher
Yeah, main thing I like about this and Infamous is your not a hero, you can be as evil as you like. That's true freedom.
Massacre
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Mar 9 2010, 09:57 AM) *
QUOTE (Edgecrusher @ Mar 9 2010, 06:20 AM) *
I got it yesterday for 19.99 along with Infamous, I haven't been dissapointed so far, except that I thought the ped AI and the variety of different models could've been better, gameplay is great fun though.

There's nothing more bad ass than running up a building as an old woman in a dress then having her transform her arm into a massive blade to kill a bunch of other innocents.

That was even better than playing as an old woman in GTA 3/Vice City.
II--DOBBY--II
I used to enjoy running up the side of a building whilst carrying a poor civilian like a ragdoll, hilarious! Lobbing them into a passing helicopter or adjascent building once you reach the top is just the icing on the cake biggrin.gif
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