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[PROTOTYPE2]: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold - Old Klingon Proverb

CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension.Hallelujah. Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in Games and Technology
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Story
Dr. Alex J.* Mercer is having a bad fucking day. He's just woken up on a slab, he's getting shot at by MIBs, and he's turned into H.P. Lovecraft's worse nightmare.

He's the Prototype.

And now he has to fight an insane Generals fascist taskforce, a zombie horde slowly taking over Manhattan, and the loss of his own humanity. On the plus side, he can karate kick Comanches.

Here's out Metacritic, which gives it a 78, describes it:

You are Alex Mercer, the Prototype: a shapeshifter with amazing powers of combat, destruction, and deception. Consume targets for their form and memories to assume a perfect disguise, or instantly transform your body into an array of deadly biological weapons, cutting your way to the heart of the conspiracy forty years in the making. Stalk the streets of New York City, searching for the life you lead before. Take the form of anyone in your path, using an arsenal of identities to confound, exploit or annihilate your enemies. Mankind is your mask. Wage a secret war against factions with complex agendas of their own, out to capture or kill you. They are your greatest threat and the key to the secrets of your past. Confront them, find those responsible and make them pay. Shapeshifting: Attack with brutal and devastating powers; instantly triggering hundreds of power combinations (Attack, Defensive and Sensory). Disguise: Assume the perfect disguise by transforming into any character and assuming the victim's powers, skills and abilities. New York City is your hunting ground! Jam-packed, vibrant, fully interactive city filled with thousands of people and enemies out to destroy you. Delve to the bottom of a conspiracy that has haunted the American government for decades. Who is responsible for your condition?


Achievements
Au (40) Achieve a rating of Gold or better in all Events.
Brain Trust (20) Complete all Consume Events.
Children Of Blacklight(20) You've completed the Supreme Hunter Boss Battle.
Cleanup (10) Kill 15 characters with a single Whipfist attack.
Crossing The T(10) You've completed the Hunter Boss Encounter.
Endless Hunger (10) Consume 200 characters to boost your health.
Errand Boy(10) You've completed the Specialist Boss Fight.
Evolutionary Step (10) Use the Upgrade Menu to acquire an Upgrade.
Gunning (10) Destroy 20 Helicopters in a single Helicopter flight.
Half-Truths (10) Complete a mission without causing a single Military Alert.
Hard To Kill (60) Complete Story Mode in any difficulty without dying.
Hope(20) You've discovered the truth behind Hope, Idaho.
In Plain Sight (10) Evade 10 strike teams.
In The Web (20) Consume 50 Web Targets.
Infiltrator (20) Infiltrate 10 Military Bases disguised as a Commander.
It's Him! (10) Patsy 5 military personnel.
Mankind Is Your Mask (40) Complete 3 missions without causing a single Military Alert.
Misconception (20) Destroy 25 Infected Water Towers before they hatch.
Nice Guy (40) Complete the game while consuming 10 Civilians or fewer.
On Instinct(20) You've completed the Mother Boss Battle.
One Thousand Suns(40) You've completed the Supreme Hybrid Boss Battle.
Origin(20) You've discovered the history of Elizabeth Greene.
Polymath (40) Collect all Hint Collectibles scattered across New York City.
Pt (60) Achieve a Platinum Medal in all Events.
Repossession (10) Seize 50 vehicles from enemy hands.
Return Fire (10) Catch any object tossed by a Hydra; and throw it back.
Revenge Revisited (60) Complete Story Mode on hard difficulty.
Self-Deception (20) Discover what happened to Alex Mercer through the Web of Intrigue.
SME (20) Gain the ability to drive and fly all vehicles.
Speed Bumps (20) Run over 500 characters in a single tank.
Streetwise (50) Collect all Landmark collectibles scattered across New York City.
Surface-To-Air (10) Shoot down 50 helicopters while driving armor.
The Butcher (30) Kill 50 characters in 5 seconds.
The Cleaner (20) Destroy 10 Military Bases or Infected Hives in New York City.
The First Thread (10) Unlock the Web of Intrigue.
Threat Elevated (20) Destroy 25 strike teams.
Trail Of Corpses (30) Kill 53,596 infected.
Unnatural Selection (40) Acquire all available upgrades.
Web Of Knowledge (60) Acquire all nodes of the Web of Intrigue.
Wrecking Yard (20) Destroy 2,000 vehicles.

Videos
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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This game is old and bad

    But making an OP for a single-player game that's over a year old now, damn

    Gotta respect that dedication at least

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's a solid game, broski. Good action, fun powers, and a neat, if not very original, plot.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I did like the fact that you can shift into anyone you consume

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There's nothing better then jumping off the Empire State Building in platform heels.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There is nothing wrong with this game that dropping it down to easy difficulty doesn't fix.

    I just wish I would have known that before playing through most of it.

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  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really like Prototype. It was utterly forgettable and some of the "events" were complete nonsense for which the developers should be drawn and quartered. That doesn't stop mindless slaughter from being good times.

    Also, controlling Alex with a keyboard was worse nonsense than the events themselves. I mean, it never felt like it was the keyboards fault, but always like the game was just spastic and the devs couldn't figure out that tapping a key meant slight movement, not "OH JESUS, DO A 180 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW".

    Still, I could hijack helicopters, bomb a base, jump out, transform into an armoured hammerfist-beast and slam down from orbit throwing the entire population into the air. Good times.

    I was going to use the New Game + feature to get the last couple upgrades, but I just didn't care enough. I just load up my endgame save so I can smash around a fully infected landscape and holy crap, did I just make mountains come out of the ground?

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There is nothing wrong with this game that dropping it down to easy difficulty doesn't fix.

    I just wish I would have known that before playing through most of it.

    I might have to give this a try. I gave up about half way because the difficulty spikes were shitting me up the wall. I did this with Red Faction and greatly enjoyed it too.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I still boot it up when I want some over powered bloody slaughter. As for controls, I play on the 360, and it's smooth as butter.

    Trust me, easy is the way to go. Alex is supposed to be a holy terror, and on Easy mode he's awe inspiring.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    But then you're missing 60 Gamerscore!

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Slashing a tank in half with one hit is worth the loss.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It's hard to be enthusiastic about it though when infamous is sitting right next to it. And is a much better game.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    -Loki- wrote: »
    It's hard to be enthusiastic about it though when infamous is sitting right next to it. And is a much better game.

    Please don't start this

    They're not that similar at all

    My disappointment stems from the fact that these guys made The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction prior to this

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    -Loki- wrote: »
    It's hard to be enthusiastic about it though when infamous is sitting right next to it. And is a much better game.

    It really comes down to which Spider-Man villain do you want to play as: Electro, or Venom.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The correct answer is Sandman, and I remain unsatisfied

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  • Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    There is nothing wrong with this game that dropping it down to easy difficulty doesn't fix.

    I just wish I would have known that before playing through most of it.

    Well, there is -one- thing that can't be fixed by dropping the difficulty.

    End-Game spoilers:
    That final boss fight. That was just horrible all around. Not only is it a mostly reused boss fight from about half way through the game, albeit the thing is now just ridiculously more resilient and powerful, but it's also timed. Now that's just bullshit.

    Though, for all it's flaws, on some level I did like Prototype, or I wanted to like it, I don't know which. It just wasn't easy to do. Despite all that, after having my PS3 conk out a bit ago with all my saves, I've been contemplating popping it in again to finish off the trophy list. Or, like, everything that isn't the Revisited one. Because screw that.

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I liked this game the more I played it

    Alex in armor just looks stupidly badass, especially if you hold down on the dpad when you transform to do the slick animation

    PS @Mogs: CQC represent - I'd use with it exclusively if I could

    I mean all I'm saying is that's - my - shit

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I want to say that I got to the last boss of this game but had to quit. HAD TO. I have never been so angry at a video game in my life.

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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Doesn't look like anything to me Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Prototype was excellent up until the last boss.

    I loved it.

    The last boss (and his prior appearance) were just nonsense.

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  • MetallikatMetallikat Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    -Loki- wrote: »
    It's hard to be enthusiastic about it though when infamous is sitting right next to it. And is a much better game.

    Prototype was everything I wanted Infamous to be. I never felt powerful in Infamous. I mean, I can shoot lightning for christ's sake, but somehow the game actually makes it seem weak in comparison to the enemies I fought. I may as well have had a pistol and bag full of grenades instead of whacky electro powers. Prototype on the otherhand.. well, you're an nigh unstoppable badass from the get-go and it only gets better from there.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I think I tolerated this game because I got into insane killing streaks every time I turned it on, to the point that I only had to grind for upgrades once or twice, I just went batshit on bases every other time.

    I also beat the final boss with 1 second left since I realized super arms + bombs/rockets/fuel tanks = victory.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My disappointment stems from the fact that these guys made The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction prior to this

    Yep. Prototype had some awesome features - when you're dashing towards an enemy base and jump as a tank shell takes out their gates, and then find yourself running up the gates as they're blown through the air? Well, that's pretty fuckawesome.

    On the other hand, Hulk had
    +better story
    +fun, "epic" boss fights
    +smoother combat
    +no stupid radial menu to select powers
    +area of effect specials that were a helluva lot cooler than Alex Mercer's Tentacle Storm, Spike Forest and... Biomass Cannon Thingie.

    Of course, Prototype's got
    +gore
    +violence
    +gore
    +HD
    +gory violence.
    +Phil LaMarr

    (Blood.)

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Plus you can rip Hilary Clinton in Twain, assume her form, and rip open the roof of a tank and kill the man inside. In fact we need a video of Hilary destroying conservative American, hunting down gun loving Americans and impaling our religious values while breaking downing our castle walls with streams of socialist rhetoric.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Another strike against Prototype

    Hilary Clinton is apparently in it

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    In fairness I have no idea what Royce is talking about.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Here comes a new challenger! Winky face ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chance wrote: »
    In fairness I have no idea what Royce is talking about.

    She's right in his sig, the dirty Communist

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I got this and gave up playing it not far in. I played it right after I beat Infamous and it didn't stand up. I need to give it another shot, maybe on easy.

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  • CrownAxeCrownAxe Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I really enjoyed this game.

    Granted I didn't finish it but...

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    wow people really had that hard a time with the final boss huh
    i mean i died a few times but not the hardest part.
    what was bullshit was trying to get those fucking races in all gold. fuck those.

    but yes this game is fun for just the pure chaos you can create. and bonus points for awesome gliding.
    i guess my one big complaint was that the combos were too much trouble to bother learning and once you maxed everything out you didn't need them anyways

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    what was bullshit was trying to get those fucking races in all gold. fuck those.

    After gold there's platinum.

    Speaking of platinum, hands up everyone who got all trophies/achievements! Where's MorningLord?

    ...'cause I think it's just me and him. Like, in the world.

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chance wrote: »
    what was bullshit was trying to get those fucking races in all gold. fuck those.

    After gold there's platinum.

    Speaking of platinum, hands up everyone who got all trophies/achievements! Where's MorningLord?

    ...'cause I think it's just me and him. Like, in the world.

    Working on it. Pretty sure all I have left is wrapping up some platinum events (on easy), finishing the last ten percent of the web, and going through on Hard.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro Jack is back Time to let 'er ripRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I still had a perfectly good thread!

    :(

    I got at least Gold in all the challenges, a few Platinums. Those races are hard.

    Love Prototype though. I have a feeling we won't see a sequel, sadly.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm sorry, I couldn't find it. I don't mind a lack of sequel, Alex has closure.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro Jack is back Time to let 'er ripRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm sorry, I couldn't find it. I don't mind a lack of sequel, Alex has closure.

    No prob

    I suppose you are right story wise

    But even though I love Prototype, I'm not gonna lie and say there weren't some issues, and I'd love a sequel with better combat, better enemies, cooler bosses.

    You get so many badass attacks, and either your enemy dies too fast to use them, or it's an enemy that isn't affected by them.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, Radical Entertainment is hiring for a new project - so you never know.
    Yes, I linked to an article on my own blog. I'm a whore and it's pertinent info. So sue me.

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  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chance wrote: »
    In fairness I have no idea what Royce is talking about.

    She's right in his sig, the dirty Communist

    One of the generic NPC types wondering around Manhattan is a lady that looks like Hilary Clinton, in a vague way.

    Personally, I prefer to go Blacklight then punch people in the face. Or, you know, go in a base and keep pointing that finger until only one remains.

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  • SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I had way too much fun assuming the guise of an old lady and running around, punching U.S army goons into thin, red mist. :lol:

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Right well since we have a Prototype thread I can now justifiably go on a rant about why everyone who has trouble with boss fights is turbbl:

    Reason #1) The Whipfist. This will seriously handle every single boss fight up until the final two. Run around and poke them with the Whipfist how hard is it to think of something as obvious as this jesus christ!

    Reason #2) Second to last boss fight spoilers
    OH MAN GUYS ELIZABETH GREENE IS SO FUCKING HARD SHE'S ONLY COMPLETELY IMMOBILE AND LEAVES ME ABLE TO RUN AWAY AND HEAL AT ANY TIME OF MY CHOOSING OHHH NOOO.

    This shit is inexcusable. If you are complaining about Elizabeth Greene you are literally the worst. Run up a building, do the sword drop, run away as necessary. This isn't hard.

    Reason #3) Final boss spoilers
    Just throw shit. No really that's all there is to it. Maxed out Muscle Mass, throw shit. It's not even hard, you should have somewhere in the vein of a minute and a half to two and a half minutes to spare depending on how little you suck. Listen for his particularly angry roar because that means he's about to do a Devastator.

    Complain all you will of other things but the bosses in Prototype are easy as hell.

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  • Cannon GooseCannon Goose Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh hey, I should probably finish this game. I remember I really enjoyed it too but got totally obsessed and then fed up with getting gold in the challenges.

    This game may have been a bit clunky and rough around the edges but it definitely got large interactive crowds right. One time a friend of mine spent a solid 20 minutes just running up and down a busy footpath with a car just knocking people into the air, which I'll admit is a pretty awesome sight.

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  • SilpheedSilpheed Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I think my greatest complaints with this game was how badly the plot was presented once you hit the halfway point of the plot and how easily it was to get juggled by the massive amounts of RPG fire you'd get during the later stages of the game. I also hated those fucking supersoldiers since you had no decent way to stagger or throw them, which meant they almost had a free pass to backbreak your ass if you tried to engage them in melee.

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  • KorlashKorlash Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I don't understand the people complaining about the difficulty. I beat the last boss on normal on my first try (though I had pretty much no time to spare). There were a few difficult missions, but nothing I couldn't get through in a couple of attempts.

    I think people have been spoiled by the newest generation of action games in which you never die. I mean, you can play a game like Assassin's Creed and never really find yourself in danger. When a game forces you to retry a mission a few times, it's not an "unreasonable difficulty spike", that was the norm before the advent of checkpoints.

    I thought it was a challenging enough game without being impossible. Some of the events are ridiculously hard, but no one is forcing you to complete them.

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