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[Let's Play] PROTOTYPE [Part 15: Two Tickets & One Thousand Suns]

MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Games and Technology
PROTOTYPE

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Welcome To My Let's Play of Prototype!
This is one of my favourite games of all time and I am very pleased to be showing all of you my pokemons.
What is Prototype?

Prototype is a sandbox style action game developed by Radical Entertainment. You are given a set of biological powers heavily reminiscent of The Thing that you slowly unlock over the course of the game and plopped into the middle of a gamey recreation of Manhatten Island. The point of the game is to use these powers to slaughter all comers and become an unstoppable being of godlike power. Your only moral choices in this respect are sociopathic or more sociopathic.
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Here are some vids. If you can think of others feel free to suggest them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO99ByVVFYw
This is the splash movie that plays on the main menu.
Further vids nestle within.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIZ7M_VpNsk
This is destructoids review that perfectly sums up what it feels like to be playing prototype for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHMmuqMlE-Y&feature=related
This gives you a decent overview of some of the variety of powers you get in the game. The gun stuff is laughably out of date though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoN8YW7IjPc
This is a shameless plug of my amateur music video dedicated to the fantastic movement system in this game. I feel dirty.


What will be in this Let's Play?

The "official" Updates will usually involve a mission, maybe two if it's a short mission. They will be about twenty minutes long give or take. Mostly give. They may or may not be accompanied by "alternate" takes on select missions to show notable different ways to play each one. This will happen more near the end of the game when your powers open up. There will also be some freeplay videos intended to be watched in between, more or less there to be an entertaining interlude to show off newly gained powers. WOI will be regular updates sprinkled at random. Everything but the WOI will be commentated. (Since I don't talk during cutscenes)
I intend to update missions twice a week.

Official? WOI?

The second post of this Let's Play will be a set of video guides detailing everything I know about prototype. there will also be some detail heavy text guides. I'll hide them behind spoilers so you don't need to be assaulted by more words than are necessary unless you choose to. They complement the main Let's Play without being compulsory in any way. They will be devoid of plot or story significance and are entirely dedicated to gameplay.
I will also be including Platinum videos for every Event in Prototype. Events are mini missions that unlock during the course of the game and award money with which to buy more powers as well as unlocking trophies. They are optional and will not have commentary. Any necessary advice will be under each Events link. I have already recorded, edited and encoded every Event in Prototype that counts for the Platinum trophy. They are just waiting to be uploaded. So as to not reveal too many gameplay spoilers for those who care I will be uploading them as each event unlocks.
Feel free to ask questions, as indepth as you like, about any section of the guide. As far as I am concerned, if you do not understand what I am trying to show in the guide then I have failed to teach it properly. If you don't want to watch any of the guide, don't stress. It's just there for people who want help.

You didn't explain WOI.

The Web of Intrigue is one of Prototypes advertised features. Basically the protagonist has lost his memory prior to the start of the game. Rather than unlock his own memory, he eats other people to discover his past. The net effect is sort of like if you went around collecting video tapes of yourself recorded at different times and places by different people, only much messier and involving a lot more screaming.
I will be uploading as much of it as I can find by the end of the game. In the event I finish the game and have not finished unlocking them I'll zip on over to one of my completed saves and throw it all up as a big upload, since you can access WOI you've already discovered at any time. The reason I'm not doing that in the first place is because WOI targets are worth a lot of "money" each and I'll be too lazy to hunt them for that money if I do that.

I heard that Prototypes story sucks.

It's complete gibberish. It's got good voice acting, music and an interesting enough feel if you don't take it too seriously though. It helps give cursory motivation. In quite a few missions this all comes together into something fantastic without actually being rational in any way. It's a purely visceral thing. This may appeal to some of you and I'm including it for that reason.
Surprisingly, the story is internally consistent towards its own ingame rules. It's just that the rules are gibberish. Think "comic book reality" and you'll get the idea. Ask Aegeri about the virus part of the plot sometime, his rant can be educational.

Anything you don't want in this thread?

Please don't talk about any story spoilers before they happen, even in spoiler tags. Please respect watchers who may not have seen it before. Don't use clever talking around it or anything like that. The story might be gibberish but there is some interesting stuff in there and there may be people who are interested in finding them out as they come.
Feel free to speculate about any WOI that have been posted, but try not to bring in information you already know that is ahead of the Let's Play. I'm not trying to protect the "awesome story" or anything like that, I just think that if you are into the story for aesthetic reasons then having it spoilt would suck pretty badly and spoil some of the atmosphere of watching it.
Please do not compare Prototype to Hulk or Infamous within this thread. It causes too many arguments and just ends up being a downer for all involved. Please take it elsewhere. Prototype thread is here, Infamous thread is here, we have no recent Hulk thread but it can easily go in the Prototype thread.

Anything you particularly do want?

I'd love it if anyone wanted me to use a particular power or do a particular goal a particular way. If I like it enough to do it but don't want to put it in the Let's Play I'll make an alternate vid. You can also ask for freeroam exhibitions of power sets or for me to do something a bit more so you can see how it works, I'll make a quick little vid for you. I have myself an expensive new capturing toy and a love for prototype that knows no sane bounds. It would be my pleasure.




Let's Play Updates

I'm starting a fresh save on a new PS3 profile. This way you guys can see trophy unlocks and I can make guides for unlocking difficult ones.
The vids are in 720p, if you want to watch them that way. I wouldn't watch them in anything lower than 480, the action will be too hard to make out. Or maybe that's just me.
I intend to look into direct download style hosts in the future once I've got myself set up.


First update:
Let's Play Prototype Part 1
Before starting the game I entered the Body Surf cheat. It's the only cheat available for prototype, unfortunately.
You go to extras, cheats, and enter this code using the D-Pad.
Cheat wrote:
"Right, Right, Left, Down, Up, Up, Up, Down"
It'll play a sound before it unlocks. I'll show it at the start of the video.

I cut out some unnecessary talking at the start and in the middle of this intro video on the advice of the venerable and wise Pancake, critic extraordinaire. At the start of this vid, amongst other things, I had started trying to talk about the WOI and completely forgot what the acronym meant. So that's why in the middle of this video I suddenly talk about it.


WOI 1
Set 1: Found between the first and second update.

Part 2: Behind the Glass.

Disclaimer: I'm sorry about not talking in the middle of this, I was fighting coughing this whole video. I tried to get it out of me during the cutscenes but after I got into the major fight I couldn't stop coughing at all. I ended up just turning my mic off. I'm mostly better now it was just the tail end of a major cold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr1cpqnwdR8

Part 2.5: The Art of Eating Mans (Freeroam + a couple of random WOI)

As promised, I show off Alex's new power level. This has a couple of WOI in it to break it up. I consider it part of the official lets play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y6x6cOPx3M

Part3: The Wheels of Chance
This is going up hours before I normally would because I'm gonna have a super busy day today.
I wont have time to upload and add the guide sections I said I would update, that'll have to happen tomorrow.
There wont be a proper update tomorrow, next one will be sunday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCqu6o48zf8

Part4: A New Order

I get a wee bit overexcited here at the middle because I got my new powaaaas.
Update tomorrow will be two freeroam vids I made after recording this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WruI3632svA

Part 4.5: Fast Food + King of the Zombies (2 x freeroam)

Ignore me when I talk about "next" update, I hadn't thought of creating the next video when I made this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-myPFttik

And here I mess around with some zombies. The things I was trying to say but couldn't remember in this video I remembered later, wrote down, and will be putting them into the next "zombie freeroam" update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIyyUE2okzg

WOI 2
Found between 2nd and 4th update. The next woi's will be smaller because it was a real pain in the ass to edit out the faffing around trying to find them I had to do for this many. I'll stick em in with proper updates to make up for that.

Part 5: Open Conspiracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2eSNyJ6T7s

When this mission ends I say "I didn't expect any events." I meant to say "upgrades".
There is WOI that accompanies this update, it'll be up in a few hours. It's very short but I completely forgot to encode it. Whoops.

WOI 3
This one has two WOI relating to Elizabeth Green. I got the origin trophy from the one at the end (discover the backstory of elizabeth green).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODFIVrqAp3g

Part 6: In The Web + The Altered World (2x story mission)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nian1ocSu5w

When I say "Press it NOW" I'm trying to say "Press it EARLY".
It's probably clear what I'm trying to say but you know me I need to explain things in redundant detail just in case oh god the words I can't stop the words someone help me stop help meeeeeee....

Part7-1: Errand Boy + Under The Knife & 2 WOI Vids
Sorry about only 1 part, I haven't had time to watch the second part on youtube to check for errors. I will check it tomorrow morning and update first thing in the morning.

There's 2 WOI after this, I recorded them as I got them but decided they should both go after part 7-1 for "story coherency", so that's why they are separate videos. WOI 4 was actually found before part 7-1, interestingly. WOI targets are often used as "foreshadowing" for those that take the time to hunt them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08DGYBkU8tk

WOI 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnqXIT7lJ9c

WOI 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-xTb5UE8rI

I am amused that the guy in the hazard suit in the WOI 5 thumbnail looks a bit like a stormtrooper.

Part 7-2 will be up tomorrow morning.

Part 7-2: The Stolen Body + Biological Imperative

I can't find something in this mission. It is because I was watching a bar at the top of the screen and the indicator was on the map at the other end of the screen. This is my excuse and I am sticking with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5PfnhyV5MM

Part 7.5: Supersized Freeroam (I like the new stuff better than the old stuff)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc81Ru554TI

In this ginormo freeroam I cover a ton of stuff.

Patsy, usage of choppers, fast ways of making money, some tips on mercer-to-air combat, tanks, 3 weaknesses of tanks to watch out for, air graveyard devastator, tips for fighting hunters, some more of the "philosophy of zombie" and combating infected while disguised as the military.

Oh and a WOI at the start.

Part 8 will be up tomorrow. I also got up off my ass and updated the guide with all the events unlocked up to the end of 7-2, if you are into that. The WAR and Kill events are probably fun viewing if you like mass destruction.

edit: Here's a video I remembered I was going to throw up with this but forgot about.
It's just a really short vid that brings together all the stuff about fighting helicopters I mention in part 7-2 and the 7.5 freeroam. I made it ages ago and it's in the end game freeroam where there are tons of helicopters flying around. Don't worry, there are no power spoilers. Because there is a bit of scaling health going on, muscle mass is just as powerful where I am in the story now as it is in this video when it comes to fighting helicopters. There's no extra moves or anything you haven't seen yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xr94l83MGU

Part 8: The Door in the Wall + First and Last Things

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdd_W0x9AhE

Here's the alternate vid for The Door in the Wall. It's commentated, I chat about some of the finer points of using armor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Pil0JdQLQ

WOI 6:


Part 8.5: Freeroam Highlights (post commentary) Includes WOI
I plucked these bits out of the 40 minutes of freeroam I did where I was doing events, making ep and such. I had a devil of a time editing this because I'm not experienced with editing together nice looking clips and then commentating them. I was having trouble getting the audio in order to autoduck. I nearly ran out of time and so the commentary audio is not up to scratch. Sorry about that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqqFtJP-vlc

Part 9: The First Monster

Part 10: Making the Future + Children of Blacklight
Yes I cut it off at the end. I said too much without thinking about stuff I shouldn't have spoken about yet. Sorry about the jarry cut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWm58RFri8Q

Part 10.5: Hillary vs Everybody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T7SsqhXHps

The real power show comes in the next update. And then a few more freeroams showing off cool things you can do with certain powers after that. I just thought I'd make this first to give everybody a baseline for comparison.

Part 11: Men Like Gods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U4By20Y8Zg

Next update wont be a story mission. I've got some fun vids cooking.

This is the return fire trophy vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bocxsOqvTH4

Part 11.5 (The Hammerman)

THEME SONG FOR THIS SET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUKB3PxG-0E

"Hammertoss" WOI 7

It's not a normal WOI. Everybody watch it. Trust me it's worth it. Live commentary and everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G48Wnpv6JRM

Hammerfist Tutorial Part 1 "Theory"

Do not watch this unless you like detailed walkthroughs of power mechanics in an empty room. I'm serious! It's zero squish, all lecture. You do not need to watch it unless you wish to learn to do what is in part 2 for yourself. I've separated it for this reason. Skip to part 2 if you want smashing funtimes.
Hammerfist Tutorial Part 2 "Practical"

Smashing fun for all and sundry. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7RWt5sTJ3s

Part 12: A Dream of Armageddon

Part 12.5: WOI 8-9 & Turret Surfin Muscle Mass
These two vids are organised by their proximity to each other in the web of intrigue screen.

WOI 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ8UKpYti6A

WOI 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAZ3NMoFvSU

Muscle Mass (demo/tute)

Watch this first. Sorry about the letterboxing, it's cause youtube changed their settings and shit since I uploaded it ages ago. Most of my old vids have it now when they were fine before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peYRa4givCM

Turret Surfin

This is the new video I made for this update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuQrPbjSbf4

This is more a demonstration than a how to. I'm assuming you guys can pick up what I'm doing by now.

Part 13: The World Set Free + Things to Come + On Instinct

I nearly messed up badly here because I forgot something important. I'll put the explanation after the vid. Go ahead and watch it now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqc7eWj17_4

Why:
You can't go too far away from the pump when it is "under attack" because if you reach the point that everything despawns the damn thing starts taking huge chunks of damage over time. Much more than if you just stayed at ground level near it. So I should not have tried for those big bulletdives on the packs of hydras. Instead, just do spike graveyard devastators in the middle of them to help out the tanks. I was trying to be too fancy and it nearly cost me the mission. I saw this while editing and remembered that I knew this before but forgot.
This is a case of do what I say not what I did. Sorry. :P

Part 14: Shock & Awe + The Last Man

First tho lookey who I found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXUYP3-KccQ

Well wasn't that fun?

Here, have some explosions to go with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UxdQoF1vwI

Part 15: Two Tickets and One Thousand Suns.

I have three things to apologise for here.
1). It's late. I'm sorry.
2). I intended to have some WOI and some interesting freefroam stuff from in between part 14 and part 15 but I just don't have the time to pick through two 40 minute files. I'll have to upload those later.
3). I don't talk in the credits, resulting in a long swathe of boring silence. If you are sane, you'll skip from 24:00 to 27:50. It's mostly silence. You'll know what I mean when you get to that point in the vid. Unless you like credits. In which case go nuts.

With that out of the way, here is the last story update.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4lKmwPuoII

More updates will be incoming, intermittently, with particular focus on WOI. I'll also finish the guide in my own time. I'm very busy right now, I'm glad this was about as long as I was hoping it would be. The most important part of this lets play is done.

I hope you guys enjoyed watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Morninglord on
(PSN: Morninglord) (Steam: Morninglord) (WiiU: Morninglord22) I like to record and toss up a lot of random gaming videos here.
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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Guide Section

    Guide Updates Summary

    Update 1: 2 movement tutorials. 2 Events (Eaves jumping |High Flying)
    Update2: 3 Events (Disembowelment | From On High | Point to Point)
    Update3: 3 Kill (Dismemberment, Infected Patrol, Grind the Bones) | 1 Glide (Over-Arching Triumph) | 1 War (Enemy of my Enemy)
    Update4: 9 Kill | 3 Glide | 1 Movement | 3 War

    Movement Guide Videos:

    Movement Tutorial Part 1: Basics and Jump-Airdash
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUBj8GKedJs

    Movement Tutorial Part2: Horizontal Dash and Ground Dash
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-bnwZnzk_g

    Combat movement coming soon.

    Power Guide Videos:

    (nothing yet, work in progress)

    Platinum Event Videos

    Movement

    (Watch the movement guides before attempting these!)
    Eaves-Jumping:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9biwUvVu9k
    Don't try to push it at the start speed wise, you'll fly right off the edge of the building when you try to corner. Save your speed for when you get to the last straight. When you get to each corner, let go of sprint completely, turn, turn the camera or recenter it, then start moving again. Don't try to turn while holding sprint. It will end in pain. The rule of this one is hold back. Take the finger off the jump button until you want to jump and then only tap it. You don't need to charge at all except right at the start very briefly. Don't dash at an angle, only dash when your view is facing directly ahead. Don't try that quick angled dash I did after the first corner to get the orb unless you are very experienced with dashing. Ideally just try to hit that orb properly instead of trying to "graze" it and messing up like I did.

    High Flying


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX2Om2xNduY

    Don't start doing the jump dash until you hit the third waypoint. Then hoof it to the top of the building using the jump dash. Check the first movement guide video to see how to do this. Make sure not to overshoot the building as you get near the top. You can bulletdive at the end if you like since it is faster. I didn't feel like I needed to.

    Point to Point

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRpFDVa5eco
    This one requires so much precision. You need practice with end game movement so you know exactly how high a jump-dash will take you. Then you need to study the line of waypoints to recognise the points that you need to charge the jump. Just like eaves jumping, finger off that jump button unless you need to do it.
    The main places you need to make a charge jump are: first waypoint, tiny tiny one at the second waypoint, then a big one at the second last waypoint.
    Stop pressing forward for both the first and second waypoints just as you let go of jump and hit airdash. This sounds complicated, because it is. It makes your jump more vertical by removing some of the forward momentum.
    Have patience with this one. It's very hard and requires forethought, similar to a rally car race. If you are having trouble, walk the route slowly outside the mission and practise the jumps etc. It's a very short course so this is easy to do.

    Tower of Babel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbUSb2GvV4M
    This is a fairly easy jumping one. Just follow the jump-dashes I did and you'll do fine. Make sure not to charge unnecessarily near the end, you don't need any height from the second last waypoint to get to the end. You'll just end up wasting time.


    Glide

    From on High

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9aFnGGMIPY
    This is fairly self explanatory. I kind of dropped too far because I'm really experienced so you probably just want to glide down. Don't try to jump too high or anything. You could probably just walk straight off the building and glide straight to the target.

    Over-arching Triumph

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USOXS-Hz7OY
    This is as easy as it looks. All you need is practice to aim his falling arc. You could probably just glide all the way down to it if you wanted.

    Fountain of Youth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-0XQFX4-DI
    This one can be a pain for a simple reason: you need to land on the fountain. Although it looks like the ground near the fountain is within the platinum circle this is not true. So you actually need to aim slightly higher than you think since the fountain itself is raised. Aim slightly forward of the circle and you will probably land directly on the fountain. This took me a few tries to record.

    On a Pedestal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKI4j4yPSvE
    Same deal as Fountain of Youth. I find it easier to judge the landing on the raised pedestal since it's closer.

    Bullseye

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vv4MV7WL58
    If you are having trouble doing it this way, then jump really high above it, glide, then stomp down on it. Use the map as a guide.

    Kill

    Disembowelment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EQMCCD4rak
    Claws claws claws and more claws.
    There's only a couple of tricks to this. The first is try to spike packs of guys rather than one guy. The second is don't spend too long swiping the air once you've killed a marine unless there's more near him. Use dodgeroll to cancel your combo and roll between marines when they are too spread out for spikes.
    Waiting till you have the final claw upgrades like I have here makes it so much easier, since the spike is huge when maxed.

    Dismemberment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jypE8FjRCSY
    The basic rule with all "infected" missions is "ignore the marked enemies and kill the normal zombies."
    Find the concentrations of normal zomboloids all over the street, jump to them, spike. Kill the hunter if he's getting in your way but don't take too long about it.
    Packs of normal zombies respawn if you turn your back on them for long enough, so you can jump from one good pack to another and back again for the whole mission if you like.

    Infected Patrol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vnKdnsLU0
    I completely ignored the marked enemies and drove around blowing up the normal zombies with my apc's missiles. Easy mission if you do the same.

    Grind the Bones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMp13KMz6U
    Smash the normal zombies, take out the hunters if they start to annoy you. Don't spend too long in one place, keep jumping to different packs of zombies. I'm partly messing around here at the start, at the end I noticed the time was running out and started doing full charge (Y/ Triangle). Make sure to only do this after you've just hopped to a new place. If you do it twice in a row the hunter will catch up to you and smack you out of it.

    Streetsweeper

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UHYpvzfGzE
    Leap from one pack of normal infected zombies to the next and do the streetsweeper attack. After a couple of tries you will figure out where the packs are so you wont need to think about it too hard. Remember that they respawn behind you.

    Raining Fire

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6mH53GEc4Y
    Basic trick to this. Use the machine gun on the UAV's. Just flick between them as fast as possible while holding the fire button down. You only need one shot per UAV. Back away the whole time or they will suicide into you, eventually taking you down.

    Friendly Fire

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SByi8W6d5bQ
    Get height so all you have to worry about is enemy helicopters. Watch the map for the deaths heads, turn towards them while backing away. Use homing missiles, hold the fire button down (infinite ammo). Then all you have to worry about is turning towards them and locking on. If any get too close quickly switch to machine gun and take them out. Don't try to faff about with the dumbfire rockets.

    Irony

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udFD354TfZ0
    I hate armor missions. I suck at armored vehicles because I never use them. Fortunately you can stack the deck. Wait till the end game freeroam, then go and collect enough tanks that you'll get a platinum. Do it in a military disguise so you don't have to worry about aggro. They're worth ten each. Park them right in front of the mission marker then start the mission. Blow em all up at the start then run like hell and try your best to stay alive. Don't run straight into the military base like my dumb ass did, I'm lucky I didn't fail it there.

    Explosive

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxBUH6vfczE
    You are better off staying unlocked and firing grenades into zombie packs than trying to kill the proper targets. If you start getting mobbed jump dash to get some breathing room. Use the shield to absorb splash damage.

    Armor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfC6oxAECws
    Another shamelessly stacked deck. If you can do this without stacking it I salute your prowess with armored vehicles. I nearly fail it despite stacking the deck here. That's how bad I am with tanks. So bad.

    Catch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ZtYgzeLtk
    You gotta use the shield and keep aware of your positioning in this event because some of the soldiers have rocket launchers. So if you see one nearby unlock and throw some balls of explosive hate his way.
    Other than that, focus on the APC's and move to them in order to kill them faster since they're worth lots of points. Remember to use shield to absorb grenade splash damage. You don't have to do the "one shot per lock" thing I was doing, I just do it because it's fun to mess with bullettime. Unlocking will kill them just as well and cause a lot of chaos to boot. You could probably stack this one just like irony and armor if you are having trouble with it. I quite like this one, it's fun.

    Projectiles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq0Ysc-QZgw
    Use dumbfire rockets, stay unlocked, blow up the zombies on the ground. You gotta keep low like this or it wont count them properly. You also need to keep moving or it wont count anything but marked targets. It's a bit finicky. This takes a little bit of finesse with flying helicopters and avoiding the stuff hydras throw, but not too much.

    Ordnance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDI_BaLsdJQ
    This is the same as Infected Patrol only you have to focus on hunters when they appear or they will tear your tank to shreds. Keep moving so the hunters can't smack you around at close range as easily. I find it easier to aim without lock on, shoot at their feet. In between, shoot up the zombie packs, if you have time. Ignore the sprinting zombies, they can't hurt your tank. The machine gun can help take out a hunter a bit faster.






    War

    Enemy of My Enemy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IodNxo7RRuk
    Easy War mission. I'm basically messing around here. You can do it with any power that can kill the APC's quickly. Make sure to hove off and clear out the rocket soldiers lining the tops of the walls periodically and focus on the APC's in between. Guns are good for the rocket guys, nice and quick. Let the hunters clear up the assault rifle marines, only help them out if you run out of the priority targets.

    Strange Bedfellows

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD9i8tcNiQo
    Focus on the hunters or they'll wreck everything. Try to get them attacking you away from the military forces. Then just kill them as fast as possible. Don't worry too much about friendly fire, as long as you aren't huge aoes like devastators or streetsweeper you probably wont have enough "accidents" to make a big difference. I'm using musclemass because it's fun. You could probably air drop them if you like blade.

    Battlefield

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SufgG4vUf18
    Basically I'm doing repeated jumpdashes to stay airborne and raining down fire on the hunters. Don't focus on the small guys for too long if you shoot at them. You don't have to do all this jumping, I just find it a lot easier since the hunters have zero chance of knocking me around.

    Raid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN8f7pRN7Xc
    FUCK RAID. Just fuck it. Worst part of prototype. You can't do the jumping thing from Battlefield, you wont kill fast enough. You have to stay on the ground and eat your grenade launchers splash damage from every environmental obstacle and there's a lot of them. So back away from everything and dodge everything. Get used to cancelling your own stun. You need to kill the hunters in packs and you need to kill the tiny guys in between the big waves as fast as possible because the hunter waves are tied to the little guys what the fuck Radical??? I recommend you get used to doing cannonball without dropping your gun or doing a devastator because the grenade launcher sucks balls against them. It sends them flying instead of killing them.
    Keep the tank alive if you can. At the end I get between the hunters and the tank and it does a lot of the work for me.
    If you can't keep a cool head I recommend giving up on prototype's platinum. FUCK RAID.

    Raid requires 1). Luck, 2). Patience (THREE GODDAM HOURS THIS TOOK), 3). Keep the tank alive and the hunters away from it.

    This is the only event/mission/anything in prototype that honestly makes me rage. What were they thinking? Don't even think about this event until your grenade is maxed and you have every movement and health upgrade. Just walk away until then.

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oh my god this is going to be amazing

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  • GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Morninglord, you are the only man who could do this LP.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This game was so fun.

    Looking forward to the LP.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Talk about pressure.

    I give up messing with the html for now. I can't get it to look right. I think it's just me being crazy.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    don't watch this LP you'll only teach morninglord more of our human emotions

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm excited for this. Prototype is a game that's been on my wishlist since it came out but I've never brought myself to finally get it.

    This should suffice.

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  • KitsunaKitsuna Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    A solid start. I shall look forward to more of this.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is one of those games I have not ever gotten far in. I got paralyzed by too much to do and not being very good at any of it. Also I had just finished infamous so it was kind of a superhero sandbox overdose.

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Koo! Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yes, I love this game so much. Gonna get started on this.

  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yayifications!

    Oh Morninglord, you so crazy.

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  • MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
  • Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Awesome first set, and I look forward to more.

    I played this game... got roughly about halfway through before it just sorta got a bit stale for me. Watching this game might actually be more entertaining than playing it, and I can't wait to see the rest of the story. :D

  • KadokenKadoken Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was entertained. You don't talk much though.

  • FalstaffFalstaff Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Some things about prototype are stupid. Everything else is FUCK-GASMIC.

    So yes. Let's Play indeed.

    Still verbing the adjective noun.
  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Kadoken wrote: »
    I was entertained. You don't talk much though.

    Yeah, Morninglord, it's ok to give a running commentary, or to spend more time explaining things. But still, looking pretty good.

    I can't wait to see the crazy stuff that you'll be getting up to.

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I demand you absorb the Hillary Clinton doppleganger and kill as often as possible with her.

  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    You talking about the blond npc or a specific blond woman in a suit.

    I'll do some of the freeroam with that npc if I can find it.

    edit: Found her. Wow its a pretty good likeness for the bland textures. Too similar to be coincidence.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Blond female in pantsuit. Better yet, scream America when you elbow drop stuff.

  • valgomirvalgomir Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'll be watching this, because Prototype is awesome and so are you.
    don't watch this LP you'll only teach morninglord more of our human emotions
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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dear RoyceSeraphim

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEbXnzWmSQM

    Love Morningbot

    (not an official video, I threw it together since I wanted to have it uploaded before bedtimes)

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  • KitsunaKitsuna Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mwuhahaha!

    That was undeniably awesome.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Dear RoyceSeraphim

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEbXnzWmSQM

    Love Morningbot

    (not an official video, I threw it together since I wanted to have it uploaded before bedtimes)

    God help whoever stalls negotiations.

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  • Mego ThorMego Thor "I say thee...NAY!" Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hooray! Thanks, Morninglord.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    First set of WOI.

    How WOI will work:

    I will be eatin dudes and suchlike in between updates. I will be updating short little WOI's like this continuously. The reason why I don't wait for a huge update or video of these things is because they're kind of disorientating and think they would be seriously weird to have a lot at once. The other reason is that if I wait too long, I will end up posting videos well after they are available for eatings. The plan is to do as much WOI hunting between updates as I can stand while also doing the other stuff I need to get out of the way in between updates. So expect these to be a bit longer in the future.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txhKpmHB5Dk

    These guys are available after the first update and before the second. I roamed all their spawns until no more spawned. Enjoy

    In case anyone is interested, I can actually repeat that in english.
    "The subject (mercer) has a classical low affect (emotional reaction) personality" (lit does not feel emotion very strongly). Affect is a specific psychological term for emotional response. It's not as simple as it sounds but you don't need to know the details.
    "They have a psychopathic disregard for others." Translation: true psychopaths feel little or no emotion when considering other people. They treat other people as no different from things. This is related to their "low affect" in general. A psychopath could beat you to death with a handy item he picked up nearby if he decided it would be convenient for you to die and feel nothing untoward about it. You would be like an inconvenient object he had to remove to continue on with his day.
    Another way to think of them is as "moral idiots".

    "Narcissistic world view." completely self centered. Everything is about how it affects him. This relates to the disregard for others. This doesn't necessarily mean they feel a lot of emotion.

    "Self-Obsessive Disorders:" This one is weird and doesn't have a standardized definition. I'm interpreting it as compulsions to act in their own self interest. "I must find out who did this to me!" "Now I gotta kill them too"
    Walking away from the whole thing is not something he would ever consider. No "giving up".
    I thought initially that they might by trying to say OCD but that's something quite specific, can be pretty disabling and is not a behavior that Mercer actually exhibits. So I'm not fully certain on what they meant by the last bit. Pretty sure they're just referring to his obsessive drive for revenge and the single minded manner in which he tries to achieve it.

    Mercer is the antiest hero. It's okay to be repelled by him as a person. It's by design.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I don't think there's anyone more suited to doing a LP for this game than Morninglord. This is gonna be great.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Haha, man you love your text heavy intros. :lol:

  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    you read that after you've watched the woi.

    so its not technically an intro :P

    i just found it really amusing that I could actually understand it perfectly.

    I am punctuated by the Self-Obsessive need to explain. ;)

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mercer remains one of my favorite protagonists.

    You piss him off?

    He eats you.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    He's feeling a bit down and needs a pick me up?

    He eats you.

    He's got a hard day ahead of him?

    He eats you.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yeah, it just so happens that everything pisses him off.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Basil wrote: »
    Yeah, it just so happens that everything pisses him off.

    he doesn't get pissed off though. he doesn't need to be pissed off to kill people. that's what this woi is telling you.

    im just sayin

    yknow

    I think mass killing calmly is cooler. I'm such a horrible person.

    i am so going to use this as a theme for a freeroam "power demonstration" video.

    "Look basil. I'm killing this man with no emotion whatsoever. JUST LIKE MERCER." *splat splat splat*

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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I am going mad trying to place your accent ML.

    I know it's Australian, but is it Dutch-Australian, Indian-Australian or are you like me and just sound weird (everyone assumes I am American-Australian but I grew up in the country so...)

    I am planning on playing through this again once I get time. I am most interested in the myriad instructions regarding technique and skillful doing of things.

    EDIT: I am also curious about the effect of glide on travel speed. It seems to really slow things down can you confirm/deny/discuss?

    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
  • Blackbird SR-71CBlackbird SR-71C GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I decided to watch your first LP:P video because, well, you seem to be pretty good at LPing and as such pretty popular.

    So far, I'm not disappointed. You're good at the game itself, your commentary makes me laugh, and, most importantly, I think you yourself have fun playing the game. I know a LPer who once decided to make a LP just by popular demand, and it didn't hold up to his standarts. At least here you don't do that (I didn't watch other LPs of you yet), and it shows. Great LP!

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I remember I got stuck on a mission with a tank and a black dude and gave up on the game entirely.

    I hope this LP doesn't awaken something in me.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    I am going mad trying to place your accent ML.

    I know it's Australian, but is it Dutch-Australian, Indian-Australian or are you like me and just sound weird (everyone assumes I am American-Australian but I grew up in the country so...)

    I am planning on playing through this again once I get time. I am most interested in the myriad instructions regarding technique and skillful doing of things.

    EDIT: I am also curious about the effect of glide on travel speed. It seems to really slow things down can you confirm/deny/discuss?

    I just sound weird. I think my descent goes back through canada to france on one side and straight back to england on the other.
    However I didn't pick up my accent from the canada side or anything since it was two generations ago.
    I'm just a freak.
    I had a discussion with my lecturer after my linguistics lecture once about a year ago and she told me that the distinctive characteristics of my speech seem to change moment to moment depending on mood and inflection. I can say the same word twice in a different way.
    Everybody asks me where I am from, but I've never left australia. I'm so used to the question by now that I just tell people I'm a natural mimic and picked up random accents from everybody I've ever met, since it seems to satisfy them. But I don't actually think that is the reason.

    Glide will flatten out your trajectory and give you some slight elevation at the start. It seems to accelerate slightly right at the start.
    For the first few seconds as this levels out you are going forwards at a decent speed but it's nowhere near as fast as an air-dash. As he starts to drop you lose speed.
    think of it like throwing a paper plane. It goes up a bit, then levels out, then starts to drop. It's speed is the fastest at the start but it's forward momentum is greatest as it is levelling out since going up means you aren't going forward. As it drops fully it slows down until it eventually crashes.
    Mercer's glide works the same way. I use it for control and covering distance, but not speed.
    If I need to use it when travelling fast it is usually because I'm going to hit the wall of an obstacle rather than onto the top of it: in that case I will start the glide to raise mercer up but then air dash straight out of it onto the top of the obstacle. If he doesn't have any air dashes left at that point I usually drop the glide so I can hit the ground and reset his dashes.
    I do that because hitting a wall completely cancels your forward momentum: you are now going up instead of forward. So it's always better to avoid hitting the wall if you want to go forwards. It's the same reason I manually jump over obstacles on the road: the autoparkour is slow as fuck.
    I'm a complete speed freak. :)

    It has limitations just like air dash. You can only catch yourself with glide about two or three times. After that he falls like a brick no matter how many times you try to glide.
    I decided to watch your first LP:P video because, well, you seem to be pretty good at LPing and as such pretty popular.

    So far, I'm not disappointed. You're good at the game itself, your commentary makes me laugh, and, most importantly, I think you yourself have fun playing the game. I know a LPer who once decided to make a LP just by popular demand, and it didn't hold up to his standarts. At least here you don't do that (I didn't watch other LPs of you yet), and it shows. Great LP!

    I'm kinda famous here (undeservedly in my opinion) for being the knowitall whose advice is mostly accurate when it comes to action games. this is actually only my second let's play and the first was a wash (crysis let's play). I did no commentary and played it how I liked to play, which was kinda slow and boring. Here I'm trying to mix it up a bit.
    I'm very glad that you like the quality, I've done a lot of research on what makes a good lets play and I'm pretty critical of my own videos. Monger is forever telling me to stop worrying about it. So I appreciate you taking the time to let me know I'm doing okay. I really want to get this right because I love this game so much oh my god. It is pure joy.
    I have to fight the urge to rush ahead and make a dozen updates in a row and this is the third time I've played this completely from scratch. I'm trying not to get too far ahead so I can respond to peoples comments in the videos.

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  • Blackbird SR-71CBlackbird SR-71C GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I think Monger is right then; If you start worrying you'll act "out of character", which will decrease the "quality", or rather fun-factor of your LP. As I've said, a good LP is most of the time, if not always, done by persons who enjoy the game they're playing and don't do so to appeal to specific people but rather act the way they always do. If your first video was in-character (and I think it was), then you're doing just fine.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I wasn't forcing myself. I just kind of said whatever came to me.

    Sometimes I forget to talk because I'm busy playing tho. And sometimes I spoke because I felt like there had been too much silence, but I didn't plan out what to say.

    It's getting easier to talk as I keep practising it. The very first commentary video I ever made was the first movement tutorial.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Basil wrote: »
    Yeah, it just so happens that everything pisses him off.

    he doesn't get pissed off though. he doesn't need to be pissed off to kill people. that's what this woi is telling you.

    im just sayin

    yknow

    I think mass killing calmly is cooler. I'm such a horrible person.

    i am so going to use this as a theme for a freeroam "power demonstration" video.

    "Look basil. I'm killing this man with no emotion whatsoever. JUST LIKE MERCER." *splat splat splat*

    He's the great white shark of video game protagonists.

    Well, except for the Jaws game I guess. He's out-sharked there.

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Why do you think Mercer jumps out of water soon as he lands in it.
    He knows not to step into another monsters territory. It would be a throwdown to end all throwdowns. Nothing living would be left.

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