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.
*He tells everyone it stands for Johnathan, but it really stands for Judas.
But making an OP for a single-player game that's over a year old now, damn
Gotta respect that dedication at least
I just wish I would have known that before playing through most of it.
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?
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.
Trust me, easy is the way to go. Alex is supposed to be a holy terror, and on Easy mode he's awe inspiring.
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
It really comes down to which Spider-Man villain do you want to play as: Electro, or Venom.
Well, there is -one- thing that can't be fixed by dropping the difficulty.
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.
Alex in armor just looks stupidly badass, especially if you hold down on the dpad when you transform to do the slick animation
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I mean all I'm saying is that's - my - shit
I loved it.
The last boss (and his prior appearance) were just nonsense.
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.
I also beat the final boss with 1 second left since I realized super arms + bombs/rockets/fuel tanks = victory.
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
+fun, "epic" boss fights
+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
Hilary Clinton is apparently in it
She's right in his sig, the dirty Communist
Granted I didn't finish it but...
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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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.
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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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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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.
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
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
Complain all you will of other things but the bosses in Prototype are easy as hell.
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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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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.