Prototype (stylized as [Prototype]) is a free-roaming sandbox style action game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision. The player plays the part of Alex Mercer, an amnesiac who comes to in Manhattan with mysterious abilities.
So first off I have to admit that probably more than any other game coming out this year, I was truly excited about Prototype. I just thought the concept was fresh and that if they could pull off all the stuff they were promising it would be an awesome, awesome experience. With that said though, anyone who knows me knows that with games I really like when it comes time to review them I am really hard on them because I expect so much, so never fear that I will sugar coat it or just tell you its good … more
Image by Wikipedia. I was excited when I first heard about Prototype many months ago. Alex Mercer, the hooded figure shrouded in mystery and intrigue, is able to change his genetic code at will, making him pure devastation walking on two feet. You feel like an absolute badass morphing hands and arms into claws, blades, mallets, and tendril-like whips. Let’s not forget the devastator attacks that include Alex shooting jagged spikes from up the ground and flailing tendrils that … more
I picked up my copy of Prototype and started playing. I must admit, I dropped the game and moved back to playing Valkyria Chronicles, so I'm still not quite done as of writing this review. As is customary, let me start with plot. You are Alex Mercer, a guy who woke up on a slab ready to have an autopsy performed. As dead characters, with the exception of ghosts, are generally boring, Alex wakes up and starts meandering about trying to find his lost memories. Honestly, … more