Reviews for Prototype
Great fun, unrealised potentialnudeood | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all nudeood's reviews »
Prototype is a typical open-world sandbox with a fun twist. You play as Alex Mercer, a human experiment with a lot of power. The true enjoyment of the game comes from creatively deploying your powers to annihilate enemies with style and imagination. You have the ability to launch yourself into the air and run across the sides of buildings, which makes even getting from point A to B an enjoyable experience. Other abilities such as shape-shifting give you the potential to adopt a lower profile and attempt to assassinate people stealthily, although it is not the most fluid gameplay mechanic. The game's plot is a low point, it is a typical 'revenge' story where the player kills everyone in their path to try and find some answers. Visually, the game is also let down. Although the open city environment is large and fairly diverse, it is drab and lifeless throughout. In addition, due to the speed at which the character can travel, objects are often slow to load and can distract greatly from the sense of immersion. Overall, it's definitely a lot of fun if you are able to ignore the boring storyline and underwhelming aesthetics.