Prototype Preview- I couldn’t think of any other relevant P words

June 26, 2009

Yes, he is punching through that man.

Yes, he is punching through that man.

Prototype is an open-world action game that is vaguely similar to Grand Theft Auto. Except that you have tentacles and can run straight up the side of a building. And then jump off of said building onto a helicopter and hijack it.

You play as Alex Mercer. He’s angry and amnesic and just woke up on a morgue slab. To make things worse (or more exciting) he’s being hunted by the military. Add on top of that Manhattan, where the game is set, is placed under a military quarantine because of a hideous viral outbreak. If you read my Devil Survivor preview then you know this alone is enough to make me foam at the mouth.

Anyway, you run around town performing various missions to advance the story as the city slowly falls apart under the weight of the military and the viral outbreak. There are also a few side challenges, such as races and assisting the military or absorbing people, to keep you occupied.

So far I have enjoyed the time I’ve spent in Prototype’s version of New York immensely. I am close to the end of the game, but have yet to beat it. I’m going to hold off on a full review until the game is completed, so keep your eyes peeled for that next week.

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