Prototype is a bit of a throwaway title but enjoyable enough to make it well worth the sub £15 price that Blockbuster is currently asking for it.
It's not a massive bargain for the PS3 version as the next cheapest is only just over a pound more at £16.15 from Tesco Entertainment. The next best price for the 360 version (£19.85 from Shop To) however, chucks a fiver on top of the Blockbusters price and so is a pretty hot deal.
- Click here to buy Prototype for £14.98 from Blockbuster now (XBox 360 version)
- Click here to buy Prototype for £14.98 from Blockbuster now (PS3 version)
Alex Mercer is an intriguing and mysterious protagonist who awakes to find himself in a morgue with no recollection of how he came to be there or even who he is. He walks into a Manhattan in military lock-down thanks to a strange virus which is causing its citizens to change in drastic and often monstrous ways but it seems that no one has been affected quite so radically as Mercer himself.
Prototype boasts an interesting story set in an open world which is filled with a good variety of missions. Mercer's powers are awesome and at least half the fun comes from just playing around with them and discovering all the different ways in which you can obliterate everything that gets in your way.
It's a lot of fun but Prototype is seriously lacking in polish. The graphics leave a lot to be desired and the design suffers from a serious imagination drought, with samey environment after samey environment. The controls can occasionally feel a bit off or overly fiddly at times and despite the sandbox play, the game just doesn't last very long. Overall, however, there's plenty here to ensure you get your money's worth now that it's available so cheaply.
Thanks to Andy@XCite at Hotukdeals!