Ever fancied jumping into the shoes of a shapeshifting murderer who can kill people with tentacular tendrils as a result of a bioengineering experiment gone badly wrong? Well now you can; as military guinea-pig Alex Mercer you'll get to prance around New York City's metropolis sandbox filleting and skewering soldiers and zombified abominations at will in ultra-violent and gratuitously gory fashion. If you were a fan of Crackdown then you'll probably want to give this a look as the premise is broadly similar, only with mutated powers that Venom can only dream of instead of guns.
The good news is that Tesco has now taken the price below the twenty quid mark to £17.87, which is much cheaper than the nearest competitor (Amazon - £22.05). It might take a day or two longer for delivery, but a bargain is a bargain.
Prototype is one of those games that doesn't really take itself too seriously and is great fun - if a little shortlived - for precisely that reason. You're a disillusioned hoodie who just happens to be a genetically-modified anti-hero superfreak with psychopathic tendencies. You can scale the empire State Building in a couple leaps and bounds. You can turn your arm into a bulletproof shield and then slice someone in half with it. You can consumer and ingest other characters into your DNA, possessing them utterly for health boosts and tidbits of info. Things are a little bit warped.
It's by no means perfect, as you cut a swathe through fellow infected guinea-pig mannequins and puppet-masters alike looking to find the answer to the all-encompassing 'Why me?' things get a little repetitive. Prototype is only really a one a trick pony and it looks nowhere near as pretty as its more attractive cousin inFamous, but in many ways it's a lot more fun and well worth a look for under £20. Spider-man once got told that with great power comes great responsibility....but then Spider-man never met Alex Mercer. More hack'n'slash than true sandbox game, Prototype puts a smile on your face and, as I've found, is really good for stress relief.
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