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Prototype (Platinum) | £10.89 | Sendit | PS3

Jonathan Lester
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Playstation 3
Prototype (Platinum) | £10.89 | Sendit | PS3

Alex Mercer's freestyle slaughter-fest genuinely feels like a prototype in many ways. The combat and shape-shifting weapons are absolutely incredible; arming the player with an array of blades, bludgeons and the nifty ability to consume enemies to gain their appearance. Spending half an hour kicking helicopters out of the air, cracking tanks like eggshells, sprinting up skyscrapers and surfing gormless soldiers down the streets on a wave of their own guts will frequently make you forget all about the story and context. Unfortunately this is a good thing... since the story, premise and characterisation are dull and po-faced to the point of being deeply boring. Employ Mark Hamill for a sequel!

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StauntonLick  Oct. 24, 2010 at 15:18

I would avoid even at this price - I have given this game multiple opportunities but any fun there is to be had is marred completely by a convoluted and jarring control scheme.

Reminds me of the old PC Jurassic Park game where you had to control your hand when opening doors and the like...

Jonathan Lester  Oct. 24, 2010 at 16:33

I grant you, having to press square and circle simultaneously is an unforgivable sin. On the other hand... you can karate kick a helicopter...

Matt Gardner  Oct. 24, 2010 at 17:09

I agree. The interface is a bit fiddly, and it really doesn't stand up to long periods of play...but it's such a good game for stress relief. The Web of Intrigue mechanic is a nice touch too.

Though for a game that is basically a mass-murder simulator it does rather take itself a bit too seriously :-s


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